The only thing that bugs me about NLS is the metering - the VU meters show peak dBfs, which is borderline useless for a plug that’s supposedly based on analogue gear which will be calibrated so the imaginary 0dBu = something like -18dBfs. It’d be lovely if the meters showed RMS values around the signal level the plug’s actually designed to operate at. It’s not really a big deal as I’m aware of my gain staging, but it’d be nice if it was even worth glancing at the meters once and a while.
Oh, that and how weird the SSL bus component gets if you raise the gain - all warbly and strange.
That said I do like and use the plug overall, though not really as it’s intended. I’ll stick the Bus version on the master, then use channel versions where I want to add a bit of grit.
I’m quite interested in what I’ve read about the SKnote stripbus console plug - all the instances actually interact in the background so you get proper crosstalk. I’ve read good things about the sound and questionable things about the interface. Then there’s the Airwindows’ Console, which as I understand it is designed to be set up so there’s an extra layer of busses in your daw between the things you want to sum and the master bus, so that the different components of the plugin feed into each other and interact as designed without having to worry about gain staging with pre/post fader inserts.