I've been using the elephant for mastering and I find it extremely musical. I'm currently demoing glissEQ and harminiEQ, polysquasher,deft compressor and soniformer. I find them all extremely musical. And at the end of the day it is music we are working with so it makes sense to work with plugins that make your music sound even better. I've done an extensive test comparing gliss EQ and Pro Q by fab filter and found gliss EQ sounds better every time. It is more open, more transparent, more sweet and musical. I read in another forum that pro Q was far better but this just isn't true. Yes pro Q is very good but it still doesn't bring any life to the sound like gliss and harmoni EQ do. Everything just seems to come alive with voxengo plugins. I've only owned elephant up to now and when I mix I can't wait till the mastering stage to use elephant cause I know what its going to do to my sound. I don't think twice any more when it comes to voxengo because I've learn't to trust my ears and when I hear something special I look no further.
I have been using Voxengo plugins for about 4 years now. I use many plugins and various pieces of hardware, but I still do not open a session without using the Gliss EQ.
No other EQ does what the Gliss can do. I am able to boost frequencies on my kicks and bass while at the same time making them tighter rather than flabbier.
I can bring up the highs on the snare and increase its snap at the same time.
Between the sonic strength and useful features (such as overlaying various tracks frequency responses) of the Gliss EQ, it has become one the most used tools in my arsenal.
I thought I'd drop you a note just to say that I have no negative issues with the plugins. I like using all the ones I have and love the sound. I find them easy to use and understand. The pricing seems very fair to me as well. I also wanted to especially note the look of the plugs. I prefer the straight forward layouts as opposed to very elaborate GUI's or emulations of "vintage" looking devices.