Originally Posted by MusicManic
I hope you like it as much as I do. It could just be that the developer Quinto happens to be going for a particular sound that I've been struggling to find, which has sort of a heady quality to it. It's not bright or harsh but more of a dizzying, whirling, bubbly, spacey, trippy kind of thing.
I am working on a project right now, where I go from VCC into Strip (I don't like Bus, just not my kind of bus comp). And then I used VCC on the master buss with the API 2500 Bus comp + Chiswick Reach or the Glue by itself and I love it. I am using the SSL on both of those emulations.
I need mix one track with NLS, but to be honest I didn't feel it was better or worse than VCC. I did do a test where I placed only the bus plugins from VCC, Satson and Waves NLS on the master bus, exported them one emulation at a time, and then placed them in to a different session with each of the emulations on separate tracks with one last track having the same song without anything on the bus (clean bounce).
I inverted the phase on the "clean" file (no magic plugin mojo on the bus) and listened to the differences... and boy were there differences.... NLS had more bass distortions going on than VCC and Satson. Satson and VCC were similar, but different. Something in the highend was different on Satson then VCC.
Satson's SSL 9000 emulation was my least favorite of all the SSL's... which is what I always use to mix hip hop (which is what I am mixing 9 times out of 10).
So long story short... pick one, use it, be happy