What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

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SarahCommand
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72 posts since 16 Nov, 2016

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:20 am

Good morning #KVRCommunity!

I want to know... what is one plugin you absolutely can't live without?

Whether it's a plugin that helps with your workflow, a synth that completes all of your records, or an editing tool that makes your songs sound that much cleaner.

Let me know in the comments below! I'm curious to see if there are any go-to plugins in our community. (Or some surprisingly useful plugins that I haven't heard about.)

Cheers :tu:

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mellotronaut
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9914 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:25 am

Omnisphere: tons of sounds and presets, synth and sampleplayer, lots of great fx and you can mangle your own stuff with it. i start most of my tracks with it, because the sounds are almost always inspiring.
"It dreamed itself along"

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vurt
addled muppet weed
59493 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am

reaktor
the only thing it cant do is make me coffee :shrug:

Slaapstadseun
KVRist
159 posts since 9 Jan, 2011

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 am

Omnisphere 2. In 90% of my work, its the only synth I use.

chk071
KVRAF
22849 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:38 am

That plugin.
Last edited by chk071 on Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:53 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Hink
Rad Grandad
30655 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am
reaktor
the only thing it cant do is make me coffee :shrug:
look at your computer, look at your desk, look at your ashtray, look back at your computer, look out into the other room where your coffee mug is at then look again at your ashtray, then look at your computer...do you still want reaktor to make coffee for you?
I cowboy asked me if I can help round up 18 cows. I said of course, that's 20 cows

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vurt
addled muppet weed
59493 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Hink wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am
reaktor
the only thing it cant do is make me coffee :shrug:
look at your computer, look at your desk, look at your ashtray, look back at your computer, look out into the other room where your coffee mug is at then look again at your ashtray, then look at your computer...do you still want reaktor to make coffee for you?
well i didn't say i wanted it to, just that it cant.
but i also dont expect my coffee machine to be much good at slicing audio.
was just pointing out, that if someone is looking for something to supply beverages in the studio, look elsewhere than reaktor.

Mushy Mushy
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13812 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:20 pm

None. Serum is the bestest synth ever, by a long margin, but there was a time before it existed.
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Hink
Rad Grandad
30655 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:55 pm

vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Hink wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am
reaktor
the only thing it cant do is make me coffee :shrug:
look at your computer, look at your desk, look at your ashtray, look back at your computer, look out into the other room where your coffee mug is at then look again at your ashtray, then look at your computer...do you still want reaktor to make coffee for you?
well i didn't say i wanted it to, just that it cant.
but i also dont expect my coffee machine to be much good at slicing audio.
was just pointing out, that if someone is looking for something to supply beverages in the studio, look elsewhere than reaktor.
:phew: for a second I thought that said you needed to slice your coffee
I cowboy asked me if I can help round up 18 cows. I said of course, that's 20 cows

V0RT3X
KVRAF
8135 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:08 pm

vurt wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:30 am
reaktor
the only thing it cant do is make me coffee :shrug:
I'm pretty certain Max/Msp could make you coffee if you programmed it to.

A quick google search got me this.

https://docs.cycling74.com/max5/tutoria ... ter01.html

http://www.nearbus.net/wiki/index.php?t ... ffee_Maker

It would require a high level of nerdiness to implement this but I think it could work. I've never tested this or know really anything about Java or Max/Msp so I can't say for sure.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
59493 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:09 pm

my gf said im not allowed max/MSP
as the only time i leave the nightmare room is to make or slice coffee.

chachacha
KVRer
3 posts since 19 Mar, 2019

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:57 am

iZotope RX Series lol

Saukar30
KVRian
1247 posts since 2 Mar, 2005

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:05 am

Loudmax

Most of these synth presets are too loud to begin with and always clip or if you're experimenting its easy to distort and clip. I never keep it on a track during mixing but always when Im starting out by experimenting or designing I have to have Loudmax on.

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Spencer Maddox
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589 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:38 am

Mushy Mushy wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:20 pm
None. Serum is the bestest synth ever, by a long margin, but there was a time before it existed.
Woah there my guy. We are going Waaaay back now. That was like...2014.
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hivkorn
KVRAF
3248 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: What's the one plugin you CAN'T live without?

Post Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:44 am

Fabfilter one...cpu friendly ,sound really good and cheap !

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