What are your favorite instrument plugins?

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
KVRer
4 posts since 17 Jul, 2021

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:36 am

Pigments 3, Vital and Serum :)

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KVRian
645 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:19 pm

Factory, TAL-Mod, Massive X (coupled with Kush TWK), Iris 2 and Vital (only for pads) are my most used.

KVRer
29 posts since 28 Jul, 2021

Post Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:51 am

Addictive keys, serum and transistor bass in fl

KVRian
572 posts since 24 Apr, 2008 from USA

Post Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:21 pm

Steinberg-Wizoo Virtual Guitarist 2
win10 x64. cubase 10 x64.
gigabyte z390 gaming x, i7-8700k, 32GB,
2x 2TB m.2 nvme SSD, 1x 2TB sata ssd.

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KVRAF
6695 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:28 am

I've only got VIs I really like and have a distinct use for installed, seems some overlap here but I find uses for all of them, if even only a few presets that do something I can't replicate elsewhere...

ePhonic Invader2 - my everyday goto for regular, simpler sounds now.
uHe Beatzille - probably should look at the full version but this does enough, so many sounds.
Surge - if I want complex sounds then this suits me fine.
Aalto - gorgeous sound quality with enough quirk
Sonic Bits Exakt Lite - just lovely sounds and quick to use
DiscoDSP Vertigo - new convert, as above, love the simple resynthesis
Air Vacuum Pro - dirty and warm
that Proce-something freebie I can never remember the name of... dirty and warm again but with some great arpy goodness.
uHe ACE and Linplug Alpha - two golden oldies I still find uses for
NI Prism - sparkly goodness.
Cakewalk Dimension Pro and tracktion Complex - for when I want real sounds and don't want to dig through sfzs etc.
VCV...

and that's everything I think...

Edit: Proclethya - sounds awesome but not free anymore
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KVRAF
6751 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:10 am

Full Bucket Mono/Fury, FB3200, Tricent and Nabla
Novation Bass Station/V-Station
Virtual CZ
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KVRist
83 posts since 4 Mar, 2015

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:18 pm

Omnisphere, Pigments, Dune 3

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KVRer
19 posts since 22 Sep, 2021

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:07 pm

Obsession, Bitwig Grid, Kontakt+Spitfire and Slate+ASH Libraries, Repro-5

KVRist
183 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:12 pm

Currently I'm using a lot Massive X, a little bit the Reaktor synths. Along with Hive which is more wild on the transients so I kinda try to use less to save cpu with processing. Repro 1 and 5. Tal stuff here and there. Diva because who doesnt. I also lean to Operator for percussion a lot. Quick to program and make some noises that change every time and no need to open a vst.
And the last one all over my last tracks, the arturia sq80.
I think that's it ! Which must be around 20% of the synths I have.

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GRRRRRRR!
12572 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:31 pm

Phuturetone updated GR-8 yesterday and it has made it instantly more usable, now that we can modulate the filter and VCA with velocity. In just a couple of hours I found two new uses for it in some of the covers I'm (still) working on. It's got a big, characterful sound that makes it cut through mixes like you wouldn't believe, plus the GUI is gorgeous and it's got such a good workflow that I just want to use it all the time.
NOVAkILL : Zenbook Duo, Core i7, 16GB RAM, Win10(64), Evo8 | Studio One | JP6K, Union, Hexeract, bx_oberhausen, Odyssey, TRK-01, Vacuum Pro, Invader, Concept, GR-8, Thorn, Equator, VG Iron 2 | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Rocket.

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KVRAF
3086 posts since 19 Apr, 2002 from Utah

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:38 pm

I use linux native apps only, but my current favorites are:
Diva
Zebra2
Dexed
Surge
Vital
Tal-Sampler
LinuxSampler
Sfizz
Bliss Sampler
C/R, dongles & other intrusive copy protection equals less-control & more-hassle for consumers. Company gone-can’t authorize. Limit to # of auths. Instability-ie PACE. Forced internet auths. THE HONEST ARE HASSLED, NOT THE PIRATES.

KVRist
161 posts since 25 Apr, 2021

Post Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:09 pm

Pigments 3.

KVRAF
1891 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:33 am

This is the top tier list I made to remind my own self of my favorites. I have too many and can't keep track without a list.

Plasmonic
Conplex-1
Blinksonic Reaktor ensembles
Vital
FM8
ID700 IOS
Nano Pack in Reaktor
iVCS3 IOS
Wavemapper 2
Skanner XT
Absynth
Icarus 2
Pigments
Glitchmachines
Generate
Bazille
Zebra 3
Repro
Hive 2
Warlock
Massive X
VCV Rack
Reaktor with Rick Scott's ensembles
Reaktor with Everythingturns' MoGi
Virsyn AddStation IOS
ArcSyn
SpaceCraft

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GRRRRRRR!
12572 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:13 pm

You left out the kitchen sink.
NOVAkILL : Zenbook Duo, Core i7, 16GB RAM, Win10(64), Evo8 | Studio One | JP6K, Union, Hexeract, bx_oberhausen, Odyssey, TRK-01, Vacuum Pro, Invader, Concept, GR-8, Thorn, Equator, VG Iron 2 | Uno Pro Desktop, Uno, Rocket.

KVRAF
4977 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:58 pm

makes me wonder what the rest is, if these are the favourites

also...

Zebra 3
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