These would be my suggestions for categories:
Platform Comparison (ex. VST vs. Direct X)
I would see these as useful once the ball gets rolling, and would be happy to see these added to. What all is involved in being a moderator? My internet access is somewhat spotty as I just moved my computer to the studio.
Do we need to cathegorize? This is such a wide field going from musical to scientifical applications...let's hear what the mastering/film- folks use as well as wich dynamic filter freaks out the techno-programmer in his little space!
We would need "cathegories" for platforms though, as Doc mentioned - the platform one is referring to should become clarified within the topic!
One moderator for each platform
As there are: VST DirX Premiere Audiosuite RTAS TDM...and err...?
Ok! Let´s start with the first question.
I´m using Logic 4.7.3 on a dual 450 Mac. My setup doesn´t consist of any outboard at all basically, so I use Logic plug ins and Waves 3.0 for all my processing. Mostly I use Waves for compressors reverb, eq etc, but for more experimental sounds I use some of the logic plug ins such as autofilter, spectral filter, bit crusher etc. Now I wonder if anyone has used the Sidechain option in the ES1 with any interesting/useful result.
I have been out of the country (actually I was in Florida, but it just *seemed* like I was out of the country) for about 8 days with no Internet access!!! <Gasp!>
Catagories...catagories...Hmmmm...so many options, but where to start??? Maybe one way to slice and dice it is to create topics on how they are used...for example: Mastering vs. channel insert effects...or effects vs. processors (I just read a great article about that which I will post for discussion as a separate thread).
I would love to see a discussion on where effects should be used...insert points vs. effects buses (that will be part of my separate post...).
How about some plug-in presets that we have come up with that work in specific situations. We could use those as starting points in our own work. Obviously, there are lots of opinions and options, which is great for us as end users!
How about plug-in order? Gate first, then compress, then EQ, then reverb? or vice versa???
How about dithering techniques and choices??? This was a topic that got started elsewhere here in the middle of some other discussions.
I would keep all the misc. plug in topics right here under one forum. Anything that gets into specific platforms can be posted under that DAW's forum. If we start getting 1000 posts a day here, maybe start by breaking it down into VST, DX, TDM, etc.