What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

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What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by Ill Frequencies » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:57 pm

I am looking at expanding my effect plugins as I have been using all of Live's effects for a while now and thought I would see what else is out there.

I currently have the CamelCrusher, Voxengo SPAN and Flux Stereotool (all freeware).

What would you ppl recommend as some of the must have/highly regarded effect plugins to have?

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by sexface » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:32 pm

I use Automat and TAL-Bassline a lot. They are free and really easy to use. I also use TAL's dub delay quite a bit.

Here is Loopmaster's list of free stuff. I'm still working my way through this list!

http://blog.loopmasters.com/tutorials/f ... pc-part-1/

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by difference » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:35 pm

Waves.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by mholloway » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:49 pm

If you don't make this question more specific, you're just going to get a list of every available plugin by the time this thread is done. There are hundreds and hundreds, and of vastly different types / kinds / uses. What do you think you lack / need?

One approach considering your broad outlook would be FX bundles, like Uhbik from U-He. Covers a lot of ground.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by Press Enter » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:40 pm

Reaktor, without a shadow of a doubt.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by timothyallan » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:41 pm

V-DJM is a must have

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by Theo Void » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:18 am

Fab Filter

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by Dr. Fluffenstein » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:33 am

If you have the dance music manual look into it, there's a list of tried and tested plugins in there, Rick Snoman's advice has been nothing but useful so far. They're a bit outdated but still worth their money imo. With that said, soundtoys plugins are highly regarded. And +1 for fabfilter and waves.

Also stumbled across this little gem today: http://www.toneprojects.com/products/plug-ins/basslane/ Really handy tool for tidying up your low-end and making it mono.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by c33 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:30 am

difference wrote:Waves.
Some of their plugins look pretty great, but I've decided I won't be purchasing anything that requires an ilok. I understand the need to try to protect products from piracy, but I shouldn't have to spend $50 just to use something I've already paid for.. something that could easily break or get lost.. something that takes up one of my usb ports and puts my licenses at the mercy of a company who--from the sounds of it--has a terrible reputation.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by kent_sandvik » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:18 am

audiomidi.com has from time to time really good/stupid deals on plug-ins.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by TenSquare » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:28 am

Voici mes "trésors":

Audio Effects
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- FabFilter :: Pro-Q
- Lexicon :: PCM Native Reverb Bundle
- Schaack Audio Technologies :: Transient Shaper
- iZotope :: Ozone
- OhmForce :: OhmBoyz

Instruments
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- Sonic Charge :: MicroTonic
- Native Instruments :: FM8 / Absynth / Massive / Razor
- Toontrack :: EZdrummer
- D16 Group :: Phoscyon

All the best.

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Re: What are some of the "must have" plugins for producing?

Post by Ill Frequencies » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:33 am

mholloway wrote:If you don't make this question more specific, you're just going to get a list of every available plugin by the time this thread is done. There are hundreds and hundreds, and of vastly different types / kinds / uses. What do you think you lack / need?

One approach considering your broad outlook would be FX bundles, like Uhbik from U-He. Covers a lot of ground.

-M
Not looking at getting any instruments as Massive will do me for now, not too sure what exactly im looking for just gonna see what everyone suggests then look into it.

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