Hi all, So .... I went ahead and purchased a Switchblade 8B as I found one for a really fair price .... I already have a System Mix Plus/ GCX combo that I've been using for many years. It won't get to me for a few days so I wanted to ask if anyone here has done a direct A/B of the two systems. The reason I went with the Switchblade is the fact that it takes up less space than the 2 units it's replacing ... also heard very good things about the VCA ability in the unit. I realize it's a pure analog path but from what I'm reading it's got buffers on every input. Not sure I'll use the routing ability but it would be cool to run my Eclipse in series for some of the effects ..... Another benefit , although minor is the fact that I can ditch those two wall warts for the DMC stuff ! Every ounce counts !!!! FWIW , I don't plan on ever using the direct outputs of the System Mix Plus so that's one feature that I know the Switchblade does not have. My rig is very simple ... Egnater M4 , Fulltone Terc, Eventide Eclipse and a VHT power amp.