Absolutely love it! I demoed and bought immediately. So different to my other compressors, really gives me a unique vibe . You can be so creative with this creamy and smashy tool!
ACME - Wonderful!!!
If you are looking for a vintage compressor sound with lot of punch and soft transients аt the same time, this is your best choise for it. For me, actually, I am working with lot of live recorded stuff ( rock, funk, reggae and so on ) this compressor became a secret swiss knife in big part of my production. It sounds very musically and punchy on a drum bus and on bass-guitar tracks. I am very exited about this plugin of PA-сompamy! Keep going to make a new stuff in that direction!
Amazing on BUS in AMP mode
Just put it on your BUS (Bass, Guitars, Drums, Vocals) and listen, your mix will sound amazing.
First time I tried this one, it brought my vocals to another level, just by switching it on. Since then, it's in my Plugin top ten. Where I hear that a track needs some color, this one comes up. And never let me down.
Loud, punchy ... you just want to listen to drum mixes all night
XLA-3: 4 in 1!
Yes, this is an awesome compressor with 3 recovery modes and easy tweaking possibilities. Biggest surprise for me: the amplifier mode. I experimented with a lot of negative gain on the master buss, and amping with the non-linear XLA-3. Wicked, and definitely analog sounding! I am sure this will work on guitar, keys and vocal tracks, too.
by Bruno Zucchetti
Top as every product of PluginAlliance ! I use it by HDX Dsp and I've subscrived for Mega Bundle Yearly ,as a Top Recording Studio in a pocket ... i will buy everything waiting the right promotions ! Bruno Zucchetti Italy
Delivers as advertised
I've used this on vocals and guitars and it really sounds great. It's my go-to for that Opto sound and feel. Very cool that you can run sources through it to get some color, without compressing.
Great plugin, needs a sidechain filter.
Looks, the XLA3 does that over the top, smashed, but still dynamic kind of tube/optical compression people spend three grand to get. It sounds glorious. There's some great features included, like a noise control, mix, output trim, all things that bring this beast into a modern workflow. But no sidechain filter? Like I'd love some mid side processing on this like the MC77, but I don't NEED those things. I want them. No side chain is a bit of a bummer though. It's dead simple to add. But judging this by raw sound, it's an easy 10/10. Features, just would like it to be closer to the MC77. Great job Brainworx and Acme. This is a winner.