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Done with Waves? Where to now? Dynamics Plugins
Old 10th September 2007
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Done with Waves? Where to now?

For obvious reasons I'm looking for new plugins for use in mastering.
Where should I be looking?

Thanks,

Chris
Old 10th September 2007
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UAD, Sony, PSP, URS

or take the plunge and get some analog gear.


Best....H
Old 10th September 2007
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Flux
Flux:: sound and picture development

and

Sonnox Oxford
www.sonnoxplugins.com

You won't look back.
Old 10th September 2007
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Originally Posted by logichead View Post
UAD, Sony, PSP, URS

or take the plunge and get some analog gear.


Best....H
Thanks,
I'll check out URS.

I have analog gear.

Chris
Old 10th September 2007
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Flux
Flux:: sound and picture development

and

Sonnox Oxford
www.sonnoxplugins.com

You won't look back.
Thanks,

I'll check out the Sony stuff. I have their DMX-R100 console. I wonder if the plugs are similar.

Chris
Old 10th September 2007
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If you're on PC and can use VST, Voxengo has some great stuff and some cool teaser plugs. Does some innovative things too, at least from my experience. You can demo all of their plugs before you buy and you only need to enter the serial number to get the plugs out of demo mode. Very responsive to emails...

To check out:
  • Voxengo Elephant - A lot of people swear by this, I'm still using the L1 but will be trying this out soon.
  • Voxengo Soniformer - way cool.
Old 10th September 2007
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If you're on PC and can use VST, Voxengo has some great stuff and some cool teaser plugs. Does some innovative things too, at least from my experience. You can demo all of their plugs before you buy and you only need to enter the serial number to get the plugs out of demo mode. Very responsive to emails...

To check out:
  • Voxengo Elephant - A lot of people swear by this, I'm still using the L1 but will be trying this out soon.
  • Voxengo Soniformer - way cool.
Cool, thanks for the info.

Chris
Old 10th September 2007
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If you're on Windows and REALLY on a budget, here's a free limiter that sounds quite good, as long as you use it lightly:

Kjaerhus Audio - Professional Audio Plug-ins

FWIW, I don't know how accurate the meter is on this plug. If you're occasionally flickering the rightmost couple of LEDs, it sounds like a good amount of limiting to my ears.
Old 11th September 2007
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Another vote for UAD. And Samp's native stuff is pretty amazing also.
Old 11th September 2007
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voxengo

The elephant HQ is heavy weight.
I could get a lot of crunch out of it before the tune turns into crap.
Old 11th September 2007
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I agree on UAD & Sonnox.

Flux looks very tasty, must check them out.

Old 11th September 2007
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You really should mix it up though. There is no reason to just stick to using one brand of plugins when there is more than enough out there to choose from, if your budget permits of course.
Old 11th September 2007
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Algorithmix red eq, superb for mastering. I agree mr.Lagerfeldt flux is great.
Im very fond of the epure eq. Dont forget Refineds PLP eq.
The L2 is on the way out for me. New contender is voxengo elephant. So far in the lead.
Old 11th September 2007
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Have you tried the Flux Pure Limiter?
Old 11th September 2007
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UAD limiter (!) and precision EQ
Voxengo Elephant (great for parallel compression)
Kjaerhus GCO-1 (nice sounding compressor for mixbus work)
Old 11th September 2007
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The flux limiter can be the next one up for testing.
Whats your opinion mr.L.
Old 11th September 2007
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Rather excellent.

I like the Oxford and Flux best, Voxengo Elephant a close competitor, but PC only unfortunately.

Don't stick to one limiter, with a small arsenal of Oxford, Flux and clipping you're pretty much covered. I never use my L2 or L3 anymore.
Old 11th September 2007
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I will get a trial of the flux limiter and test/compare it on various tasks.
Thanks for the tip.

Mikael/Audio casa Studio Sweden.
Old 11th September 2007
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+ 1 for Algorithmix
Old 11th September 2007
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Flux
Flux:: sound and picture development

and

Sonnox Oxford
www.sonnoxplugins.com

You won't look back.
Flux don't seem to use an iLok, but their own proprietary dongle, is that right? I wonder why not, as it'd be much tidier having a single dongle.
Old 12th September 2007
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check mcdsp . they have a good multiband comp , also some good eq's
Old 12th September 2007
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well i dont know anything about wave stuff..

when i was looking for some mastering software. this sales guy
in sam ash nyc convince me to get wave arts power suite 5..
i think they are execelent , you could check them out..
finalplug is super..
Old 14th September 2007
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Quote:
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For obvious reasons I'm looking for new plugins for use in mastering.
Where should I be looking?

Thanks,

Chris

Izotope Ozone, get's my vote-
but then, I'm no expert.
I'm just good at using it.
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Old 17th September 2007
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For as little money as they cost, I have found these amazing plugs essential to complement my UAD-1 stuff:
Crysonic
Old 18th September 2007
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Quote:
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For obvious reasons I'm looking for new plugins for use in mastering.
Where should I be looking?

Thanks,

Chris
Get yourself a Universal Audio "UAD-1" DSP card. Their plugs sound fantastic.
Old 18th September 2007
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Event Horizon - Stillwell Audio - It’s About The Sound » Home

"Event Horizon is a “Peak-Eating Limiter”…huh? Well, maybe a better description is that it’s a clipper with an optional soft-clip circuit. By truncating waveforms short of where the DAC would go into clipping, you can get VERY transparent loudness increases; unlike most limiters, Event Horizon does this with ZERO pumping, ZERO transient or frequency artifacts, and with ZERO latency. Now, it may not let you be louder than the latest “flavor of the month” “mastering” limiter, but within its range of operation, you WILL get an unsurpassed natural sound. Its output is what comes into it…only louder. If you push it too hard, it will tell you in no uncertain terms that this is no longer the right tool for the job. Give it a try…it’s fantastically easy to use, and it sounds great!"

Stillwell Audio - It’s About The Sound » Event Horizon

Old 18th September 2007
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I really like the Flux Solera, that sounds amazing! I don't like the Flux Pure limiter much though.

For limiting I love the Voxengo Elephant 2.5 Smooth as silk and very adaptive to many different situations if you have good ears and technical knowledge...
Old 18th September 2007
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Yeah, some very cool plugs.

Try the limiter again but maybe experiment from these settings. I think it's nicer than the Elephant by a small margin.

Input Gain: 0
Knee: 0 (no link)
Output Gain: -0.12 dB
Advanced Release Mode: Yes
Max release: 20.67 ms
Min. release: 1.45 ms
Velocity: Min (1%)
Hold: 0.00 ms
HPF: 82 Hz
LPF: 10.000 Hz
Link Channels: No
Look Ahead: 1.450 ms

I find some of the above functions are nice, such as advance release, low velocity, and un-linked channels, etc.
Old 18th September 2007
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OK I'll try those specific settings Holger. Thanks for the tip on Flux by the way. I checked them out on your recommendation and again, I love the Flux Solera!

Cheers Mate!
Old 1st November 2007
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Thanks Lagerfeldt for the Flux tip. Also the Limiter settings - right you are. These are some of the best sounding plugs I have tried - for now at the top of my list.
Also interested if someone can compare Epure to Algorithmix Red.
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