Originally Posted by abaga129
I'm sort of starting fresh and switching to reaper and I would like to start slowly building up an arsenal of plugins. I have various free plugs like the bluecats bundle but I would like to buy some commercial plugins as well.
My goal is to not spend more than $40 on any one plugin.
First I'm going to grab recabinet for $20 before the sale runs out.
My main focus is a compressor that I can go to for almost anything, and then an eq as well. Next on the list is a limiter, multiband comp, and a good saturator.
I'm not sure if there are even any good plugins for $40 or less but if anyone can help I would appreciate it. Also please inform me of any sales
Several of the comps I love are free, though the multicomp I prefer is not $200 MeldaProduction MMultiBandDynamics, multiband dynamic processor
Melda has bundles that knock a lot off individually. But it would have to have the ones you need MeldaProduction MeldaProduction effect plug-in bundles comparison chart
This is the best free multicomp I've found, pretty basic tho, I've only tested it in order to recommend some free stuff to a friend GVST - GMulti Screenshots
Tokyo Dawn Labs Feedback Compressor is unusual in design, but super transparent even abused. It has the parameters to function as a limiter as well. TDR Feedback Compressor | Tokyo Dawn Records
Variety of Sound, has a couple compressors with different saturation properties. I use them for comp and saturation. Downloads – Variety Of Sound
For serious mangling saturation, as another suggested, check out Toneboosters. Some classy ones there. They also make my favorite Brickwall Limiter (which has peak saturation included).
I rarely use much other than Reaper's stock EQs. But the variety of sound and SonEQ are nice, hardwarey.
I have to agree about Valhalla DSP reverbs, worth way more than $50 really.