The Dangerous is really clean, the API really thumpy, both are great, if only 1, I would probably choose the dangerous, it just sonds bigger than any clean plugin, the API is great too, but more percussion driven techno tracks, not as much for euphoric trance stuff. The BAX is a good broad strokes EQ easy to dial in overall tone, to rebalance a track, but it's not surgical. Great mixbus combo with the dangerous compressor.
I like the nail for it's tubes it has some edge/dirt which can be nice, for clean I like the dangerous better (also better than the charteroak I sold before. )
@RANN yes the Avalon just sounds expensive, Even when not dialing in EQ, but just engaging it, things start to sound like a Celine Dion track (engineering wise then, not musically ) The BURL does the same thing, just sounds BIG.
I'm actually really impressed with the BUZZ soc (the blue button one) it's really transparant, but liquid, immediately gets that Alexander O'niel, SOSband, Luther vandross smootchy vibe. Optical compression, but in a mixbuss worthy way. Together with the AD 2055 it sounds really high end '80s
It's now easy to mix and match to dial in different vibes.
I'm pretty much done now from a gear perspective, still have some stuff in storage left to sell, once that's sold I might the the BURL DAC as well, but then there is no gas, or WAF (wife acceptance factor) left
Just need to master a lot of tracks. And though the craft comes down to room and skill, I've now got a toolbox that is capable of delivering results only possible at worlds top mastering facilities. It was already not too shabby, but it's now top-notch
Esoteric sound for the discerning ear