Oldest plugins you still actually use

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imrae
KVRist
394 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 am

Waves Doubler is a star: good workflow for a workhorse effect, and still no real competitors. I can't find the release date but there are forum posts about it from 2007.

emef
KVRist
470 posts since 5 Jun, 2001

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 am

Touch The Universe wrote:I used vb-1 and quadrafuzz the other day in a track. Got amazing results. Not sure why I stopped using them.
forgot about quadrafuzz, i use it regularly, it's one of the main reasons i keep the 32bit cubase 8.5 installed
i'm not a fan of quadrafuzz 2

lolilol1975
KVRian
537 posts since 6 Dec, 2015

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:56 am

Brother Charles wrote:Guys! What about NastyDLA and all the other fabulous VOS collection?
I still enjoy NI B4-II.
I use Variety Of Sound stuff daily.

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Googly Smythe
KVRAF
2148 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:03 am

C1 (in gate mode) on every project;
Q10 now and again. Not so much since Cubase 7 (introduction of the new mixer).

Harry_HH
KVRAF
2892 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:04 am

Waves RenEq and RenVox
(Ren Maxx was my first purchased effect bundle, and most of the plugins included, have kept time pretty well.)

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1596 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 am

lolilol1975 wrote:
Brother Charles wrote:Guys! What about NastyDLA and all the other fabulous VOS collection?
I still enjoy NI B4-II.
I use Variety Of Sound stuff daily.
Me too. Wish he'd come back to develop new plugins.

yul
KVRian
846 posts since 26 Sep, 2002 from Montreal, CANADA

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:14 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Vortifex wrote:
asb2m10 wrote:SQ8L; to me this is an absolute gem. So sad that the code went to be abyss afterwards: either sell it or open-source it.

My wet dream would be uh-e or TAL working on the original code base for an 2018 implementation. It sounds like nothing else in the plugin market.
Yeah, same here. I wish someone would take it on and sort the GUI out so I could understand how to program the damn thing.
Same. It's a pita to program that one. :?
The only thing that needs updated is the filter which is already pretty good but could be improved.

Rest of the plug is 1:1 with real HW and should remain imo. 64 bits would be great. I still can't figure out why anyone wouldn't release this open source or delegate dev.. odd stuff indeed.

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toonertik
KVRist
336 posts since 15 Feb, 2017

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:33 pm

:oops:
Most of my VSTi's are old... we grow old UN_Gracefully together...
Synapapse Audio Jungalist and Plucked string (circa 2002)
Spicy Guitar... Revitar.
LinPlug's free Alpha and Oatmeal and OFC Crystal (but he keeps it fairly updated )
CakeW_Project 5's Pysyn and the Original Dimension both DXis and the original Rapture as well as Z3ta_1.5
AnaMark
FireBird... and if I am lucky a FatBird, sometimes>>> :lol:
CMPlay
Shortcircuit
ok.. ok enough of this... I did get some new stuff though...
Synthmaster (5 years ago but updated..) Thorn, Fathom and Iris2 cos they virtually gave it away in the new year
and SQ8L but that is 2006/8 so still quiet young in my collection.. I'll age it well though.
So I am all modern now... :o

cthonophonic
KVRist
118 posts since 1 Jan, 2018

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:03 pm

yul wrote:I still can't figure out why anyone wouldn't release this open source or delegate dev.. odd stuff indeed.
On the KVR product page for SQ8L, there is speculation that the developer, Siegfried Kullmann, died in 2014, though the obit that they link to is pretty generic, so it's unclear whether it's really the same person.

mumpcake
KVRian
614 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Triangle II
Rapture
RMV (Wizoo Platinum drum set)
Crystal
Synth 1

And of course...

Delay Lama
Even if the piano player can't play, keep the party going.
http://www.soundclick.com/mumpcake
https://mumpfucious.wordpress.com/

Harry_HH
KVRAF
2892 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:27 pm

mumpcake wrote:Triangle II
Rapture
RMV (Wizoo Platinum drum set)
Crystal
Synth 1

And of course...

Delay Lama
8) Which was the latest production, where you used the Delay Lama?

mumpcake
KVRian
614 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:12 am

I use Delay Lama like Daft Punk uses vocoders.
Even if the piano player can't play, keep the party going.
http://www.soundclick.com/mumpcake
https://mumpfucious.wordpress.com/

Z3R0T0N1N
KVRAF
3474 posts since 18 Apr, 2002 from British Columbia, Canada

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm

I don't think I've made a single track in the past dozen years without ArcDev ET-200.

Also Audio Damage Fuzz Plus. That is in just about everything I've done since its release, and I can't see that changing.

Oh, actually, ePhonic drumatic 3, ErsDrums by Andreas Ersson, and this weird little thing that I made ages ago in SynthEdit called Bass Pilot. I keep buying new things, but seem to just use the old ones instead. Maybe I should stop buying new things....
resistors are futile.
you will be simulated.

Z3R0T0N1N
KVRAF
3474 posts since 18 Apr, 2002 from British Columbia, Canada

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:38 pm

toonertik wrote:...FireBird...
hell yeah. I just used that 2 days ago, and it was the only thing that would do.

And SQ8L as you mentioned, whenever I bust that out, it just fits perfectly.
resistors are futile.
you will be simulated.

cron
KVRAF
3065 posts since 27 Dec, 2002 from North East England

Re: Oldest plugins you still actually use

Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:20 pm

Spectrumworx 2. IIRC the original version was the first commercial plugin I bought. So 13 years if we go from the original, or a rather less impressive 7 years if we only count the Little Endian (RIP) era. I only upgraded in 2014 or so. Still used very regularly.

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