For me, it's a very good mixing tool for deciding where I want to place things in the mix very quickly. It is essentially a volume and stereo pan in a single button, and then add whatever reverb and/or delay to that. These plugins are in my top-tier along with Tokyo Dawn Labs, but these are easier since they have native Linux versions for when I moved to Reaper and Bitwig on Linux.Read Review
Hands down, one of the best free pitch-correction plugins.
I use it all the time, with subtle settings, especially during tracking vocals, during playback.
Once a dry vocal take is recorded, enable it during playback, and watch the singer's eyes glow on how well they have sung, as they can't even tell it's there. Gives them confidence and I end up with great vocal takes. Try it.Read Review
Couture is a great shaper for drums and especially percussions. I use it most of the time to add punch or snappiness to the tracks.
I have seen videos of people using it on a master bus, but I'm not sure that is the correct use of this plugin.Read Review
One of the best Gate/Expander VST that's also free (limited).
Use it to remove background noise or be creative and add a 'pumping' effect to your track.Read Review
I use it as a creative tool for doubling vocal tracks to make certain parts stand out.Read Review
Good plugin. I run Reaper 6.03 native Linux, and I have Couture embedded in a couple of drumset track templates. I've been exploring compression and saturation on drum tracks recently, and the ability to add saturation and shape transients in a single plugin is great, especially on cymbals.
I have a couple of drumset templates where I send the cymbals to a separate submix, and send that submix through Couture. The transient and saturation controls give me lots of flexibility while mixing.
I started with the free version, but wanted the saturation, so I bought it. I'm glad I did. I only use the Sin, Bass and Tube saturation settings, (the others are a bit too intense for me) but as I said, they work great on cymbals.
I specifically got it for drum tracks, and it does the job well...
Good stuff.Read Review