This mixer is solid. i am very impressed. Clean sounding, noise free & tons of routing options. I had a Mackie 1202 crap out on me. This is a very welcome replacement. Effects are very basic but clean sounding. I am a mobile DJ so the compression and effects will come in handy when that someone wants to sing or have me mic up an instrument at a wedding reception. I took off a half star because the rack mount holes are a little goofy & don't fit quite right. I am very happy.