Have small home studio, no budget for quality analog equipment, this plug-in gives me the rich Sweet Sound of a true analog compressor at a fraction of the cost. Highly recommended.
Good compressor Opto.
The sound is neutral, the plugin also adds a bit of warmth, this is something I really like. Parallel compression is viable with the "mix" option. I am happy with the purchase.
by Wout Age
A very musical mastering grade compressor that looks and sounds very classy. I know Millennia from the hardware mic pre-amps, they are very transparent and non-coloring. I use the HV-35 as my main pre-amp all the time. So I expect nothing else but the same quality from other Millennia hardware, but that is so expensive. Brainworx have done a great job in bringing that same quality to the plugin version of the Twincom, for a great price too (especially when you're a regular customer: you will be given all kinds of discount!). So how does this compressor compare to many other plugin comps that are around? The TLC is truely the only one that I know that leaves the original signal as it is and if there's any noticable coloration it is very transparent and always better sounding than the original. The hardware that I would compare this sound to is the dbx 160x that I own and is does nothing else but change the dynamics of your sound, no distortion, no coloration. I own 2 of them, but sadly after 30+ years they start to show defects. So the Twincom is now standard in my mastering/finalizing chain to glue things together. Only downpoint I can think of: I can't use it on every track in my DAW cause it is rather CPU consuming, I have a feeling that also the GUI has part in that too, cause in my mastering software (Ozone7) it sometimes opens in black. Only when I re-open it the GUI appears all right. But the sound is up there with the very best and that is why we are all here, aren't we?
Open Space on Master
As others stated: this device sounds wonderful. This is the 5 stars. Period. If possible, I would have reduced 1/2 star, due to the fact that there is no indication about the exact amount of the settings you dialed in. (Correct me, if I missed something! I am using Studio One.) Esp. the makeup gain is difficult to handle because you have to turn a tiny knob with your mouse. To me this is a bad example of a photorealistic User Interface. But for sure: it looks gorgeous and the visualisation of the metering is very helpful. At the end you can achieve anything that this unit was made for. A wonderful hardware emulation that can even become better, if the UI would be improved.
wonderful emulation with its own character,works very clean and accurate.I am very happy with it ... THANKS for that :-)
Despite of tube warmth an incredible clean sound. This magical device is great on every track and buss. It is really another further step to professional results.
millennia tcl-2 a dompter
très bon compresseur que ce millennia, pas pu faire la comparaison avec l'original, ( pas encore ;) ), par contre je le trouve assez délicat a régler, très transparent si bien régler, mais gros effets de pompage dans le cas contraire (sauf si voulu !) je l'ai testé plusieurs fois avant de l'acheter !
by Andy M
Super Grabby , didn't expect to be so impressed, but it does amazing stuff. I use it sorta working backwards. smash the crap out of drums with a shortish attack and fastest release and then back off the ratio , threshold and bring the dry back in to keep the transients. A go to now for some things, great on synth basses too.
I own millennia STT-1 and when I saw there was a plugin version of the compressor. I had to have in my studio it sound very good with the style of music I have released last year. This is a must have in anybody home studio.
by JH Studio
The TCL-2 not only has as great GUI but it performs as good as it looks. This is as close to using an actual hardware unit as you can get without spending a fortune and patching cables. The look and feel of this compressor are unsurpassed with everything you need in one unit.