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nix808
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3459 posts since 22 Jul, 2006, from Melbourne, Australia

Postby nix808; Thu May 26, 2016 10:29 am Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

Heya,
My Dad sadly passed away at the start of the year.
His MacBook Air from 2012 is now mine.
I have almost bricked it,
but managed to revert from OSX El Capitan to Mountain Lion.
This is coz I am running a KMI StringPort as soundcard.
All shipshape and audio streaming as desired.
ATM I have Adobe Audition and Max/msp 6.

I was wondering which Mac exclusive VSTs kick the proverbial.
I wanna get MOTU MX4, but will have to save up-
and for now I am in VST format, not AU.

What do you reckon would be ace?--to play with MIDI routed from a Windows setup.
Marco?hehe
___^O** *a light air is a gas___^O** *
http://www.phonicsaudio.com --- https://soundcloud.com/nix808/tracks
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realmarco
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2175 posts since 29 Jul, 2001, from montreal, quebec,canada

Postby realmarco; Thu May 26, 2016 5:38 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

does it have to be a Mac only suggestion or Mac version of something that is at the same time PC

sympathies about your father
If your plugin is a Synth-edit/synth-maker creation, Say So.
If not Make a Mac version of your Plugins Please.

https://soundcloud.com/realmarco

...everyone is out to get me!!!!!!!
realmarco
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Postby realmarco; Thu May 26, 2016 5:38 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

nix808 wrote:Marco?hehe


HA! just noticed that
If your plugin is a Synth-edit/synth-maker creation, Say So.
If not Make a Mac version of your Plugins Please.

https://soundcloud.com/realmarco

...everyone is out to get me!!!!!!!
UncleAge
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1501 posts since 11 Jun, 2005, from Phoenix, Arizona

Postby UncleAge; Thu May 26, 2016 5:47 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

Have you looked into Five12's Numerology? Probably one of the coolest Mac only apps.
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nix808
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3459 posts since 22 Jul, 2006, from Melbourne, Australia

Postby nix808; Sat May 28, 2016 7:54 am Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

Thanks for condolences
Marco(8D), just things we can't get on Windows
Numerology looks real interesting and is new to me, thanks UncleAge(ta!)

MX4....MX4...Logic hmm --acquisitions!
___^O** *a light air is a gas___^O** *
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Postby Zexila; Sat May 28, 2016 12:33 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

Not VST, but hey, better than Audition for music making IMO :tu:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logic-Express-9 ... 1857792575

Logic Express 9 is actually the same as Logic Pro 9 - without the following features:
- DAE/TDM support
- DAP (distributed audio processing with Logic Node)
- Surround
- EVP88
- EVB3
- EVD6
- Sculpture
- Space Designer
- Delay Designer
- Linear Phase EQ
- Match EQ
- Multipressor (there is only the 'Preset Multipressor' as in LE7/8)
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AnX
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Postby AnX; Sat May 28, 2016 12:57 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

Why does it have to be mac only. The best stuff is cross platform. (If you already have a win version, the mac version is often free too)
elxsound
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4380 posts since 18 Aug, 2007, from NYC

Postby elxsound; Sat May 28, 2016 1:24 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

AnX wrote:Why does it have to be mac only. The best stuff is cross platform. (If you already have a win version, the mac version is often free too)


He wrote the reason why.

He is on PC, but he is newly in possession of a MacBook (my condolences to the OP and family on the loss).

He wants to use the MacBook, with Midi routed from the PC, to the Mac for those plugins that "ROCK." So in other words... what is he missing (that can't be found already on PC) that would be worthy of the effort for this workflow? He is looking for VST (not AU)
c_bomb
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Postby c_bomb; Sat May 28, 2016 4:04 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

c_bomb
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217 posts since 3 Apr, 2012, from Melbourne

Postby c_bomb; Sat May 28, 2016 4:05 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

c_bomb wrote:http://www.airwindows.com


AU only. Worth looking into though.
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fmr
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6346 posts since 16 Mar, 2003, from Porto - Portugal

Postby fmr; Sat May 28, 2016 4:19 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

nix808 wrote:Thanks for condolences
Marco(8D), just things we can't get on Windows
Numerology looks real interesting and is new to me, thanks UncleAge(ta!)

MX4....MX4...Logic hmm --acquisitions!

MX4 as an independent plug-in seems to be discontinued. It is now part of Digital Performer 9. I think the only things Mac only that deserve to be bought are Logic and Metasynth.
Fernando (FMR)
AnX
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Postby AnX; Sat May 28, 2016 11:19 pm Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

elxsound wrote:
AnX wrote:Why does it have to be mac only. The best stuff is cross platform. (If you already have a win version, the mac version is often free too)


He wrote the reason why.

He is on PC, but he is newly in possession of a MacBook (my condolences to the OP and family on the loss).

He wants to use the MacBook, with Midi routed from the PC, to the Mac for those plugins that "ROCK." So in other words... what is he missing (that can't be found already on PC) that would be worthy of the effort for this workflow? He is looking for VST (not AU)


Ah ok, i missed that crucial bit. The answer is, you are not missing anything.
medienhexer
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Postby medienhexer; Sun May 29, 2016 12:01 am Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

I'm waiting for the v. 2 updates of the Goodhertz.co range. These are great tools some of which fix problems you didn't know you had.

How about panning which doesn't just change volume between left and right channels but also allows you to blend in delay and spectrum based panning? That way, you don't just move the position within the stereo field but can also adjust the perceived width.

Also, check out the tilt eq. With really minor adjustments, you can change the frequency balance from bright to dull without compromising the signal's character.

The Tone Control has a very sweet high end/air band control which to my ears is completely free of harshness.

The compressor and limiter combo does really nice things to the drum buss.

And the tremolo effect can compete soundwise with the Soundtoys one.

But overall, your first investment has to be Logic Pro X. The effects and instruments are second to none at this price point. You could try and go cheap with MainStage and use the Mac as just an instrument but I still prefer Logic as a DAW to everything else. Well, ableton Live for speaking to a very different area in my brain is a great addition :phones:
..off to play with my music toys - personal music endeavors, as well as library music production.
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Michael L
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Postby Michael L; Sun May 29, 2016 12:08 am Re: Which Mac only VSTs(particularly for now)& VIs rock?

I realize you only want VSTs, but Metasynth is a great standalone choice, and be sure to also get Xx for midi sequencing and conversion. Note, Metasynth plays AU instruments so if you include AU then definitely get Michael Norris' SoundMagic Spectral suite! Both run great on a 2012 Mac, and together will send you into a sonic dimension you could never reach with other software.
Edit: the current version of Logic and Mainstage require Mavericks (10.9.5) and quadcore helps a lot.
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