I used to love using Antares "Tube" a few years ago, but with Win7 64bit, I can't seem to get that program working anymore.
It seems this effect suits my purposes well (as a replacement for that). I would not say it is the "same" (as Antares Tube), but it does have a nice, musically-controllable way of taking off some sterile-sounding
, digital edge
in a recording (when you want that effect).
So far, I've found it to work well on isolated instruments and full mixes as well.
For $50, I am happy to have it in my arsenal of plugins.