I’ve always liked the envelope and multiband envelope shaper in Cubase, but I found an interesting unconventional use for it when mastering a track today.
I added it to my project but didn’t adjust any settings, but somehow it just tightened things up.
Thought i’d share this to see if anyone else is finding this. I have a few plugins that just have to have a signal passed though them with all parameters at 0 and they make things sound better. Kush Clariphonic MkII for example adds a lovely top end sheen and separation before you increase the parameters from zero.