Before you do anything else – compare this to the UAD version here.
Yes, the king of unusual controls! And it just makes the HLS even more fun to use. I use this as part of a channel strip / console set-up along with the other Kramer plugins. You can read all about how I do that in the manual for my Waves presets here, and you can get the presets here.
Those graphs look pretty clean, a might too clean I would say. Not that I have a 1950s RS56 laying around, but I’m going to guess it was a bit more noisy and added a bit more distortion than this plugin. So — if you were dead set on perfectly re-creating the character of this vintage tool which was first used in mastering for vinyl cutting, you will be disappointed. You know, since you are obviously so familiar with that sound and all.
Doing some “lesser-known” brands this week. From the Boz “signature series.” David Bendeth is a pretty good signature to have, I must say. He has been making hit (and quality) recordings for about 100 years, I think. I don’t know how much input he had on this, or if they simply used his Ward-Beck Systems M462B EQ to model it.