Great compressor! Absolutely not just like the other good compressor. It is its own kind.
Just an amazing tool to add character and no color to your mixes! I was looking for Vertigo emulations, and I love it. I knew hardware one... and this one meets and exceed my expectations.
I have quite a few software compressors and this is easily the best when it comes to transparency. The VSC-2 controls dynamics in such an inconspicuous way. The "soft" setting fixes problems other compressors struggle with, saving time having to go in and tediously automate. It's also very resource friendly.
This has become my new go-to bus compressor (pop, electronic, and hip-hop styles over here mostly). It's sparkly and clear sounding and brings up the bed without squashing leads and kicks in a special way. The "Soft" ratio is fantastic for this sort of thing, although the on my last mix I tried a punchier setting -- 4:1, -dB gain reduction -- and it worked out beautifully as well.
It also works brilliantly on vocals, when the warmth and smoothness of an opto is too slow and the bite of an 1176 is too much.
It is also my new favorite drum squasher; it sort of feels like a more subtle and clear-sounding distressor.
Finally the limiting settings are actually pretty handy; it can completely brickwall transients without crushing the life out of them.
In short -- it feels to me like a more versatile-but-equally-killer G comp, and as a lover of the G comp I am thrilled to be able to use that sound in more detailed and subtle ways.
Awesome piece.. gives a lot of options but still very straight ahead.. drums , 2 bus.. bass ,vx ..anything..PA does it again
Love that this is a real HW orig piece, PA has found some of the cooler HW artisan pieces and modeled them very well.
could use mix knob... but what the heck, just be a big man and deal Ha!
I absolutely LOVE this compressor! After buying I've been using it in every single track.
I've found it's incredibly versitile and can be used over various different sounds. Dropping it on my Kick & Bass bus with a few DB of compression really helps to glue my low to low-mid together. Or adding it to my kick or snare channels to add that amazing analogue sounding punch!
I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for the “all-in-one” analogue moddled compressor.
I was a bit hesitant to try something new on my mixbuss. As a producer, mixer, and mastering engineer, a lot of times I'm trying to get my projects to a certain sound very quickly. You find a chain that works and it can be a tendency to stick to that chain just because it works.
The VSC-2 changed the game! VCA compressors are my particular compressor of choice and this one is the creme de la creme. The two sidechain options alone are worth it. It can be soooo smooth with the 'soft' ratio when you need it to be. That's one feature I really love. It can really clamp when you need it to. The makeup gain adds something of its own to the signal and I really favor it.
Although it may have been designed as a mixbuss compressor, I've found a use for it in every circumstance. Vocals, synths, drums, mix buss, master buss, it really works well on everything. It can really tighten up electronic mixes so favorably. It's my new mixbuss/masterbuss choice and my go-to. GET IT!
Thanks to Plugin Alliance for such a phenomenal tool.
The Vertigo 2SC-2 I use in the single- BUS- or also in the Master- Channel, as required. I use it in serial or teamwork with the Millennia TCL-2. It's my favorite Compressor. I would find it better if the GUI would be scalable, then it felt (almost) like hardware. The settings on my K4 screen read very bad, with a magnifying glass better.
It's a good plugin, its sound I like a lot, it's very fast, I also like the release Auto option. I use it for mastering. Good buy. ;)
Like most of us, I've tested out alot of compressors over the years, either demoing or buying. I get consistently the best results with this one on the mix buss - really gives a fantastic lift in the presence range as well as the obvious need for 'glue'. Very highly recommended.