I've been using this primarily as a 2mix compressor and I'm loving it! It has character that you would normally have to spend significantly more money to get. I particularly like the "drive" knob on this. As you start adding more 'drive' it adds some tasty grit to your mix and actually starts to clean up quite a bit in the 300Hz area in a really good way (IMO). I DID learn that although it has a stereo 'link' switch, you still need to (manually) dial up both sides to keep things even. The first mix that I used this on came out lop-sided because I wasn't paying close attention to that. Otherwise, I have been a huge fan of this box. I'd buy another one if I lost this for some reason.