Manley® Variable Mu Limiter Compressor
Manley® Variable Mu Limiter Compressor
Vari-mu character for days!
I love using this plug-in on my mix bus, it really adds cohesion, clarity and width in that classic vari-mu way. I’m a big fan of the Fairchild collection for the same reasons but this is next level it really opens up mixes and can be doing a lot of work (nicely) whilst sounding transparent
One of my very favs for vocals
I pop this thing on vocals after something a bit faster to round and even things out, or even on the two bus and it's got a beautiful tone that I could listen to for days. Really phenomenal. I love what this thing does. No regrets and would buy again.
Manley won again !
I have compared it with other compressors from the uad platform and believe that this is the only compressor that adds a 3d effect to the mix. This effect is very subtle, let's say 2-3% of the difference only heard on good speakers or headphones, but if you hear this difference, you'll be using the Manley forever.
Really glues the mix! I liked the coloring very much.
One of the best compressors for master bus!
This is really good, like all other plugins from UA
I mainly use this on the guitar bus. This Vari Mu glues all my guitars together and makes them stand out in the mix
I just demoed this. When I switched it on, I instantly heard the sound of 179$ leaving my bank account.
You can literally just turn it on bypass.. and instant warmth. I like it on the gentler settings on the main buss
This maybe the only bus comp I use on drums. Thanks MANLEY and UAD.
L. Tian Siung
Security wrapped in a blanket!
Believe me when I tell you this.. I just sold the hardware version of this machine. I am thoroughly happy with knowing I won’t lose any quality in securing my drum buss’ glue factor,for example. Put it on your master buss,feel and experience the sweetness of a good mix.
F. San Filippo
Best 2-bus Compressor
I’ve gone through the SSL G-bus and the Neve 33609 before arriving at this. It has a much more natural sound, much gentler and more organic and transparent, while enhancing the tone.
Awesome! Smooth and clean.
This plugin instantly became one of my favorites, specially for bus and mastering compression. It could be very transparent and also could give you some character if you want. Maybe not the most versatile, if you're looking for some hard, fast, aggressive compression, there are other tools for that . Manley Vari-Mu is smooth and subtle.
The only reason why I'm not giving it 5 stars is because of the GUI, sometimes it's difficult to see the small parameters. I think it should be resizable, especially considering its price.
UAD is really the BEST company for plug ins.
I never had the chance to work with the real Manley variable mu limiter.
But I have to say this PLUG IN sounds so good, after using it now on many tracks and compare to my old tracks, my mix is now much better, louder and have much more punch and feels much more glued.
I can recommend this plugin, this is really a game changer.
You have to use this or the Manley EQ to "get it". It's not like any compressor I've used be it analog or digital. It has become my favorite on the bass and drum buss. Paired with the Manley EQ I think they are magic. On my masters it has replaced the Fabfilter C2 in my chain. I use it right before the limiter. It's a "has to be heard" thing. I started with the demo and purchased it after a couple of days with it. How I ever got along without is a mystery now.
This is probably one of the last compressors on the UAD platform im getting around to purchasing. As I slowly learn these units 1 by 1 ive saved the mysteries of prog dependent / variable mu topologies for last but good lord this thing has some sweet spots. I didnt think i needed it. I like punch and balls but letting this puppy smoothen those peaks out pre api / ssl and you got yourself a happy camper. great for strings as well. unlink and open that stereo field up son
Tight and firm
This bus compressor tighten up the lower end and gives a tight and firm sound. Fantastic .... Use it on main mix buss
Manley Variable MU
A great Comp/Limiter to have in the tool kit. It works wonders on many instruments and busses.