great sounding. one year of plugin alliance bundle subscription, finding myself celebrating it with stuff like this! can´t go better tbh.
I have many great channel strips, but this just adds an instant glow to anything you put through it! The drums preset is my go to! As are the synth ones! It just seems to put things in the right place so mixes knit together nicely without having to do much tweaking. The saturation feels similar to Big Al, so it just makes instruments sound amazing!
Golding holy grail
by VIP sound technology institute of Dartmouth
This thing cuts through the beef like it’s butter one of the sharpest knifes in the kitchen so be careful with it.
by The Pooh
"What bit of sorcery is this?", he shouts as the track suddenly pops out of the mix like an exploding firecracker on an infinite loop... "This thing is crazy", he gasps. "How does one tame a beast of this magnitude?!" Then without thinking, he reaches for the mix knob and slowly the firecracker fades and all is again well. Seriously, this thing has to be possessed because it just makes everything sound so damn good... thank you for the killer plug, gotta get back to taming this beast.
by Phil 21
Listen, I've got plugins, how many ??????? This one , I tell you, don't know what to say...my best?? My second best?.. Certainly no productions without this anymore. And No tweaking for 25 min.!! Too obvious.. Th
This is really good
by J Mo
This isn’t just the best “instant vibe” channel strip at Plugin Alliance. It’s the best “instant vibe” plugin I’ve ever used (and I’ve used a lot of them). It’s just one of those plugins that really, truly, actually makes anything running through it sound like it’s going through a piece of (very well maintained) vintage analog gear. If you passed on this because of a lack of features (just High & Low pass filters and rudimentary compressor), demo it. You’ll be floored. I’m using more instances of this plugin than any other plug I own (and I own a lot) and my mixing sessions are just easier with this thing engaged. It just makes stuff sound like it was mixed at Sound City in the 70’s.
When I am working on a track and I get the sense there is a slight harshness I use this. The emulation is second to none, you find yourself eternally grateful for the prowess of German engineering! This is the type of gear you would read about in Sound on Sound being used by a top notch producer. This, the TE-100 EQ and the 80 series are standard in my tracking. Incredible.
Sounds great and makes things fit!
by Frankie Sweets
Love it so far - I'm still getting to know the compressor but the range of sounds you can get out of this is really amazing. Aside from the normal saturation, the fact that you can turn the broadcast filter on and off, the multiple low cuts, and the 3 khz high cut mean there is a multitude of ways you can get a track to sit nicely before you even have to approach EQ. The first thing I had tried this on was guitar and it was amazing how easy it was to give the guitar a great tone, roll off some harshness and boom, and just get it to sit perfectly with no crazy frequencies jumping out. That won me over instantly. Really delicious on vocals. So far my experiments with the compressor section have helped vocals to sound huge and sit nice in the track. I'm normally not one for "preamp" simulations but this plug has knocked it out of the park - no joke. The sound is amazing and the compressor section has worked fantastic. I know it's not a console channel but this is something I wouldn't mind sticking on every track. Give it a demo and tell me if I'm lying! Highly recommended.
by Good Times
Great addition to my sound color palette. I use the plugin mostly for tracks that need a bit of analog warmth and a little compression.
...it just sounds
by Derek S
I thought to myself, why buy another channel strip but I bought because of the introductory sale and I'm am so glad I did so. There is just an amazing sound that comes from this plugin without any tweaking and naturally a better sound when tweaked. Very versatile... Very good