Instrument and Effects true gems?

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
Dencheg
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394 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Sat May 07, 2022 6:41 am

Omg. I've just recently got acquainted with the art by "G.O.A.T. and your mom".
I think it's an oversight to use "Quack" in a product name :(
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killmaster
KVRAF
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2076 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Post Sat May 07, 2022 8:18 am

Tj Shredder wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 9:22 pm All Madrona Labs, all Unfiltered Audio
I'm thinking maybe all Devious Machines too!

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atya
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460 posts since 17 Sep, 2014 from LPGC

Post Sun May 08, 2022 12:10 am

Tj Shredder wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 9:22 pm All Madrona Labs, all Unfiltered Audio
Amen to that, especially Byome-Triad-Lion.
Let me add Tokyo Dawn/vlagd's plugins, above all Limiter6, Molot and Kotelnikov, each one of them second to none.
On the instrument side it's Synth1 that somehow manages to bring me back to the roots and to take a break from the supersynths on a regular basis.

My most beloved and used plugin though is Waves' TG12345 sort of channel strip, trippy as heck and on (almost) all of my tracks :party:

Rod Staples
KVRist
269 posts since 3 May, 2004 from UK

Post Mon May 09, 2022 8:36 am

for me it's Korg Wavestate Native

martiu
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33 posts since 23 Jan, 2022

Post Mon May 09, 2022 12:51 pm

Kaivo

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pdxindy
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21266 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon May 09, 2022 12:57 pm

PPG Wavemapper and Phonem

felis
KVRian
945 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Mon May 09, 2022 3:40 pm

vsti's - same as always - Matrix 12V and impOSCar 2. Since the last time, I'd also add GForce OB-E.

fx - I like most all of the Arturia fx collection and NI's stuff.
But if by 'gem' you mean something I always use, it's got to be the envelope shaper and multiband envelope shaper included in Cubase.

degreco
KVRer
12 posts since 30 Mar, 2022

Post Tue May 10, 2022 6:04 am

In terms of instrument gems which are a bit less known:

MNTRA Instruments from Canada. It's like a Music Studio with software, not the other way around. Everything recorded in ultrasonic quality to maximize sound design in their sampler or elsewhere in the chain.

Their sound sculpture packs are amazing, Oracle(x) especially.

You can catch some of their stuff on PB Sales.

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
5228 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Tue May 10, 2022 8:17 am

^^^
Interesting!
https://www.mntra.io/

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Boy Wonder
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89 posts since 30 Jan, 2021

Post Thu May 12, 2022 5:02 pm

When i first demo'd Oeksound's stuff (Spiff and Soothe), I thought, "Meh. Nothing to see here. Move along, folks." But as I delved further into them, I realized they were life-saving, or track-saving, tools. Same for Gullfoss. Same for my new weapon of choice - Adaptr's Sculpt.

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Unaspected
KVRAF
2681 posts since 4 May, 2012

Post Fri May 13, 2022 7:06 am

Fuse Audio Labs and Audiority's processors have really impressed my ears.

jjpscott01
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167 posts since 17 Jun, 2012 from East Coast US

Post Fri May 13, 2022 11:10 am

atya wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 12:10 am
Tj Shredder wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 9:22 pm All Madrona Labs, all Unfiltered Audio
Amen to that, especially Byome-Triad-Lion.
Let me add Tokyo Dawn/vlagd's plugins, above all Limiter6, Molot and Kotelnikov, each one of them second to none.
On the instrument side it's Synth1 that somehow manages to bring me back to the roots and to take a break from the supersynths on a regular basis.

My most beloved and used plugin though is Waves' TG12345 sort of channel strip, trippy as heck and on (almost) all of my tracks :party:
I'm with you on TG12345 by Waves. It sounds so good its and I always thought it needed more attention than it got.
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FogMan
KVRer
5 posts since 13 May, 2022

Post Fri May 13, 2022 11:43 am

Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology meets this criteria for me. Huge bang for buck, and a lot of nice sounds.

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BONES
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13374 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sun May 15, 2022 6:45 pm

Another one I just thought of that definitely qualifies is FBM's MonoFury. I doubt it sounds much like a Mono/Poly but it's a great little synth in its own right and its four oscillators can put a lot of 8 voice unison to shame when it comes to sounding BIG. I've retrospectively added it to my original list.
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Kalamata Kid
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5228 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Sun May 15, 2022 7:03 pm

Art Vera has one of the warmest ambient plugins.
Listen to the MP3 DEMOS:
https://www.artvera-music.com/art-pyrit ... ument.html

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