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18th November 2012
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Plugins for Pro tools

Hey guys. I've been using Pro tools for about a year now, and i'm on mac.

Do you guys have any suggestions on which plugins to get? In all this time, i've only been using the standard plugins, and i do not want to buy waves, etc. without knowing what i'm going for.

And yes, i do know what a compressor, EQ and so forth is.


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First off...welcome to the forum!

Now is a good time to pick up plugs, both for the quality that plugs achieve now, and for the value (lots of sales going on now). Just keep in mind that a mix engineer worth his weight will be perfectly capable of delivering a quality mix with stock plugins. So you don't "need" any of the following plugs.

Here are some of the basics:

Waves:
Renaissance
CLA Classic Compressors
Studio Classics Collection (SSL, API, & Neve)

Softube:
FET Compressor
Trident A-Range
Tube Tech CL1B
Summit Audio Grand Channel

SoundToys:
Echoboy
Decapitator

Steven Slate:
VCC
VTM

Valhalla:
Room
√úbermod

DMG:
EQuality
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+1 for Softube, SoundToys, SSL & L2 from Waves. I like RVox as well but I'm pretty much using Sonnox Oxford, SoundToys, & Softube the majority of the time. Waves are cool but HIGH and you can get a different variety of plugins at that price. I'd recommend Sonnox Oxford Elite!
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Soundtoys, Valhalla room, all the Massey stuff, and it's worth looking at the waves packages as well, though the neve/ssl/API stuff is probably more relevant when you know the hardware.

Vcc/vtm also great, but they take time to get to know - you might struggle to hear what's going on at first!

But Massey is so cheap you can't really ignore that stuff.
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Soundtoys, Valhalla room, all the Massey stuff...
...Massey is so cheap you can't really ignore that stuff.
Psycho Monkey is right on with this. I don't know how I overlooked the Massey offerings in my first post. I use them on every mix.
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