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Everyone, please list your favorite of these digital tools.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by covenant66, May 3, 2006.

  1. covenant66

    covenant66 Guest

    I think it would be valuable to us all to find out what software is currently the best or of the best in different classes.

    So list what you think is the best or of the best (add descriptions if you can):

    1. DAW
    2. Software Synth
    3. Software Sequencer
    4. Orchestral & String Patch / Plugin
    5. TR808/Club/Electronic Drums Patch / Plugin
    6. Realistic Drum Patch / Plugin
    7. Compressor and Limiter Patch / Plugin
    8. EQ Patch / Plugin
    9. Reverb Patch / Plugin
    10. Any other outstanding patches / plugins or software that you think need mentioning.
     
  2. Zoro

    Zoro Guest

    1. DAW Cubase Sx
    2. Software Synth
    3. Software Sequencer Fl Studio
    4. Orchestral & String Patch / Plugin
    5. TR808/Club/Electronic Drums Patch / Plugin Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
    6. Realistic Drum Patch / Plugin
    7. Compressor and Limiter Patch / Plugin Waves TDM Platinum
    8. EQ Patch / Plugin Waves TDM Platinum
    9. Reverb Patch / Plugin Waves TDM Platinum
    10. Any other outstanding patches / plugins or software that you think need mentioning. T.C. Powercore

    Zoro. :)
    http://www.produccionestecate.com
     
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    What the heck!

    1. DAW = One of those 100+ tracks/100+ VST computers from ADK
    2. Software Synth = Albino 2 right now
    3. Software Sequencer = Cubase SX or MusicX for any old Amiga fans!
    4. Orchestral & String Patch / Plugin = unknown...use samples
    5. TR808/Club/Electronic Drums Patch / Plugin = MicroTonic RULES!
    6. Realistic Drum Patch / Plugin = DFH, BFD, and various samples
    7. Compressor and Limiter Patch / Plugin = BlockFish
    8. EQ Patch / Plugin = Unknown, I just use Cubase for that.
    9. Reverb Patch / Plugin = SIR or IR1
    10. Any other outstanding patches / plugins or software that you think need mentioning.
    VSTi's that I dig/use are the korg legacy (wavestation), Vanguard, and one really cool one that is a formant synth and I can't think of the name of it to save my life but it makes glorious voice like sounds.
     
  4. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Re: Everyone, please list your favorite of these digital too

    1. DAW. not a fair question. How many of are fluent in more than one? Thus our favorite by default is what we know, yes?

    2. Software Synth. TcPowercore01

    3. Software Sequencer. FLStudio

    4. Orchestral & String Patch / Plugin. Squidfont celli soundfont

    5. TR808/Club/Electronic Drums Patch / Plugin. what's that?

    6. Realistic Drum Patch / Plugin. Real Giga Drums

    7. Compressor and Limiter Patch / Plugin. LA2A/Precision Limiter

    8. EQ Patch / Plugin. UAD Pultec

    9. Reverb Patch / Plugin. UAD Dreamverb

    10. Any other outstanding patches / plugins or software that you think need mentioning. Any softsynths by HG Fortune are sompletely amazing. The UAD/Roland Space Echo plulg is dreamy.
     
  5. nihility0000

    nihility0000 Guest

    lol!!! and the search continues!!!
     
  6. Re: Everyone, please list your favorite of these digital too

    1. DAW - I use Ableton Live, but I'm going to be switching to Steinberg Cubase or Cakewalk Sonar
    2. Software Synth - Just depends on what sound/instrument I'm going for
    3. Software Sequencer - I do my sequencing within my DAW
    4. Orchestral & String Patch / Plugin - Garritan Personal Orchestra
    5. TR808/Club/Electronic Drums Patch / Plugin - I usually use the built in solution from my DAW
    6. Realistic Drum Patch / Plugin - Same as above, often using my own samples
    7. Compressor and Limiter Patch / Plugin - Again, give the built in tools a chance...
    8. EQ Patch / Plugin - ...if they can create a DAW, then they KNOW what they're doing
    9. Reverb Patch / Plugin - ditto
    10. Any other outstanding patches / plugins or software that you think need mentioning. - There are too many options to list

    I find most high level DAWs to be a pretty complete solution, and the effects/tools are much better than you'd expect. There may be a sharp learning curve due to their complexity, but they are worth spending the time to learn. I do use external resources quite often as well, however. It just depends on what you want to do. Things like complex sample editing and mixing are usually best done in and external program. Likewise, complex instruments like the violin simply cannot be synthesised purely algorithmically, which is why I use a sampled synthesiser (like Garratan Personal Orchestra).

    ...hope that helps.
     

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