For the life of me, I do not understand why this isn't one of the most popular non-emulation clean compressors out there. I own more than two dozen compressors, and there are painfully few equals, certainly there is no equal at its ordinary asking price. This thing is so customizable that it boggles the imagination. I often joke that you have to have a PhD to really delve into Melda plugins, but if you are a tweaker, Edit Mode will provide many hours of "down the rabbit hole" experimentation OR use Easy Mode and let it do the work. It is three thresholds by default, but you can draw any custom transfer curve you can imagine with as many or as few thresholds as you might need. Yes, I have read the many threads spewing hate about the interface, but I personally am very used to it and have learned to enjoy it. Then, there's the sound. Utterly crystal clear. This is a spectacular compressor for anyone who will take the time to explore and understand it. I am so glad that I own this.