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Your Top 15 Plugins That You Can't Live Without - 2019 Edition Dynamics Plugins
Old 6 days ago
Your Top 15 Plugins That You Can't Live Without - 2019 Edition

Apologies, if this is already posted -- did not find it in a search.

Go at it!

My list is not ready yet... and to draw attention away from myself, I'll post it in a reply comment, like the rest of you!

If you want to get schwifty with it, go ahead and list the top15 that was yours in any year later than 2012.
Old 6 days ago
Gear Maniac
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Slick eq
Slick eq m
Limiter 6
Little plate
Ultra channel
The glue
Old 5 days ago
I work in Post Production, so my list will be different than most, but... In no particular order:

Spanner 3
VisLM v2
iZotope RX Advanced
Melda MAutoDynamic EQ (da bomb)
Kazrog True Iron
PhoenixVerb Surround
McDSP ML4000
WaveArts Tube Saturator (original, free)
Avid Pro Compressor
Avid Pro Limiter
Wave Rider
Track Spacer
Revoice Pro
Waves Renaissance Vox
SPL De-Essers

Those are pretty much the plugins I use to mix movies and TV.
Old 5 days ago
Fab filter Q3
Acustica Pink 2
Acustica El Ray
UAD 480L
SSL Native Bus Compressor
Seventh Heaven Pro reverb
Overloud Echoson
UA 1176
Softtube Console One SSL E
Acustica Taupe
Sound toys Echoboy
True Iron
Fab Filter C2

Last edited by TheMagician; 5 days ago at 08:35 AM..
Old 5 days ago
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Metric Halo Channel Strip
Waves IR1
Exponential Audio Nimbus
Avid/Focusrite D2 compressor/limiter
Waves Stereo Imager
Waves Loudness Meter+

I use the Slate VMR quite a bit, but I could probably live without it.
Old 5 days ago

1: Fabfilter ProQ3 (for all kind of surgical EQ needed and removing unwanted stuff)
2: MAAG EQ (always on the vocals)
3: BX Digital EQ V3 (on Master Bus)
4: UA Fairchild 670 (on Master Bus)
5: Avid Pro Limiter (on Master Bus)
6: Empirical Labs Arousor
7: UA Distressor on Drums
8: UA EMT 140 for all kind of Reverb
9: Soundtoys Echoboy for any delay
10: Soundtoys MicroShift for the H9000 Effect
11: Soundtoys Decapitator for Warmth and Distortion
12: UA 1176 Collection on Vocals
13: Waves CLA Unplugged and CLA Guitars
14: Waves Metafilter
15: Waves Soundshifter

Eventhought I got like a zillion plugins well organized you can check :

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Old 5 days ago
In no particular order of favouritism:

1. FabFilter Pro-C2
2. ELI Arousor
3. Flux Epure
4. Metric Halo Channel Strip
5. Valhalla Plate
6. UAD Neve Preamp
7. UAD Moog Filter XL
8. Eventide Blackhole
9. Eventide H3000 Factory
10. iZotope RX Spectral De-noise
11. iZotope Ozone Dynamic EQ
12. TDR Limiter 6 GE
13. Exponential Audio Nimbus
14. Soundtoys Echoboy
15. Soundtoys Devil-Loc Deluxe

I'm probably missing something so make it 20 next time?
Old 5 days ago
Here for the gear

1. DMG Audio - EQuilibrium
2. LiquidSonics - Illusion
3. Exponential Audio - Nimbus
5. Audio Ease - Altiverb
6. Airwindows - PurestConsole
7. Airwindows - GrooveWear
8. Goodhertz - Wow Control
9. Klanghelm - DC8C
10. BozDigital - Transgressor
11. DMG Audio - Multiplicity (Maybe)
12. Fabfilter - Pro-L2
13. Airwindows - StudioTan
14. iZotope - RX
15. HOFA - 4U+ BlindTest

Maybe I might use Reaper's JS plugins in addtion.

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Old 5 days ago
Gear Maniac

I am a dance producer, so I rely pretty heavily on Ableton's stock instruments and FX. But on just about every single track I'm using:
Spire (arguably replaceable with Hive or Dune 3, I just happen to know it very well)
Limiter No 6 (replaceable, but for the price? )
Sie Q
Polyverse Wider
Softube Tape

5 more that I like a lot but could manage without:
Waves API 2500
Brainworx SSL G
Valhalla Shimmer
Old 5 days ago
Gear Nut

Which ones are free?

I'm 90% hardware person just getting into software stuff.
Old 5 days ago
Gear Maniac

Originally Posted by slutbox View Post
Which ones are free?

I'm 90% hardware person just getting into software stuff.
Tokyo Dawn Labs
Old 5 days ago
My take:

1) Waves MM Tone shaper. I use this on everything, secret weapon of mine.
2) Waves H-reverb. Best reverb ITB to me.
3) Waves SSL channel. It's classic, I reach for it for the curves to correct program material. Its compressor is also useful.
4) Waves VEQ4. Same, classic. I use this for its broad curves, to balance and shape sounds.
5) Waves F6, for corrections.
6) PA VSM-3, secret weapon.
7) PA Elysia MusEQ. Modern curves, modern sound. Mixbus EQ for humble "mastering session."
8) PA Brainworx bx_digitalV3, mixbus EQ, corrections and that stereo widening knob!
9) UAD ATR 102, for mixbus glue.
10) UAD SSL G Bus comp mk2, for mixbus compression.
11) UAD Harrison EQ. My main EQ along with Waves VEQ4 for making that sound!
12) UAD Precision Delay, free with UAD, great for all delays.
13) SoundToys Microshift. Classic widening trick!
14) SoundToys DevilLoc. My main "colour" compressor.
15) Waves Dorrough. Well, it's my main tool for monitoring levels.
Old 4 days ago
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1) VSS 3 Reverb
2) Cla MixHub
3) Avid EQ3
4) Waves Q10
5) Decapitator
6) Echoboy
7) Sonnox Dynamics
8) Avid Channel Strip
9) Waves L2
10) Waves Scheps
11) Waves F6 dynamic EQ
12) Plugin Alliance Bax EQ
13) Softube Tape
14) Cla 3A/Cla 1176/waves API EQs
15) MH ChannelStrip

Last edited by Guitarist9891; 2 days ago at 01:54 PM..
Old 4 days ago
Gear Maniac

I'm hard pressed to come up with 15, but these are the ones I use most often in random order:

Toneboosters Barricade v3
Toneboosters Reelbus v3
Toneboosters EBULoudness
Toneboosters FlX
2cAudio Breeze v1
2cAudio B2
Voxengo Elephant
Voxengo Crunchessor
Melda MAutoAlign
Melda MCompare
Reaper ReaEq
Reaper ReaInsert

Enjoying a demo honeymoon with these, but it's too early to start singing', "Can't live, if livin' is without you":

Fabfilter Pro L2
Fabfilter Pro R
Fabfilter Pro MB

One that I can't really see myself working without:

Izotope RX v4
Old 3 days ago
Gear Nut
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In no particular order:
1. FabFilter Pro-Q 3
2. FabFilter Pro-C 2
3. FabFilter Pro-MB
4. FabFilter Pro-L 2
5. FabFilter Pro-R
6. Soundtoys Decapitator
7. Soundtoys Echoboy
8. Soundtoys Microshift
9. Soundtoys Devil-loc Deluxe
10. Sonimus SonEQ Pro
11. Sonimus Satson CS
12. Eventide Blackhole
13. Antares-Auto Tune Pro

Got others but feel like I should put some VI's in there somewhat...

14. Superior Drummer 3
15. Omnisphere
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