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What Is Your #1 Plug In for The 2 Buss?
Old 11th September 2011
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What Is Your #1 Plug In for The 2 Buss?

PSP Warmer? Oxford Limiter? UA Studer, Waves L3, Etc Etc...

Is there one plug in people here feel they would hate to be without at mix time?


I'm speaking mainly of pop and rock music here.....
Old 11th September 2011
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Oxford Limiter, hands down.

New runner up is the Waves MPX Master Tape running into the Oxford Limiter.
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TC MasterX5

I've tried 'em all, but Mx5 is still my favorite - it just destroys Ozone, Flux, MC2000, and all the Waves multiband stuff, and I only need to adjust one knob (threshold). No separate controls for each band, just a global set of controls with five separate bands of processing, so I can see walloping gain reduction on the sub kicks without any affect on the low-mid area where the pitch of bass instruments lies. Puts the mix at minus point one of a db below fullscale, every time, never ever ever pumps or breathes, and being able to have 15-20 db of compression on the LF band when there's none on the other bands is something I've never heard another multiband compressor do without messing up the spectral balance or getting all pumpy.

I started using it back in the days of rock records when I used to use an Alan Smart SSL clone that would pump like a beyotch, and now that I'm doing fake orchestral scoring work it's just the best. For TV the Mx5 is crucial!

I recently bought two more PowerCore cards and authorized them with Mx5 so that I'll never have to go without.
Old 11th September 2011
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Waves API 2500, 550b.

For mastering I love the Sonnox Stuff. Never cared for the SSL plug but I love the hardware box.
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Oxford Limiter, hands down.
+1 Oxford Limiter
Old 11th September 2011
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so many good ones:

Brainworx bx_digital 2
Waves API 2500
SSL Duende Bus comp
PSP Old Timer ME
Waves MPX
UAD Ampex
Airwindows Buss Colors 2
Ozone 4 Intelligent II limiter and dither
Elysia Alpha compressor for transparent parallel compression
DMG Equality (linear phase mode)
Sometimes nothing
Old 11th September 2011
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Sonimus Satson
Kjaerhus GPP-1
Kjaerhus Classic EQ (usually don't adjust the bands, it's just for warming things)
Cakewalk FX2 Tape Sim

Inexpensive plugins but works for me
Old 11th September 2011
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PSP oldtimer or The Glue for compression sometimes both. Usually followed by Sonnox inflater and the Massey 2007 limiter. Sometimes I'll use The URS saturation set on the 30ips setting at about 15-20% in front of the other plugins but not always.
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Old 11th September 2011
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UAD Precision Limiter
Old 11th September 2011
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Sonalksis 315 (ahhh. Those numbers.. The green stereo comp)

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Old 11th September 2011
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PSP oldtimer or The Glue for compression sometimes both.
Same here.....mainly The Glue in most cases, but Old Timer is a rather excellent piece of kit also.
Two of the best plugins i have bought and both reasonably priced too.

Graham
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IK T-Racks Metering.
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Nebula.
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PSP Oldtimer works for me
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Old 11th September 2011
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Im liking the Waves MPX at the moment, and I find myself using the Waves SSL compressor and Pultec EQ more than anything else.
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heh I like Voxengo too
Old 11th September 2011
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GML eq, Waves MPX (compressor is hardware). Oh, and slate VCC...
Old 12th September 2011
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Flux Pure limiter
Old 12th September 2011
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Lately trying the Slate VCC into Sonnox Limiter
Old 12th September 2011
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Focusrite Liquid Mix 32
Waves SSL
Waves IR1
Waves Super Tap
Old 12th September 2011
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Voxengo SPAN - amazing and it's free
Old 12th September 2011
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awesome.dll

sometimes brainworx xl and psp OT
Old 12th September 2011
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InspectorXL.

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j,
Old 12th September 2011
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I'm gonna have to give props to Fabfilter's Pro L, superb!
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UAD Precision Buss Compressor
Old 12th September 2011
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InspectorXL.
Ahah same here, I've been using it for the longest time.

Brainworx Digital is usually the only plugin on my 2bus
Compression/saturation/color duties are done OTB

But the Brainworx just lives on the 2bus, on top
of being one of the best sounding ITB eq to me
it has great features, awesome stereo widener,
mono-maker, deesser (I use it all the time, never on single tracks
but freaking great on stereo bus and groups, it loves electric gtrs..)
This one does all I need on the 2bus - plugin wise -

If I'm not in my studio and don't have my gear off hand, well Waves Api 2500 or PIE, maybe a Pultec emu, depends what's available..
Old 12th September 2011
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Nebula:

Neumann comp, SSL bus program, Pultec lo & hi boost, Nag Tape 15.
Old 12th September 2011
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A ubk fatso, a ubk Clariphonic EQ, an api5500 EQ,

I plug them in with 4 little wires

Cheers
SP
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