Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

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Brandon203113
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58 posts since 25 Sep, 2018

Post Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:44 pm

Just curious which plugins you guys choose to use on your stereo bus and why?
Maybe add why you use that specific plugin compared to other ones that sort of do the same thing

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Deep Purple
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763 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:50 am

None. I’ll take my final mix into iZotope Ozone to master it and that’s the only place I’ll put anything on the master bus.
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Ploki
KVRian
643 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:40 pm

Voxengo Span and Corellometer, so I can quickly take a peek at spectrum or stereo coherence.

garryknight
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1135 posts since 6 Jan, 2015 from London, England

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:53 pm

Ozone Elements and Youlean Loudness Meter does it for me.

MogwaiBoy
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3026 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:01 pm

SPAN
ISOL8
Tonal Balance Control

sometimes a VU meter
sometimes that Vengence CM Scope suite

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bmanic
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8292 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 pm

.. you pussies. :hihi:

MJUC
SDRR2
Pro-Q3
Acustica Audio various bits and pieces depending on track (usually 2 to 5 plugins)
Kush preamps in standby in case I need some more fluff
Kazrog TrueIron (almost always engaged)
Overloud 670 in standby
FuseAudio VCL-864U and VQA-154
Somekind of reverb on standby for tiny amounts of extra glue (very low level, down into the noisefloor).. usually Seventh Heaven
Thimeo Stereo Tool on standby for "secret sauce" stereo manipulation and possible clipping as well
DMG Audio secret plugin
Pro-L2 for limiting

.. not necessarily in this order.

I'll be adding Gullfoss as soon as it hits Windows.
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e@rs
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3935 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:40 am

bmanic wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 pm
DMG Audio secret plugin
:?: Available or yet to be released?

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
3026 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 pm

Hah! Only if I'm not producing, mixing and mastering in the same session file. Otherwise it's a clean master bus for export and importing into a new mastering sesh.

Which mode in True Iron do you use on the master? I bought it recently but I'm finding it a bit weird on a whole mix, even at 5-10% mix. Was expecting subtle but it's not really.

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BONES
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7692 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:18 pm

The first thing I add to any project is a brick wall limiter, the one that comes with Orion, on the main output. That way I don't have to worry about levels until I am ready to worry about levels. When we play live, most of our songs have that limiter plus Slam Dawg Pro, just to add a bit of spice and glue to the bottom end. When I am ready to render a song, I turn the level down until the brick wall limiter's needle only moves occasionally, so that it takes care of any stupid transients without having an audible effect on the mix. I do my mastering in standalone Ozone, mostly relying on Track Assistant to set it up but also with a bit of my own tweaking. Then I bring it into Audition, where I do final gain matching with the rest of the songs on the album, using Audition's hard limiter effect.
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ramseysounds
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211 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:11 am

Waves L2 limiter just to catch any pesky overs. Nothing else. Save it for 'mastering'.
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

OhmAgar
KVRer
13 posts since 31 Dec, 2018

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:02 am

I mostly have a Tape-Simulation and Abletons Limiter on my master. Tape to get some mojo. Limiter to get peaks. Everything else gets taken care of in Mastering. If I already have something in mind, I‘ll delete the tape.

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AsPeeXXXVIII
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402 posts since 17 Aug, 2015 from Finland

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:00 am

A limiter.
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jochicago
KVRist
387 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:55 am

In reverse order:
- Isone, sometimes (room "feel" in the headphones)
- Span and Youlean meter
- Limiter (say, Barricade)

- Waves NLS (mojo and gentle drive)
- Some gentle compressor, like a varimu or opto, doing less than 2 db GR
- I've been trying to incorporate a mastering eq because I'm trying to learn gentle/broad eq techniques

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Mister Natural
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2348 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:59 am

in LIVE : Glue w/ slowest attack, fastest release, 4:1 at 50%wet > Overdrive @ 2% wet > EQ8 w/ high pass, low pass & a tiny dip at 200hz > Saturator @ 15% wet > VUMT Dlx @ rms setting for final leveling
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Hooj
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412 posts since 23 Aug, 2012 from Way Out West

Re: Which plugins are on your stereo bus? Why?

Post Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:42 pm

A brick-wall limiter

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