I bought this plug in a few years ago and it was one of my goto compressors in all mixes. But time went on and I have to say now we have in the market better native emulations of the 1176 when it comes to compare.
I will not name any other brand here to be fair.
This plug in is still good if you wan to have things up front in your mix.
But for me it does on some sources some crazy release things...
I miss since the newer modeling by other companies a bit the stamp the character which the competitive plug ins have...they do something special to the sound.
I hope for updates by UAD for the classics 1176/LA2A/Pultec/Fairchild.
I know UAD can do it they have shown what is possible with the Fatso and EMT 250 ITB today.
It would be nice to find a sonic stamp even in the older plug ins!
It would make much more fun using those plugs not only for compression but also for tone shaping.
GO FOR IT UAD I DO NOT WANT TO BE FORCED TO GO THE NATIVE ROUTE!!!