This mixer is a true workhorse. It is incredibly versatile, has 16 channels, 4 subgroups, and 6 auxiliary sends. I have used this for bands, coffeehouse like events, church services, plays, and recording. It has above average sonic quality, and a standard high-pass, parametric-mid, and low-pass equalizer on each channel, allowing it to deal with rather stubborn microphones that just don't seem to want to comply with your wishes. The six auxiliaries handle everything, from effects to monitors, with some ease, and the subgroups are great for controlling drums as a whole, or for recording. Oh, and don't forget, rack mounting makes the mixer easy to haul around with all of your other gear. However, as it is not a thoroughbred, the preamps do have some sonic quality issues, and the lack of stereo inputs is depressing, along with the small scale faders.
This mixer is a wonderful unit for use in a rental position, installs at middle and some lower budget high schools, or for early band touring.