I gave it a shot today since I'm always digging a good saturation plug (and soundtoys' decapitator
follow up ain't out yet..)
I dunno about the DASH silliness, but for 50 bucks (til 11/30??) it's a no brainer.
Really versatile saturation machine with some simple EQ and a cool little limiter. You can get some real phat and sparkle with it, the tape speed and grit controls really work, and it's capable of some gorgeous sounds. I love decapitator
but everything useful (in my opinion) with that plug is in the first 5% of it's range - just kinda too much for me. Magnetic is what I was wishing 112DB's Redline Pre would be.
It won't eliminate compression or EQ from your vocal chain, but it will pretty things up, and it was rockin' on bass guitar today and really added an ethereal quality to a female vocal that had a little much "edge" for the song.
Seriously, try it before the 30th if you're looking for something in the SPL TwinTube/SoundToys decapitator
zone. I'm buyin' it.