Review of the Focusrite ISA 220

The Focusrite ISA 220 is one of many channel strips that have be born of Rupert Neve’s ISA 110 design of the 1980’s.  It is a lush, 3d, rich preamp/di that also features EQ, Compression, a De-esser, and a limiter.  For whatever reason, not many people in the recording community know about it, and its price has remained fairly reasonable.  It has been discontinued, and used units go for around $800 USD.

Here is a quick overview of the unit: