Just when you thought you could'nt get anny louder or precise in terms of de-essing...along comes Mr. Frindle and makes your day! Gracias!
A SECRET WEAPON FOR THE HD E-GUITARS AND FINAL MASTERING!!!
You will read it's great for high end enhancement, I'd say it may get more applications, since it's pretty versatile. It's not great on everything, but when it's great, it's really great!
I'm no mastering engineer and I never thought id get this close to a professional master as this. Took me about 2 hours to figure out how it works. But once I did, it scared me how easy and fast it took to match my mixes/masters to reference songs. I'd use its limiter for sessions mixes but not big projects. But still, its good to have one if needed. Life would be easier if the in and out VU meters were one on top of the other, for example the in L next to out L and in R next to out R so I can level match. Now I just have to figure out where Its better to place it in the chain: first slot? last one before the main limiter? or somewhere inbetween? Really innovative. Id expect a frequency matching tool from these developers to go with it.
It’s an interesting plug-in with a weak limiter so it’s a hit and miss for tracks of mine. Some sound spectacular right out with a few tweaks. Some don’t. I’m no expert and I’m still learning this crazy plug-in but it’s always a consideration on my master. Sometimes I can replace this with Shadow Hills Red which doubles up great. It’s a mix and match thing I feel, but when done right can deliver devastating results. Once the limiter is improved to solid brick wall power, I’ll put 5 stars.
Just what I was looking for
I am happy with every PA plugin I have bought so far. But this one takes the #1 spot and made me write my first review. I was in the middle of mastering a track, which I thought was sounding pretty good, until I tried DSM V3 at the end of the chain. After capturing a nice profile (Red Rain by Peter Gabriel) DSM V3 tamed the sound in such a nice way... and added that elusive HF magic dust. Seriously good plugin!
Yeah, its really good
My review probably falls in line with everyone else in saying this thing is nuts! It takes a bit of time but once you understand how it functions the sky is the limit for sculpting. please do yourself a favor and rtfm. Works in just about any scenario where adjusting dynamics and tonality are the mission. I mean any.... from subtle bus limiting to full on sound design. Its made by a few former sonnox employees if that helps sell you on the quality that comes out the other side only note, yeah an automatic gain compensation option or numerical readouts for the metering would be super helpful. Making certain tweaks can drastically change the volume so youre left constantly juggling the gain the threshold
Innovative technology applied to compression. Probably a solid addition to anyones arsenal of plugins.
Automatic Gain Compensation Option?
Great plugin, but please – is there any chance to implement the Automatic Gain Compensation option in some future update? I don't want to be fooled by the volume differences everytime I change any parameter within dynamics section. Please, please – it would be perfect!