Please educate me about. . . Plug-ins

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by TACurtis, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. TACurtis

    TACurtis Guest

    What are they? My gut inkiling is that they are software patches that add functionality to audio/MIDI programs like Cubase, Cakewalk, etc. Is this correct?

    Currently I'm using Cubase VST Score 5.0. The VST stands for Virtual Studio Technology, which leads me to believe there are a bunch ofplug-insfloating around out there that would turn my Mac into a "virtual studio."

    Am I correct? Where do you findplug-ins What kind of stuff is available?

  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Curtis, which daw do you use?
    PT for example, uses TDM, RTAS, HTDM and Audiosuite.
    There are lots of crap out there, believe me-
    I hope Behringer is not the next to pick the boat -lol

    Waves, UA, PSP, Line 6, Sony, MC DSP, Crane, Bomb Factory, GML, TC, Lexicon are some that do fine products.
  3. TACurtis

    TACurtis Guest

    Soplug-insare stand-alone items? How are they integrated into a computer recording program?

    (FWIW, my DAW is a Tascam USB-428.)
  4. white swan

    white swan Guest

    Not as I understand it.plug-insadd functionality to a particular software/hardware system. By themselves, they are usually useless.

    Non-music systems utilizeplug-instoo, like Photoshop or Quark. They perform specific tasks that the base software either cannot do at all, or doesn't do as well.
  5. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Think how rackmounts (plugins) add versatility to a mixing board (DAW software), and how different rackmounts require different interfaces (system format) like 1/4 inputs or XLR inputs (DXi or VST, etc). You can use converters (wrappers) to utilize different connectors and cables to certain extents. Viola ;)

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