The Shadow Hills Industries Equinox is the command center of my mix room. It gives my mixes that big console sound, plus provides faithful monitoring and I/O options to boot. And an extra bonus: it makes my studio look more like the Batcave! Fight crime with your audio and put this box in your studio!
Received the Equinox that I purchased at Sweetwater and it was everything I imagined it would be and more. It was super simple to set up and I was up in running with it in a very short amount of time. Everything plugged in easily and the work flow on this thing is wonderful -- very ergonomic and comfortable to use. The upgrade for your monitoring system alone is worth the price of admission. You will hear everything you've likely been missing in whatever you've been listening through. Tons of new found headroom for your mixes and everything breathes with great space and plenty of punch. The mic pres on it are pristine as expected and you can change the color in each channel to one of three console flavors. Everything sounds incredible through every path of this unit. I've owned large format consoles in the past and considered going back to get "that" sound. Now I've got it and I think this even sounds better but now it's all in 2 rack spaces in my studio (I think they should have made it bigger just to make it more believable!) This will put the fun factor back into your control room and you won't have to have a neighborhood bar-b-que to get enough guys together to move it.
Shadow Hills Equinox
Shadow Hills is an extremely Boutique, high end, High value company for a reason, They make incredible gear.
The Equinox has the functionality of some extremely nice consoles built into a 2 space rack (4 counting power Supply (Sold Separately)
The master section is great its all stepped attenuation so extremely friendly for recall and finding the sweet spots of each transformer you're driving.
Its very legible to read and the layout just makes sense so you spend about an hr and you;re already used to it without looking.
It has the Mono Gamma type preamps for makeup gain and just all around incredibly versatile pres for tracking not to mention the direct inputs which i didn't realize it had until i un boxed it.
All in all a great unit that will open your mixes up and give you the extra few inches you've been reaching for.
This is the heart of my studio. Great summing, monitor control, and on top of all that you get 2 GAMMA Preamps to boot. Don't forget the dim switch, the talkback built in adjustable mic, and oh yeah, the look of a german UBOAT controls. Can't say enough good things about it.