Recommended VSTs for minimal house?

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JKNOX98
KVRer
4 posts since 11 Oct, 2021

Post Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:11 pm

Looking for some effect VSTs, currently using Tantra 1, however wondering if any other recommendations out there 8)

morphex
KVRian
568 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:54 pm

I see you are new to KVR, so welcome. You can always find more features and functionality with a multi-effect such as Tantra. So I would suggest looking at other multi-effect plugins unless there is something specific you're looking for. Minimal House is a genre just as wide as any other style of electronic music due to all the different options available to us. Is there an example of what it is you're after, or are you just curious?

These are some of the plugins I researched, tried and ended up purchasing:

Boom Library - EnRage
Devious Machines - Infiltrator
Unfiltered Audio - Byome/Triad, Sandman Pro, Silo, SpecOps & Lo-Fi AF
Soundtoys - Effect Rack
iZotope - Stutter Edit 2
Output - Portal, Thermal & Movement

Those would be enough plugins to keep anyone busy for quite a while. If you're interested in effects and instruments, you may want to look into a bundle such as Native Instruments Komplete or Kilohearts Tool Box. I would also add that there is an incredible array of free plugins to choose from in the KVR Database from developers such as u-he and Valhalla DSP. That's always a good place to start your search: https://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/instru ... ree/newest

Good luck - M

JKNOX98
KVRer

Topic Starter

4 posts since 11 Oct, 2021

Post Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:01 pm

Perfect- I'll have a look into these suggestions!
Much appreciated!

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cryophonik
KVRAF
7604 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:33 pm

morphex has some great suggestions. I'll add ShaperBox from Cableguys for a nice suite of effects that would be nice for minimal house. And, although I don't own it (yet), the new Other Desert Cities by Audio Damage might be worth a look - seems like that could be a perfect delay (at a nice price) for minimal house.

psynical
KVRian
548 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from deep inside

Post Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:11 pm

you know what these forums need? Another name-a-vst list!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

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jamcat
KVRian
1376 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:12 am

For really minimal house you’re going to want OnePingOnly.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

Kinh
KVRAF
1763 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:58 am

Wha-sor-o-things are ya tryin' ta do with minimal house? I mean shit, you can use anyfin'. Are ya doin' loops and want a loop fx thang then sugarbytes has a few of those.

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digitalboytn
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2308 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:32 am

jamcat wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:12 am
For really minimal house you’re going to want OnePingOnly.
I was going to recommend using nothing,but you're right...

One Ping Only is the perfect solution...

Or maybe even One Pong :wink:
No auto tune and iLok free...

psynical
KVRian
548 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from deep inside

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:10 am

it's so hard finding good plugins these days. If only someone would create a website where we could find a few of these mysterious and elusive plugins!

JKNOX98
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Topic Starter

4 posts since 11 Oct, 2021

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:56 pm

Kinh wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:58 am
Wha-sor-o-things are ya tryin' ta do with minimal house? I mean shit, you can use anyfin'. Are ya doin' loops and want a loop fx thang then sugarbytes has a few of those.
My workflow at the moment is either creating sounds in serum/ using samples then using one of my effect rack plugins to manipulate. Use tantra a lot as its fast and really effective for this but was wondering if there was any other similar options out there!

acYm
KVRian
1188 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:42 pm

oldie but goodie, PSP N2O. great and useful basic set of presets vs other multifx where it's more flashy and wild.
a newer one, exponential audio excalibur, great sound and has been on sale a lot.

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digitalboytn
KVRAF
2308 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:40 pm

psynical wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:10 am
it's so hard finding good plugins these days. If only someone would create a website where we could find a few of these mysterious and elusive plugins!
:tu:

Soft synths are plugins are impossible to source right now and there's no information on the web at all...

It must be a global supply chain issue :wink:
No auto tune and iLok free...

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Spring Goose
KVRAF
2624 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:07 am

Reflex Pro X

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LeVzi
KVRAF
4091 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:40 am

I dunno why you'd want a lot of glitchy type stuff for minimal house.

Maybe get a really nice reverb, and delay, and just work on stuff to get your mix tight. Good EQ's for the makeup (EQuality / Pro Q )

Decent compressors (COMPassion / Pro C) or maybe some analog modelled gear for flavour.
"T!ts McGee"

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LeVzi
KVRAF
4091 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:41 am

digitalboytn wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:40 pm
psynical wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:10 am
it's so hard finding good plugins these days. If only someone would create a website where we could find a few of these mysterious and elusive plugins!
:tu:

Soft synths are plugins are impossible to source right now and there's no information on the web at all...

It must be a global supply chain issue :wink:
Yeah those damn HGV drivers not delivering them on time.
"T!ts McGee"

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