In this photo from Matisse and Sadko's Twitter, if one looks VERY closely at the master fader on the left of the screen (the channel strip with no sends between the plugin slots and the fader itself), one can see "PSP Vintag" (likely an abbreviation of "PSP VintageWarmer") on the last-used plugin.more
> After that, there's one of my favourite things on the mix bus, the PSP Vintage Warmer 2, which is mostly a saturator, though it also functions as a level maximiser. It sounds awesome. I used very little of it, less than 1dB gain reduction, but it really shapes the sound in a great way for rock.more
PSP's vintage warmer has been around a long time and is one of the first analog saturation plugins I can think of... it still holds up. Adds generic saturation and tone shaping. You don' need to understand what all the knobs do, generally a little fiddling will produce what you need. Excellent for gluing busses without a compressor but the compressor is really nice and pretty unique sounding whether you're just tickling or slamming.
I have only recently discovered Vintagewarmer, and my understanding is that it is a bit overused, but that's obviously for a reason, because it sounds amazing! A very unique compressor/saturation tool which seems quite versatile and useful for both production or mastering. I also really appreciate that it comes with Microwarmer to eat less CPU when deployed on individual tracks. Also managed to get this bundled with a free PSP E27 EQ! =)