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Best Direct X Plugins (besides WAVES)?

I know this is a DAW question, but I would suppose it relates to engineering. I have the PPII Renaissance collection, what are some other Plugins that are as good or better for Direct X? Thanks :confused:


anonymous Fri, 04/13/2001 - 01:30

There are a couple of good ones.

Of course all of the Waves stuff

TC Native Power Pack/ comp,par eq,graph eq,reverb
TC Native essentials/ comp,eq,filter,verb (these are easier on the processor than above and are designed to be used as insert effects. I feel they sound slightly different than NPP) Both are really cool.

Ultrafunk Sonitas/comp,lim,eq,modulator,phase,reverb

Drumagog/drum retriggering plug

Anwida/pretty cool reverbs


This is pretty much my setup for DX plugs. These along side of various VST plugs and Nuendos Native plugs will give you a well rounded suite of decent effect personalities. Logic Audio has some pretty nice native meat and potato plugs as well.

Happy effecting

anonymous Sun, 04/22/2001 - 13:07

I actually quite like the Timeworks effects.

Their compressor sounds on some (like 60 percent) occasions even better than the Renneissance compressor.

The RNC still shits on all of them in my opinion...

Their Verb, Delay and Phazer are also decent and they are very processor-effective. The downside is tough that they are made to appear 'vintage' on a computer screen and well, the tiny-weeny 'needle' bouncing back and forth on a 'VU-meter' on top undecipherable numbers looks... well... stupid.

On EQ's... The best I've actually found are still Samplitude native three band parametrics, no weird phase stuff like on Waves Renn EQ's, very clean. The downside is, they don't come standalone. Also the Samplitude compressors, really weird user interface (the controls are all the same that you would expect to see on normal compressors but they behave like they've come from another universe, so different are the responses to control movements compared to all the other's I've seen), very quirky but once you've got a hand on it, you can use them on most occasions with excellent results. The upside is that they are about 5 to 10 times, yes, 'times' more proccessor-efficient than any other compressor plugins there.