In short, I have used most of the tape emulations going but when this is tuned to high freq, and pushed to the limits its sound is on a unique level on its own when the peaks start saturating and the real crisp frizz kicks in and fries the signal, but thats the whole point!!, I hear too many people going on about tape this, analog that, but if you are after a truly vintage sound different to others, and you want that professional sheen then these are as close as you can get to the real thing, plus they are rock solid stable concerning against nebula, Ill be watching these cd soundmaster fx from now on, Ive just bought w735 eq and Nten which you can use as filter banks or the real smooth sound'of a single pro eq band api 500 lunchbox style, its a processor hit alright but thats the point, simply sweeten the sound and bounce, repeat.BLISS. I was thinking UAD but Ive tried liquid mix and VVK and IIR native effects have even come up with better results. Consider for the serious musician to get a proper sound. Groovy 1.