I owned an Alex for years and years and while the PCM units always did it for me more I was never really let down by the Alex.... I am at a loss as to why I sold this unit. It really served me well and was a workhorse like the SPX90s I owned. All in all a great sounding processor. One of these, a Yamaha, some TC stuff and you are well covered for mixing in analog or hybrid. Great for live sound too. I should buy another one.