This is a great tool for shaping the sound of an instrument for a better fit within a mix. I use it mainly with the Roland TB-303 to exaggerate some of the higher frequencies for high register acid lines, or boost the low end for bass lines. Upping the gain control can create some nice distortion effects, together with the EQ allowing the tone to be sculpted with a lot more attention than anything which could be achieved with a standard distortion pedal. It's quick and easy to use, the 10 bands are very responsive. The illuminated sliders work as good reference when playing in a dark club. Recommended.