Martinez wrote:Mate, it would want to be good for that kind of money.
I don't consider it all that expensive, and you can demo it anyway, make up your own mind. I bought the 'Glue' compressor sveral years ago for the same amount, and did'nt regret it. Some of UAD compressors I have cost a lot more than Michael's introductory price.
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I know that it's not Nebula/Acqua, but it IS CDSM.... And this compressor is massive and really "characterful". I love that it has the mix control for blending the uncompressed signal back in, it makes it so much more useful. I know that it is labelled as a mastering compressor, but I am already finding so many awesome uses for it. Since diving into Nebula/Acqua, I am slowly abandoning many of my formerly favorite "algo" plugins. Interestingly though, I am still adding any CDSM algo plugin to my work as they are released. This one is right up there in quality and sound as the VTM-M2. Keep them coming Michael x2!!!
I don't think this plugin is priced high at all, and the introductory price is more than reasonable. I think we get a bit spoiled by seeing how low the Nebula libraries are priced.
I'm starting to use Nebula exclusively and turn away from all the other algo plugins I was using before I discovered Nebula last August. I just recently replaced Slate VCC with AlexB MFC and it made a tremendous difference. The one algo plugin I have left that I still use is Slate Virtual Bus Compressor (VBC), so I'm wondering how this matches up to that one. VBC also has the mix control for each of the three compressors that plugin offers, so that is great that VTMC-M2 offers the same function.
I was slightly disappointed when I read this not being based on Nebula/Acqua, but make the assumption that Michael x2 must know exactly what they are doing by not basing this plugin on that technology. I'm wondering if this approach allows for them to compensate for anything Nebula can not provide at this time in regards to compressors.
Will be downloading and working with the demo tonight.