looking for a good FX pack

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kbaccki
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2438 posts since 12 Sep, 2004

Post Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:03 pm

Tappistry wrote:
kbaccki wrote:+1 ToneBoosters plugs.

I'm also fond of the Plug & Mix VIP bundle: http://www.plugandmix.com/products/b888-VIP-Bundle

Not all winners, but definitely some very useful plugs in there... modulation, basic verbs, eq's, saturators... I use the Dimension 3D plug ALL the time, and similarly for the Digital Reverb... and many times Clarisonix, Analoger, Liquid Air Q, Multi Tap Delay, Monster Boost, and several others. The only thing I would suggest is that I'm biased on the price. I picked up the bundle a few years ago for $99 on sale... if you can wait a few months for a sale and get it for 1/2 price or less, IMO a no-brainer. All the plugs are demoable...
VIP bundle is underrated imo. Especially for hobbyists or if you're just getting started with third-party plugins. Have you tried the rotary simulator? Also a fan of the Digital Plate and the Echoflex like you mentioned. Stereolizer gets a great result so quickly, it feels like cheating.

I picked up my bundle here for $60. :tu:
Yes.. I've used rotary for some guitar stuff, echo flex definitely, stereolizer quite a bit in combination with dimension 3D, moogy filter, retro eq and retro filter, and even tonestack for some quick and dirty guitar/bass amp. Off the top of my head I'd say I use 25% of the bundle consistently across my projects at this point. Easy to dial stuff in... or know quickly that it doesn't work and go for something else.. perhaps more flexible option from somebody else.
You need to limit that rez, bro.

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8373 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:01 am

MXXX Core will be 50% off from 22nd Jan to 28 Jan
Get another 20% off if you use code MELDA9346328
So thats about $40

(This is a referral coupon but I ultimately stand to gain nothing as I am already an owner of the Everthing Bundle so will get any new updates, upgrades or additional plugins for free)

All Melda plugins are free updates for life

http://www.meldaproduction.com/MXXXCore

Tappistry
KVRian
891 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:26 am

VariKusBrainZ wrote:MXXX Core will be 50% off from 22nd Jan to 28 Jan
Get another 20% off if you use code MELDA9346328
So thats about $40

(This is a referral coupon but I ultimately stand to gain nothing as I am already an owner of the Everthing Bundle so will get any new updates, upgrades or additional plugins for free)

All Melda plugins are free updates for life

http://www.meldaproduction.com/MXXXCore
So if you own MCreativeFX bundle, would that effectively unlock the rest of the MXX modules in Core?

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8373 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:51 am

Tappistry wrote:
VariKusBrainZ wrote:MXXX Core will be 50% off from 22nd Jan to 28 Jan
Get another 20% off if you use code MELDA9346328
So thats about $40

(This is a referral coupon but I ultimately stand to gain nothing as I am already an owner of the Everthing Bundle so will get any new updates, upgrades or additional plugins for free)

All Melda plugins are free updates for life

http://www.meldaproduction.com/MXXXCore
So if you own MCreativeFX bundle, would that effectively unlock the rest of the MXX modules in Core?
Only those that are included on MCreativeFX bundle.

Tappistry
KVRian
891 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:01 pm

VariKusBrainZ wrote:
Tappistry wrote:
VariKusBrainZ wrote:MXXX Core will be 50% off from 22nd Jan to 28 Jan
Get another 20% off if you use code MELDA9346328
So thats about $40

(This is a referral coupon but I ultimately stand to gain nothing as I am already an owner of the Everthing Bundle so will get any new updates, upgrades or additional plugins for free)

All Melda plugins are free updates for life

http://www.meldaproduction.com/MXXXCore
So if you own MCreativeFX bundle, would that effectively unlock the rest of the MXX modules in Core?
Only those that are included on MCreativeFX bundle.
So I went and tediously counted. Looks like MCreativeFX would only leave about 7 modules left. Not bad!

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bharris22
KVRian
1398 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:29 pm

I am fairly certain that there have been threads explaining what the advantage of MXXX Core is over using the individual plugins in (for example) the MCreative Bundle, but can't seem to find any of them at the moment. Could someone kindly direct me to one of those threads? I don't quite understand the concept of MXXX Core over using combinations of the existing plugins.

Thanks!

Gone soft
KVRian
837 posts since 3 Oct, 2011

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:55 pm

bharris22 wrote:I am fairly certain that there have been threads explaining what the advantage of MXXX Core is over using the individual plugins in (for example) the MCreative Bundle, but can't seem to find any of them at the moment. Could someone kindly direct me to one of those threads? I don't quite understand the concept of MXXX Core over using combinations of the existing plugins.

Thanks!
You can make feedback loops of different kinds. There's several lanes for parallel and serial processing and offcourse combinations thereof involving feedback loops etc.
You get 16 modulators instead of "only" 4, and more should you "need" to by using extra instances if MXXXX withing MXXXX.
Also you can do multiband processing with different effects for the different bands.
Etc etc etc.
Edit: sorry I didn't direct you to one of the threads you asked for, but hope I summarized some main points for you anyway. ;-)
"Well, I haven't tried anything yet. I need to research solutions
first."

Sam-U
KVRist
45 posts since 8 Jan, 2018

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:04 pm

You absolutely can't go wrong with Toneboosters. The Dead Duck bundle is great sounding and very easy to use. Even the Blut Cat Audio bundle is worth a closer look.

If you're into modular fx then have a look at HOFA. They've released a pluginpack called System. You can use these plugin on their own or build up crazy fx chains with subchains inside the System plugin. The modules are very focused on easy handling with top notch audio quality and even modulation possibilities.

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bharris22
KVRian
1398 posts since 3 Mar, 2010

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:01 pm

Gone soft wrote:
bharris22 wrote:I am fairly certain that there have been threads explaining what the advantage of MXXX Core is over using the individual plugins in (for example) the MCreative Bundle, but can't seem to find any of them at the moment. Could someone kindly direct me to one of those threads? I don't quite understand the concept of MXXX Core over using combinations of the existing plugins.

Thanks!
You can make feedback loops of different kinds. There's several lanes for parallel and serial processing and offcourse combinations thereof involving feedback loops etc.
You get 16 modulators instead of "only" 4, and more should you "need" to by using extra instances if MXXXX withing MXXXX.
Also you can do multiband processing with different effects for the different bands.
Etc etc etc.
Edit: sorry I didn't direct you to one of the threads you asked for, but hope I summarized some main points for you anyway. ;-)
This is perfect- very helpful. Thanks!

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martinjuenke
KVRAF
2331 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Germany

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:53 am

NI Molekular is a pretty cool all-in-one FX suite for the wild side of sound manipulation.

Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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Jax Pok
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652 posts since 2 Mar, 2015 from UK

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:11 am

Soundtoys is my fave
Exponential Audio for the reverb and multifx.
Unfiltered Audio too.

zoogoo
KVRist
432 posts since 21 Feb, 2006

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:23 pm

these are really great suggestions, i like that many of them are free. a few im considering right now as well.

anything else i should check out? dont mean to be so FX greedy, but i need a big ole fix.

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8373 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:35 pm

Native Instruments Guitar Rig is very good.
If you like glitchy effects get the 'Traktors 12' add on too.

GR has a very good modular modulation system

virtualpt
KVRist
138 posts since 26 Feb, 2016

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:20 am

For creative weirdness, the Ina GRM Creative Bundle is great, especially Evolution: http://www.plugivery.com/products/p2487 ... ve-Bundle/, page says a physical iLok is needed, but it isn't, you can use computer authorization.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23087 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: looking for a good FX pack

Post Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:44 am

Soundhack free bundles are interesting ...

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