quick test: Smart C2 vs Waves SSL Comp on familiar tune
Thought I'd throw this up to see what people heard when comparing with a familiar track. It's 30 seconds of a tune - one time running through the Smart C2 hardware comp, and another time through the Waves SSL Bus Comp (and through a round of AD/DA to match). Same settings on each comp (4:1, 3ms attack, auto release), same amount of gain reduction, level matched RMS. Analog mode is of course "on" on the plugin. Which is which, and which do you like better...?