Customer Reviews

  • Clarity & Analog

    by Goldenchild / WM
    This compressor is "it" look no further. The original Master Compressor was "it" also but this one just takes it to another level. The amount of clarity you getting, saturation & depth is next level WOW...... It gives a certain polish to any sound source. Plugin Alliance / Brainworx once again thank you for those awesome tools.
  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A

    by donjuanismo
    EXCELLENT mastering compressor, featuring unique one of a kind features, Discrete Gain, Discrete Ratio, that are NOT on any other plugin or limiter.
    Beautiful interface, that is easy to learn.
    I have slate FX-G and Waves L2/L3 limiters for mastering, but neither allow the flexibility on the Threshold and Gain, plus M/S, and even Stereo-imaging, and Frequency controlled MONO HighPass. But FX-G does have an essential transient dynamics feature that I wish were in this plugin.
    * NOTE: Developers, could you please cosider adding additional features, that Slate FX-G has for retaining dynamics?
    It would be the ultimate best mastering compressor without comparison!
    customers will be willing to pay an additional fee to upgrade extra features.
  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A

    by Tonvater Hahn
    A little goes a long way...
    I have to say, that i am really impressed with this plug in.
    By just adding 0.5-1dB of compression in the Optical section and 1-2 dB in the Discrete section, it adds glue and a wonderful depth to the mix, i can not achieve with any other plug in.
    The three output transformers sound great and are shaping the sound quite drastically.
    In fact, on my mix bus, this one plug ins replaces a chain of tape simulation, transformer and two compressors.
    In the very first moment i was a little bit overwhelmed by the GUI, the amount of knobs and switches...but within 10 minutes it felt comfortable with the layout.
    The added features - Headroom & M/S function, Monomaker, etc. are priceless.
    But first and foremost, the sound of this plug in is fantastic!
  • The Wow Version!

    by Alex Picciafuochi
    This Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Class A makes you exclaim "Wow!" every time you use it instead of the previous model
  • Mojo. Warmth. Depth.

    by Daniel
    I don´t know what it really does, but it does what I was looking for a long Time. Mojo. Warmth. Depth! Simply beautiful. Those very musical Dynamics are attended by something that I heard lastly from my Hardware Setup in the 90s.
    Used on Drums I immediately feel like taking a Sample while SHMCA breathes Life and Elegance into my Synth Pads. Punchy Transients. Drums sound consiatant. Musical Sum-Compression. Elegant Dynamic Taming.
    I listened closely before I bought it. Via AKG 501 Headphones. I´ve heard lots of musical Dynamics, "oscillating Waves", Colorization, Warmth, Depth and gentle Presence, the Sound i. m. O. gets "lifted upwards" a little Bit (most important) and the Room-Impression gets improved. It sounds "expensive". It is difficult to describe. You should better test it yourself.
    Harmonizes very well with Console SSL E in my Opinion!
  • Insane!

    by Grzegorz Porowiński
    This is absolutely amazing compressor! I have no words how good it is for me!
  • Great Compression and color

    by KUMCU
    As soon as I get it I begin to use it in my mixes and it was really awesome, great color for the drums and the mix buss.
  • Shadow Hills Comp

    by Camp Davis
    Grandioser Sound, macht richtig spass !!! Für den Preis...was will ich mehr ?!
  • Greatness

    by D Lawrence
    I am a mega bundle user. And Plugins like this one is exactly why I decided to buy the subscription. This plugin is incredible. You have to wonder, if the Alliance is doing this now, what will they be up to in 10 years? Good job PA. Can’t wait to see what else is cooking.
  • Amazing and versatile

    by Heiko Klüh
    It has a nice, big fat analog sound. And it is easy to dial in various compressor characters, so that your signal will merge into your soundfield. I use it for various single instruments and it improves my workflow a lot. Well done! I mean, for a plugin a very good vst ;-)