Where have you been all my life?!

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KVRist
94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:27 am

Hi All,

Since joining on KVR I’ve discovered so many companies & developers that make plugins/VST’s that I’d never come across in all my years of music making. It was like another world/level that I knew nothing about.

I’m really interested in hearing about your favourites that maybe aren’t as well known as some companies.

It’s not about being negative or dumping on popular choices, more about recognising or recommending a developer or a plug-in, maybe that does things a bit differently, that you wish you’d discovered years ago and went….

‘Where have you been all my life?’

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KVRist

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94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:27 am

I’ll start off with the Goodhertz range. I came for the Vulf Compressor off the back of the 303 Vinyl Sim algorithm but I’ll stay for everything else too. I can’t find a plug-in that they make that I wouldn’t want or use. Truly useful stuff but I’d never heard of them 3 months ago.

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KVRist

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94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:45 am

I think the guy at Sound Dust is great too, I love the unconventional approach to his instruments - they feel like actual instruments rather than just devices in Kontakt.

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KVRian
1233 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:24 pm

I like Parallåx-Audio's Virtual Sound Ståge 2 a lot.
It generates early reflections for each sound source based on where you place it within a virtual room, creating a 3-dimentional image.
http://www.virtualsoundstage.com/
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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KVRAF
3795 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:09 pm

PSP PianoVerb 2 is a combination of reverb and tuned resonator with many detailed controls.
buying happiness

KVRist
31 posts since 16 Mar, 2021

Post Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:45 pm

As a piano player first and music producer second, I love Pianoteq by Modartt. When I just feel like playing a bit, I open the standalone app. Sounds great, tells me the chords I'm using, and default records everything I'm playing, so I can quickly export MIDI file to the DAW if I just came up with something I like.
https://www.modartt.com/pianoteq

KVRist
50 posts since 27 Sep, 2021

Post Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:18 pm

Michael L wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:09 pm
PSP PianoVerb 2 is a combination of reverb and tuned resonator with many detailed controls.
Pretty badass!

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KVRAF
5218 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:55 pm

Psychic Modulation.

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KVRist

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94 posts since 7 Feb, 2021

Post Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:39 am

e@rs wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:55 pm
Psychic Modulation.
Thanks - Just had a look of the back of that and they are great. They absolutely nail the vibe with Phonorec that so many others go after.

KVRist
31 posts since 16 Mar, 2021

Post Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:52 am

Plogue's whole line-up. The Chipsynths sound like my childhood, Sforzando has some nice free and third-party libraries, and just for fun I like Chipspeech or the free Alter/Ego.
https://www.plogue.com/

KVRAF
6564 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:41 pm

Not mentioned as often as others, but it's a favorite of mine for guitars.

Musiclab.
https://www.musiclab.com/
(Caveat: They're NFR licenses.)

KVRian
1002 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:30 pm

Valhalla DSP. Psychic Modulation. Scaler 2. Kush. ProQ3 (specifically). Fuse Audio. Reverb Foundry HDCart.

Just a few.

KVRist
159 posts since 19 Aug, 2021

Post Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:27 pm

I got Klanghelms SDDR Tube for free with my PreSonus hardware. Never knew about this developer, but hot damn this is a good saturator.

If you have access to Presonus Studio Magic, get it there, otherwise you can pick it up for cheap second hand (like 5$) and upgrade it to full for 18$. For what this plugin does, this is mindblowing value.

Banned
393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:07 am

Plugin Boutiques Radio

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KVRAF
31167 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:12 am

Unfiltered Audio
Inear Display
Glitchmachines
Audiority

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