Watch out! Don't buy too many programs, just like hardware, you need to live with and learn each new bit of gear.
For EQ I suggest the AlexB BMeQ: AlexB Nebula Programs - BMeQ PRO: Black Master EQ PRO
It has all the frequencies you need, shelf and peak. I would have said Doc Fear (AITB - Nebula Libraries & Audio Plugins
), but i don't like the new copy protection. They are both great and REALLY all you need to mix an amazing album.
Doc Fear is a pultec clone and has great smooth highs, BMeQ is modern clean and punchy. When i say that, don't get hung up on it, it's a 'little bit more smooth' and a 'little more punchy'. It is not going to alter things that much, using Nebula itself with any programs will alter things a lot over your tracks to make it all sound better.
In fact, if you are working native 96k go with BMeQ, 44.1 Doc Fear. If you are new, don't worry why
just obey my commands....
All the EQ's do sound a little different BUT the main thing to think about is how flexible they are. Many have very limited frequency choices, you need one good one that can do everything you need. They all sound much better than normal plugin EQ's, that's the main thing.
For reverb, only the VNXT EMT140 plate... AMAZING. Get ValhallaRoom for digital reverb, stick a nebula pre-amp in front of it to make it sound more 3d or coloured. Bricasti m7 is being sampled right now and will be free anyway, so that will be there for you soon too. • View topic - Bricasti M7
Don't miss the Rayphlex 661×2 Compressors, Set A for drums, AMAZING: Nebula release: Rayphlex 661
FORGET all the other comps, they don't really work properly. Rayphlex A and B are the first with the improvements needed. Don't listen to anyone telling you otherwise unless you want to enter a world of problems.
Have a great time with Nebula!