Everything Should Be Made So Well!
By: SPoC from Savannah, GA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
I thought the days of metal were over. I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that from now on I will have to tolerate cheaply made plastic products. Not with this unit! It feels well made. The knobs don't wiggle. Essentially bulletproof. Being a 70's musician, everything was heavy back then AND well made. This feels like the good ol' days!
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
Large bold format, well thought design. It is intended to be used as a standalone unit, therefore there is no USB cable. I suppose if I was going split hairs I'd say to put one in and let me use it to control my laptop system, but I actually like the idea of it being an independent unit. Keep it simple! Every control has a hardwired purpose. I love it!
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
The Quick Start manual is very basic, but the good news is that this machine is downright intuitive in most respects. The readout screen can be a bit cryptic at first, but that goes for any product. I was playing music within 5 minutes of opening the box.
How is the tone?
The EQ knobs are amazingly effective. I would consider using this product straight into my powered speakers at a small event. Larger halls often come with acoustical challenges that require more processing, but the range of sweep on this board is impressive enough to go direct.
Your general opinion of this product.
Have not used it at a gig yet, however just trying it out at home I can tell this unit will be a valuable asset to my DJ rig.
Was this item an overall good value?
Since I have yet to use it at a gig, time will tell of it's overall value. I just have a gut feeling that we will be together for a long time.