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PSP VintageWarmer2 is a high-quality digital simulation of an analog-style, a single or multi band compressor/limiter. It combines warm analog sound with a straightforward user interface, and comes with a rich library of presets. The plug-in processor is highly flexible and can be used for both single and multi-band compression, as well as brick-wall limiting. This makes it an essential tool for mixing and mastering engineers.
Careful attention has been paid to PSP Vintage Warmer's overload characteristics with the processor being capable of generating saturation effects typical of analog tape recorders. PSP Vintage Warmer also incorporates professional VU and PPM metering together with accurate overload indicators thereby assuring professional quality results.
Reviewed By scam_artist
July 10, 2004
It looks really old skool analog, and is clean and easy to use. The most used parameters are on the front panel, making adjustments quick and easy. I gave UI a 9/10 because sometimes the "analog number counters" aren't as clear as they could be.
Without a doubt this is where VintageWarmer shines. It sounds fantastic! I use it as a track insert all the time on drums, synths, vocals, whatever... it really does give that professional sheen to your sounds! Soft synths sounding a little weak and "virtual"? Run it through this mutha, and laugh with glee. It's also great for guitars etc with the multi band compressor presets (so you can compress bass and midrange separately). Also fantastic as a mastering tool to make tracks loud, big and professional
It's a compressor/limiter with vintage warming character (as it says on the tin). The amounnt of control available om the front panel (and hidden back panel) allows VW to be set up just how you like
The manual is fairly clear and well laid out, though it wasn't until I actually sat down and used VW for myself that I found things crystal clear
The presets cover a great range, covering everything from Kicks and Snares, to bass, mastering, multi band compression, "mix fixes", etc etc. Open up a preset, tweak it for your needs, easy
Customer support: 9/10
They offer email support, a helpful FAQ, and they have their own support forum. But to be honest, I've never had to ask for support. So I gave it a 9, because I wouldn't know exactly how good the email support is, but they do have plenty of support features at hand
Value for money: 10/10
For what is does (make your recordings/tracks sound utterly professional) the price is incredible. Everyone should own VintageWarmer. The effect it can have on your productions is priceless. The amount of times I've had weak/amateur sounding drums and synths, and I've put it through VW and it sounds very pro, is countless
Never crashed on me yet, isn't a CPU hog as far as I've noticed (in fact, it seems to be very efficient for what it does)
Basically, anyone producing any type of music will benefit from VW :)Read more
Reviewed By joeyfivecents
March 26, 2004
Reviewed By Funkybot
October 4, 2003
Reviewed By Midiworks
October 4, 2003
So best you try for yourself !
It really does wonders to your sound.
Ohhhh, this is my first 10/10 review !
Reviewed By multree
October 3, 2003
I tried a lot of mastering tools including, db-audioware's quantum-fx, logic's internal ad-limiter and mulitpressor but I didn't actually know how great a computer recording could sound, until I tried this beast. So even if you think your sound is good - try the demo of the PSP VintageWarmer and be sure to be surprised. Actually it sounds so good, I had to remix all my songs, using it. But it's not just useful for mastering purposes, you can apply (and I think you should) it to every single track, for it has multi band and single band compressions and does a wonderful job as 'sort-of-equalizer' and 'all-in-one-tool'.
The supplied PDF manual gives a good overview on how to use it, which includes an installation guide, explanation for every knob and switch, operation guidelines, signal-flow block diagrams and a very helpful faq (frequently asked questions) section. And once you know how the knobs function you'll be able to tweak your mixes in a way you never thought was possible.
You should also try out the other PSP effects... their all pretty damn good.(this review originally appeared on www.maulbeerbaum.de)Read more