The fifth plugin is something special for me as this is, in my opinion, the par excellence bus compressor. So be warned I’m really biased. I love the plugin as much as the original hardware.
If you are looking for that vibey, coloured compressor than stop reading, this is a very clean one with subtle character. It’s a twin topology opto compressor/limiter which can be the intangible sheen on the master bus that you don’t even recognise it’s in the chain until you bypass it.
The original hardware is already an excellent unit, but Brainworx managed to made it even more clever.
In the plugin version we have MS option which is my favourite thing to have. If you deal with many stereo material you must try it!
The other very useful and clever thing is the Dry-Wet capability. Parallel compression built-in. With these extra features the already spectacular plugin becomes an incredibly powerful tool.
I suggest to try out the presets as they are really good starting points and you can build your very own favourite settings from these easily. Well, everyone has a fetish bus compressor, this is mine.
As it is almost natural from Plugin Alliance, the TCL-2 is AAX DSP which is a big advantage in my book.