I've found TEOTE to be a very interesting and useful tool which allows me to quickly pinpoint issues within my mixes. The configuration parameters are essential to me as it allows fine tuning my sound rather than relying on a generic profile or preset sound.
In my experience, I've found it most useful to place on the master bus after the external compressor and have it reduce problematic regions (limiting how much gain can be applied to 2-3 dB) before going into a transparent software limiter.
Voxengo have the gold standard of user interfaces in my opinion - clean, straightforward, no-nonsense.
I've only been using Voxengo mastering plugins for a short time, and already they have become a core inclusion in all of my new projects and in many of my old ones.
I've been able to re-release clearer, brighter, smoother versions of tracks that I thought could never be lightened-up.
My listeners have already sent me glowing feedback about the quality and spacialization of my new and re-released mixes, since having incorporated Voxengo products.
I use almost the whole array of products in different combinations in different productions with fanastic results... though it's hard not to go overboard!
While some plugins are "too subtle to be heard", there's no question they modify the /feeling/ of the music; more solid, more smooth, and more enjoyable!
I plan to purchase the remaining pieces missing from my collection in the near future.
Thanks Voxengo, for sweet sounds and sweet deals.
Start with GlissEQ on the lead vocal bus. Use a lil bit of MSED on the backing vocals. Add a juicy amount of VariSaturator while mastering, topped by an Elephant. Even when he can handle hot temperatures, I like him cooking slow. Stir together & taste with SPAN. Serve & Enjoy :)