I purchased this mixing board mainly for live sound. I chose this board because of its scalability and because I'm a huge fan of everything Presonus. My home studio is fully equipt with Presonus gear. This mixer did not disappoint. It was easy to get it up and running a basic mix. It sounds amazing. I'm looking forward to digging deeper into the functions. The ability to add stage boxes and headphone mixers will allow it to grow as I grow.