So far, there are eight plug-in developers with products available for the VS8F-3. IK Multimedia will be porting over their popular T-Racks mastering plug-in and Massenburg will release their Hi Resolution Parametric EQ.
Pair of UREI LA4's one silver face and one black face. The Silver face units are more suited to vocals and acoustic guitar. For Drums I would use the Black face for Kick all the time and possibly the silver for snare.
The Tube MP/C (PreAmplifier/Compressor) is a multi-purpose tool for audio engineering and recording. Two independent circuits featuring a tube-based analog preamplifier and a VCA-less compressor with optical gain reduction control are housed in one, convenient desk-top chassis.
A further meter shows the level between the EQ and compressor, just to make sure you're not overloading anything there by adding too much gain. Graphs show the compressor curve and the EQ function: the composite EQ curve is displayed in blue, with the contribution of the band currently being adjusted shown in red.