Very good sound & ridiculously easy to use
I bought this on a whim as part of the yellow tag sale. I am so happy that I did. What a sleeper.
It's actually hard to make it sound bad. I tried for fun. As long as I watched the output levels, I have something more than usable. I was really impressed with this unit for vocals & acoustic guitar.
I was also surprised how many different flavors comes out of it (clean to dirty, dark to bright, subtle to overt, thin to thick).
The thing about this unit is it seems to have too much on it. It's almost silly. There's 25 knobs and switches for a single channel. There's a "FET distortion" knob--on a TUBE preamp. Who does that?! My initial thoughts were "I'll take a shot, hopefully a few features are usable...and the rest will be cool for my clients to look at"
Here's the thing. Every. Single. Feature. Is. Usable. Every knob. Every button. They all DO something. The de-esser and compressor work particularly well, considering they are 1 knob controls. EQ is solid, and that "FET distortion" is relatively subtle but interesting. On a side note, take a look at the in/outs & routing options, you can use it for just about any situation.
By far the best value in this price range, others are not even close.