Looking for that SSL E punch for use on drums? I first got the Waves SSL E Channel and really liked what it did to drums, but I felt there was something hard about the sound and the GUI is a bit small for my failing eyes. So, I went on a search for a channel strip I could use on drums. I had just bought the bx_console N and was very impressed with the EQ. It was smooth and musical. I literally downloaded every demo of every channel strip I could get my hands on. In the end, bx_console E was the clear winner for me. It has a sonic character not too unlike the Waves SSL E except the bx_console E has a bit more warmth (whatever that means). Its not at all a favorite on voice or acoustic instruments but on drums, it's hard to beat. A good SSL has to have punch and this is great at that without getting hard sounding. Way too expensive, but worth every penny if you need that sound.