Which plugins do you use mostly?

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Let us see which are the favorite plugins of our members.
    My Top 15 list is:

    1)Vintage Warmer, PSP
    2)CB2, MC DSP
    3)Amp Farm, Line 6
    4)Pitch in Time, Serato
    5)Chorus, TC electronic
    6) Master X 5 Band, TC Electronic
    7)Echo farm, Line 6
    8)De-esser, Waves
    9)Q10, Waves
    10)L1/L2, Waves
    11)PAZ, WAves
    12)Power Dither, Digidesign
    13)Mod Delay, Digidesign
    14)LA2A, BF/Digidesign
    15)MC2000, Mc DSP

    Plugin that I might be using soon: URS EQ/Comp, Melodyne, Waves SSL.
  2. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    how did you get that hash mark above the "e" in your name?
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    On windows, hold Alt, hit 0233, and release Alt. Think of it like the bat signal for 'é'. Call, and it appears.
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not, I probably use the multi-band compressor that comes with Cubase more than anything.

    I often get stereo tracks that I need to add parts to and the stereo mixes usually sound awful. I've got a few presets I made in the multi-band compressor and I'll throw one of them on the stereo backing tracks and then I've got something listenable to work with.
  5. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Working on film projects I mostly use SoundSoap Pro and BNR on the location tracks. I also use Vocalign to line up the ADR.

    Once clean-up of the location tracks is done I use Pitch'N'Time for creating sound FX and for making music fit that's just a little too long/short for the scene.

    My favorite is Altiverb; it work great for creating realistic ambiences, matching ADR to location sound and blending in the Foley.

    The BBE Sonic Maximizer is great for hyping short burst sound FX, gunshots, car crashes and the like.
  6. gperryman

    gperryman Guest

    I like my Liquid Bundle

    I like the compressor in my Nomad Factory Liquid Bundle also the reverb in same bundle.
  7. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    I mostly use TAMPEX but sometimes I use others.

    Plug-in. Turn on. Pull out!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  8. rhydian

    rhydian Active Member

    Waves De-esser
    UAD-1 1176 and LA2A compressors
    Waves 4 band eq and C4 dynamic eq.
    Waves Rennaissance reverb and IR-L
    TC electronic classic reverb and masterverb
    TC electronic MX3
    Waves stereo delays
  9. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    That is rather gross...

  10. rnx

    rnx Guest

    Drawmer Dynamics ECL (expander part mostly)
    Waves R Compressor
    Aphex Aural Exciter
    Mcdsp EQs
    Waves Eqs


    do tou use BBE on full mix (or master output/bus) ever? What are your views on this?
  11. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    I use the BBE on really terrible location audio that needs help, although I prefer not to, as it doesn't have the subtlety of control I would like. As I said, I use it when creating sound FX, giving extreme beef to crashes, explosions, gunshots, getting "big" vehicle sounds, etc. with the low end, and extreme sizzle for breaking glass, "whooshes", etc. with the highs. I also use a bit of compression (sometimes a lot of compression) on these sounds to give them more apparent loudness so that I can pull them back into the mix.

    As far as music goes I like the BBE on cymbals and "delicate" percussion such as tamborines, shakers and the like; the extra sizzle helps these types of sound cut through a dense mix a little better. I usually put it on an Aux send/return and blend it in as needed.
  12. riffster

    riffster Guest

    You're killing me.. I guess us guys have to take the girls jokes too, good one though.

    I've been using
    Voxengo Polysquasher
    Cubase 3.1 RoomWorks
    Waves RComp
    Antares AutoTune

    I've yet to find a real decent chorus / modulation plugin though.
  13. rhydian

    rhydian Active Member

    Try the UAD-1 Roland emulations.
  14. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I use whatever is needed whenever or whereever its needed!

    I dont just start a project saying: "I cant wait to use compression or reverb on some of the tracks"

    Anyone who does that is an idiot! :D

    Case in point: Sometimes things sound good dry, rather than used with effects.
  15. riffster

    riffster Guest

    Ok....Aww c'mon man aren't we allowed to know what you're using? Or is it a secret? The question was, "what are your top favorite plugins" not "what are your top favorite plugins to use all the time on everything".
  16. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member


    probably some dude will post here that he prefers strawberry condoms.
  17. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    I prefer those on my boyfriend, sometimes chocolate?

    Remember to always put one of those things on your microphone!
    The very safe
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  18. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest


    I am an equal opportunity employer who follows the strict guidelines of the bill of rights that all plugins are created equal!

    OK let me stop being an a$$!

    Honestly I really dont have a favorite plugin that I like to use. But for argument sake and if I had to choose one that I would favor over all it would have to be......

    Multi-band compression (aka advanced dynamics).
  19. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    OK, so I use Ik multimedia Tracks because I can make it sound like my 1176s and LA3s with my Neve equalizer's and all that other stuff. I don't like the directX and VST plug-in versions because I think they sound like crap! I use the standalone version and process after-the-fact, reimporting the tracks into my nonlinear audio editor. You have to know what you're doing to make it sound good.

    Which way did they go?
    Ms. Remy Ann David

    It's amazing what beer can do for you
  20. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I also like antares stuff! Thier auto-tune sounds pretty amazing when I get it working :D

    And I just got a hold of the antares filter. Its a damn friggin CPU hog though. But my machine is getting to be a bit older now so its time I let this old warhorse out to pasture. Overall the filter has a lot of shaping features.

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