Those are good tricks Craig, thanks for posting them.
I recently figured out how to use my RNC as sort of a "de-esser" but it only works on mics that are bass heavy and/or affected by proximity. Being closer is exactly what's needed to improve signal to noise ratio, it takes the freeway noise down to inaudiblle. I can always adjust the bass frequencies later.
I want to try it for removing plosives, the ribbon mic is happy to produce those (I also recently learned that some folks tilt their ribbons slightly on both the vertical and horizonal plane so no gust of air hits the entire ribbon at the same time, gonna try that too).
Anyway, where Physion stands out is that it allows you to completely seperated the transients and tonal content into their own tracks and then can rejoin them smoothly once you've tweaked.
Here is the user guide - WARNING - this is what pushed me over the edge!!! https://downloads.eventide.com/audio/manuals/plug-ins/Physion+User+Guide.pdf
I realized this could be used on many things in subtle ways to improve a mix as well as over the top production madness. I like both of those things.
The tools are well selected for each purpoose and as we would expect from Eventide, it sounds clean. Not glitchy unless you dial up something intentionally hideous.
The "Snare Body Fatness" preset sounded really good on my bass line, it smoothed the attack and fattened the bass without getting boomy.
Plenty of room for a kick below and "around" it.
I noted that but did not tweak it. Someday soon I'll make my own preset with that as a starting point.