This is an incredible plugin, give it some time to learn how to properly use and it'll feel like you have unfair advantage compared to everyone else. There is something really annoying about this V3 version. I've used V2 as the main mastering process in every single project I've worked on since 2013, it's fair to say I know the thing and it's a fundamental piece of my workflow. The limiter is fantastic, it clips in a way that reminds me of clipping high end A/D converters and it's one of the reason I use it so much, the issue is: in V2 you could push into the limiter using the gain fader and the lower the overall output with the "out gain" fader, makes sense, right? well, apparently they felt like they needed to fix something that was perfectly fine and now you don't get control over the output of this thing, but you get two faders doing the same thing as the "out gain" fader is now placed before the limiter. I imagine that is so you can use the limiter even if the entire comp section is bypassed, but you could do that before too and why not ad a stupid little knob for an actual out gain? Now, you'll say to "just put a gain plugin after the DSM" which is exactly what I do, but the question is why? it's one of those extra steps that are just annoying more than anything else, especially because the old version didn't have this slight issue. ProAudioDSP, if you're listening, PLEASE add this tiny line of code, or simply make the "out gain" an actual "out gain" - THANKS xx
by Don Bastiano
It excels on a big variety of different sources. Good for both, mastering and individual tracks. Once dialed in on a concerned track, that track won‘t do without it anymore. I got hooked in no time.
Great tool if you learn it
This is an extraordinary tool if you learn how to use it. It could cause some damage so be careful. I use it on all my masters now, Very good tool.
serious result !
this plugin has some serious result ... i mean, come on .. is just like cheating on every projects ! grab it right NOW or i call the police
by Heiko Klüh
Not for everything, but a real problem solver. I extended an older Music Master, extended that one with new instruments and could approve the sound from the past within a few clicks. I had sold the older hardware synth, but could adjust the new additional sounds to that older project in nice way.
Professional, professional and professional sound and plugin. Is all what I can say, really impressive, maybe the best compressor for a master session, even if I have so many famous plugin and some hardware, this DSM V3 is really awesome.
by Shramm Storm
Can't believe how easy and fast you can get the exact sound you need with accurate (or bold) compression and very convenient tone shaping with DSM3. Love it!
I had spent several months trying to get the tone from one of my favorite tracks for my guitar. I had tried so, so many things, dozens of amp sims, all sorts of EQs and nothing seemed to get the sound to what I was looking for. Then I discovered this plugin. I captured that electric guitar's signal and applied it to my guitars, and I had the tone almost perfect, just like that. I couldn't believe it. 5 stars aren't enough.
I thought this may be worth checking out and I am so glad that I did. This is not necessarily the most intuitive plugin but once you get a basic understanding of how it works (I'm sure I'm just scratching the surface) it can seriously improve your mixes in ways I haven't found with anything else. It is a very unique plugin. Also, for all the complexity this thing seems to be doing it appears to be great on CPU. I tried it on the mix bus of a track that was mostly finished and threw on the "Master" preset and adjusted the threshold, gain, and dry/wet faders a bit and when I level matched it I couldn't believe how much better it sounded. I tried this same thing after "capturing" curves from some reference tracks and that worked wonderfully as well. It is like the DSM V3 takes something that is 90% and suddenly makes it sound like a finished record. I find that it is certainly possible to go too far with it so use it tastefully. So far I have found that selecting a preset and then adjusting those faders (threshold, gain, and dry/wet) to be a good starting point to audition some different sounds you can get out of it. The other parameters are important as well, but those see to be a good starting place from what I've played with so far. I look forward to getting to know how this works even better but as of now I see this going on every mix I do. Just in case PA is reading this, one suggestion I would make would be to have a feature where you can inversely adjust the gain fader when you move the threshold (perhaps while holding shift or something) so you can hear how the threshold setting affects the sound more accurately without being fooled by the change in volume. Each time I adjust the threshold the volume changes, which makes hearing what is going on a little more difficult. It isn't a huge deal, but that would be a cool feature. Either way, this plugin is fantastic and I highly recommend it.
Highend Multiband Compressor
by Alex Hepting
Already was an amazing device by Paul. Now became polished. The requested CPU optimization went well also size of the gui requested by many users fits for modern music production and will become pretty quick an audio legend. Please also optimize for 96.000 Hz