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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?

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there's no best anything. everyone's favorites are another story. you can do fine with the plugins that come within your daw. eq, compressor, reverb.
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Go to Audio Plugins for Mixing, Mastering & Recording | Waves and register a new account and get the musicians bundle-1 for only $ 49,-. It has RVoxx, doubler, supertap, etc. It would get you started.

You could get "the Glue". It's a no-brainer almost.

Get Slate's VCC.

Nebula is also cheap but has good libraries which can be bought for a few dollars.

Your DAW should help you out with the rest.
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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.
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save your money and download all the variety of sound plugins. they're free, and sound as good as or better than high-priced equivalents.

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned the two 'all-in-one' options: Voxformer (Voxengo) and Nectar (Izotope). You can demo both for free.
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Did I mention the Softube Mix Bundle? It goes for around $299 and includes the nice FET Compressor (1176LN), a pack of EQs and the TSAR reverb.
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The best vocal plug , or at least an all inclusive complete and excellent sounding one that I use all the time is this one by voxengo the voxformer Vocal channel strip audio plugin (AU, VST) - Voxformer - Voxengo It has 2 compressors , eq , gate , debreathe , saturation which I really like a lot . Then I just run a UAD LA2A in limit and the track is done !! This is what I use in all styles of production I do .
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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?

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JJP Vocals is AWESOME!!!
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Thank you guys for all your input!!! I hope it helps I haven't been on forever. So I haven't seen this till now. I will give them a try tomorrow.
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JJP Vocals is AWESOME!!!
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I use normally a combination of different plugins to get the best result. My vocal strip starts with a Waves de-esser - then UAD 1176 to cut the peaks - then UAD LA-2A to make the vocals sounding smoother - then a Sonnox EQ or SSL Duende X-EQ. Sometimes the EQ is pre compressor sometimes post. I love the sound of the Sonnox EQ on vocals very much. It sounds very smooth for a digital EQ.
After that I add some hardware effects on them like a ducking delay from my t.c. electronic D-two and a hall or plate programm from Lexicon 300 or Eventide DSP4000 depending from style and source signal.

A very simple and sometimes unbelievable good sounding all-in-one plugin is the Waves Rennaisance Vox. It has only a gate and a compressor, but sounds even today awsome.
It's easy to use for beginners and semi-profs, but can also does a good job for professionals.
Before I had that UAD, Sonnox and Duende stuff I used the Rvox very often with good results.

Another all-in-one plugin for vocals could be the ssl duende vocalstrip. I will try it in the future after my current production.

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whats jjp vocals?
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Waves JJP Vocal Plugin.

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hmmmm and its only $50 how good is it?
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hmmmm and its only $50 how good is it?
IMHO it will embarrass you how fast it is to get great vocal tacks compared to trying to do it yourself with separate plugins.
Demo it and see for yourself, for the price its more than handy to have it in your arsenal.

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