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What is one VST effects plugin you can't live without?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion

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71 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Postby writhe; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:02 pm What is one VST effects plugin you can't live without?

Non-native obviously.

It's your go-to plugin. It's the one you'd purchase 3 times if you had to. It's the one you use most often.

Just trying to get a discussion going here and get some ideas. Name your genre/style as well!

For me, it's the Sonalksis TBK3 Compressor - it's a monster. I use it for most everything. Second comes the OtiumFX Sonitex - great for making things sound a bit more vintage. Third comes You Wa Shock! - good for making things sound "tighter", for lack of a better term. Squeezes it all together.

Genre: everything
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6874 posts since 22 Sep, 2008, from Windsor. UK

Postby tehlord; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:04 pm

Pro Q

Every time.
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Postby VitaminD; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:05 pm

None.. there is no VST effects plugin I cannot live without.
"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best." - Henry Van Dyke
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1729 posts since 4 Sep, 2011, from England

Postby Kaboom75; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:06 pm

Soundtoys Radiator. I think or is it ValhallaDSP Vintage?

I like rock music and EDM and I'm getting into 90s video game music.

Radiator plugin is special to me I like to make my music sound none DAW ish I want it to sound like it was all done on hardware from the 80s and warm so Radiator is my warm it up hide the DAW sound plugin.
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Postby Sendy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:06 pm

The one I use the most is probably tone2 Bifilter. It's just such a solid and diverse swiss army knife and I use it for creative and corrective/mix control effects.

Genre: Nah. :hihi:
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3255 posts since 14 Mar, 2002, from Underworld

Postby DuX; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:27 pm

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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Mister Natural
1431 posts since 28 Oct, 2007, from michigan

Postby Mister Natural; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:29 pm

Adrennalinn Sync for my guitar
an expert only on what it feels like to be me
& you are who you google

1484 posts since 29 Jul, 2007

Postby vata44; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:30 pm

Pro Q
353 posts since 5 Nov, 2012

Postby OzWozEre; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:36 pm

tehlord wrote:Pro Q

Every time.

vaisnava wrote:Pro Q

Damn, sounds like I have to dig into the 'ol pocket and cough up some cash for these babies then.

I must admit there GUI/design looks simply gorgeus, and I guess, from all the +positive comments I keep hearing, they sound awesome too.

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3255 posts since 14 Mar, 2002, from Underworld

Postby DuX; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:45 pm

No, you don't have to. NyquistEQ is free to use. :)
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Postby firepile; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 pm

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Postby JeffSanders; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:57 pm

Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:58 pm

Another Pro-Q here.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
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391 posts since 14 Apr, 2003, from Switzerland

Postby Pädy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:58 pm

S-Gear. A real guitar amp in tone and feel - amazing.
49 posts since 26 Dec, 2012

Postby icantdub; Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:14 pm

I can't think of any plug that is absolutely crucial for me, there are always great alternatives out there.

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