Love it on a snare, Incredible on de parallel smash buss. It brings tone and character of the instruments to live.
The smoothest mix buss compressor I know
Funny you call this the Merc of VCAs because it "feels" like a Merc. The weight and clarity of this compressor is something that I cannot find anywhere else. Desert island and I have to mix with just two plugins, this would be my compressor of choice, no looking back.
Increíble, uno de los mejores plugins que hay!
Top Notch In Combo WITH
Top notch sound for plucks and transient character warmth addition with clarity when used with Twin Com Millenia TCL-2 (use VSC-2 with TCL-2 on Synthbus or your favorite instrument bus) and the brainwerx Opto compressor on Mastery Chain. It doesn't have too much analog hissing sounds nor does it give extra garbage with EQ knobs to extraneously color your sound in a destructive way. It provides just enough needed clarity, warmth, and elegant character without shifting your mix into the garbage can. Not all compressors are equal, no matter how you tweak the garbage ones. I just wish there was a side chain option for the BX Opto, TCL, and the VSC-2. I have to add a Fab Filter C2 with extremely light settings to get the side chain effect when tied to the Kick. But if you are looking for clarity, natural warmth, no over the top annoying hissing sounds from Lindell or SSL, use the combo I just mentioned. Use VSC-2
This compressor is insanely versatile. Pretty much whenever I need a compressor on any source (perhaps apart from drum close mics, for which I use the SSL 4000E plugin, which is also fantastic), I reach for this plugin. I love using it on the master bus, and it helps bring out loads of punch and cymbal definition if I put an instance of it on the drum kit. The sidechain HPF is also very useful.
On every bus
I used to throw an SSL emulation on my busses, until I found this baby. Not sure how to describe it, its like I do notice the comoression, but Im not really hearing the compressor anymore.
I decided to give what to me was an underdog a shot this time for mastering. I was certainly NOT underwhelmed when I heard it. This is not the typical punchy KICK/SNARE kind of compressor; instead it's more of a smooth, warm, and silky layer of compression laid over the whole track evenly and consistent with all instruments. A mild squeeze on my track instantly made it sound much more finished. I really like this compressor and clearly see why it's been a studio hit for such a long time now.
Underated? I would give it 10 stars..
by Elliott S.
The VSC-2 is an amazing unit, it works on most materials like a charm and really helps to get a punchy & opened sound in my opinion. It's on most of my masters.
GREAT VCA COMP!
by USJR. PRODUCTIONS
This VCA Compressor has become my favorite sounding, easy to use, most versatile compressor of all the ones I use! Very well done! Can't believe I wasn't using this before, now it's on every mix I'm working on.
by Peter V
Took a while for me to start going for this comp, but recently it stays more and more on my busses. Especially love it on the drums. I'm confident that soon I won't be able to do my thing without it...