Before I demoed this today I was thinking why do companies keep making compressor plugs....I have so many...I don't need more compressors...then I demoed it. The UAD plague set in. One side of my brain says you need this...one side says no...regardless it's great on the 2 buss. Even cool on some subs..doesn't seem to use a lot of resources. Never had the hardware..never will so I can't speak to that..so I won't, unlike some people who have decided it already sucks because UA made it..even though they don't have a UAD card and will never actually use it.