I will agree with the folks at audio damage, this compressor sure ain't for everything.... its all about extreme artifacts so I seldom use it. Used subtley its not terribly impressive. It does have some nice, almost distorted edginess with the right vocal into it, but I am so into the waves BVV anymore for edgey vocals that the rough rider resides in retirement. Defintiely an effect and not a tool. I could see why some folks would love it but it may be doing their mixes more harm than good. If they added a lend control it would be more useful but its just such a wildcard that its not worth setting up a parallel track to try it out NY style. Like i said, I ever use this. It was free so whatever.