Originally Posted by ohmicide
ok here's my list!
not that this is only the stuff I currently use now, I have more but most of it is either still stuck on 32-bit or I found better alternatives
Ableton Live 8
Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2
DCAM: Synth Squad
Komplete 8 Ultimate (also used for effects)
Tone 2 Saurus
Celemony Melodyne Editor
Cytomic The Glue
FabFilter Micro, Pro-C, Pro-L, Pro-Q, Saturn
PSP Echo, OldTimer, OldTimer ME
Sonic Charge Bitspeek
Togu Audio Line TAL-Chorus-LX (haven't used this one yet)
How do you find Z3ta? Heard good things.. what does it excel at..
I'm super careful when I buy software now.. I have very few bits, having a lot of software I find is the worst possible thing for creativity, it sucks it dry.
Synths; STROBE, CYPHER, MASSIVE, FM8, ABSYNTH, REASON.
The most used are Reason's synths, I put reason as a synth as I don't use it as a DAW, more of a synth with it's effects and then rewire into Logic. I am obsessed with it as a creative tool, absolutely obsessed.
The least used is Absynth as I haven't taken the time to learn it better like my other synths. It is probably the most complicated as well, which is a bit of a downer in my opinion, creativity needs simplicity.
Cytomic Glue, UAD Quad Satellite with various plugs, to name a few, 1176 collection (****ing amazing) Manley Massive Passive (another triumph), Fatso (Good.. very good), Struder Tape (not used much, but nice for adding something to my own loops). Want to get more UAD plugs when the budget allows.. I've just spent over £30,000 on hardware over the last two years so buying stuff is tough. Bloody hell they're great plugs though.
My favourite thing, (even gets close to my hardware) is Reason though. It has literally changed my life and breathed air into my productions. It is the most creative thing on earth and now they have released rack extensions, it's just entered a whole new cool. There are already some great ones.