Wavearts trackplug alternative?

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ZargonTheMagnificent
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23 posts since 17 Feb, 2018

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:18 pm

Hello!
Is there anything like Trackplug, but modern? That plugin was so quick and clear and useful, but these days channel strips all seem to be designed like hardware, which I do not like for reasons of ease/speed. I also like a nice graphical view of eq etc
Any ideas would be great!
Cant afford posh Neutron by the way.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16054 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:34 pm

ZargonTheMagnificent wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Hello!
Is there anything like Trackplug, but modern? That plugin was so quick and clear and useful, but these days channel strips all seem to be designed like hardware, which I do not like for reasons of ease/speed. I also like a nice graphical view of eq etc
Any ideas would be great!
Cant afford posh Neutron by the way.
It still is :shrug: I still love to use it, all these years later. Very quick to set up some quick primary moves, and has lower CPU-usage than using an eq/comp chain in my DAW, and does the Pultec bass trick without having to load up a seperate eq :tu:

I could do with being a bit bigger, and I'd love to be able to break out the eq window for ease of use. Add in a mix knob to be aboe to set up parallel mixing on the dynamics, and some slight colour differentiation when switching between the three dynamics modules (Still, after all these years, occasionally manipulate controls for the wrong compressor :scared: ) and I might get another twelve years out of it.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16054 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:54 pm

p.s. If you want some of Neutron's features, the 'Elements' series goes on sale for very cheap, many times per year. The whole bundle is on sale at Sweetwater, for $29, which is great value:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -in-bundle

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ZargonTheMagnificent
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Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:38 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:54 pm
p.s. If you want some of Neutron's features, the 'Elements' series goes on sale for very cheap, many times per year. The whole bundle is on sale at Sweetwater, for $29, which is great value:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -in-bundle
Looks like a great offer, although I tried to order it and it seems that Sweetwater has an issue with providing the authentication details.

:(

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16054 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:03 am

ZargonTheMagnificent wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:38 am
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:54 pm
p.s. If you want some of Neutron's features, the 'Elements' series goes on sale for very cheap, many times per year. The whole bundle is on sale at Sweetwater, for $29, which is great value:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -in-bundle
Looks like a great offer, although I tried to order it and it seems that Sweetwater has an issue with providing the authentication details.

:(
Not sure what you mean by that. Have you tried contacting support?

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ZargonTheMagnificent
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Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:44 pm

Sorted now.
Thanks for a really, really good tip! Absolutely loving neutron so far! The other stuff in the bundle is probably good too, but I haven't looked yet.
Ozone is always good I suppose.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16054 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:28 am

ZargonTheMagnificent wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Sorted now.
Thanks for a really, really good tip! Absolutely loving neutron so far! The other stuff in the bundle is probably good too, but I haven't looked yet.
Ozone is always good I suppose.
Great!

I don't really use Neutron, as my computer is too old to sacrifice the higher CPU-load. I do use Ozone Elements and RX7 Elements, though. Great value :tu:

mabian
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1667 posts since 10 Jan, 2005

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:23 am

Still loving Trackplug here as well. I agree a bigger or scalable GUI would be killer.

- Mario

Ploki
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2239 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:24 pm

Voxengo Voxformer maybe

mike@manike
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544 posts since 12 Jan, 2005 from Leciestershire, England

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri May 15, 2020 7:34 am

Wavearts have just released trackplug6. Used to love this plug - used it all the time.


Trackplug 6 adds Catalina support but not a whole load else sadly. Resizeable would have been ace. Especially for that EQ.

Ploki
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2239 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri May 15, 2020 7:51 am

damn. i remember that plug.

i'm impressed that they actually released catalina support.

simon.a.billington
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1877 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:54 pm
p.s. If you want some of Neutron's features, the 'Elements' series goes on sale for very cheap, many times per year. The whole bundle is on sale at Sweetwater, for $29, which is great value:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... -in-bundle
Yeah, I’d suggest Neutron as well. The full version has a Mix Assistant that can help for speedy setups, but still offer you the control to change it later.

Scheps Omni is the other thing I’d suggest, it looks like a regular channel strip, but it’s really designed to be fast and flexible and isn’t based on a console at all. If you use his presets, then you can make use of that Focus button, that highlights only the primary controls you need to be concerned with to fine tune your sound, but the other controls remain accessible for further “tweakage”

Those would Ben my top two suggestions.

MogwaiBoy
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3403 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Mon May 18, 2020 3:16 pm

That is a bit sad that it seems like they've done the bare minimum required to keep the plugin current with operating systems, and that's all.

Infact have they done ANYthing new at all over the last few years? Convology maybe?

mike@manike
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544 posts since 12 Jan, 2005 from Leciestershire, England

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:36 am

I would totally have upgraded if they had reworked the plugin a bit.

I really felt it was a hidden gem of a plugin at the time. So flexible , sounded great with a clean UI.

MogwaiBoy
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3403 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: Wavearts trackplug alternative?

Post Fri May 22, 2020 2:55 pm

Really have to wonder about some developers - like what have Wave Arts done every day, 8 hours a day, each of them, for the last 10 years? Cuz these plugins are the same as they were in 2010.

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