What does the API 2500 do to the sound/mix?
Before I go wasting someone's time borrowing an API 2500 to try before I buy, how would you guys describe its sound. I produce mainly rock/pop based music with real guitars, bass & drums. I'm after a mix buss comp that will keep things tight, punchy and together with that "pro" finish (what ever that is?). I particularly like big deep clear bottom ends to my mix that isn't boomy, just punchy & clear (like Stings "Brand New Day Album")
I realise that one stereo mix comp won't do all this for me and the recording/mix has to be right first, but I'm I looking at the right product or should I opt for something like the T.C. Phoenix?