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trock.lucasmicrophone

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Oct 12 16 1:01 PM

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Hi Everyone

I was wondering what some great plugin's might be that are original in that they aren't emulations of analog gear? Basically plugs we all use, eq, comp, gate, reverb, delay, but also maybe some that do things totally new?

I am so inundated on other forums with all these plugs that are "exact" replica's of some hardware unit supposed to be the best ever that i will never, ever use and hear that I just wondered if there are companies making these without the need to emulate old hardware pieces? but, that sound great and are possibly useable far more than the emulations are?

What would you recommend?

thanks!

ps - also are there plugs that are outside the normal realm of what i menetioned, that you love that brought you new sounds and creativity?
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John Eppstein

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Oct 12 16 1:44 PM

trock wrote:
Hi Everyone

I was wondering what some great plugin's might be that are original in that they aren't emulations of analog gear? Basically plugs we all use, eq, comp, gate, reverb, delay, but also maybe some that do things totally new?

I am so inundated on other forums with all these plugs that are "exact" replica's of some hardware unit supposed to be the best ever that i will never, ever use and hear that I just wondered if there are companies making these without the need to emulate old hardware pieces? but, that sound great and are possibly useable far more than the emulations are?

What would you recommend?

thanks!

ps - also are there plugs that are outside the normal realm of what i menetioned, that you love that brought you new sounds and creativity?

Check out the Airwindows stuff by Chris Johnson. He tends to do things his own way...

http://www.airwindows.com/

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soapfoot

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Oct 12 16 7:31 PM

Someone here recommended Paul Frindle's "Dynamic Spectrum Mapper" to me, and it has come in handy on a few occasions; really cool.

brad allen williams

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chrisj

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Oct 12 16 9:56 PM

Just so's you know, I've begun keeping a 'all-in-one' zip file of all the new free VST plugins (pretty much all of which are as the first post asked for) so people can keep up. I've been thinking about maintaining a thread here as well as other places: just tonight I did a variation on my Average plugin that might prove useful in mastering when you need a tilt EQ (very very very low Q) with really good time domain behavior. Also have a highpass and lowpass coming out that are very unusual in behavior, could prove useful maybe.

http://www.airwindows.com/wp-content/uploads/NewUpdates.zip

I'm another Paul Frindle fan, and happy to count him as a friend :)

Chris Johnson, airwindows.com

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silvertone

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Oct 13 16 4:41 AM

Equilibrium and Limitless by DMG.

Powerful tools that are monsters in their own right. Learning curve applies for both these programs to truly take advantage of what they have to offer.

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seth

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Oct 13 16 8:19 AM

Vocalign
Phoenix II

I use the Waves Renaissance EQ a lot mostly because I like the implementation, not so much the sound. I'm open to a better simple EQ if anyone knows one.

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morespaceecho

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Oct 13 16 10:48 AM

i always kinda liked the sound of the ren eq. seth, check out the dmg equilibrium larry mentioned. amazing eq that's incredibly deep. it's anything but simple, but you can set it up so it works just like you're used to with the ren eq.

www.oldcolonymastering.com

morespaceecho.bandcamp.com

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maarvold

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Oct 15 16 10:03 AM

weedywet wrote:

...plug-in alliance frindle dsm

...waves ps22-spread

 
Although I understand the concept, using DSM is mysterious to me still, but it totally saved the bacon on a 5 octave marimba (with "super resonaters" on the low notes) sampling project.  There were a handful of notes that were popping out: too much 'plummy' low mids & upper bass.  I managed to use DSM to get them to behave like the rest of the notes and it saved the day.  

PS22 Spread is one of the few mono-to-stereo secret weapons.  For me, it doesn't do miracles.  But when my ear goes straight to a mono sound because it just won't sit in the mix, PS22 helps... a lot.  
seth wrote:
...Phoenix II

Also a secret weapon to get edgy, glassy, electronic-y sounding tracks (in an unwanted way) to sit in a track.  There is only one basic setting I use, and a variation of it that is a little stronger.  

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