Plugins for $40 or less?
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Plugins for $40 or less?

Hi everyone.

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
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Sknotes.
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Klanghelm. (Comp)
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If you add 10 bucks more, you can get Focusrite Midnight Suite.
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Toneboosters. You can get their entire lineup for 85 euros (~$112 USD). That works out to about 8 bucks a plug, excluding the freebies.
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Seriously, make $50 your ceiling. Then you can buy ValhallaDSP reverbs too.

But check out Audio Damage for inexpensive plug-in goodness too...
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DeLaMancha sixtyfive comp 15 bucks very good
Toneboosters Reelbus 15 euro very good
MeldaProduction MReverb 39 bucks very good
Klanghelm DC8C comp 20 bucks

Good Luck
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Hi everyone.

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.
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another vote for sknotes
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What about Free?

Try the Stormgate VST:... Blows your midn away... The Boot EQ MkIII, just check it out... Most of the plug ins included in Reaper... the Glaceverb from Dasample (Lana del Rey, Florence and the machine Reverb), The Density bus compressor and everithing from Variety of Sound... I could go on and on... Do some research you will be amazed... free!
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I highly recommend the 6144 EQ which is somewhat of a clone of the Neve Portico 5033 EQ - it's fantastic.
Yeah the 6144 is excellent!
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Here's a group buy that includes IK Multimedia's T-Racks Custom Shop Grand Bundle (SSL Channel, 1176, LA-2A, Fairchild, Pultec, etc) and their CSR Bundle for $169:
IK Multimedia CSR + T-RackS CS Standard Upgrade
No affiliation, just realized I can buy everything I already have plus CSR and the new plugs for just a bit more than upgrading my Deluxe Bundle.
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Waves Renaissance Maxx on sale now. You would find at least half of those in the bundle useful I guess.
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Stillwell Audio. You really can't go wrong with any of their stuff - and I think they're all $25 for Reaper users. Download the 1973 EQ plugin. That is one of my all time favorites. Extremely easy to use and an absolute go to for broad based sound shaping. It just makes everything sound better!
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Thanks for all the replies! I will look into all of these and be sure to try some out. anyone know of some good cheap/free saturation plugs?
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Stillwell ..fantastic at any price.The Bombadier and The Rocket.
Thr Major Tom is a great DBX 160 style compressor that nails it.
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If you want to tinker, Harrison Mixbus can be downloaded for $40 thru Sunday January 6.
I bought it for my work Mac and will get it for my home machine which is W-7. Learning curve? yes. Great Harrison EQ on a multi-track platform, even better.
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PSP has some amazing EQ's that are just a little above that price point. Look into the ClassicQ and McQ..
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anyone know of some good cheap/free saturation plugs?
Camel crusher is free comp / distortion. Check out Ignite Amps tube EQ Pultec emulation and amp sims (also free).
Waves One Knob series is cheap and designed to be useful on a variety of sources.
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Thanks for all the replies! I will look into all of these and be sure to try some out. anyone know of some good cheap/free saturation plugs?
Ferric TDS is decent. TAL Tube also.
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Hi everyone.

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
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DeLaMancha sixtyfive comp 15 bucks very good
Toneboosters Reelbus 15 euro very good
MeldaProduction MReverb 39 bucks very good
Klanghelm DC8C comp 20 bucks

Good Luck
Klanghelm DC8C is a beast. Beast!

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Klanghelm DC8C is a beast. Beast!

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Yeah after I saw the first post about it, I did some research and it is definitely near the top of my to buy list :D
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+1 for Ferric @ $0...it's good enough that I use it with my spendy UAD tape emulations for just a bit more iron (as in transformer) flavor.
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Roundtone $30
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Thanks for all the replies! I will look into all of these and be sure to try some out. anyone know of some good cheap/free saturation plugs?
Sonimus Satson.

39$

Great saturation plug.

Get the soneq plug too, it's free.
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