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Best non mainstream plugin manufacturers 2014 / 2015
Old 25th January 2015
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Best non mainstream plugin manufacturers 2014 / 2015

So who are they? And which plugin(s) makes you think they are great?
Old 25th January 2015
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How would you define "non mainstream"?
Old 25th January 2015
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Tal might count as one TAL- Togu Audio Line: Home
Best chorus for synthesizers and it's free.
SH-101 emulation
Juno 60 emulation

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Old 25th January 2015
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Yeah, I'm not sure what non-mainstream really means either.

But, I don't hear Stillwell's name mentioned very often, but I love their compressors. The Rocket, Bombadier and Major Tom are all very nice IMO, and they seem to be a great company - unlimited, full-functioning demos - they just nag you to "do the right thing" and buy it. I think all those comps I mentioned are $50, so nice price.
Old 25th January 2015
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Valhalla
Old 25th January 2015
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LSR audio - I especially like the COMPrime Vintage Tube Compressor - it somehow has got some unique color there.
Old 25th January 2015
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Airwindows - fairly sure Chris won't mind being classified as non-mainstream...I think being 'mac only' counts as non-mainstream anyway.
My fav plugin of last year from him was ToVinyl3 - just one of those plugs that makes everything better imo.
Old 25th January 2015
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Hornet.
Old 25th January 2015
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TDR, Vladg, Toneboosters, and everyone mentioned above.
Old 25th January 2015
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Valhalla, Audio Damage for me, probably some more if I scratch my head...
Old 26th January 2015
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reFuse - Lowender
Fielding DSP - Reviver
Sknote - the compressors and maybe other stuff...

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Old 26th January 2015
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Sound Radix. Empty room systems. Aitb. AlexB. Acustica.
Old 27th January 2015
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Synchro Arts
Old 27th January 2015
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Sonimus, Klanghelm
Old 8th February 2015
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Acustica Audio
Sound Magic
Old 8th February 2015
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Massey, Voxengo
Old 8th February 2015
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ValhallaDSP (Vee3), Klanghelm (SDDR, Metering), Vladg (Molot, Limiter No6).

EDIT: I don't know if they're "best", I just like and use them.
Actually I wanted to ignore threads that begin with "best" in the title, but forgot this time.

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Old 8th February 2015
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Liquid Sonics <- best convolution reverb out there.

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Old 8th February 2015
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Agree on those mentioned.

Let me also add the names DDMF, Klanghelm, and Overtone. Each create terrific sounding (and in some cases, inventive and creative) plugins that are up with the very best available. These people need to be recognized and appreciated, along with the TDR, Vladg, and Toneboosters creators. They give us extremely useful and unique tools without corporate marketing and overhead. We owe them a debt of gratitude.

Klanghelm - the DC8C2 is brilliant. The UI is gorgeous, it sound amazing, it is incredibly flexible, and is ridiculously inexpensive. The SDRR is a great plugin as well.

DDMF creates brilliant EQ's, a wonderful and oh-so-useful AAX to VST wrapper, and some excellent compressors.

Overtone's DYN4000 might be the best SSL G Channel emulation out there. They also have some great channel compressors and EQ's, and inventive emulations of the classic Pultec and Fairchild hardware units.

I know you already mentioned Vladg, but I just have to mention how great the Limiter 6 and Molot 03 plugins are.

The Variety of Sound plugins are free, but are also brilliant works. My favorite is the Thrillseeker LA, but they are all superb.

There are more whose names I have forgotten right now. Support these developers!

Dean


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TDR, Vladg, Toneboosters, and everyone mentioned above.
Old 8th February 2015
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+1

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Liquid Sonics <- best convolution reverb out there.

Tokyo Dawn Labs
Old 8th February 2015
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What's non-mainstream?
Old 8th February 2015
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What's non-mainstream?
Companies that don't advertise on YouTube or nationally distributed magazines. That's it, don't ask why and don't argue.
Old 8th February 2015
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Sonimus, Valhalla DSP.
Old 8th February 2015
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Thanks for reposting this! I'm not familiar with some of these developers and want to check them out.



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