I took some time off to record last Friday and am very pleased with how the Six handled my condenser mic (MJE Hulk 990). I really like how good I can get everything sounding at the source with a little help from the SSL. I didn’t even use the EQ on the mic, just enough preamp gain to get a good signal, HPF on, and some of the channel compression, and little more was needed at that point.
I knew I would enjoy the monitoring on the Six, but I’ve come to appreciate it very much. I’m sure I could have set things up to get “direct monitoring” or whatever from my interface, but I was monitoring through Ableton and it wasn’t bad at 128 buffer size, but it’s just so much better hearing everything directly without the AD/DA conversion. My sloppy timing when I play bass or guitar is due solely to me rather than the 7ms of latency I could previously blame it on.
I continue to be impressed by the Six after some weeks of use. My alternative was to upgrade or expand my audio interface, but this was definitely the better choice for me right now. I am very happy to have it as the hub of my setup.