Agreed wrote:is The Glue really as good as people say it is? This is 2014, not... whatever year it was released, I don't think there's even a little bit of hype left so I am left to assume that it really is just that good. I've got several takes on the SSL Bus Comp thing that all sound really good to me, but is The Glue genuinely the ultimate emulation? I could use that sound if it really, really is... Somebody or somebodies want to fill me in?
It really is that good and was the first time I finally understood why the venerable SSL bus compressor is so well regarded. Its ability to handle complex, transient heavy multi-tracked material is impressive and extended even further by the range control feature which I've rarely seen on other compressors. Zero latency operation, built-in parallel mix control, nice soft clipping and extremely fast attack times without artifacts don't hurt either. Ableton incorporating it into Live 9 was a seriously classy move. It doesn't blow me away on single instrument tracks, but it's perfectly capable there too unless you want something with more obvious colorful character.