I have owned and used Behringer compressors since 1996 and never had a problem with any of them. This particular model offers 4 independent channels with several valuable features on each channel. Several manufacturers have started putting "one knob" compression on some of their board channels, but you cannot get the control out of those that you can with this unit. I used it for two years with a Behringer SX2442 board on three vocalist and it really smoothed out the vocals. (trick) If you have enough board channels you can split your vocal signal into two channels, one for mains, the other monitor and insert this compressor on the mains keeping it out of the monitors and you won't have to worry about any feedback on the monitors which sometimes is a problem with compressors running on the same channel for mains and monitors as you have on some of the "one knob" compression boards. I've also used these compressors in studio recording and they work great. Several years ago a national music magazine published an article featuring a "well known" recording engineer. Guess what brand of compressors he was using in his home studio?? Behringer takes a lot of knocks, but I've never had a problem when properly used and cared for. With Sweetwater service backing them, what do you have to lose by trying one before you drop twice or three times the money on a similar unit from another manufacturer.