Decent VST's for drum mixing

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  1. nr.williams12

    nr.williams12 New Member

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    So I've been running Ozone 5 recently but it seems the CPU usage is so ridiculous that I can only use it to do the final mastering of the tracks, and recommendations on some VST's (freeware or not) that work better than the one's that come standard in Ableton? Normally I just put an EQ and a bit of compression every now and then but if y'all know any good plugins for that, or anything else you put on your drums, letting me know would be appreciated.
     
  2. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    I've been putting a slight tube distortion on the drums channel recently and the multiband compressor in ableton is good too
     
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    izotope alloy is pretty decent for putting on the drum buss, or a good limiter/compressor
     
  4. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Lately I've been using Battery for my kits. A bit intimidating at first, but once you start exploring it's quite a genius setup. Being able to edit each sound within the plugin (as as add FX and such) is a huge plus.
     
  5. d-low

    d-low I know you got soul

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    yeah bit of tube saturation on the snare goes a long way
     
  6. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Oh yeah and parallel compression can work a treat also :coffee:
     
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    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    I typically put some tube or tape distortion/saturation, extremely subtle eq, and very tiny amount of reverb, on my master drum buss followed by light compression.