Some of the best sounding mixes ive ever heard are from the early 90s.
Today’s BUDGET recording gear is better than the pro gear they had then. If you can’t get great recordings/mixes, it’s YOU. Not the gear.
Stop thinking that the next gear purchase will magically give you amazing mixes. Rather, keep recording, practicing and honing your skills. Mic choice, mic placement, gain staging, recording space, quality of the performance, mixing skills…
These have far greater impact on the final product than paying $6000 for 2 channels of conversion.
Have a great weekend folks!