Your last great plug-in purchase?

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  1. fanu

    fanu Active Member

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    Recently checked out and bought a plugin called SoundBrigade by SKnote.
    The developer describes it as a "Brigade of filters".
    Basically, one of its uses (or "missions" as the dev puts it) is that you assign it to a certain frequency range (ranges from one octave to the full spectrum) and pull the threshold down, and it tries to even out pokey frequency peaks.
    A quick test with a mastering job seemed to work well; I had a techno tune which I was almost done with, but the kick was hitting maybe 2 dB too loud compared to my trusted reference tunes. I set the range to roughly cover the kick area and pulled the threshold down – and hey, what do you know, it did exactly what I was hoping it'd do.

    Still to explore the other "missions", but I know that I'll be using the master one. Probably best for subtle use.

    The price is very nice, too (yes, I bought it).

    Check it out:
    http://www.sknote.it/SoundBrigade.htm

    What was the last plugin purchase that you were happy about?
     
  2. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    The Drop by Cytomic

    If Carlsberg made filter plugins, it would probably be the best filter plugin in the world.
     
  3. fanu

    fanu Active Member

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    Can't agree on Carlsberg being very good beer tho!
     
  4. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    Smart Chorus by ViaDSP. Sounds really sweet and you can get some sick effects with it.
    Also Frostbite by audiothing. Multi effect with ring mod, freeze and feedback. Ditto awesomeness.
     
  5. fanu

    fanu Active Member

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    Clipper tip of the day: KClip clipper by Kazrogg. Ran some breaks thru it, pushed it, and was getting a nice round tone. Cheap, too: with the discount code on the site, it costs 9 USD.
    Well worth the price.
    https://kazrogplugins.com
     
  6. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    Yeah, dunno about kclip, not sure if its much better then the heaps of paid and free clippers that i already have
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Wavesfactory's trackspacer. Saw it in the Break masterclass, and since I'm more a fan of ducking than the 'normal' sidechaining, I love this little thing
     
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    +1

    Very useful plugin this one, it only sidechains the frequencies that actually need to be sidechained. Great for mixing low kicks with sub bass.
     
  10. vikataur

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    fxpansions maul, analogue modelled distortion but the envelope follower you can assign to most knobs is a neat addition to the usual multiband goodness.
    Set it on the output volume of the high band so it cracks like a whip and dies off immediately, much funs.
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i seriously dont understand the need for these plugs, you mean you couldnt sidechain a parametric eq band to duck without that plug? what kind of daw are you running? coding your tunes in ascii?
     
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  12. Solace

    Solace Active Member

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    Well I dunno, I used to make an automation on a band from a parametric eq, and that also works good, but the plugin just makes it so much easier.
    I just like it...
     
  13. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    The plug uses 32 independent parametric bands that duck variably depending on the SC signal With attack, release and sidechain monitoring, m/s.
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    Yup flps peak controller Does prrcisely That if you hook it up to a normal daw stock parametric eq. Its even got lfo.

    Granted this track spacer plug sounds luxurious
     
  15. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    I must agree with you here. Specially in FL (so probably other DAWs as well), you can use one or two stock plugs to make this happen. But wait! there's how many different frequency things? 32 right? stick 4 parametric EQ instances in the mixer and link them all to different controller instances. Not enough space? route the signal to another mixer channel. OR....

    For newer versions of FL, you have the patcher. Infinite greatness awaits you there.
     
  16. scrTchs

    scrTchs OPTION_DNB

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    I recently bought izotopes trash 2 when it was on sale a couple months back. It's pretty awesome, but I still haven't made anything to great with it yet...
     
  17. Apostata

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    My last pruchase was the Komplete pack by Native Instruments, totally worth it!