Oldest plugins you still actually use

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PatchAdamz
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4305 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:48 pm

V-Station and Bass Station still get use from me.
Both are good for Bass.

Miffyzouch
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Post Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:29 pm

It's a bit mind boggling to me now, but I actually paid for both the Sound Designer reverb and ES2 synth plugins which were made in-house by Emagic, who, at the time, owned Logic prior to Apple. I can't remember what I paid for the ES2, but the Sound Designer was around four hundred quid, which was a significant outlay for me then. I don't use the ES2 much these days but I do still use Sound Designer an awful lot. At the time (around 2003) it was positioned as a head-on competitor to Altiverb (released a year earlier), in what was then a pretty uncrowded marketplace of convolution reverbs. I still love its 'Large Spaces' folder, and the halls in particular are really very good, even now.

For third party stuff, I still have installed my (G-Media now G-Force) Oddity running alongside the Oddity 2. It is so modest in terms of cpu that I can run gazillions of them without ever approaching a problem. To my ears, there are very few soft synths that have come along that approach the musicality of the Oddity. Native Instrument's Monark has been the only plugin mono-synth that has grabbed me in the same way.

Really enjoyed reading this thread. It's great to be reminded of everything that has come, gone and stayed over the last 15-20 years.

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V0RT3X
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7098 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

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Post Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:41 pm

Oldest one that I still use.. hmm

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JerGoertz
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2133 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

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Post Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:28 pm

Absynth 2 - The modulation options keep it fresh-sounding. Or at least good-sounding. :D
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Jax Pok
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652 posts since 2 Mar, 2015 from UK

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Post Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:01 pm

Soundtoys bundle since about 2010 still my main effects.

Halonmusic
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1663 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:46 am

Jax Pok wrote:Soundtoys bundle since about 2010 still my main effects.
Not very old but ok.

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justin3am
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10448 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:14 pm

Halonmusic wrote:
Jax Pok wrote:Soundtoys bundle since about 2010 still my main effects.
Not very old but ok.
Well, it is for those of us who have been using them since the TDM days. The first time I used Echoboy on a PTHD system was in 2006.

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Bombadil
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1961 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:15 pm

Sampletron, within Sampletank 3
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Halonmusic
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1663 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:44 pm

justin3am wrote:
Halonmusic wrote:
Jax Pok wrote:Soundtoys bundle since about 2010 still my main effects.
Not very old but ok.
Well, it is for those of us who have been using them since the TDM days. The first time I used Echoboy on a PTHD system was in 2006.
2006.. thats pretty old indeed. :D

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

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:26 pm

I just remembered I still use Spectra, by Kjaerhus Audio. I don't know what it is about it, but it always sits nicely in a mix.
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pdxindy
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14018 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:39 pm

Zebra 2 - purchased at the pre-order price when v2 was first announced

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Ed A.
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222 posts since 27 Jul, 2004 from Outer Bongolia

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Expert Sleepers' Meringue & Augustus Loop

Halonmusic
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1663 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 pm

Analog Warfare v1 and v3

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Mace404
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354 posts since 12 Mar, 2005

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Post Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:05 am

Delay lama :clown:

Also:
Vanguard, Superwave TrancePro.

Got some more on my system still for legacy/opening old projects but I don't really use them on new projects anymore. (Variety of Sound stuff mostly)

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GaryG
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5697 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Kent, UK

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Post Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:28 am

Z3R0T0N1N wrote:ErsDrums by Andreas Ersson
Oh yes, and most things Andreas created really. I still have polyiblit installed, I think the sound is showing it's age (bit brittle?) but still has a place. And Lazysnake! What a versatile plugin, had such a nice low end I used it for bass a lot of the time.
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