Customer Reviews

  • Great compressor, expander can be improved

    ★★★★☆
    by Boaz-Chris van Kuijeren
    DSM in it self is a special plugin, which is capable of compressing large dynamics and staying true to the source, like no other plugin does. The one of the new add-ons in v3 is the expander, which is based on the same FFT algorithm, although it would be awesome if one could apply that algorithm for the source, but at the same time also for the spill. This would replace make my Harrison TomTomGate in other DAW. Which is a gate like no other, but the DSM could change that
    The DSM being great on his own, the expander function could get gain from the extra FFT analysis for the spill therefore rating a 4 star review. Although the compressor it self is worth more than 300€.
  • Wow!

    ★★★★★
    by DrummerOfTime
    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
  • Amazing results

    ★★★★★
    by Marc
    I'm very pleased with this upgrade. I've always loved the kind of compression I could achieve with this plugin. The new interface is a lot more functional and some stability issues I was experiencing in FLStudio have been fixed. Nice work!