“Miles ahead” of others “this plug-in has got to be the star of the show.” When something “is this good and this affordable, there should be no indecision.”
The L2007 makes mixes sound richer and thicker, effortlessly. Just tweak the threshold knob -- It's like magic. In other words, there is “something poetic about having two large knobs and letting the unit do the rest.”
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
- Loud: This is the most straightforward "industry-standard" setting. Good for rock music.
- Mellow: has the same dynamics characteristics as Loud, but reduces some of the gritty midrange to high-end distortion. The compromise is a little less perceived loudness.
- Smooth: This mode has an altogether different dynamics characteristics than Loud or Mellow and can tend to round off the high-end when pushed harder. This mode will often have less distortion on most material, but more pumping-&-breathing artifacts.
- Vibrant: This mode is more reactive to the mid-range and has an overall different feel and distortion characteristics than the other modes. Though Mellow or Loud probably sound better with ridiculous amounts of limiting, Vibrant is my favorite when working within a reasonable range.