Speaking of skills (and thanks for reminding me AGAIN of this, lol), I found a very good video (with the one and only Kush guy) where he talks about EQ'ing vocals (and I feel it applies to everything) but not in the typical way, finally someone who gives a good insight and different approach other than "cut here, boost there, compress here, this ratio, this fast attack, this slow release" (which every single youtube video says, lol): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gls252xwcc
Right now I am seeing AA as a coloring tool, because even now with my Babyface PROFS (review coming soon Piotr, I have a GIANT list already of first impressions),
on the lowest buffer size AA provokes playback crackles (even ZL versions).
And one thing I don't like is having to add something AFTER the fact, I wanna hear how it sounds while recording.
(and GOLD adds this je ne sais quoi to guitars (EQ) that to me makes them sound thicker without losing the guitar essence (metallic barely fretted string sound).
Compared them to Softube Tube-Tech EQ (which probably is my "best" EQ) and Purple and Track5 Pulteq's and Pink.
But since now I got Vol. 4 too I don't know what else I would want (or even need, lol).