Plug-ins are in their infancy. Theplug-inswe use today will on day be looked back on fondly as curios. The people who are developing them, currently, will eventually be seen as the pioneers of an entirely new method of processing audio. plug-insare currently still the red-headed step-children of the recording world. People use them, yes, but no one brags about them the way they do hardware. There are many reasons for this. One has to do with the fact that people like things they can touch. Another is that computer programs can be replicated to infinitum, whereas there are only a handfull of Fairchild compressors- people cherish that which is in limited supply. Another reason is that, frankly, manyplug-insdon't have the sonic quality of hardware (my opinion, one I have heard from others, you are fully entitled to disagree). They are good, though and getting better, and perhaps someday plug-in compressors will outstrip their steel-box cousins. This is a forum aboutplug-ins a forum that may well have a chance to influence this young, exciting field. The ideas and opinions expressed here will probably be read by people who createplug-ins So what do we want to do with it? What do we want fromplug-ins How can they be more useful? What would make this forum more useful, more informative, more engaging? I am listening. Doc.