There was a time when most studios were filled with multi-effects units of varying degrees of usefulness. Many did only one or two things really well. T.C.’s Fireworx blows them all away in usefulness and versatility: any of the effects algorithms can be combined in any order, with the clear T.C. navigation menu. Inputs and outputs come on analog XLRs and digital AES/EBU, SPDIF, and ADAT.