What's the second knob from the left? The one that says MPI and has all the L's? I'm guessing that its in the vein of Neve 1073, etc. eq's? I don't think the ergonomics are wierd, it looks like an EQ to me! I'm also guessing that the first know on the left is a HPF? Looks cool!
Yeah, I am the guy. But my second post never made it for some reason, where I asked Jon what it was he was seeing about the ergonomics.
I wondered if it was a little to cryptic in the notation.
The input control has MPI, which stands for Mic Pre Input, since this thing is designed to be a companion to the MP-xNV mic pre, this is how it is selected as the input device. The other settings are various line level sensitivities, L+8 meaning Line level, +8dbm nominal level.
I think my perception was skewed a bit by the fact that some labeling is obscured by the camera angle. I would suggest changing panel graphics just a tad, though- to clarify the demarcation between EQ sections. Maybe push those bracketing vertical lines up a bit....?
I guess it's all subjective, but I think my MP2NV looks pretty damn cool.
Even though I agree with you, apparently some people first judge their audio equipment not by how it sounds, but what it looks like (and, apparently, what ASSUMED material it's made from). Is this synesthesia, "style over substance" or head-up-ass?
Given Dan's persistent tendency for high-class design, workmanship and groovy sonics, why should we give a rat's ass what it looks like as long as it sounds good, is reliable, works well, last a long time, and gets the engineering staff more dates...
P.S. - Apparently, its chassis is made from CR steel and aluminum, with "real" inductor-based filters inside!