The Soundcraft Notepad 12FX is a fantastic small mixer and can have many application live or in the studio. It is lightweight, compact, and perfect for use as a mixer for your drummer or for small venues. I have also found use for the Notepad 12FX in my studio for small set ups and easy mixing before recording. It features Lexicon effects which are nice for adding some creative touches to your live or recording uses. The Audio circuitry on this mixer is great for it's price, making this not only a reliable tool, but affordable as well! Definitely happy with my purchase and a product I would recommend!