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Old 16th November 2002
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The Summit is a great sounding tube/solid state limiter. It is not as tubey sounding as a more hardcore vintage unit like the BA6 -which can sometimes be too much of a good thing (too smoooooth) and for that reason can often be the perfect balance between warmth and detail.

It is not an aggressive unit -there's no NUKE button and it's not highly colored, but if you're just trying to level a well recorded vocal and sprinkle just a dash of fairy dust at the same time -oh yes. It works great on a wide range of instruments and it's hard to screw up a sound with it unless you're a total idiot.

If so inclined you could set this unit for 3db reduction max, leave it in the signal path for every instrument and you'd have no regrets (I've seen it done on what turned out to be world class sounding records)