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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2017, 10:14:42 AM »
I've been messing with Slate Digital Revival over the holiday (http://slatedigital.com/revival/). Worth checking out, as it's free if you have an iLok 2. Simple 2-knob plugin with Shimmer and Thickness controls.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2017, 09:42:47 AM »
http://www.elysia.com/software/niveau-filter/

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This filter is a specialist in changing the overall sonic character of a signal with ease. It features two comprehensive controllers and is capable of producing convincing results in no time at all. Whenever a classic shelving filter would be too limited and a fully parametric filter would be too much, the niveau filter is the perfect tool.

Its main function is to change the proportions between high and low frequencies. The principle is quite similar to a pair of scales: Dependent on the gain setting around a variable center frequency, the high frequencies are boosted whereas the low frequencies are attenuated (or vice versa) at the same time.


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This might be of interest for those who are wary of learning to EQ their recordings. A quick simple adjustment from this "tilt EQ" (it's like a see-saw, when you turn down the lows, you're turning up the highs, and vice versa) can make a big difference on an audience tape with no further EQ work. It is free, though you have to sign up for an account so they can spam you.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2017, 08:19:08 PM »
Softube's Console 1 plugin.

It's a bit of a cheat as it is paired with a Channel Strip hardware controller.

Out of the box it models the SSL 4000E, but can run other strips, eq's, compressors etc.

Sounds friggin amazing, and mixing with knobs and your ears is so much nicer.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2017, 10:09:43 PM »
I like some of these ones.Free.

http://antress.blogspot.com/

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2017, 10:31:44 PM »
I like some of these ones.Free.

http://antress.blogspot.com/

Both of the links to DL those are dead.  Can you dropbox them?

Give me a day or two to get them together for you.

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2018, 11:29:01 AM »
Demoing this now, about to buy most likely: http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/azure
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2018, 08:03:17 AM »
Demoing this now, about to buy most likely: http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/azure

Please let us know what you think!!!
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2018, 10:45:59 AM »
Demoing this now, about to buy most likely: http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/azure

Please let us know what you think!!!

I'm definitely buying Azure for a finishing/enhancing EQ. The only reason I haven't yet is because I'm demoing "color"/"musical" channel strip EQs and want to purchase them on the same invoice (my company gives a Lifestyle Reward benefit, so they're footing the bill for these  ;D ) It's down to Gold (one of their two Neve emulations) and Pink (API emulation); leaning toward Pink at the moment. I use FabFilter Pro Q 2 for surgical stuff, so between the three I should be covered.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2018, 03:45:50 PM »
I'm bored so here's everything I'm currently using:

on the room and soundboard channels -

Sonalksis FreeG- balance L/R https://www.sonalksis.com/freeg.html $0
PSP Triple Meter - VU to gain stage both tracks http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/tools_and_meters/psp_triplemeter/ $29
FabFilter Pro-Q 2 - HPF/LPF, surgical cuts for resonances  https://www.fabfilter.com/products/pro-q-2-equalizer-plug-in $179
??? channel strip ??? currently testing various for boosts and compression; have been using Pro-Q 2 for boosts but would prefer the guidance of a channel strip EQ over a graph with unlimited choices. Whatever I buy will be Acustica Acqua, just testing the different flavors
Waves Vitamin - exciter https://www.waves.com/plugins/vitamin $59 on sale (never pay full price for Waves, they have deep sales constantly)
Ozone Imager - widening to taste https://www.izotope.com/en/products/master-and-deliver/ozone/ozone-imager.html $0

On mixbus -

Waves SSL G-Master Buss Compressor - a couple db of compression on the mix https://www.waves.com/plugins/ssl-g-master-buss-compressor $99 on sale, don't pay more. I may have only paid $50 for this

Mastering -

FabFilter Saturn - saturation (Warm Tape on the bottom end, Warm Tube up top) https://www.fabfilter.com/products/saturn-multiband-distortion-saturation-plug-in $154
FabFilter Pro-Q 2 - another instance, typically gets bypassed, but is loaded in case I need to make additional resonance notches to the mixed sources
TDR - Kotelnikov - mastering compression if needed
Acustica Azure - mastering EQ modeled on Knif Soma hardware http://www.acustica-audio.com/store/products/azure $177
Slate Revival - sweetener plugin with Shimmer and Thickness knobs http://slatedigital.com/revival/ $0 but requires iLok
Slate Virtual Tape Machines - tape sim http://slatedigital.com/virtual-tape-machines/ $140
Kazrog KClip - clipper for rare occasions when I need more volume and don't want to make the limiter do all the work http://slatedigital.com/virtual-tape-machines/
FabFilter Pro-L 2 - limiter and dither https://www.fabfilter.com/products/pro-l-2-limiter-plug-in $199

On monitor channel -

Voxengo Span - spectrum analyzer http://www.voxengo.com/product/span/ $0
Sonarworks Reference 4 - monitor/room calibration plugin https://storeus.sonarworks.com/collections/reference-4/products/reference-4-studio-edition $249
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2018, 11:18:53 AM »
Ended up purchasing Pink2 for the channel strip and Azure for mastering EQ. Very happy with both of them.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2018, 02:52:42 PM »
Another vote for Limiter No.6
Related to that is the full suite of TDR labs plugins, most of which have free versions which are quite flexible and generally built with audio transparency being a critical consideration. Highly recommended

http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/

...Also like izotope for de-click, de-noise, de-clip duties

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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2018, 09:00:33 PM »

Related to that is the full suite of TDR labs plugins, most of which have free versions which are quite flexible and generally built with audio transparency being a critical consideration. Highly recommended

http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/


TDR Nova works great, and free.  Thanks
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2018, 09:06:57 PM »

Related to that is the full suite of TDR labs plugins, most of which have free versions which are quite flexible and generally built with audio transparency being a critical consideration. Highly recommended

http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/


TDR Nova works great, and free.  Thanks

This looks really cool.  Did you see Proximity?  Never seen that done before.
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Re: Favorite VST/AU Plugins?
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2018, 09:19:28 PM »

Related to that is the full suite of TDR labs plugins, most of which have free versions which are quite flexible and generally built with audio transparency being a critical consideration. Highly recommended

http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/


TDR Nova works great, and free.  Thanks

This looks really cool.  Did you see Proximity?  Never seen that done before.

Proximity....what a concept  :hmmm:

Gotta have it, thanks for the alert.


It's hard to describe what Proximity does.  I save a few different setups, and switch between them.  Darned if I can figure which settings I like better.  Cool.


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