Now that page systems are getting better and better, it might be interesting to make a sort of emulation of the outboard gear studios use to mix and master. I imagine it could be one patch that you run a finished track through that is set up like:
EQ > COMPRESSOR > TAPE SATURATION/EMULATOR > REVERB > LIMITER > ETC > ETC
I’ve looked into trying to do this using Jaffa’s o-knobs and some of the pieces of PD that do some of these things already but it’s a bloody mess and I haven’t got a thing working yet. I wonder if there’s any other interest in this. Outboard gear is REALLY expensive so having a cool patch to emulate some of it would be really useful.