I really like the three curve settings on this compressor. No matter what material you’re dealing with, one of the three curves always gives you the response you’re looking for. Especially on drum busses it achieves such a great punch with perfect transients when I set the response curve to slow. I also love the harmonic distortion when you start pushing the input, and having the option to use only that feature without the gain reduction section is awesome!more
I've enver used the ACME hardware but people love it or ahte it. I happen to like the emulation. I think its pretty damn cool. It reminds me a bit of an old Altec unit but maybe its just the Altec green and distinctive meters that make me think that. We are all susceptible to psychoacoustics. Anyway, this is a cool vocal compressor when you want something vintage and 'effecty' -- gives you something different than a virtual LA-2A but totally valid and cool. You just better like what it does because its basically slow, slower or molasses with time constants and it just does what it does.