Magic plugins

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
acousticglue
KVRian
870 posts since 27 May, 2008

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:30 pm

White Elephant Carve

christian f.
KVRist
176 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Re: Magic plugins

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:29 pm

Kush Audio Omega Series
Soothe
Gullfoss
Weiss DS1

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26826 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Magic plugins

Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:36 pm

BYOME
TRIAD
Replicant
BX_XL_v2

s28
KVRist
382 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Re: Magic plugins

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:45 am

Sonimus Satson and Britson. I really like their simplicity and getting a whole mix dialled in using them does something very nice. The filters are very smooth as well, great for shaping sounds.

pottering
KVRian
805 posts since 14 Dec, 2014

Re: Magic plugins

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:40 am

Cytomic The Scream.

(More for mids and highs than bass)

darsho
KVRAF
1622 posts since 14 Sep, 2007 from www.koeln.de/en/

Re: Magic plugins

Post Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:53 pm

Jeroen Breebart's Red Phatt Pro. I just never found a compressor plugin I like better on drums.

miloszz
KVRist
73 posts since 5 Jul, 2019

Re: Magic plugins

Post Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:38 pm

Audio Thing Reels - for me it sounds better than the other lo-fi tape plugins I've tried (DAW Cassette, Wavesfactory Cassette) and it gets there easier than Satin or Reelbus (which are useful for other things).
Vectomelt and Echomelt are up there. They all go pretty far in the lo-fi direction but in a more pleasant way than just adding nostalgic distortion or noise, there's a trippiness.

I haven't tried RC-20 and Goodhertz Wow Control but eventually I'd like to.

SoundPorn
KVRian
979 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:44 am

AirWindows Buss Colors4
Every Air Windows plug basically
IK Media The One
Vahalla Delay
Slate VTM

Kongru
KVRian
1092 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:59 am

One of my recent acquisitions, Black Box HG2 is like witchcraft.
Signatures are so early 2000s.

Ambiphile
KVRer
3 posts since 20 Feb, 2020

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:58 am

Noveltech Character. Super easy to use: just dial in character, target and mode knobs and any sound suddenly comes to life. Easy to overdo though, sometimes a very small bit already does the job.

profvonsok
Banned
13 posts since 29 Feb, 2020

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:05 am

MIA 925 Compressor on the master bus has been magic for me

Elektronisch
Banned
3902 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 am

My ears - works like magic, i hear the problem, i pick the plugin i need (usualy just EQ) and result is iminant.

i call this VST, "F*cking learn your speakers, reference to other tracks, make best out of your enviroment, dont search for 1 knob solution" all bits, all formats plugin :D

chroma
KVRian
801 posts since 10 Jan, 2010

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:59 am

PA’s DSM is pretty close... with the right curves you can just drop it on and magic happens (not just for masters, there’s a curve for an acoustic guitar that does wonders on my variance)...

Robmobius
KVRAF
3417 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:02 am

Gullfoss
Soothe
Black Box
Ozone 9
“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
― Christopher Hitchens

HansP
KVRist
207 posts since 9 Sep, 2017

Re: Magic plugins

Post Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:14 am

Some of these analog emulations are quite in the ballpark of "magic", now that we have years of experience with ITB mixing.
For me, e.g. Elysia Alpha, and Phil's Cascade, or bx Console N and Lindell X, they add something beyond what is obvious by the technical function of the plugin.
And part of the game is, that the creators of the analog originals trusted their experienced ears as much as they used math and engineering. If there were choices, and unexplained effects, they used their ears and emotional perception in a great way. And the hardware rewarded it, as it had so many complex features beyond the obvious. Now slowly, plugin math is keeping up, and includes a lot of that stuff.

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