Alan Smart and the Abyss preset
M2E explains: I overdid the compression on purpose to get the tone of each compressor and bring it out . Pular Modular wanted to hear what I meant by getting the compressor to give that suction-style compression which I always relate to SSL-style compression. It's like it uses upward compression then uses downward compression to tame it so you get the audio coming up to the downward compression and that's how you achieve a louder in-your-face smack but I wanted to push it a little more.
Here, again, I tuned Abyss by ear. It is important to remember that Abyss is an RMS and not peak compressor, as such, on full mix material, it uses different range of values for Attack and Release but deliver similar results to the Peak compressor. Abyss track has no limiter or clipper and around 0.5 dB peak LESS than the hardware reference.