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On page 30 we look at six reasons to buy new gear for your studio. This time around, we’re taking the opposite course of action and looking at six great reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade, splash out and spend just for the sake of it…

We all know that a part of the appeal of music production – and one of the reasons this very magazine exists – is the allure of the technology that goes with it. It’s the way that this technology eases your path to music glory, provides the sounds you need, or helps you attain a professional edge. Plus, of course, it also has something to do with how a room full of gleaming new hardware just looks so darned good. But the call of that technology siren can lead to depleted bank accounts, too many options and the divorce courts. Yes, we’re as guilty as the next person when it comes to upgrading and have probably done it more than most, but in doing so, we’ve also learned from our costly upgrade mistakes and can bring you this definitive list of six reasons why you shouldn’t do it. Do we practice what we preach? We’re not answering that…

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