OPTO is optimal★★★★★Absolutely instant great sounding compressor. Side chain feature can produce some very interesting sounding drum compression. Mix knob is always welcome and it's very useful when compressing drums and various mix groups. Simple, easy and powerful!
Purchased on a whim, now it's all over my work★★★★★I picked this up on whim (while I was buying the excellent bx_console E) for a very VERY low price… and now I'm reaching for it all the time.
As the description states, it is sort of a chameleon… which honestly is the sort of thing I normally avoid, as chameleons all too often only invite excessive and unhelpful tweaking. But at least in this case, that flexibility turns out to be very useful; while one of the strengths of an LA-2A is how minimalist it is, you quickly run in to its limitations - sometimes it's too slow, sometimes it's too colorful; wouldn't it be great if you could dial it back a bit, tweak it a bit? That sort of finessing is exactly what bx_opto provides. While it doesn't replace the LA-2A for me, it does offer an "invisible LA-2A" sound, which is surprisingly useful. It has performed very nicely at the end of vocal chains for smoothness and on guitars for more body so far.
Also, while I have not had a chance to use it in this capacity too much just yet, it seems like it could be really cool on drums. The slow, heavy sound of an opto with an attack fast enough to act on drum transients (also without smothering them in saturation) is a really interesting sound.
Update: I said it doesn't replace the LA-2A for me… two weeks later I have not used an LA-2A at all. This thing is massively underrated.
he most spectacular COMP for my mixes. I can use to create atmospheres and realistic sound from old machine ( Kawai K1r, K3m, Roland R8, etc), without need to have any musician on my studio. This product is highly recommended for composers and music producers indeed.
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Sound design & Synth programmer
Great Compressor★★★★★Easy to use, but sounds great.
Fixed a booming Les Paul★★★★★The side chain on this plugin is magic. I have an artist who insists on recording with his favourite Les Paul - it sounds great but some notes on the low E string just bloom all over the track. The bx_opto side chain allowed me to zero in on the two notes that were causing trouble and dial in just enough opto compression to pull back that bloom. It took less than a minute to find the perfect setting - and now it sits on the guitar bus. Big, fat, but contained Les Paul. Artist happy, I'm happy.
bx_opto★★★★★wtyczka ok polecam
bx_opto comp★★★★★There are a lot of compressor plugins of this type on the market, but what makes this plugin stand out is the very useful side chain options and adjustable release.....great plugin...period
Red stuff★★★★★Before I tested the opto I was skeptical about the necessity of this Plugin, there are so many different compressors at the market. But when I was concerned with it, I understood the special effort I needed to have in some situations. But tell me how can you describe a sound? Test it and find out!
Surprisingly Excellent★★★★★I got a ridiculously good deal on this plugin. Up until now, I've always been happy with Ableton's Compressor. It's always "done the job" in the past. The bx_opto is a different animal altogether. I used to have a UA-LA-610 hardware channel strip, and the bx_opto kind of reminds me of the 610's compressor....super smooth, transparent, dead simple to use. It sounds great on whatever I throw at it. It's kind of hard to make the bx_opto sound bad, really. Had I known it worked as well as it does, I would have picked it up sooner!