Originally Posted by ANDREWintheBOX
Idk if this is a good spot to post my thread but what ever. What is the best vocal plug-in for the money? Or should I spend a butt load and get waves. Mess around with those to make my vocals sound....good. Im just using what I have to work with in logic. Not much, and not the best. Any help?
Best for the money? You got Logic?
AFAIK, Logic's arsenal of stock plugins pretty much covers the surgical side of mixing, but lacks a bit on the "mojo/character" side. So I'd go shopping in that department.
Of course, Universal Audio
's DSP-based UAD platform, with a focus on the 1176LN and LA-2A compressors, Neve 31102, Pultec and Harrison 32C EQs, EMT 140 reverb are what you might be looking for.
Then I'd demo the Stillwell
plugins "The Rocket" for 1176LN-style compression, "1973" (Neve 1073'ish) and/or "VibeEQ" (Pultec-y) for EQing.
Or, if you don't care to get WUP'ed and don't need too much mojo in plugins, the Waves Musician 2 bundle might be worth a look. But I don't think it adds too much new to the table (that's filled already with Logic's own plugins).
If you're not much into tweaking, the Waves CLA Artist Signature Collection
might be worth a listen. Just throw em on a vocal track, tweak some meaningful knobs and there you are without too much brain-involvement ;-). But I have to admit that they sound good (but please don't tell anybody...), especially the "CLA Vocals" thing. They are real CPU-hogs (even on my Quadcore) and induce quite some delay, though.