This plugin is extremely useful with the right mixing and can get your drums to sound super punchy (that's what I use it for). It seems to muffle the highs a tad however. of course that can all be solved with equalizing before and after the compressor. I haven't had Rough Rider for more that a couple of days, and it is already one of my absolute favorite plugins. However, I feel that drum compression is as far as this goes in my style of music. Still, a great plugin! I recommend it.