Who as tried Arturia FX? How do they compare to waves and soundtoys. thanks!!

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KVRer
7 posts since 27 Mar, 2021

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:21 am

Who as tried Arturia FX? How do they compare to waves and soundtoys. thanks!!

KVRian
652 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:15 am

I think pretty good overall. Their delays are really growing on me...

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KVRAF
10924 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:32 am

They’re very good, but be careful. If you buy the FX Collection, you will find out that it doesn’t include all their effects, for some reason. It gets pretty expensive if you want them all. Still, worth it.
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KVRian
650 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:43 am

I have the Arturia ones and like the enough that I've never been bothered to try Soundtoys or Waves. Not sure what sort of endorsement that is but there you go.

KVRian
652 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:45 am

zerocrossing wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:32 am
They’re very good, but be careful. If you buy the FX Collection, you will find out that it doesn’t include all their effects, for some reason. It gets pretty expensive if you want them all. Still, worth it.
Sometimes they bundle them together, that's how I got them. The new ones are really nice, too.

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KVRAF
10924 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:54 pm

gondii wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:45 am
zerocrossing wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:32 am
They’re very good, but be careful. If you buy the FX Collection, you will find out that it doesn’t include all their effects, for some reason. It gets pretty expensive if you want them all. Still, worth it.
Sometimes they bundle them together, that's how I got them. The new ones are really nice, too.
I got them in two bundles, the FX Collection, and the “Three Modulation Effects” bundle. What made me the most angry was that I already owned the Preamp bundle and there was no cross grade, so I said, “f’m” and bought the FX Collection used, but I paid full price for the Modulation Effects. I couldn’t sell the Preamp bundle so I gave it to Loutza. (RIP)
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KVRAF
4248 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:59 pm

I like them - pretty solid sound and feature-set and I like GUIs. They are more "middle of the road" good quality vs being experimental or high in character like Soundtoys. Waves is a joke compared to the Arturia effects, IMO. YMMV

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KVRAF
5718 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 am

I had the delays for a while. Pretty decent, but when I chose to sell off my delays, they went. (Valhalla and Permut8 stayed.)

I use Plate-140, which was a holiday gift, pretty regularly.

KVRer
7 posts since 23 May, 2013

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:21 am

I have and use all 3 brands. Arturia FX sound much higher quality to me. You can drive all of them and they sound really cool. The spring verb is especially good. I'd say the modelling is a big step up from the other 2 brands. They can also be more CPU intensive.

KVRAF
20705 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:23 pm

I love all three companies. I do however think it's a bit weird to compare the Arturia FX to Waves in general - makes imo very little sense to be tbh. The former are a few years old at the most, much of the Waves stuff is pretty old by now (decades basically). Some of the newer Waves stuff however is of the highest analog-emulating quality and easily on par with the Arturia stuff - e.g. Metafilter and J37 come to mind (both are insanely good and tbh I rate these a bit higher than the Arturia stuff).

Soundtoys is great but imo not at all on par when it comes to analog modelling.

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KVRian
706 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:28 pm

plexuss wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:59 pm
I like them - pretty solid sound and feature-set and I like GUIs. They are more "middle of the road" good quality vs being experimental or high in character like Soundtoys. Waves is a joke compared to the Arturia effects, IMO. YMMV
Totally agree with this.
Waves are cartoonish. They over exaggerate the "character" of their models in order to hype studio mythology. I use a lot of Arturia synths and FX. I don't use or own any Waves or SoundToys.
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KVRist
374 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:49 pm

I own every Arturia plugin. The fx sound fine. They're not mindblowing but they are useful. I use their choruses a lot.

I'd put the on par with soundtoys and waves. BTW anyone that's says ALL of the Waves stuff sucks either hasn't actually tried all of it, or doesn't have ears (or monitors).

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KVRAF
2604 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:55 pm

I like them. But I don't find them that useful if you want to go bonkers and push the settings. They are very normal sounding and are difficult to make sound "bad". But they are not the best choice for sound design. For that Soundtoys wins hands down. Soundtoys can easily do both - from normal all the way to crazy.

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KVRer
5 posts since 16 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:07 pm

they look like they were made in synthedit. i can't believe i'm saying this about an arturia product.

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KVRian
1077 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:23 pm

Arturia effects are really nice. The delays are great!

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