Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor


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Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor

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T. Richards

December 20, 2018



T. Richards

December 20, 2018



j. park

December 19, 2018

nice character

nice one, high end sounding

N. Antonio

December 18, 2018



M. Łuczak

December 15, 2018

Shadow Hills MC

Sound great and do the job perfectly

d. sexton

December 14, 2018

Shadow Master

Takes all those harsh edges off....

R. Benito

December 12, 2018

Loving it!!!

This is my go to plug in.

r. pullara

December 12, 2018


Alla fine del mio mix, sul bus master una volta acceso fa una magia, e prima del master già suona tutto meglio, il che facilita il lavoro dopo

J. Poole

November 28, 2018

The Chain

I usually use the Variable MU before the Shadow Hills and 'tickle' the audio content before applying the Ampex 102. It is a 'must have'.

A. Jones

November 28, 2018


I love this thing. Use it on ALL my mixes EVERY TIME!

K. Morris

November 1, 2018

Good but not great

I love SH hardware, and this plug-in came highly recommended. However, I don't find myself using it much for mastering - or at all! I was expecting a go-to tool for stereo busses but it turns out I only use it in rare circumstances. The coloration can be unpleasant (not like the hardware). Unlike other UA emulations it's tough to dial in a just-right sound with this plug-in. If my experience changes, I'll revisit this review but right now I can only give it 3 stars. It's overpriced for its utility, and it's not even close to other compressor/limiter emulations offered by UA.

T. Urbanski

October 1, 2018

Weighty punch!

I have been using it a lot on my master buss and it works great. Massaging the flow of music and adding nice, transparent punch.
You can have a lot of fun and learn how it works when you listen to Spotify via UAD Console and run it through Shadow Hills.
It will make some of the streamed tracks sound more punchy :) not all of them of course!
One of the best purchases for my UAD arsenal, highly recommended!

J. Langhoff

September 23, 2018

Fantastic in my mastering chain

I'm very satisfied ... incredibly easy to work with and sounds great ... and really nice plugin size

C. Kaliampakas

August 2, 2018

Make it knock!

Choose your flavour from the transistors on it (there are 3 of them), go to the opto comp and finish it with a -2db gr.. thats it, your masters will sound as big as mainstream songs do.

g. detar

July 20, 2018


I own the 500 series dual Vandergraph and while the hardware settings are somewhat inflexible, I was able to tweak the plugins discrete section to sound almost identicle. Can’t speak for the optical section except that the plugin version sounds good (have not compared to hardware unit) Only difference was some slight calibration issues. Hardware was hotter in general. For $300 vs. 2G it’s kinda no brainer. I read some bad reviews on this so I bought the dual Vandergraph expecting more....maybe hearing a 1% difference if that. I recommend this plugin.

S. Debontridder

July 16, 2018

Master bus magic

I don't have any experience whatsoever using the hardware version of this unit, but I will say that the plugin works wonders on my master bus. It's hardly subtle but never obnoxious. Even though the controls are a bit... complicated, my mixes started getting way better after I figured out my preferences. I've since started mixing into it and I can't imagine not using this one anymore. Great stuff.

c. nestola

June 30, 2018

Best UAD plugin!

With it´s special compression caracteristics and extraordinary musical

E. Deon

June 28, 2018

Lacks a lot in drum transients compared to HW dynamics

Just compare to the test file in this thread:

Sadly, the shadow hill comp is amazing over the whole track, but the plugin just sucks out the transients in a way all too common for SW dynamics. Easy to find the plugin in a level matched blind test. UAD 1176s are great, but this doesn't seem to cut it.

J. Maasakkers

June 18, 2018

Love this UA plug in!

Really beautiful color and more!
Definitely happy with this purchase!

UAD User

June 12, 2018

My new go-to plugin!!!!

This plugin is going on everything from my drum bus, vocal bus, synths, fx, and another on the mix bus. This adds just the right amount of beef that i love.

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