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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 12:41:07 PM »
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2017, 07:33:29 PM »
I am a big fan of iZotope's work.  I love the EQ and maximizer wrapped into the Ozone package.  I often will start with one of their presets and then tweak it and save it to my archive file.

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 08:41:38 PM »
Not sure. I've only done MS once. I tried messing withe MSED and it sounds like the band was behind me. Maybe if I kept playing with it, i'd figure it out
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 06:46:07 PM »
I am a big fan of iZotope's work.  I love the EQ and maximizer wrapped into the Ozone package.  I often will start with one of their presets and then tweak it and save it to my archive file.

When I am doing restoration work I cannot speak highly enough of, and really, really love, RX 5 Connect.  The ability to tie my editor straight into RX 5 Advanced and back so seamlessly is worth the price of admission, and that is a lot.

@johnw, I am unsure what you do not find intuitive with MSED.  It is such a simple tool I am unsure what I would do without it.  I run a MS pair every opportunity I get.  I love the flexibility in post.  I have the ability to run Double MS now but am not sure that I want to take the gamble with how precise placement should be.

FYI, Ozone 7 has removed the Reverb module.  This is unfortunate, as I thought it was very good and would use it along with other modules when recording MIDI tracks with virtual instruments.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2017, 12:40:31 AM »
Windows (VST):

DAW: Samplitude
EQ: Fabfilter Pro Q2
Compressor (analytical): LVC Pressed-MAX
Compressor (coloured): Klanghelm MJUC
Limiter: LVC Limited-MAX
Saturation / distortion: Klanghelm SDRR
Hall / reverb: Valhalla DSP Vintage Verb
Stereo widening: StereoSavage
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2017, 06:36:32 AM »
FYI, Ozone 7 has removed the Reverb module.  This is unfortunate, as I thought it was very good and would use it along with other modules when recording MIDI tracks with virtual instruments.

Ozone will allow you to use any external vst in any empty slot, so it's easy to regain that same workflow by adding one of your other reverb plugs.

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2017, 10:05:20 AM »
If you own one FabFilter product you can get others at up to 50% off; login to your account at their site to see your sale prices. I ended up buying Pro-MB multiband compressor and Saturn (dist/saturation plug). Can't recommend Pro-MB enough. Earlier in the thread I was using the free ReaXComp, but FabFilter's interfaces are excellent, and the visual feedback helps you understand what you're controlling.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2017, 10:58:56 AM »
FYI, Ozone 7 has removed the Reverb module.  This is unfortunate, as I thought it was very good and would use it along with other modules when recording MIDI tracks with virtual instruments.

Ozone will allow you to use any external vst in any empty slot, so it's easy to regain that same workflow by adding one of your other reverb plugs.

Well that's good to know.  It's just a shame that they removed the (to my ears) very good algorithmic reverb that used to be included with Ozone.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 10:06:55 AM »
Windows (VST):
Stereo widening: StereoSavage
Just took a look at this. I'm curious if you're just using the Width knob or if Rotation is of any use? I haven't tried this one but the Waves Imager has a rotation parameter, while most spreaders I've seen are just a single knob, so am wondering about this.

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2017, 11:01:22 AM »
Windows (VST):
Stereo widening: StereoSavage
Just took a look at this. I'm curious if you're just using the Width knob or if Rotation is of any use? I haven't tried this one but the Waves Imager has a rotation parameter, while most spreaders I've seen are just a single knob, so am wondering about this.

"Rotation" only affects the central processing of the signal but doesn't touch the side processing. It really depends on the source material, if this useful or not. (I'm playing with a SBD mono feed from last night and Stereo Savage as we speak...)

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2017, 11:25:14 AM »
Windows (VST):
Stereo widening: StereoSavage
Just took a look at this. I'm curious if you're just using the Width knob or if Rotation is of any use? I haven't tried this one but the Waves Imager has a rotation parameter, while most spreaders I've seen are just a single knob, so am wondering about this.

"Rotation" only affects the central processing of the signal but doesn't touch the side processing. It really depends on the source material, if this useful or not. (I'm playing with a SBD mono feed from last night and Stereo Savage as we speak...)

Gotcha, thanks. I should probably demo and mess around with it.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2017, 11:54:09 AM »
Ozone Imager is now available separately for free https://www.izotope.com/en/products/master-and-deliver/ozone-imager.html
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2017, 12:20:45 PM »
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2017, 06:23:41 PM »
^ Indeed. I just loaded it and it seems to work as described in Audition 3.0.  That said, the delivered AA effect tool EFFECTS | SPECIAL | MASTERING gives you a hand full of tweaks that work well for my quick and dirty ears. This one offers an additional adjustment to "stereoize" the output that might help the odd omni pull.  I'm not sure how long this is up but grab it now and give it a whirl.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2017, 01:02:04 PM »
I found a new use for an old favorite, FabFilter Pro-Q 2. So lately I've been recording very close to the stage at my local club, and found that on headphones you can localize the bass cabinet as being off-center (which of course it is, as the drums are in the middle of the stage). It's not noticeable on speakers but kind of annoying on headphones.

I split my stereo room mics file to two mono tracks. I sent the left one (bass cab was on the far right) to the sidechain input of the right track. The instance of Pro-Q 2 on the right channel's track I used the EQ Match function to analyze the input from the left channel, and plot a correction curve for the right channel to match the left. Boom, centered bass cabinet.
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