Oldest plugins you still actually use

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Examigan
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4283 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:43 pm

What are the oldest plugins you still use? This goes for software effects or synths. I was wondering about this as I loaded up a couple of the old Sonitus effects in Sonar. Besides effects, I also use Minimonsta and impOSCar, though I now use impOSCar 2 much more. Over the past 2 years I bought Wavestation and M1, and I like them both (still wishing for better displays though). I didn't really use Massive until recently, but that's another one I've been checking out.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4696 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:00 pm

Interesting question.

I did the old move to 64 bit a couple of years back so there's only a few old ones I still use bridged;

Sampletank 2 - the patches still work much better than in 3, and there's a few I still like in there.
Akai Deccabuddy - still love it for vocal harmonies sometimes over MUnison, and the unison effect is great.
Spitfish - even though I've got Toneboosters 'Sibilance', this more often than not does the job with a minimum of arseing around.

Everything else is relatively recent I think.

egbert101
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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:04 pm

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thecontrolcentre
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22992 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:08 pm

Korg Legacy & Ohmforce stuff ... some Audio Damage too.

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8072 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:12 pm

ConcreteFX
iZotope Spectron
Vaz
Surge
Spin Audio
Elemental Audio

Dasheesh
KVRAF
2642 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:19 pm

Love this thread. Since I moved to all 64, I think the oldest plugs I still use regularly are bidule and blue cat.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13257 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:25 pm

I don't think the question actually applies to me. While I have a lot of "old" plugins, as far as release date goes, I've only been doing ITB recording since 2013. In fact, I'd say that most of the stuff I own is at least that old since I went on a spending spree right from the start.

Now all the old 32 bit stuff, I don't have because I started off with a 64 bit machine. So all of that can be automatically crossed off the list. But I have the Korg Legacy Collection (I know that's pretty old) and I think all these are pretty old too but I really don't know as I wasn't around when they were released.

A.N.A. 1
ABSynth 5
ACE
CRX 4
FM8
ImpOSCar 2
KarmaFX Modular
Massive
MorphoX
Mr Alias Pro
Sonigen Modular
Spectral
Synth1
TAL Bassline
TAL Elek7ro II
TAL Noisemaker
TAL U No 62
TCM II
TDM 3
Z3ta+2
Zebra 2

All I know is that all the above was around 5 years ago. Beyond that, no clue. And yes, I use all of that when called for.

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Robert Randolph
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2109 posts since 25 May, 2003 from Saint Petersburg, Florida

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:26 pm

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ccDuckett
KVRist
431 posts since 15 Jun, 2011 from Betwixt or between

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Probably the venerable AO Parametric EQ - it still sounds great to me.
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rod_zero
KVRAF
2874 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:40 pm

Largo
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Dasheesh
KVRAF
2642 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:42 pm

Good call on morphox wags. Amazing classic that gets over looked.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
13257 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:49 pm

Dasheesh wrote:Good call on morphox wags. Amazing classic that gets over looked.
Yeah. A shame about Linplug.

nordickvr
KVRian
918 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:07 pm

PSP Vintage Warmer.
Still using!

himalaya
KVRAF
4808 posts since 23 Mar, 2006 from pendeLondonmonium

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:08 pm

An old plugin I would STILL like to use is RGC Audio's Z3ta+. I would like to use but don't, since I originally bought the windows version, and now I'm on Mac and have no access to it. I've never upgraded to the Cakewalk version either.
I do miss this synth and it would be my old plugin which 'I still use it', if I could.

Otherwise, it must be Alchemy v1 and Tassman.
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Examigan
KVRAF
4283 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:21 pm

himalaya wrote:An old plugin I would STILL like to use is RGC Audio's Z3ta+. I would like to use but don't, since I originally bought the windows version, and now I'm on Mac and have no access to it. I've never upgraded to the Cakewalk version either.
I do miss this synth and it would be my old plugin which 'I still use it', if I could.

Otherwise, it must be Alchemy v1 and Tassman.
Good one! I forgot about Z3ta+. It was one of the first really great plugins...(for me anyway).
Also, Alchemy is of course still great if you were lucky enough to have bought it before they went to Apple. :wink:

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