The Weiss DS1-MK3 plug-in sounds exactly the same as the hardware based DS1-MK3
The DS1-MK3 hardware is as transparent as anything I’ve ever used. It’s refined, ergonomic, and flexible. It’s not ‘digital-sounding’… That’s a very rare quality in a digital processor.
The DS1 compressor software is nearly identical to the hardware unit. You guys nailed the design on this one.
Daniel Weiss and Weiss Engineering Ltd.
In 1985, Daniel Weiss founded the company "Weiss Engineering Ltd. From the beginning, the company focused on the development and production of digital audio equipment for mastering studios. The modular system of the 102 series is the first product line and was distributed worldwide through the company Harmonia Mundi Acustica in Germany. This system is still current today (24 bit / 96 kHz).
As a true pioneer of digital technology, Daniel Weiss was honored with the Technical Grammy Award by the Recording Academy in March 2021 for his contributions to the evolution of digital audio.
You can find more information about Weiss Engineering at www.weiss.ch