Big ol' footprint sonically in most applications but that's no shocker. THD engaged it can go further in that direction.
Drums. Drums & room mics. Big ol' snare cracks. Pap!
The original EMI settings are marked in white on the LARGE pots on the LARGER GUI & it does evoke a similar feeling sound to those we've all grown up with.
They're there if you want 'em but they've included more options than on the original EMI & it's a welcome addition. The Mid-Side & the Sidechain options are helpful in getting this to sit right quickly as well.
Comp settings are: Comp 1, Comp 2, Limiter
Capable of sounds not totally unlike the character of my Distressors...particularly on the Nuke setting.
Not something I reach for often honestly, but it has been handy here & there. It can make what you want pop if you need it to pop...
It does appear on more mixes than just my own songs...for what that's worth.
I've not used Chandler Limited's hardware EMI makes so I can't make a comparison & I don't know what's to be gained with that kinda of thinking.
Get creative with this if ya like. It's good for that. Nice surprise. Easy to over use...
Use with care.