Tappistry wrote:kbaccki wrote:+1 ToneBoosters plugs.
I'm also fond of the Plug & Mix VIP bundle: http://www.plugandmix.com/products/b888-VIP-Bundle
Not all winners, but definitely some very useful plugs in there... modulation, basic verbs, eq's, saturators... I use the Dimension 3D plug ALL the time, and similarly for the Digital Reverb... and many times Clarisonix, Analoger, Liquid Air Q, Multi Tap Delay, Monster Boost, and several others. The only thing I would suggest is that I'm biased on the price. I picked up the bundle a few years ago for $99 on sale... if you can wait a few months for a sale and get it for 1/2 price or less, IMO a no-brainer. All the plugs are demoable...
VIP bundle is underrated imo. Especially for hobbyists or if you're just getting started with third-party plugins. Have you tried the rotary simulator? Also a fan of the Digital Plate and the Echoflex like you mentioned. Stereolizer gets a great result so quickly, it feels like cheating.
I picked up my bundle here for $60.
Yes.. I've used rotary for some guitar stuff, echo flex definitely, stereolizer quite a bit in combination with dimension 3D, moogy filter, retro eq and retro filter, and even tonestack for some quick and dirty guitar/bass amp. Off the top of my head I'd say I use 25% of the bundle consistently across my projects at this point. Easy to dial stuff in... or know quickly that it doesn't work and go for something else.. perhaps more flexible option from somebody else.