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Jason Davenport

    Your welcome James! Warren has some good videos on this subject. I like using it on acoustic guitars. Seeks to take the brittleness away. I used it on the Owl Song mix pretty heavily. When the acoustic is soloed, it has some distortion, but when dropped into the mix, it makes them sound great. Not 100% sure why, you would think it have the opposite effect, but it works for me. I am trying to develop a lighter touch with it as I notice some of my personal stuff sounds over saturated when I go back and listen after hearing some of the academy mixes. Another good free plugin is Softube's Saturation Knob. Good luck!