I wouldn't say its a secret weapon i use a lot. But a nice thing to have in your collection is Magnus Jonsson Ambience. Used sparingly its a whole new dimension. Its a free download. Its not an every day kinda thing, But its cool to have, great to use.
I have a lot of cool paid for plugins, but this for a free b is outstanding.
PS, Just got Waves Classic Compressors in the deal that's on. They are looking promising right now. The Waves Studio Classics also get a lot of use.
Sonnox SuperEsser... And I don't even work with vocals that much.
Edit: Cytomic's The Drop is one of the smoothest filters I have ever heard... Sonic Charge's µTonic is great for adding a little flair to drums... So many great plug-ins. ValhallaVintageVerb is next on my buy list.
- Slate VCC (overall sound)
- Slate VTM (overall sound)
- UAD SPL Transient designer (works magic on many things)
- Brainworx bx_dynEQ (For annoying resonances, subtle 'ducking' and those interesting situations where two instruments briefly clash on the same frequency)
- Waves Z-noise/X-noise
Variety of Sound Ferric TDS (Classic or Modern Tape)
Vaiety of Sound Tessla Pro mk2 (Vintage)
Sir Elliot RT-1, GPA2
Antress Modern Black Dragon
Meldaproduction Creative Bundle
Slate Digital RCTube
Ohm Force Ohmboyz: only does one thing for me: click preset '2' and then preset '1' and instant stereo trippy.
Same here! There's a preset on Ohmboyz that i really like to add it on certain tracks. I especially like to add it on guitars, effects and spoken word vocals to give it that trippy stereo effect. The preset is called "Simple Delay LPF LFO".
The other "secret weapon" plug i use a lot is discoDSP's ThrillMe.