This comp isn't going to work everytime but when it works, its really great compressor or just using this as a tone box. It's really coloured plugs, when you need something to be a little dirty, this plugs doing it so well especially on anything digital (eg. softsynth)
Punchy 3D dirt
I finally demoed this compressor when it came on sale, I had to check what all the fuss was about. What an amazing plugin it is! It has more of a "hardware" sound to it than pretty much any of my other plugins. I describe it as adding a "3D" definition and presence, it sounds meaty and can really pack a punch. As far as I know it's supposed to be like an LA-2A on steroids, but in my experience it is a different beast (I used the old version of the UAD LA-2A a lot previously). Much less subtle.
Monster compressor for Drums and Vocals!
by Martijn van Dongen
If you want character to your drums and or vocals, this one is so freaking awesome! You can use it also a bit and the blend option is also very nice!
I use it for all vocal project.
Get yourself some special sauce
by Jay Flay
Long overdue for a review here. I've owned this green machine for over a year now. It goes from smooth to hairy, like your favorite opto compressor went out on a big night drinking then stumbled back to your DAW the next morning (in the best way possible). Goes real nice on guitars, drums, synths, your mother in law, and whatever else you throw at it. Definitely not a candidate for clean compression - but if you're all about vibe and mojo, this one is for you. I find myself using it more and more, the three flavours of response gives a nice flexibility.
The Opticom XLA-3
by mix indie home itb
My swiss army knife to inflate my tracks !!!!
Pure magic on a parallel drumbuss, from punchy to gritty.. This one delivers!
by Music Recycler
Acme!!!!! Great compressor with some Green Color!! Thanks Plugin Alliance.
La2a with attitude Larger than life and a mix control
I love this Plug In! Already have Used on Vocal's and Some Guitar Stuff, Very Nice to have in your Arsenal, Thank's Plugin Alliance!