OK, I was sceptical. For like 5 minutes. But although I own Black Box HG-2 (and love it to death!) and Vertigo VSM-3 and several other distortion / saturation tools from PA, I have to admit: Phil's Cascade is a completely different beast. Not better than all of the others, but really REALLY different. The way you crank up the distortion on the left side of the plugin and then "tame" things a bit if needed on the other side is so much fun, and within a minute or two I can pretty much place any signal into my mix. Phil's Cascade tightens up the low end nicely and glues things together, but without cutting too much low end. It sounds JUST RIGHT! I have tested this for a few hours now, but it's Mix Magic! Highly recommended.