I've tried every mastering eq and limiter, and find Elephant and Gliss are absolute beasts in mastering. Elephant is easily as transparent as the L2 or ProL, and is priced super competitively. Also, I find the numeric 'crest factor' readout to be very helpful. Gliss has a great analyzer and is very aesthetic even for deep mid range cuts. These two get regular use in my mastering studio.
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.
Dear Voxengo guys,
Thank you , thank you, thank you! I just want to express my appreciation for your outstanding products. There is nothing on the plug-in market even close to the quality you offer. I have bought seven of your plug-ins and I'm using them in all my productions from now on. They are just amazing, period.
If you could come up with a vocal tuner as well, I'd buy it faster than lightning.
Many tanks and best wishes to all of you guys! Kind regards
Daniel Vållberg, Lightyear Sweden