Pulsar Audio today released Mu, a precision emulation of the Manley Variable Mu, the all-tube compressor that remains THE reference in a vast majority of mastering studios around the world. Pulsar spent an incredible amount of time faithfully modeling each particularity of this timeless gem of tube electronics. Then they added some essential features of a modern bus compressor including external sidechain, modern visualization, complete sidechain EQ section, look ahead/behind, and even customizable oversampling.
Pulsar Audio Mu is available now for €99 (currently around $108, and the Manley hardware is 40x that), with an introductory price of €49 for a limited time. It requires macOS 10.7 or later and an AU, VST, or AAX plugin host. The plugin also requires an iLok USB dongle or iLok Cloud.