Great Front End
This processor is as fine a front end as one could ask for.
I'm an analog guy.
This thing delivers a very professional sounding analog package with it's Pre/Comp./EQ in stereo!.
I used it on several guitar and bass tracks already.
The bass track is freaking RIGHT THERE! FAT & CLEAN!
The Comp. can be made extremely aggressive if you want some inverse output gain control of a timed envelope of a signal.to balance Bass against Percussion perhaps) It can EASILY handle this type task.
You can really squash the signal and it's still very musical.
The EQ really shines! Just a very sweet, musical sounding EQ.
Bottom line is that you can get THAT sound, and get there pretty quickly, with zero patching.
The preamp is strong and clean. The xfmr in line with or, optionally in line with either line OR Mic input. (switchable) (It's a very nice flavor.)
.It has really nice GR/VU meters, and other gain indicating LEDS as appropriate. Oh, and it's built like a brick you know what!
It's really a very pro piece.
Only thing I may have opted for, I would have included a high voltage vacuum tube Pre option.
That would REALLY smooth this unit even more, with many more options to putting a packaged sound together.
I would have also added individual I/O for each unit so you could use the Pre Or, the EQ, or, The Comp, individually, in STEREO!
It does have an obligatory Digital out, but I didn't buy this unit to chop up a signal, I bought it to create a packaged, professional sound suited to the dynamics of a recording chain.
If I have to record digitally, this unit REALLY helps you put your sound from your head to your ears, using the Joe Meek.
It has already become my favorite tool in my studio.
That says something to me! I would not hesitate to try out this unit!
I've been playing instruments, and recording them since the 60's.
I'm hoping I still know a 'sound' when I hear it!
Twin Q 2 delivers! Did I mention it does everything in STEREO/DUAL MONO?