About 2 years ago I bought one of these after using one in a studio I interned at. Every once and while you stumble across a piece of gear that truly inspires you and allows you to get sounds you've never been able to get before. This is one of those pieces of gear. With 10 preamps and EQ on each, a wacky compressor, and built in spring reverb, you're sure to find some vibey vintagey sounds. Driving the pres into distortion sounds incredible for that M. Ward/Beatles Revolver type fuzz sound on guitars. The EQ is set at difference frequency points for the master section, which allows for tailoring the hi end and low end. The compressor can be extremely cool on a room mic for drums, as well as the spring reverb on percussion. I also own an Altec 1567a, A designs Pacifica, Vintech 573 and BAE 312a. This board easily holds its own in the vibe department, but don't expect complete hi-fidelity. If you're a fan of Feist or M. Ward, you'll love this board. I have yet to find anything that I don't like through it. I will never sell mine and will gladly buy another when one pops up locally again.