favourite tools

Discussion in 'Production' started by c_bags, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. c_bags

    c_bags New Member

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    I was wondering what other people rated in the way of plug ins and what they use them for. So if any one can be arsed it would be nice to see a list similar to mine.

    DAW - logic 9

    Synths

    massive - basslines
    zebra 2 - basslines, pads and pretty much everything inbetween
    ultrabeat (the drum synth section) - making kicks and snares
    sculpture - pads

    Samplers

    battery 3 - drums
    Exs24 - breaks (when i can't b arsed to chop up and open in battery)
    kontact 4 - pads and atmos

    Eq's/filters

    Logic channel eq - pretty much everything
    fab filter volcano - bass and pads
    logics auto filter - bass and pads
    SSL channel strip emulater

    Dynamics

    Rough rider - used for compressing and adding tone to basslines and snares
    Logics compressor or wavs compessor - anything that needs transparent compression
    waves multiband compressor
    fab filter saturn
    waves L3 ultra - limiting master buss (normally to just get rid of headroom for playing to friends and so on) and sometimes basslines

    Distortion

    Camel phat - bass, drums
    guitar rig - basslines and pads (i like the modulation and delay units)
    wavs maxxx bass - on my subs
    logics exciter - kicks mostly but sometimes other things

    Reverb/delays

    Space designer
    Delay designer
    logics tape delay
    king dubby
    true verb
    zebra 2's delay and reverb are very nice as well

    Modulation

    mostly just the ones that come with logic
    guitar rig


    Things i don't need but want
    TB 303
    Emu 4
    virus
    mackie desk
    ozone 5 (mostly for harmonic exciter)
    more p0rn
     
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  2. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Synths: Albino 3
    Z3ta
    Korg Monotron

    Samplers: occassionally Battery, but tend to just drag audio into the DAW and make fx chains to suit.

    EQ's/filters: TAL Filter, even if it's just to turn the input drive to 2 o'clock
    Nomad Factory PulseTec EQs
    Formant Filter v1.0
    NastyVCS

    Dynamics: Nomad Factory E-Compressor (switch to rms compression to get up to -7/6 rms for exporting/home master)
    Kjaehaus Classic Compressor
    Mackie compressors
    Focusrite Gate

    Distortion/Saturation: Camel Fuzz
    Ferric TDS
    Nomad Factory E-Tube/Tapewarmer
    jb_Ferox
    TAL-Tube
    RP-Distort

    Reverb/Delays: Kjaerhaus Classic Reverb
    Nomad Factory Blue-Verb
    Nomad Factory BT Tempo Delay

    Modulation: Kjaerhaus Classics
    Nomad Factory mods
    mda mods
    TAL Bitcrusher
    jb_timemachine (bit crush/sample rate reducer)

    Voxengo Span on everything

    As you can see I like free or cheap. If I had money I'd grab a hardware synth or two (virus), sampler (emu) and fancy dsp software, but I don't really need any of that
     
  3. Eternaloptimist

    Eternaloptimist Active Member

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    daw- logic 9 express
    synths- massive, faw circle
    sampler- exs24
    eq- fabfilter, logic eq
    dynamics- logic stock plug-ins, cytomic glue
    distortion- camel phat
    reverb -airwindows, 2caether

    things i need
    slate vcc
    fm8
    LOGIC 10 haha

    i try and keep it simple with regards to 3rd party plug-ins
     
  4. billywhizz

    billywhizz E-MU !!!!!!

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    DAW - Logic 9
    Synths- NI FM8, NI Massive, NI Razor, EFM1
    Sampler - EXS24
    EQ - Logics EQ
    Dynamics - Cytomic The Glue, Schaack Audio Transient Shaper, PSP Vintage Warmer 2, Izotope Alloy and Ozone 4
    Distortion - CamelPhat , Sausage Fattner, Soundtoys Decapitator
    Reverb/Delay Etc Lexicon Reverbs, Soundtoys EchoBoy, Audio Damage Liquid

    Things I Want
    Mackie HR824 Mk 1
    Mackie Mixer
    Apogee Duet
    EMU - Ultra 6400
    Virus
     
  5. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    DAW
    Logic Pro 9

    Audio Interface
    Apogee Duet 2

    Synths
    Komplete 8
    Predator
    Albino
    Z3ta+2
    DIVA
    TAL-U-NO-LX V2

    Sampler
    EXS24
    Kontakt

    EQ
    Logic stock EQs

    Dynamics
    PSP Vintage Warmer 2
    Ozone 5 Suite
    Logic stock compressor(s)
    Sausage Fattener

    Distortion
    Sausage Fattener
    Logic Overdrive
    Audio Damage Kombinant DVA
    RP Distort

    Chorus/Delay/Other
    Valhalla UberMod
    Turbo/Turbulence
    KMeter

    Reverb
    TAL Reverb
    Logic Space Designer

    Wants
    Sylenth1...if I ever see evidence that it will be updated.
    FabFilter Saturn...fell in love with the demo.
    CamelPhat3...maybe.
    Camel Alchemy...maybe.
    Logic X/10 BWAHAHA
     
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  6. Altodnb.

    Altodnb. AltoDnB

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    Daw
    Ableton Live

    Audio Interface
    Fast Track Pro

    Synths
    Sylenth, NI Massive, NI absynth, NI FM8, Omnisphere, Zebra 2

    Sampler
    Kontakt
    Battery

    EQ's/Filters
    Fab Filter Q
    Fab Filter Volcano
    Ableton's Auto Filter

    Dynamics
    Ozone 5
    Fab Filter Compressor, Limiter & Gate
    Ableton's Compressor
    Sausage Fattner


    Distortion
    Guitar Rig
    Ableton's Overdrive and Saturator
    Ozone Exciter
    Sausage Fattner
     
  7. Innovine

    Innovine Active Member

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    Bit of an unusual kit list here, might be interesting to some of you...

    Daw
    MPC1000

    Synths
    Korg EMX
    Access Virus Kb

    Sampler and fx
    MPC1000
    Yamaha a3000 (mostly used for fx)
    behringer virtualizer pro (reverb only)
    alesis nanocompressor

    Drums
    Roland TD-12 electronic kit

    Distortion
    Line 6 POD HD500 guitar amp and pedal sim
     
  8. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    DAW - Ableton Live 8

    SYNTH'S - Rob Papen's Predator
    NI Massive
    Edirol Orchestral

    SAMPLER - Ableton's sampler / simpler

    REVERB / CHORUS / DELAY / EQ & COMPRESSION - All Ableton's native plugs (I find them perfect, and dont need any 3rd party plugs)

    MASTERING SUITES - Izotope Ozone 5

    EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT - M-Audio Oxygen 25 3rd gen
    KRK Rokit 6 Monitors

    THINGS I WANT - Camel Audio Alchemy
    A VOCALIST!
     
  9. JimpaDirt

    JimpaDirt Vettvilling

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    DAW

    Logic 9

    Synths

    Massive (Bass, Pads, Leads)
    ES2 (Mostly FX but leads and bass sometimes)
    FM8 (Bass, Arpegiated stuff)

    Samplers

    ESX24 (But mostly I just stick the audio on an audio track and mess about)


    Eq's/filters

    Logics Built-in Channel EQ (I also use this for making notch filters as I havent got any other)
    Autofilter (For standard low passing and stuffs like that)
    Frohmage (Same as above, but when Im looking for a different flavor)


    Dynamics

    Logics Compressor
    Logics Adaptive Limiter

    Distortion

    Distortion II (My main distortion plugin, I also use all the other distortion that comes with logic but I'm really looking for something more advanced...)

    Reverb/delays

    Logics Stereo / Tape Delay (For all my Delays)
    Logics Reverbs (Kind of depends on what kind of reverb I'm after as they sound quite different to each other)


    Modulation

    Rotor Cabinet (Great for giving a lead some movement)
    Logics Phasers and Flangers
    ...And the ones I mentioned in the EQ's and filter section.


    Stuff I want

    Ohmicide (Im really in need of some new distortion)
    Camelphat (As another new dist plugin but with the other great stuff thats in it)
    Albino (As another bass plugin, I've heard great stuff come out of it)
    Some kind of proper notch filter perhaps could be useful.
     
  10. June Miller

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    A couple of my 'go-to' plugins, that we almost never made a track without :)


    DAW
    Logic Pro 9

    Synths
    FM8 (Use it 80% of the time)
    Massive
    Synplant (Most fun synth I have!)

    Sampler
    Kontakt
    EXS24
    Izoptope Iris

    EQ
    Logic EQs
    Oxford EQ

    Dynamics
    T-Racks Multiband
    Izotope Alloy
    Dynamic Spectrum Mapper
    Slate Digital FG-X

    Distortion
    Amplitube
    Sausage Fattener

    Chorus/Delay
    Audio Damage - Dr Device
    Logic Echo (For a simple effective Delay)

    Reverb
    Lexicon PMC Series
    Logic Space Designer

    Other
    Logic Sample Delay
    Multimeter (Essental!)
    Brainworx Digital V2

    Wants
    UAD - badly!!!!!
     
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  11. Psychoholic

    Psychoholic Quantum Cunt

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    PROPELLERHEAD REASON

    And a Roland RS9
     
  12. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Mostly free/stock plugs with a few that I purchased.

    DAW
    Logic Express 9

    Audio Interface
    NI Audio Kontrol 1

    Synths
    NI Absynth 5 / Razor
    Synapse Dune
    Logic ES2 / EFM / ESM
    TAL-Noizemaker

    Samplers
    ESX24

    EQ & Filters
    Logic Channel EQ / Autofilter / Fuzz-Wah (Although, I use it more as a distortion.)
    Elysia Niveau Filter
    TAL-Filter 2

    Dynamics
    Logic Compressor
    Audio Damage Rough Rider
    FXpansion DCAM FreeComp
    SlimSlowSlider C3 Multiband Compressor
    Flux Bittersweet II

    Distortion
    Logic Overdrive / Distortion II
    Massey TapeHead Medium
    TAL-Tube

    Reverb & Delays
    Logic PlatinumVerb/GoldVerb/SilverVerb / Stereo Delay / Sample Delay
    XFER Dimension Expander

    Modulation
    Logic Microphaser / Phaser / Chorus / Ensemble / Ringshifter / Tremolo

    Misc. Stuff
    DestroyFX Buffer Override
    Bram SupaTrigga
    NI Absynth 5 (Running in effects mode)
    Voxengo SPAN
    Flux Stereo Tool

    Wanted Stuff
    Camel Audio Alchemy / CamelPhat
    Izotope Ozone 5
    NI FM8 / Maschine
    FabFilter Saturn / Volcano / ProQ
    Sausage Fattener
     
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  13. Datt Male

    Datt Male Active Member

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  14. Rajstah Vibe

    Rajstah Vibe soundcloud.com/rajstah

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    my fovourite tools:

    DAW:
    Ableton Live 8

    SYNTH:
    Camel Audio Alchemy
    Live Operator
    NI Massive
    NI FM8
    NI Absynth
    Camel Audio CA5000 (very old vsti, but still some cool sound in it)
    Korg Radias, MS2000 (very good for vocoding)
    AAS String studio
    AAS Ultra Analog
    AAS Lounge Lizard
    Reason 5 instruments (NN-XT, althoug, the Ableton sampler has almost the same features)

    Drums:
    Ableton Drum Rack
    DAW sequencer

    Distorcion:
    OHM Force Ohmicide
    Crysonic nXstasy2 (Armonic saturator)
    Shaak Audio Transient Shaper2
    SPL Twin Tube
    Camel Audio CamelPhat
    PSP Vintage Warmer
    Ableton plugs: Redux, Erosion, Overdrive and Saturator are also something that never miss on my building chain for a reece...

    Modulation:
    Ableton Chorus, Autopan, Phaser, Flanger
    PSP Nitro(out of production)
    PSP N2O

    Stereo Enhancer:
    Nugen Stereoizer3

    EQ:
    Ableton EQ eight
    Waves Q8 Stereo
    Voxengo GlissEQ

    Gate:
    Wave Arts MR Gate

    Reverb:
    Ableton Reverb
    Wave Arts Masterverb 5
    Arts Acoustic Reverb

    Delay:
    Ableton Delays (Filter, Simple, Ping Pong)

    Compressors:
    Ableton Compressor
    URS Strip Pro
    Waves (many differents on bundle, depending on necessity)

    Outboard auxiliary colouring fx:
    KaossPad 3
    Korg Radias

    Mastering Chain (in order of chaining):
    Waves Aphex Vintage Enhancer,
    Waves Kramer Tape Saturator,
    URS Strip Pro Compressor,
    Waves Q8 eq,
    Crysonic Spectraphy Limiter
     
  15. tv_g

    tv_g Active Member

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    if there was one thing i couldn't live without, it's the gliss eq. i also use the curve frequently.
     
  16. Southern

    Southern Member

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    I've got a few things I'd like to share; most are free and I just love using them.

    Synth 1 - great for making basslines, pads and leads - it's got just enough complexity that doesn't overwhelm me when I'm building sounds and great emulation of the Nord Lead 2.

    HG Fortune Protoplasm - excellent for really animated pads and loads of modulation options

    KarmaFX Plugin Pack - what appear as basic tools for reverb, delay, filter and EQ are actually really flexible and high build quality

    DSK - Loads of nice free synths for various instruments

    Arturia Minimoog V - Just the best out there for those vintage monosynth basslines.