If you were starting from scratch, what would be the minimum of devices you would get? For example, I have a Mackie Onyx 24.4. Obviously with a digital mixer these days you get all of that on every channel. But with an analog system and having to be selecetive about who gets what, where would you start?
How many Comps/gates/GEQ/PEQ's would be the minimum to start off with for 5 piece band (drums, ac and ele guitar, bass, keys and 3 vocals) doing folk rock type stuff? The mixer does have an onboard compresser but its not super great so I am looking at outboard gear.
So, which comp/gate would you recommend and how many?
How many GEQ's (if any)?