You can do a full mix only with this channel
I did it. I have mixed a full song only with this channel strip and it worked perfect. You CAN¬īT do surgical EQ (since you have a few fixed freq to boost/dip and the "pultect EQ" is a little broad) but if you have well recorded tracks this will enhance for sure. About compression, the CL 1B is great...if you stack a few of this compressors (on vocals) you may need to work on deessing. I like to use the "soft compression" settings on a parallel drum bus (or any of the drum bus/group settings) and blend it to the original drum sound. Its magic!