It's here it's here!!!
OMG cannot wait to hear it...Initial observations (Haven't heard it yet - have work to do!)
1/ Looks cool
2/ Blue LED is way too bright - maybe my eyes are dodgy, but it's sort of 'in the way' when you read the meters around it etc.. IE; distracting.
3/ Fan noise.... terrible. Absolutely unacceptable. Right now it's the loudest thing in the studio...absolutely terrible. I have opened it up and checked the bolts were correctly 'loose' - even tried some gel anti-vibration thingys to no avail. (the II wasn't too good either, but that was a draw between the mixing desk fan and the II. I just don't understand how it could be acceptable that something so damn good, and destined for a lot of studios could have fan noise like this. I'll have to create an alternative - but for now, I want to check it out.
We all just KNOW however that the sound and overall usability of this box will absolutely ROCK so I don't want to detract from that.
Ok... I'll finish my work for the day and spend the night in bliss
[Edit] The sound......AMAZINGLY GOOD. Like so many others have tried to express, you come from the II thinking 'how could anything sound better than this?'. The reality is the III does sound better - and it's not subtle. I'm very impressed