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In this [article](http://en.audiofanzine.com/sound-technique/editorial/articles/infected-mushroom-sound-alchemy.html) for audio fanzine, Eisen from Infected Mushroom says, "For a mixer we use the Yamaha 01V96 version 2. Which is great, in the live show we just push the button and 99% of the soundcheck is done. The only thing I have left to do is just final EQ for the system, and that’s it."more
According to Colin Newman's of [Colin Newman & Corrado Izzo](http://equipboard.com/band/colin-newman-corrado-izzo), [Wire](http://equipboard.com/band/wire), [Githead](http://equipboard.com/band/githead), and [Spigel*Newman*Colin*Malka](http://equipboard.com/band/spigel-newman-colin-malka), gear list at [Swim Studio](http://www.colinewman.com/studio.html), he has a Yamaha 01V96 V2.more
I really love this mixer because it's just so extremely flexible and has a pristine sound quality. I really hate this mixer because it does add nothing to my sound and lets me do all the hard work.
It's a bit like the average Japanese car: What it does, it does very good (clean, precise mixing and flexible routing) and reliable (never had any breakdown) but it's at times quite uninspiring and does suffer some "workflow" issues (e.g. where you can tweak the EQ of two tracks at the same time: select on track, tweak, select the other track, tweak). Nowadays, most of this could also be done in the box.
What I fail to understand is, that newer versions of the 01v96 came with the free FX bundles for free but existing users would still have to pay a ridiculous amount to unleash them.
The only reason I'm keeping it is because I did not yet find anything better within that price range but one day it will go.