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Value For Money : Correct Audience: Advanced Users
Hi,

I owned this mixing console for 3 years.
It was interesting to have and learn to use such a hardware.
I personally consider it to be for knowledgeable and experienced users only, as it's not that easy to use at first and it took me a long while to learn the basis.
Granted, I'm not a veteran sound engineer but rather the self-taught kind.
Yet... even experienced sound engineers who came at home made me the same remark.

With this review, I just want to warn everyone who would consider buying this mixer.
I consider this mixing desk as a beautiful, very efficient and advanced control surface, with high-quality analog summing, yet quite pricey... Do not forget that this device's channels include no preamp, equalizer or compressor, so keep in mind the additional cost this lack involves...
And, don't forget the price of cables...
So keep it all in mind before building your system around it, so as to determine if it suits your needs, workflow and what you can afford.

As far as I'm concerned, if I were to do it again, I would choose an analog console with preamps, EQs... Plus, I'd get additional preamps, compressors and other gears.