Essential VSTs Recomendations

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  1. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Basically, I'm going to buy either Ableton Live or Cubase, because I currently use Reason, and it's really tedius not being able to edit audio in the sequencer, or use VSTs.

    And as Live & Cubase both support VSTs, I was searching through hundreds of different plug-in reviews and getting nowhere. I know there's loads of threads about VSTs on here, but what are the real essentials?

    Massive is already at the top of the list. Anyone got any others?

    Cheers
     
  2. Ketz

    Ketz Thinkin outside the box..

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    Kontakt is the daddy of all samplers, get the waves bundles as well, some nice eq / compression plugs in there etc ;)
     
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    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    all native instruments
     
  5. Bass Character

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    Only get Waves if you find your bank account is too full. I'd go for z3ta+ instead of massive. You get 3 more oscillators and you can load more than 4 of them without your computer dying. Other than that my other 'go to' plugs are ohmicide and sugarbytes WOW.
     
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    one more vote for Ohmicide. it sounds great, and its incredibly flexible. apart from distortion, ive been using it as a compressor and filter as well. love it.

    also im in love with Albino. 4 osc per layer, and up to 8 layers. Filters to die for, and great modulation matrix. Not too keen on its envelopes tbh, but thats just because ive been spoiled by the meters of massive.
     
  7. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Cheers for the help, I'll look at all the ones you've mentioned. and try out some free plugins before spending 200 quid on massive, but the 33gb kontakt does look nice.
     
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    Reactor Grits lick a shot

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    For instruments: Native

    It has to be Kontakt, Battery, Massive, Imposcar, Albino

    For effects: Native

    Look at the Sony Oxford bundle and Waves bundle.

    For DSP

    Virus TI and UAD plugins!

    It helps to use the right tools. So play around with a few to see
    which one suits your way of working!

    ez
     
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    kenyon @ The Crack Spot

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    id say z3ta+ is pretty much amazing. native instruments is awesome. theres another one called Cakewalk Rapture. i cant find it for the mac tho and that sucks. i cant really think of anything else right now :D
     
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    H*product Heavyweight product

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    +1 for waves bundle and z3ta+. the psp stuffs pretty nice too. very expensive though.......
     
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    sonnox eq
    predatohm
    dubstation
    Kontakt
    IXL analyzer

    ...pretty much all you need
     
  14. Alexi

    Alexi Drench Audio

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    Cheers mate, only heard good things about these, i'll check em out
     
  15. hankevans83

    hankevans83 jump up production!!

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    does any body know why some demo vsts dont work in fl8?? ime having trouble getting the ohmiced demo to work.
    any ideas??
     
  16. hankevans83

    hankevans83 jump up production!!

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    also is there a demo for z3ta+ pluggin?
     
  17. KEMZ

    KEMZ Blatant Royal Status

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    you can get Z3ta+ for free, no need to get a demo
     
  18. hankevans83

    hankevans83 jump up production!!

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    crackin ill grab that later then!!
    any other good vst's i should be looking out for???
    preferably free!! lol
     
  19. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    where? :D

    edit: @z3ta+?
     
  20. hankevans83

    hankevans83 jump up production!!

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    yeah i fort i downloaded it but it turned out to be just the skins for it! lol