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Old 2nd July 2003
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Your top 12 plugins > daily use

Hi friends, what are your top 12, most used plugins within PT TDM sessions?

I start it with

1) Waves Q6/Q10
2) TC MASTER X 5 Band
3) Compressor bank Cb1
4) Lexiverb
5) Waves PAZ
6) Amp Farm
7) Power Dither
8) TC Mega Reverb
9) Waves Delays
10)De-esser
11) PSP Vintage Warmer
12) TC Chorus


Also interesting but not largerly used on here: Bomb Factory models, Amplitube, Autotune, Echfarm, Joe Meek Classic Comp.

Hope to hear it from yours!
Old 3rd July 2003
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TDM plug in's right?

1. Filterbank
2. Ren Comp
3. Ren Vox
4. Echo Farm
5. Ren Reverb
6. Pultec Clone
7. Desper Spatializer
8. Digicompressor
9. Amplitube (ex amp farm)
10. McDsp Multiband compressor
Old 3rd July 2003
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In no particular order...

Pitch'n'Time
L1
Filterbank
Compressorbank
Sony Oxford EQ
Lexiverb
Altiverb
Sansamp PSA1
Vocalign
EchoFarm
Old 3rd July 2003
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I just answered something sim on 3d...
So I will cut and paste. updating with the massenberg.
And know I did not add autotune...

Ok. Actually seeing I have a lot of plugins I probably get away with less then 10.
1) Massenberg EQ. So far really nice, not on DSP or latecney but sounds reall cool and smooth
2) Sony EQ with GML. Now 2nd Best EQ. Although honeymoon period with Massenberg
3) Sony Compressor.
Just clean and no smear.
4) Reverb One.
I use hardly any reverb compared to years ago. Sold my PCM91 and kept the software verb.
5) Digi delay. It just works..
6) Soundblender.. For all other FX.
7) Ampfarm. Easy to use and a few of the amps actually sound ok. Good for control room overdubs.
8) Mcdsp Mc2000..It works when a single comp and eq has problems.
9) Digi 1 band for hi or low pass. Cheap DSP.
10) Digi Time Adjustor on drums.
11) Some limiter I use DUY Max as I got the duy bundle. Inflator is cool. never liked L1, L2 sounds better.
I have a lot of plugins, they cost a lot of $$'s. Hind sight plugins really are a bad investment as you get no or little resale.
Although depends on the outboard you have.
I have a better list of outboard which means I have to color things less inside PT. As such use my DUY stuff less and less.
Although the Sony are real good compared to my outboard eq's and the Comp just clean
Old 3rd July 2003
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I am amazed nobody mentioned Waves Linear Phase and C4.

e-cue, do you like Digi comp? Do you use digirack of PT5/MIx or of PT6/HD?

Thanks guys
Old 3rd July 2003
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In no particuar order and not TDM ( im no big fan of Slowtools)

1. UAD-1 Pultec
2. UAD-1 1176 ln
3. UAD-1 la2a
4. UAD-1 realverb
5. Cambrideg eq
6. PSP vintage Warmer
7. Waves L2
8. Waves ren Comp
9. SIR reverb
10. Granulator.
Old 3rd July 2003
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why slowtools? I always thought it was For Fools!!! Lol
Just a bad joke


I also missed L2 on here.
Old 3rd July 2003
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Well, if the non-TDM cat is out of the bag:

Sony Oxford eq
UAD 1176
UAD LA2A
UAD Pultec
TC Megaverb
TC Chorus/Delay (yup, I know it's untrendy but it's got a nice flanger)
PSP Vintage Warmer
Logic 6 Channel Eq
Old 3rd July 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alécio Costa
I am amazed nobody mentioned Waves Linear Phase and C4.

e-cue, do you like Digi comp? Do you use digirack of PT5/MIx or of PT6/HD?

Thanks guys
It's the most underated drum comp out there. I don't use it on much else. I'm on PT5, most of the time. I've tried not the switch between the two since the first time I experenced the "plug in zeroing" from going from HD back to a TDM.
Old 3rd July 2003
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what do you mean zeroing? you lose your presets or plugins disappear due to ilok s!!!?
Old 3rd July 2003
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I like the Waves Ren Plugins a good bit.

C4
Rverb
TrueVerb
RCL
Antares Autotune (come on, you know you use it too)
DbProComp (a crap compressor but it has a great gate on it)

Beez
Old 3rd July 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alécio Costa
what do you mean zeroing? you lose your presets or plugins disappear due to ilok s!!!?
i think he is referring to when all your plug-in settings revert back to their initialized state. happened to me years ago when switching from one Waves version to another. hasn't happened since though.

it's a total pain in the butt. on a plug-in dense mix, you pretty much have to remix from scratch.
Old 4th July 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by littledog
i think he is referring to when all your plug-in settings revert back to their initialized state. happened to me years ago when switching from one Waves version to another. hasn't happened since though.

it's a total pain in the butt. on a plug-in dense mix, you pretty much have to remix from scratch.
Exactly. Open up the session and bam: all your plug ins show up, but all of your settings are flat. I think the work around is to just do a "Save Session Copy". Blah. This is why I stay away from crossbreading the systems. Of course, this stuff only happens when the President of Warner Bros is waiting to hear the stuff...


and by the way: Thanks RECORDPLANT for not warning me.
Old 4th July 2003
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1. Compressor Bank
2. Filterbank
3. L1
4. Lexiverb
5. TC Master X3
6. Serato PnT
7. Sound Replacer
8. Renaisance EQ
9. GRM Tools Shuffler
10.MC2000
11.Amp Farm
12.TC Megaverb
Old 4th July 2003
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Non-TDM?

When I mix, I regularly plug in:


General Electric BA-9B
Manley Vari-MU
Purple Audio MC76
Universal Audio 1176
Drawmer 1969
Crane Song Trakker
Empirical Labs Distressor
Millennia TCL-2
Millennia NSEQ
Vac Rac EQ
Vac Rac Limiter
Joe Meek SC-2

I'll stop at 12...
Old 4th July 2003
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what a nice exclusive plug-in collection!
Lol

Seems Bomb Facotry, DUY, Amplitube, Blue Tube are not the top hits...?
Old 5th July 2003
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i wonder how much people feel their choices are based on general "quality" issues or are due to the specific demands/tastes of the genre they work in.
Old 6th July 2003
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In no particular order, they are:

Sony Oxford EQ
AC1 and 2
Waves RenEQ
Waves RenComp
Waves L1
Filterbank
Digi Delays
Old 6th July 2003
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as resident contrarian, i will mutate the thread to list those plug-ins that i almost never use:

1) any of digi's home-grown, except for the delays

2) Aphex Aural Exciter and/or Big Bottom

3) Waves Trueverb

4) Waves S series

5) Waves Doppler
Old 6th July 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dave Martin
Non-TDM?

When I mix, I regularly plug in:


General Electric BA-9B
Manley Vari-MU
Purple Audio MC76
Universal Audio 1176
Drawmer 1969
Crane Song Trakker
Empirical Labs Distressor
Millennia TCL-2
Millennia NSEQ
Vac Rac EQ
Vac Rac Limiter
Joe Meek SC-2

I'll stop at 12...

BRAGGART!!!


BT
Old 6th July 2003
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Non TDM:

1. UAD Cambridge (wow!)
2. UAD LA2
3. Paris EQ (underrated and unique)
4. Paris comp (vastly underrated and unique)
5. UAD 1176 (both LN and new SE are cool)
6. Drumagog 3 (wow!)
7. UAD Pultec (THE bottom end plugin)
8. Amplitube
9. RenEQ 4 (meat 'n taters, gets used less each day)
10. SonicTimeworks EQ (the resonant hi/lo pass filters rock for FX)
11. Dave Brown De'esser (underrated)
12. UAD1 Nigel (some components are great for general FX)


OTOH, pretty much hate Waves C4, L2. The Paris single band comp slays both with ease, even on the stereo bus. I have no use for the Waves Q series at all. Most of the Waves FX stuff seems pretty one trick to me.

I need to check out the Ohmboys and Voxengo stuff a little more. Hear good things about them. Had a TC Powercore...it was a yawner for me. The UAD stuff is very hard to beat in Native land, especially with the addition of Cambridge.

And if you're not hip to Drumagog, you don't know what you're missing. By far the finest drum replacer in any format, TDM included. It's an idiot-proof, super consistent triggering, multi-layered, multi-sample-per-layer, genius plugin for us mixers.


Regards,
Brian T
Old 7th July 2003
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cambridge vs other uad eq

Hey Brian and other uad-1 owners,
I tried the cambridge and thought it sounded really good but I think the eq in the channelstrip section of the uad-1 sounds pretty bad.I actually prefer the channel eq in logic 6 over the latter.What do y'all think?
Old 7th July 2003
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Brian, do ya think that Q10 and C4 sucks?
When you insert a hpf at the Q10, with input signals close to 0dB it really distorts horribly, but it is due to ringing/phase shift. Well, I do like q6 for track inserts. Along with Compressor bank, they do the basic to me.
Old 7th July 2003
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Sony Oxford EQ (GML most times)
Sony Oxford Dynamics (Warmth function on L vox)
Autotune
VocAlign
Amp Farm (in dire need of overhaul!!!)
Drawmer Gate / dynamics (for the gate)
Waves Max Bass (for sub harmonic generation)
Waves De-esser
Time adjuster
Sound Replacer
Echo Farm (Tape delay sound)
Waves Super Tap (Stereo delay)

I use outboard reverb, EQ's & compression as well
Old 7th July 2003
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altiverb
psp comp
psp vw
altiverb
waves supertap
motu autopan
fish fillets
altiverb
ren eq
deep phase9
periscope
mda detune
Old 7th July 2003
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Hi alphajerk, you wrote Altiverb twice!!
So ya still have one missing candidate!
Old 7th July 2003
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Re: cambridge vs other uad eq

Quote:
Originally posted by nasty
Hey Brian and other uad-1 owners,
I tried the cambridge and thought it sounded really good but I think the eq in the channelstrip section of the uad-1 sounds pretty bad.I actually prefer the channel eq in logic 6 over the latter.What do y'all think?
I agree. The EQ on the UAD-1 Channel Strip is pretty bad. OTOH, the CS compressor is pretty cool on overheads and room mics.

BT
Old 11th July 2003
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I love em all........

1. Waves Q10
2. L1 ultramaximazer
3. C4
4. DINR BNR
5. Ultrapitch Digidesign
6. Aural exciter
7. waves lin phase eq
8. lin phase multiband
9. *******
10. ********
Cedar/ Sadie rules too...........

stike
Old 11th July 2003
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I never tried the ******* but I hear it's pretty good
Old 11th July 2003
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secret squirrell

*********** i cant disclose
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