I never got the chance to work with analogue coming up as I did in the 90s. So I'm not sure if what I'm implementing is an authentic reproduction of the analogue way.
On a typical channel I've got Nebulas running: Preamp Console Tape Saturation
(rendering 'cos we ain't gots no server farm edition yet!)
Console comp eq reverb (send)
I believe that analogue guys typically used to record through the console pres to tape, then play back from the tape for mixing using desk eq, outboard compression and bus reverb. I think I've done that above, especially using two consoles, but I really am just going on supposition really. Am I right?
ps my actual pre is a Grace so it doesn't get in the way.