This plugin is very unique in the character it brings as well as the flexibility in being able to dial in just the right amount of each component to achieve the sound you want. I love the warmth and the saturation it provides when pushed. The mix function allows for parallel processing which is great for the master buss or stems. Sounds lovely on drums and bass particularly. There's not much to really complain about. Some built in sidechain filtering would be on my wish list. Overall this thing is a beast.
It's every thing they say it is. !! Great!
Phil's Cascade Plugin
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!!
I love this!
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.
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.
by HANK NAPKIN
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!
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.
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!!