Yes! It's interesting to see how many elite limiters fail in my projects (Hard Rock / Heavy Metal) when I need to remaster songs that have been very compressed. To keep them at an RMS volume of, say, -10dBFS, the peaks generally decrease and the wave takes on a small flat shape even though the volume is strong (-10dBFS RMS). AM-Munition is the only processor I don't see this happening, which amazes me. The waves retain their natural design and the peaks freely strike the specified top (-0.1dB) without any forced decrease.
The way AM-Munition handles transients is, to put it mildly, spectacular.
Yeah ... I have serious reason to believe that my relationship with AM-Munition has failed all these years because I didn't handle it properly, even though I'm not an equalization lover...
Here is a fundamental explanation. In fact, I've always calibrated the saturation sliders in every way imaginable, really being certain that this way I'd get warmer or at least less "cold" sound.
Yes, as I said above, whenever the result didn't satisfy me, I focused on saturation sliders.
My frustration is that I know what AM-Munition is and its potential, but I have never been satisfied with it.
However, with the repeated rereading of your explanations, I begin to believe that my approach to the plugin is unfair and cruel. AM-Munition is not a doctor or pharmacist to cure previous oversights. I see here that my approach to it really needs to change so that it can deliver what is to be expected of him and not what I want it to do.
Processors preceding AM-Munition in the plugin chain should be handled with more caution on my part. It's a unique tool and I see that I shouldn't be treating it the same way as more conventional ones.
More than that, it is quite true that a certain lack of patience with the calibration of these sliders (saturation) contributed a lot to a quick disappointment.
I need to talk to him again. I need to hear better and more carefully what it has to teach and show me. Patience is a virtue and insistence is the path of success.
I have no adequate words to express my thanks for the time you have decided to devote to this topic. I am very grateful indeed.