PSP Audioware VintageWarmer : moosers's user review
PSP's, which stands for Professional Sound Projects, VintageWarmer is a compressor/limiter and analog emulator plug-in designed for a variety of formats including VST and RTAS. I was running a VST version of this plug-in in Cubase SX until I switched to Pro Tools LE. There is now a PSP VintageWarmer 2 plug-in which comes with this original one and another modified one, but I've only used the original one. The configuration of the plug-in isn't too difficult to follow, as I found it pretty easy to use four or five years ago when I had it and wasn't as experienced as I am today. It's got parameters for drive, knee, speed, release, and ceiling. It also has low and high sections with parameters for adjust, frequency, mix, and output. A manual isn't something that is necessary in my opinion.
I was running the PSP VintageWarmer in Cubase SX 2.0 mostly and later SX 3 on a Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv8000 PC lap top with a 3.0 Ghz processor and 2 GB of RAM. I was running everything through a MOTU 896 HD audio interface. I was able to run the VST version of this plug-in pretty smoothly, but I tended only to use one or two of them if at all so I wasn't exactly taxing out my system with it. If you have a decent enough system where you can currently running your DAW with some larger plug-ins already, you should be okay.
There is definitely a good amount that can be done with the PSP VintageWarmer. It isn't the most realistic analog compressor and saturation emulator that I've used, but it will definitely do an okay enough job for most situations and definitely in home studios. The two best things about it is it's price and it's versatility, as you're definitely getting a good amount of differing tones for a small price. I'd recommend at least trying out the demo version if you're looking to supplement your plug-in suite with something like this.