I just quickly tried them. (nothing else to do before the festivities start
The Maag actually seems fairly decent. Not the typical go-to EQ for cleaning up hisses and noises and correcting overall frequency problems, but a "nicerizer" that quickly brings stuff together. Very tempting!
The bx Limiter... dunno. Not very spectacular, not very "nice" sound. Think I'll stick with the Barricade.
MPressor... hm. The only neat features are the optional Noise Floor, the negative Ratios and the Gain Reduction Limiter. I never needed negative Ratios yet, and I've got enough "coloring" compressors already, so those two are no "pro" arguments in my case.
The Gain Reduction Limiter ... well, it limits the Gain Reduction.
Can't one do that by dialing back the threshold and turning on its Auto Fast Attack setting? So it's not really THAT revolutionary.
And what's the deal about the Niveau Filter in it? The PDF says it comes AFTER the compression... so... why? Would be nice to niveau-filter the Side-Chain, for example, but other than that... wasted feature.
So no real go-to track compressor material here, I'm afraid.
Sounds great, yes, but it's just too "deep" and complex for a simple one-tricker.
The Vertigo I liked. Sounded very silky, not as aggressive as the IK's, so... I'll sleep over it, and maybe I'll get it.
Quite liked the SPL Attacker, by the way, a real easy way to quickly make the Kick and Snare a little punchier if you dial it in a little. Good offer for that at JRR at the moment, especially with the FORUM coupon code.