The Vertigo VSM-3 is without a doubt my favorite saturation / distortion! It can go from hi-fi subtle to glorious extremes and back again. The dual circuits, frequency selectivity, M/S and blend controls make it so versatile and fun to use. Suitable for all instruments, busses and mastering chains.
This new Vertigo Sound VSM-3 native plugin from Plugin Alliance will change your life.... I use the hardware version on my stereo bus on practically every mix.
Soundprank/Colin E. Fisher
This is probably one of the most interesting processors I have, because of how many colours it can create on program material. It excels at adding 3d space, warmth and harmonics to anything because of how you can stage the distortion circuits and drive them. It's a fantastic unit, and it pairs beautifully with the VSC-2 for adding control and mojo simultaneously.
This one took me by surprise. I was amazed at the different harmonic colors this plugin is capable of creating. Works great on processing drums or individual instruments. It really has a way of sparkling up the harmonics on a synth track or synthetic bassline.
Brilliant for adding character and bringing out those 2nd and 3rd harmonics. Especially useful on analog synth parts.