While the DS-1 is a big, complex tool, the MM-1 is a model of simplicity that also achieves excellent results. Amount is like threshold, the parallel mix control is self-explanatory and limiter gain simply pushes more level into the very transparent master limiter. The five ‘style’ buttons do exactly what they say on the tin and so it’s really in the results that you can truly understand just how good this is. Whatever you throw at it, the MM-1 seems capable of dealing with it in an elegant, powerful manner. While it does exactly what you’d expect of a high quality maximiser on the master bus, it’s of great use on individual instruments as well, providing solid level control alongside excellent de-essing and the same ability to put energy into anything you throw at it. Amazing and easy to use. It’s not just a quick fix – you’ll be coming back to it again and again.