Nice that there's no incredibly stupid faux reflection on the VU "glass".
Bad that there is unnecessary skewing of the knobs.
And the whole GUI is so big, with only two knobs that have dual-function? Talking of stupid design decisions. Only to look more hardware like.
I wouldn't mind it look like an Airwindows plugin [no GUI at all], for as long as it is resizeable and all the 4 controls are easily accessible. I thought people would start to develop vectorised GUIs, finally, at this point. It is very necessary because some people use small monitors and some use 4k monitors. You can't expect everyone to use the same size GUI.
I also thought devs finally got over that whole 1:1 hardware lookalike BS. UA is not using 1:1, IKM is not using 1:1 stupid fish eye GUIs, u-he, Toneboosters and Cytomic... Some rare Waves plugins are using it, but generally it's a no-no. Just stop it. Screws in the gui?? It's not 2009 any more.
When I see a faux 3D GUI these days it makes me think the dev is trying to sell a hardware lookalike GUI with a generic DSP. In other words, he is trying to sell a GUI design that has nothing to do with the sound.
Sound? This one sounds really nice and transparent. Just the way a compressor should sound like. It's a steal for the money.
I'm siding with those who say that a nice oversampling algo should be available with an on/off switch, though. Many people like to have HQ options like that, so why not providing them with those? It's just a little on/off switch. You want to say there is not enough space for it there?
But the GUI...
same with BRA plugins. Too big for only a couple of controls, trying to look like hardware and its functionality suffers. We are working in a DAW, on a computer and we need controls easily accessable. We need to work fast and see all the controls clearly. We shouldn't waste time on trying to find a control knob in a 4 knob control plugin. Try designing a synth with 166 control knobs, pots and sliders and see how far this philosophy will take you.
Maybe talk to Urs about "Industrial Design"?
Who gives a rotten banana about a plugin looking like hardware? Look up Fabfilter plugins and other pro plugins I mentioned. Persisting on this fisheye looking nonsense with 1:1 hard to use hardware controls is ridiculous. Stop the nonsense.
But yes - sound is the most important and the compression algo in this one works beautifully.
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