Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

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Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by 8TROW8 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:15 am

Whats your most underated plugin in Ableton?

Mine has to be the compressor, after a solid year of learning the ins and outs of Ableton I'd say I'm still only beggining to learn the real power, function and capabilty of a compressor.

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by username652719 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:04 am

I'd say amp; certainly a lot of heart and soul went into such a little device that pack more code beneath the surface than most people give it credit for.

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by Auton » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:13 am

The multiband comp, use it on pretty much everything... Me wants side-chain on it though :P

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by djphenaproxima » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:56 am

The Reverb gets too much hate, IMO. It's not great for everything but I find it surprisingly versatile.

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by lunabass » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:50 am

djphenaproxima wrote:The Reverb gets too much hate, IMO. It's not great for everything but I find it surprisingly versatile.
+1. for a long time i never really got lives reverb and thought it sounded pretty average so i always used a tc electronic reverb. one day i decided to sit down with it and attempt to re-create some of my tc electronic presets. once i'd come to terms with the controls i was pleasantly surprised at the results.
actually it's now my go-to reverb and i prefer it over plugs such as waves renaissance verb etc
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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by savyurrecords » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:10 am

Utility - A great tool for fixing levels after automation.

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by aizo » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:40 am

redux is my fav plug. I use it on a lot of percussion and really hard synths. i like it dirty!
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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by eddiex » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:45 am

limiter! i also dig a little ping pong delay for drums.
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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by IP » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:35 am

savyurrecords wrote:Utility - A great tool for fixing levels after automation.
utility wont even allow you to set gain @ -inf


An empty rack for me, the ultimate automation tool! (really cant work without it right now)

I have it in every track, holding all my volume/pan/on-off automation.

Many times i also use different chains, each with a different automation!
Anytime i can go back and check which one is better, or move one of them to a different track.

the automation container

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by Rabalder » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:46 am

M4L

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by 8TROW8 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:07 am

lunabass wrote:
djphenaproxima wrote:The Reverb gets too much hate, IMO. It's not great for everything but I find it surprisingly versatile.
+1. for a long time i never really got lives reverb and thought it sounded pretty average so i always used a tc electronic reverb. one day i decided to sit down with it and attempt to re-create some of my tc electronic presets. once i'd come to terms with the controls i was pleasantly surprised at the results.
actually it's now my go-to reverb and i prefer it over plugs such as waves renaissance verb etc
I'm with you on reverb I've always found lives reverb ideal for what I'm doing. I had a play with logics built in 'verbs but didn't like them at all. Suppose it's all taste but I find I can get what I want playing with lives verb.

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by sporkles » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:27 am

Insta-phat (or EQ3, as it is more commonly known).

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by anybody human » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:54 pm

Rabalder wrote:M4L
That's what I was going to say. Other than that maybe Compressor.

Edit: I find Reverb works well for snares & hi hats as a return inside of Drum Rack.

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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by Cezband » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:22 pm

aizo wrote:redux is my fav plug. I use it on a lot of percussion and really hard synths. i like it dirty!
+1, redux is great. Bitcrushers in general are awesome, if you're trying to get seriously nasty sounds, or even add a little bit of grit to something which is pretty but too sweet.
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Re: Most Underated Ableton Plugin/Tool

Post by The Leveller » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:25 pm

Filter Delay. lovely.

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