Hi, I am seriously considering picking an STC8 in close future. I wanna expand my analog rig ( Hedd 192 >OCL2 > Ibis EQ > Hedd 192 > PT HD). a) Is it really a clean processor? b) Do you do your make-up gain with this unit, instead of other processors or....digitally ITB? I was going to pick an API2500, which is a coloured box but I prefer processors with the option of turning on/off colour like the Hedd 192. Any info is wellcomed.