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Reviewed By rifftrax [read all by] on April 21st, 2012
Version reviewed: XP on Windows

This plugin...... DANG. I mean DANG. I spend a pretty inordinate amount of time producing music. I figure within the next few years I'll be making enough money from music licensing that I should be able to quit my regular full-time job. In lieu of this pursuit... I spend boat-loads of time mixing/recording/tracking and (most of all) using plugins. I've written I think somewhere around 800 full songs (mostly instrumentals, but still) in my life-span and don't plan to stop. So when I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on what a really really good plugin sounds like, I'l like to think there is something reliable behind that.

This is a really really good plugin. I don't really ever write plugin reviews. This deserved a review.

First off - just putting this on even just a single channel was magic. I don't think i've heard a sound change so much and yet still be the very same sound. How can something so subtle be so ... game-changing? I don't really know. But this plugin does it. As soon as I heard the subtle reinforcement of the background level reverb, added warmth and carefully smoothed release tail of the source sound, I knew this was going to need to be on everything I mixed. The best way I can describe what happens with this plugin to your source sound is that it makes it "creamy". It's a little uncanny - but it works so beautifully.

The BUS portion of this plugin set is just as good. I've found that mixing it in about 50% wet on the master buss with slightly lowered ratio, auto release and a slightly higher attack than default is just money. MONEY. A little parallel compression from ModernDynakiller right before it and you are in business. Literally. I can't tell you how good this is. You should just get it. I've been looking for something like this for a long time. TOO LONG. lol.

I still mix a little Ferric TDS in on the master channel (very subtle settings and about a 30% wet amount) but I don't think I'll be relying on it as much. I can't tell you how much I love what this plugin does. I don't feel like I have to push levels as hard to get "that sound". It's just right there so very quickly. Brilliant. I will purchasing more plugins from SKnote without a doubt. :)

Reviewed By rifftrax [read all by] on January 29th, 2011
Version reviewed: 1.5.5 on Windows
Absolutely astounding plugin. This thing looks pretty and sounds like a dream. I don't feel jealous of expensive hardware units anymore. The reverbs from this piece of software are lush, rich and really dream-like in many cases. Placed a random hall preset on a piano and instantly there was new life in what would otherwise be just a "good" sounding piano (which was now mind-blowingly superb). I don't think I could say enough about the sound. I can't imagine any instrument sounding bad with a touch of this behind it.

CPU usage is also BEYOND low. Uses %1 per instance on my Q6600 (quad-core). Phenomenal and seems very stable. Probably one of the best purchases I've made in a very long while. VERY pleased.

All-in-all this plug-in is bomb-proof. Sound is exactly what I've been looking for and CPU drain is next to nothing. I can't see anything negative here.
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