TC Electronic Finalizer 96k by Syntza
In those days you can do all this this on a computer and do it even better but when the original Finalizer 48k(the one I have) come out in 1996 then it was just awesome. One unit high then you could shape and tone your sound instantly. The blocks and the Finalizer are all digital with XLR AD/DA out and digital in and outs.
Today it still has it value I think. I use it with a Drawmer 1968ME on the sidechains to further use the EQ to cut mostly and using the stereo adjust. I can also use the compressor just a little 2-bands let the high be uncompressed.
It is build very sturdy and it is only 1 unit high and the better it is so easy to use! The software are very reliable. You have just blocks with just a push on the button you are there. You have also a cool fading in and out and some monitors functions on the screen like Peaks and Phase etc. The screen is very easy to use and big enough.
I use it as tonal shaping when I jam and play and for live use it must be very cool I can guess. You can also use it as digital efx unit too. The tape simulated function is more of less not so good then.
The difference about 48k and 96k is better converters and to work in 96k and you got also 1 more band on the EQ and some little adjustments but they are more of less common in specs.
It has a sound that you may like or not but sometimes have a dedicated hardware in front of you wish are super easy to use and very fast is just plain and simple great!