Customer Reviews

  • is great

    ★★★★★
    by emu
    I've never used the actual Opticom, so i don't know about how it sounds compared.... but as far as emulating the way real tube compressors and circuits are this is very very good. It can be clean and transparent or SUPER hairy. I've never heard a more interesting tube circuit modeled in software. TONS of tone shaping possibilities.
    Love it on vocals, parallel squishy drum crushing, guitar bus. Just tried it to blow up a reverb send and it was amazing. It's actually quiet versatile, I'm sure I'll find many uses.
    Be warned it's pretty heavy on the CPU but it's not unreasonable. I do sorta wish it had a "headroom" or "THC" switch like a lot of the other bx models have. I've gotten used to that on the townhouse and bx_consoles.
  • Yesyesyes

    ★★★★★
    by LongHalloween
    Bought this and had it slamming my busses within 5 mins of downloading, love it!
  • Super Tank!

    ★★★★★
    by Mchangani
    The amp, response,mix knob and output trim work on any material.
    this thing if the input is driven hard it can be gritty, on slow and slight input drive its clean! I use it on my drum buss,bass,vocals and instruments. its a secret weapon!
  • Essential

    ★★★★★
    by Sol
    Simply amazing! Use this on a lot of different prog material 5/5
  • Acme Opticom XLA-3

    ★★★★★
    by André Luiz
    The Acme Opticom XLA-3 is a fantastic tool. Simplicity of use, versatility and super musical results are their main trademarks - specially on vocals, where it definitely shines. Pull th trigger; you simply can’t go wrong with this one!
  • xla-3

    ★★★★★
    by kjm2239
    realgoodshit
    Plugin Alliance response
    Shortest 5 star review ever! :-)Thanks.
  • Attitude!

    ★★★★★
    by A.M. Music
    Kid Rock track? Oh yes. Celine Dion track, maybe not. nuff said.
  • ACME Audio Opticom XLA-3

    ★★★★★
    by Andrew
    I've been putting this on the input chain for recording my vocals, it adds density and gives it plenty of character on top of smoothing out the peaks. Lovin It...
  • Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3

    ★★★★★
    by Angee
    Simply loving the harmonics/character that adds to your track. Specially on Bass track. It helps to hear the notes of the bass not just Vibration. Very easy to use
  • its a nice comp

    ★★★★★
    by spockstudio
    Nice looking comp, and acts amazingly similar to hardware. I haven't used it on too many different sources yet, but its impressed me so fr.