Elam, whaa? O__o LA2A is a very trasparent comp which is very gentle with highs, which preserves freq and make them shine with character (at least, that i used some time ago). 1176 too. Nebula does same (at least demo), but there's problems with low =(( That causes dirt in vocos low freq. Or drums.. That's driving me mad. I really like this sound, but it's not useful on 5 more GR.. I wanna push vox really strong with IYF effect and cannot do this with Nebula.. Just a gentle compression. But with character. ngarjuna, thanks. Klanghelm has very nice reviews about his transparency. Should try, no brainer.
Listen again to Steven Slate comparsion IK 1176 with real Hardware. There's nothing to do with it - Real Hardware FAAAAAR better than Soft. Can someone try same settings with Alexb and Gemini 1176 replicas? With 76D demo i didn't get good results. Better than IK, but much worst than hardware. It's all about HI's. They so sweet with original one and sound is OPEN. I can't say that about Nebula, Waves or IK. Nebula has only one thing - character. But it's all gone when i try to compress the track. It's became "plastic"..