VSTs you can't live without.

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SethAbare
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VSTs you can't live without.

Post by SethAbare » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:32 pm

Maybe this will inspire people to buy some of these fine products, or download demos to see what they are all about.
Please post; VST Name - Software producer - and a short blurb on why its a must to your software studio.

1. Korg Legacy cell - Korg - Something about this just sounds electric, I am very fond of the velocity customization, really something that not all vsts have.

2. Atmosphere - Spectrasonics - Very clean and well put together library of sounds, slightly lacking on features but really kicks ass with L5s new Arpeggiator.

3. CS80 - Arturia - Sort of the backbone in my aresenal, a real solid sound with a billion configurable features, including one of the filter/eq systems I have ever used.

4. Lounge lizard - Applied Acoustics - Just the best sounding electric piano for someone who can't afford the top of the line stuff. Honestly I think it sounds better than a lot of more expensive pianos.
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Post by braj » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:36 pm

Trilogy. B4. Synth1.

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Post by treysmith » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:40 pm

Arp2600
Absynth3
Trilogy
StylusRMX

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Post by djastroboy » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:31 pm

If you want to find these (and lots of other things!), look at http://www.kvraudio.com
The 'Why' is they are great instruments that, in most cases, have lots of patches available.

Drumatic
Crystal
Mr. Ray
Mr. Tramp
PPG Wave
synth1
oddity
wusikstation

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Post by AdamJay » Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:38 pm

Hydratone

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Post by mosca » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:15 pm

operator (not strictly a VST)
sub-duer
synth 1
ms20 (legacy collection)
and a jen sx1000 thing made by a japanese guy, forget the name of it

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Post by Nod » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:44 pm

As mentioned in the post above KvR is the place to check out for freeware & donationware goodies. A very short list would have to include:

FX
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Aodix Stardust - mastering
Angstrolooper - it loops!
Dasample Glaceverb - verbs
Devine Machine Minion - corking filters
DigitalFishPhones - just awesome
ElementalAudio Inspector - metering
Luxonix LFX -1310 - low cpu multi fx
mgAudio mgTriggergate - tarnce gate
Noiseware Tridirt - 3 band multi distortion
Paris EQ - ported from Creamware
SIR 1010 - grab the impulses from Noisevault
SonicAssault FiltSeq - stereo step filter/rhythmic gate
SmartElectronix - fab
Tweakbench - fab
Venusian ST Mutine1 - more filter magic
Voxengo Boogex - Guitar Distortion+Impulser
WhiteNoiseAudio Memory - Phatboy-esque Mousepad Fills?!!!

Instruments
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Audiobulb Sophia - Weird...but good.

Brookes & Stegner - Arpe2600va - cool
" - Minimogue - even cooler

Contralogic Pterosaur - mad 16 osc Orbital-y sounds

DMI Foorius - weird...but even cooler.

EVM Syncoder & Ultrasonique

GreenOak Crystal - great synth

HG Fortune - ASET
" - STS 17 - soundscapes a go-go
" - Swamp - metallic leads & pads

KarmaFX Synth - truly amazing modular

Karnage 1.5 - cool synth with in-built seq

Klangformer v2 & Klangformer Ninja - phat

Majiken - Heresy - noise synth
" - Subduer b6 - subtractive
" - Twitch - drum sampler

Novakill - loads of goodies

Odo - Seeq One - 303 goodness
" - Unknown - Phat

Polyiblit

Trubialabs - weird

Ugo - Motion 2.8
" - ReZ
" - String Theory
" - Texture 1.2

Xoxos - Steam - excellent wavetable synth

ZioKiller - Mr Ray
- Mr Tramp

All definitely worth checking out - hope a few old hands find something new and a few noobies find some cool toys to play with :)

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Post by AdamJay » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:49 pm

that is a hell of alot of plug-ins you "can't live without" !

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Post by braj » Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:52 pm

AdamJay wrote:that is a hell of alot of plug-ins you "can't live without" !
Seriously!

I really think there's just a few I couldn't find an alternate for.

I'd say my biggest 'plug-in' that I would miss most would be Reason 3.

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Post by montrealbreaks » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:35 pm

Can't live without: A limited list to be sure for me...

EQ4 (not really a VST, but a plug...)

Battery 2

Pro-53

Vintage Warmer

I could really get away with just that...

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Post by AdamJay » Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:38 pm

montrealbreaks wrote:Can't live without: A limited list to be sure for me...

EQ4 (not really a VST, but a plug...)

Battery 2

Pro-53

Vintage Warmer

I could really get away with just that...
yea, i think Live 5 and its included effects give me alot to work with, especially if you also have Operator. Add Hydratone and a really good limiter, and lock me in a room for a year ..... please.
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Post by teleken » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:05 am

Linplug/Rob Papen Albino. Killer VA, nice mod matrix, nice arpeggiator.

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Post by Nod » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:15 am

AdamJay wrote:that is a hell of alot of plug-ins you "can't live without" !
Sorry for the OT. Maybe I 'could' live without a few from the above short list - but I wouldn't want to :lol:

Twas more meant as a heads up for those people out there, esp the warez junkies, who think that commercial plugs are the be all and end all. As well as that I suppose there's a lot of new users out there who's first purchase may have been 5 and I just wanted to give a heads up to some extra toys.

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Post by kuniklo » Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:38 am

impOSCar

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Post by Machinesworking » Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:29 am

Filterscape- Uh-He - Filter, EQ, synth plugin, just a great set of tools! Very unique sounding filter as well.

Reactor 5-Native Instruments - It's a CPU killer, but very much worth it, very playable collection of tools, and customizable as well.

Absynth 3- Native Instruments - nothing sounds quite like it.

Zebra- Uh-He - fits into the mix like the others do not, and from what I've heard of Zebra 2! 8O

PSP Vintage Warmer- PSP- Basically it lets a person like myself achieve really good sounding mixes, can't ask for more than that.

Buffer Override - Destroy FX- I simply love their shit, this one especially. Image

Pluggo- Cycling 74- This one kept me using macs before they released a windows version, I'm a big fan of granular stuff, and odd ideas on plugins, these guys do that well.

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