What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

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badass_billy
KVRist
91 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 pm

Decapitator.

Usually the A or N channel. Blended in about 10-20%. Just until I can barely hear it, then dialed back a notch.

And light compression on the mix bus.

Bouroki
KVRist
216 posts since 16 Jun, 2013 from Morocco

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:20 am

peterdh wrote:I also do not like the damping effect of my higher frequencies and the "High-Frequency Trim boost" does not sound like a nice compensation to my ears.

Any comments?
Yes I don't like that compensation either. Better use something like SlickEQ after it :tu:

Softube Tape is amazing though. Really ended my quest for a go-to tape plugin. My tip is not to leave the Speed Stability fully at zero - moving it even just a notch will activate a whole lot of dynamic tape-y goodness :phones:

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Distorted Horizon
KVRian
1348 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:39 am

peterdh wrote:What are your favorites?

Thanks for your time :)
Compressors, limiters and tape plugins :hihi:

HansR83
KVRer
9 posts since 27 Jul, 2018

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:02 am

For me:
- Waves API2500
- Slate Digital FG-Stress
- SSL Native Stereo Bus Compressor

Sparky77
KVRian
836 posts since 29 Sep, 2006

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:08 am

The only one I like currently is DMG Limitless.
Have tried a bunch but Limitless can be tweaked to do what I want.
--After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

-Aldous Huxley

simon.a.billington
KVRian
1432 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:23 am

HansR83 wrote:For me:
- Waves API2500
- Slate Digital FG-Stress
- SSL Native Stereo Bus Compressor
That API compressor is quite flexible.

Most people don't know that the Waves API are one of their exceptions where that Analog switch doesn't just activate it's noise, but its harmonics as well. You might want to think again when turn that switch off because you will also be getting rid of that API harmonic character.

On the plus side its a modern compressor, circa 2000. So it's noise levels are very low, around the -100dB mark, so you can safely use a few of these and leave the Analog on to get those API harmonics.

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2849 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:30 pm

Bouroki wrote:
Softube Tape is amazing though. Really ended my quest for a go-to tape plugin. My tip is not to leave the Speed Stability fully at zero - moving it even just a notch will activate a whole lot of dynamic tape-y goodness :phones:
I'm the same as you.. a few percent of instability can't hurt? When it's just a smidge it gets in "fairydust" territory. You can't tell what it's doing but you somehow prefer it on (Waves Saphira has a similar control with similar result). Those are the best sweeteners. The 'Crosstalk' control is the same, a little goes a long way and it all adds up.

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exmatproton
KVRAF
2122 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:40 pm

U-he Satin

IL Maximus

SSL buscomp

Waves Abbey Vinyl

simon.a.billington
KVRian
1432 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:03 am

That Abbey Road Vinyl is pretty slick. I haven’t used it much as I should have though. Time to crack it out again.

I want to try blending parallel style.

Damn. It’s $50 now, I think I paid more for it originally.

acousticglue
KVRist
447 posts since 27 May, 2008

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:20 am

I use T Racks and always pretty much have but like add some wider stereo field as well. Some of these autopan tools are likely good to use subtely

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
23206 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:37 am

I'm using BX_XL_v2 quite a bit these days ... adds some stereo width while mono-izing the low end.

simon.a.billington
KVRian
1432 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:58 am

There is One from IK and bx_masterdesk. Both are great tools for the master buss.

Again, a simple plugin on the buss isn’t what “glues” a mix. That’s really a false idealology. It’s actually a multitude of things, but yes a little something on the master can contribute a bit.

s28
KVRist
122 posts since 9 Aug, 2017

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:31 pm

Airwindows ToTape5
BX console SSL 4000 G
Kazrog True Iron

jpga
KVRist
93 posts since 15 Mar, 2009 from sweden

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:13 pm

Fuse Audio Labs presents the VCL-25A Vintage Vari-Mu Leveler Plugin

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The Noodlist
KVRist
377 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

Re: What are your favorite “glue” plug-in’s?

Post Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:00 pm

LVC Audio's White pre, it can be pushed hard. :hihi:
Hardware emulation list. I don't really need anymore effects, I need to learn how to use those I already have.

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