Leading on from that question...
It seems there are some settings that use several things in tandem that don't seem
like such a good idea, concept wise.
Take for example, the "Analog Pleasure" setting (by hvz
This setting uses AGC (in Stereo Tool it only decreases so there's a +20 db on the Preamp), along with the Compressor function of AGC, then adds *BOTH* Multiband compressors, as well as the Simple Clipper.
So... we are running Automatic Gain (itself a type of compression), plus THREE compressors, plus a limiter. Then on top of that, EQ,
Isn't that too much?
I guess I'm just trying to understand... what is the point or advantage of using THREE compressors?
Here's an example of what that setting looks like; with so many compressors I would have expected it to completely crush it, but it didn't. (Probably the Declipper played somewhat of a role?)
(First .mp3 image is original file, second .wav is "Analog Pleasure".)