An enlightening article by Calrec's Michael Reddick. Don't get tricked by misleading numbers and trade-offs. The clarity of dedicated resources makes it much simpler to understand what you're getting.

When comparing digital consoles’ DSP capabilities, care should be taken comparing “like for like” specifications. The difference between what you think you have and what you really have may be significant depending on whether the console uses shared DSP resources or not.

This is one of the things I love about Calrec. Keeping things clear and simple, even if it’s the more difficult thing to do, has so many benefits for everyone.