I,m pleased with the xenyx now that I've fooled around with it.
I found I had to turn the gain on the 3x down a bit and use the xenyx's gain for more effect. I don't notice any loss of tone but I get a little background noise thru the pa system which doesn't appear to come out on the mp3 recording.
I can't touch the pan tho. It screams like a banshee if I even touch the pan knob. I haven't worked out the fx knob yet. Maybe UD can tell me how to utilize it.