@Chevytraveller, I have to agree. I give it 4 stars, docking Softube a star for the rigid interface. Cherry Audio's Voltage Modular slays Softube's for ease of use. You can intuitively drag modules between other modules and see them automatically make the needed room in Voltage. This stuff is so obvious, which is why Voltage is taking off at breakneck speed. Also, their open module development is inspiring. I own both products, but if Cherry had come out before Softube, I would have ignored Softube. On a side note, I wish one of these developers would find a way to allow more than one set of inputs for inter-plugin routing though. All we'd need is a transmitter plugin to be inserted on any channel anywhere in the DAW that feeds many inputs of the modular plugin. I digress. But back to the main point: Cherry kicks the shins of Softube on modular plugin design.
This plugin could have been a legend if it had given the user control over pitch. It sounds good for a one-trick pony. Just pray your song is in the same key as the sub. Add frequency control and I'll gladly use it as well as change rating.
Best soft-clipper plugin on the planet, no joke. Slick HF limiter. This plugin is priceless. As one of the best compressor/limiter/clipper/ISPLs around, I still can't believe it's free. Don't forget to turn on 4x oversampling.
Shockingly good. It's rare to find drive with good bass response, and the mix knob gives you parallel processing on an insert. Need instant grit on drums? Done. I'm very impressed. This will be a go-to for me.
This is a one-of-a-kind EQ that I adore. When a plugin applied to a song just doesn't cut it and automating is unintuitive, that's the time to reach for Spectro. It's one of my secret weapons for precision de-essing and intermittent EQ problems. It has saved me hours of grief on many occasions.
I don't understand why this isn't the top 5 of all synths let alone free synths available on Windows. I wish this could be ported to AU so badly. Even so, I think I'm going to be firing up VEP in VMWare a lot more often because of this synth! It's amazing and by far the best CS01 reincarnation. Pethu SHOULD be a household name. This is one of the absolute best software synths I've ever used, bar none. It sounds like hardware with none of the drawbacks.