I gave the CS-1 a little love even though I read a lot of negative reviews on it. I have to say it's just ok. I imagine it has moments where it will be a good tool (maybe while tracking?!) but I can't see open many instances of this in my world.
The EQ is the first issue. It only has one bell curve yet four shelf/cut controls. a bit pointless in my opinion. I'd prefer a shelf/cut at either end and bells in between, for more precision.
The Comp is pretty awesome! the parameters have a really cast range on them, form super fast to really slow attack and release times and the ratio goes from 1 to infinity. Brilliant. It would be nice to adjust the knee and maybe have some compressor type options (i.e tube, opto etc)
I don't really think that is plugin does much for me. I can't say I'd use this over any of the other plugins I have or that Universal Audio makes. It's OK.
Pretty cool plug for starters, but I usually only use the individual modules, not the entire strip. Kinda like plugs included in your DAW, useful but not sexy.
This is an underrated tool. It has a lot of attitude. I use the early reflections separately on some tracks. A touch of it helps to brings things out in a mix sometimes, can fatten something up or make it bigger, gives it a bit of room sound without the clutter of reverb.