VSTs you can't live without.

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
feyshay
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Post by feyshay » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:18 pm

Let's see...
First would have to be PSP Master Pack and then Vintage Warmer.
Yeah, I like the PSP stuff--Lexicon 84 and Nitro.
Voxengo's Elephant and Pristine Space Light.
Elemental Audio's Firium and Inspector. I also like Neodynium (but probably could live without).
Operator.

ChiDJ
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Post by ChiDJ » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:20 pm

I can't believe no one has mentioned iDrum...cheap, ($50.00) and loads of samples.

MOTU: Mx4 FM synth hEaven

adam jay is right about Hydratone. Got Hydratone and Valvetone in a group buy from Osx for like $89.00 a few months ago - these plugs rock.

and now the obligatory, "this is all my shit" list:

UAD ultra pack - Loves it!

POCO firewire - with Sony Inflator and VIRUS (sweet! as good as my hardware VIRUS)

MOTU - MachV

Crystal

Stylus RMX

Wizoo - Latigoo - beautiful latin drums and great Stage arrangement feature

and, just to make a point, HARDWARE

Mackie Control
MicroKorg
KORG MicroKontrol
EMU:
EMAX II
Proteus
Orbit
PLanet Phat
Planet Earth
Virtuoso
NORD Lead (Love the knobs)
Roland JD990
DM5
Novation -
Bass-Station original analog keyboard (2) - sweet LIVE Bass
Novation Drum Station - 808's and 909's

and several more I can't remember.

HardWare = knobs, truly phat sound and no CPU drain.

OKay my horn has been honked.
"Let you're body feel the sound! Let it cover you up and down!"

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Post by summersc2002 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:22 pm

Battery 2

Abysnth 3


Kontakt 2

thats all you need!
some kind of emachine computer/ pentium 4/ 2.53 ghz/ 100gb HD/ 150gb HD/ 1gb RM/ live 5/ Ni Komplete 2/ delta 1010/ triggerfinger/ keystation pro 88/nord lead 2 rack

ernene
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Post by ernene » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:18 pm

String Studio
Ultra Analog
Lounge Lizard
Microtonic
Operator And Live's effects
Sonalksis SV315 Compressor
WaveArts Trackplug
Reaktor 5

Won't need anything else for a while (maybe a good reverb?!), except Live 6 (and 7, and..)

:D

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Post by cane creek » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:57 pm

ernene wrote:String Studio
Ultra Analog
Lounge Lizard
Microtonic
Operator And Live's effects
Sonalksis SV315 Compressor
WaveArts Trackplug
Reaktor 5

Won't need anything else for a while (maybe a good reverb?!), except Live 6 (and 7, and..)

:D
The 'space master 2' reverb is pretty cool in Reaktor 5
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Post by atomic » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:02 pm

there is always stuff I will try but this is what is what is at the heart of my studio.

Instruments

impOSCar
Minimonsta
Powercore Virus
Drumatic 3
Drumatic 22



FX and foax outboard gear

Powercore...
clasic verb
EqSat
Voice Strip

UAD-1.....
1176SE
LA2A
And i MUST GET the precision limiter as well as the Plate 140 ok and the Precision EQ

all the other stuff I need i can get from live 90% of the time if i think about it.[/b]
ABIT NF7+AMDXP@2500, RME Multiface, TC Powercore Element+Virus, UAD-1, Nord Lead2, Reason2.5, impOSCar, Microtonic, Reaktor5 and some other stuff...

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Post by djadonis206 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:27 pm

microtonic

and

digitalfish - compressor
Ableton | Elektron

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Post by Machinate » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:39 pm

hmmm. My list of plugin faves seems to change weekly...
Currently:
---vsti---
Pro-53 - for nice, easy operation, a billion presets and low-low cpu-usage - about the same cpu as simpler!
SampleTank 2XL - bread and butter stuff, I use the percussion a lot
MicroTonic - best damned synth-drum thingy out there, and it's cheap!
Weird Noise Machine - does what it says on the tin, and a lot better than most modulars - and FREEE!
Lounge Lizard

---vst--- (freeee!!)
BufferOverride
Supatrigga
Skidder
Reversinator
Elottronix XL
Mashup
RedneF Twin
Bionic Delay
*ANGSTROLOOPER*
---not free, but brilliant- ----
And psp mixpack, plus the RONIN modular delay, and OHMboys delay
mbp 2.66, osx 10.6.8, 8GB ram.

sp0bjogu
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Post by sp0bjogu » Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:54 pm

LinPlug Albino

/sp0

tokyojoe
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Post by tokyojoe » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:48 pm

Stylus RMX
Atmosphere
Trilogy
Absynth 3
Darbuka :D
Rack DAW: Athlon X2 4600, Asus A8V, 2GB RAM, Antec Take 3, MOTU828MKII, UAD-1, BCF2000
Mobile DAW: Asus W3V, 2GHz Pentium M, 1.5GB RAM, Echo DJ

PJarrett
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Post by PJarrett » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:31 pm

My needs are simple:

Reason
Reaktor Session
Absynth

SonnyBonnier
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Post by SonnyBonnier » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:38 pm

Trilogy
Atmosphere
Battery

and

ImpOSCar, dammit! How come no one has mentioned it?

SonnyBonnier
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Post by SonnyBonnier » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:39 pm

kuniklo wrote:impOSCar
Ok... sorry... about that...

ztutz
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Post by ztutz » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:34 am

Stylus RMX - the chaos feature cannot be beat for hand percussion, hats, any kind of fill

PSP Nitro and VintageWarmer - high quality DSP code

Garritan Personal Orchestra - move beyond wooden velocity-controlled samplers

StringTheory - I use this to double synths all the time

Former Pharaoh
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Post by Former Pharaoh » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:48 am

This has got to be the best VST synth EVER
http://www.jam-world.de/index.php?actio ... ta=15&s=de

It's a bit difficult to figure out but you should get the hang of it.


Synth 1...sounds great and intuitive

DR. Fusion... only wish I could load my own samples but other than that, i use it extensively

Anything by G Media (Imposcar, Oddity etc.)

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