Customer Reviews

  • Phil's Cascade Plugin

    by Rashrule
    The Elysia Phil's Cascade is a beast of a plugin! I used this on a bass track on a new reggae song I am mixing, it just defined the sound of that bass and made it stand out in the mix, just where I wanted it. I also used it on acoustic and electric guitar, this baby gave it the fire it needed. This would be a permanent staple in all my mixes as the Blackbox is. Great work as always Plugin Alliance!!
  • great~!

    by MP
    I love this!
  • Great saturation!

    by Cheeftain
    I own both the Blackbox and VSM. This is another great saturation plugin to add to my collection and it's definitely different. It sounds really nice on synths! I love the flexibility of this plugin, it really works on anything.
  • Phil's Cascade

    by Ken D.
    I was intrigued by the descriptions of how this product was conceived and developed and I'd had some good experience with the simpler "Black Box" plugin. I was mixing a cajun/zydeco style song, tracked with a string bass and I wanted to give it more of the punch an electric bass would have had, without losing the acoustic sound. Phil's Cascade worked like a charm and we could see lots more potential in the flexible tone/routing options. Love it.

    Very unique tool that responds to every tiny tweak. Can't really think of another plug-in that does what this does to your audio: add warmth, emphasize spatial and harmonic characteristics, mute or brighten in ways that, again, don't recall EQs or the harmonics tools we're already familiar with. Analog character without analog flaws!
  • Cascade

    by BK
    Elysia & PA are synonymous with excellence. Cascade just reinforces that moniker yet again. There are several flavors of saturation and distortion on the market. However, there are only a select few that really stand out, and this is one of them. The UI is functional and intuitive. The learning curve is relatively quick and painless. The tonal harmonics are fantastic. This plugin can be applied across the entire audio spectrum and make a home for itself. Boost and filter are rich and luscious. The gain is smooth and crisp. I used it alongside Black Box with some amazing results. PA does it again and I cannot speak highly enough of their product lines.
  • Deep 3D

    by rick drumss
    Really really beautiful plugin!!. no words just grab it!
    I just fell in love with the color and deepness 3D that i`m getting from it.
    Great work, congrats!!

    by Captain Lou on Sax
    Very interesting twist
    Great control over sound
    Love it!!
  • A nice addition to an over-saturated plugin folder

    by Jon Martin
    I gave Phil’s Cascade out and ended up making the purchase fairly quickly. It fits in nicely with the harmonics/distortion tools I have; it has an interesting and unique tone, the controls are intuitive, and, while there’s lots to learn about how to plugin works, you can simply twist knobs until it sounds good and move on.
    I found that I was able to get the result I was looking for on a lead vocal and set of backing vocals quickly and without the two or three plugins I would normally use to get the same type of saturated and controlled effect. I found that cranking up the gain to ~90%, adjusting the bias, and then playing with the filters until the tracks fit was an efficient workflow.
    Phil’s Cascade is a great compliment to my other favourite harmonic plugins, like Sound Toy’s Decapitator and Radiator, and UAD’s ATR-102 and Culture Vulture plugs – it definitely offers something different tonally and gets me where I need to go quickly. I think it’s colourful enough to use in creative mix jobs, but can still be clean enough to potentially use on a mastering job.
    Plugin Alliance response
    Awesome review, thanks!
  • Elysia's Phil's Cascade

    by Nefarious
    This is one of those plugins that you immediately fall in love with. I've tried it on a drum bus, leads, master bus and it hugs everything nicely! Or not if that's your thing.
    I can see this being in all of my projects in one way or another. PIA as always provide superb plugins. Thank You!
    Plugin Alliance response