A while back, Native Instruments and Softube released Premium Tube Series. This is a bundle including three effects, Enhanced EQ, Passive EQ and Vari Comp. When I received the newsletter, it did not catch my attention much because I just thought, "EQ and compression... whatever".
But recently, I decided to try out the demos.
Anybody who has not tried out the free demos, I strongly recommend doing so. Here's a link:
After trying out the demos, I was hooked and bought the bundle. I haven't fully tested out the compressor yet, but Enhanced EQ is fantastic for single instruments in your mix. I found it has the ability to give the energetic high-end that I'm looking far, as well as giving a warm touch to low and low-mid ranges unlike any EQ I've tried before.
I tested out Passive EQ on the master, and this EQ really surpasses all others I've tried for mastering. Like Enhanced EQ, the boosts give a much warmer sound than all other EQ's I've experienced. Passive EQ has many more knobs to tweak than Enhanced EQ.
So yeah, check out the free demos. I was very impressed and thought some other people may like to try it out. You may find that this is what your latest track is craving!