Even though we are very definitely in the digital era, analog devices are still very common in recording, mixing, mastering studios around the world. Why is that?
It's definitely not just because they are old. Older equipment breaks more easily and is more epensive to maintain. Instead, it's about the sound and character of these devices that makes them so attractive.
At Distopik, we marry the analog equipment with digital control that we developed. The digital control is called D-POT and uses passive design using relays as switches - similar to "mastering edition gear" with stepped controls. Instead of a human turning the knobs, a computer tells the circuit which relays to turn on instead.
This unlocks many possibilities like having equipment in one room (or continent) away from the user, undo, presets, instant a/b comparisons and so on.