I'm putting together a list of gear that is Hall of Fame worthy. A list of things that most studios would or should have. My original intent was outboard gear, but mics would definitely deserve a nod in this category. I'd love your suggestions or thoughts.

Outboard would include:

Teletronix LA2A
Universal 1176
Pultec EQP-1A
Fairchild 660 limiter
Lexicon 480L

Considering a series of articles about this gear, its history and focusing on tips for its usage. Tips that would also apply to the software versions of the same.