Grammy winner Craig Bauer (Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy) is a huge fan of the hardware that inspired the AMEK Mastering Compressor, previously owning two of them. He has waited for ten years for a plugin that could do the hardware justice.

Now that the AMEK Mastering Compressor is finally here, Bauer talked with Justin Colletti to break down what makes this new compressor plugin so ‘unbelievably special’, including its versatility for mixing, mastering and transient shaping, and its exceptionally transparent sound.