Your Top 12 plug-ins > daily use

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Alécio Costa - Brazil, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    As a TDM/RTAS user I would start with:

    1) PSP Vintage Warmer
    2) Waves Q10
    3) Compressor Banks CB
    4) Waves PAZ
    5) Lexicon Lexiverb
    6) TC Works MAster X 5 band
    7) Digidesign Power Dither
    8) Audio ease Altiverb
    9) Waves Delays
    10) Line 6 Amp Farm
    11) Line 6 Echo Farm
    12) Digidesign De-esser

    I am eager to test/buy: Waves Master Bundle linear Phase;
    Sony Oxford, GM bundle

    Stuff I NEVER use: Waves C1, Autotune, L1.
  2. paul lani

    paul lani Guest


    i almost always use the C1 & L1 on lead vocals-
    im surprised you dont dig them.
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    hehehe! Quite interesting!!
    Nice thursday
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Wow, I'm surpised you still use the Q paragraphic EQ's....I found that using the Renaissance EQ's much better than the Q bands.

    Power Dither from Digidesign? that's balls to do. FFT on that puppy shows a really bad dither algorythm...

    Anyways, my list is:

    Waves RVox
    Waves True Verb
    UAD verb
    UAD LA2A
    UAD 1176
    Waves *******
    Waves ****** **** and *****
    Waves Super Tap

    For Mastering

    UAD Pultec
    Waces C4
    Waves L1
    UV22 for dithering.

    Opus :D
  5. Opus, you better spit it out about these Waves ***** and *******, or it'll be Opus 1999! Get my drift? Grrrr... :D Doc
  6. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Hey, what is wrong with Waves Q series?

    Have you also tested EQ sat from TC? quite power hungry, right?

    What is all about Power dither? I compared it to 02R , TC MAster X and even Waves dither and found it better.

    I will look for the UV22 you mentioned.
  7. Hypothesis

    Hypothesis Guest

    Great selection OPUS ! Almost the SAME as mine (even the Waves ***** *****, hahaha) I also use Vocalign & Autotune, when I have to :) ... and Lexicon PSP42... and yes Apogee UV22 dithering works great, but the Waves L2 dithering is quite good too...
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    HA HA HA HA HA HA..... Basically the Waves ******* and the Waves ****** **** and ***** are da bomb! They do ******* like nothing else as well as ******** like nothing else as well...

    Again, don't ya just hate me!!! Hee hee

    Opus :D
  9. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    1. MetricHalo ChannelStrip
    2. uhe Blockfish
    3. ****** ***** ***** **********
    4. Waves Ren Channel
    5. Emagic Compressor (really!)
    6. Waves Ren EQ
    7. UA 1176
    8. Antares Auto Tune (sigh)
    9. Waves C4
    10. PSP Vintage Warmer
    11. Emagic Tape Delay
    12. hmm, that's about it other than effecty stuff
  10. Not in particular order, but the culprits are:

    -BF 1176
    -Waves de-esser
    - " gate
    -Digidesign stock eq

  11. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Active Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    1. TC ClassicVerb
    2. UAD 1176
    3. UAD LA2A
    4. UAD Pultec EQ
    5. Waves LinEQ
    6. Antares Autotune (Yeah, I know)
    7. Logic Audio Tape Delay
    8. Logic Audio FatEQ
    9. Waves C4 (still learning to use it well)
    10. Waves L2 (on occasion)

    (and that's about all I ever use).

  12. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    cool thread! Please, keep it coming guys!
    Nice weekend to all
  13. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Hi Opus, take a look at this:
    (In fact my ears did not lie -lol)

    "UV22 is different. It is colored dither. POW-r is noiseshaping. POW-r is designed to interact with the ear's threshold of sensitivity at low amplitudes. UV22 is designed to interact with the frequency response of the ear."
    Nika Aldrich
  14. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Stumbled into this forum, might as well pitch in.

    Not really in order;

    UAD Realverb (this is the *only* reverb I think is worth a $*^t in the box. Although I haven't tried the powercore or SIR yet.)
    UAD LA2A
    UAD 1176
    UAD Pultec
    Ren comp
    Ren EQ
    Recently, UAD Cambridge
    Sonic Timeworks EQ
    PSP Vintage Warmer
    Nuendo reverb (which often sounds like exactly the right kind of $*^t on drums)
    Waves 2 & 6 tap delays
    Waves L2
    db audioware compressor (talk about value for money...)

    Guess that's it, aside from the occasional weirdness or UAD Nigel.
  15. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001

    Here's the main question...when you dither from 24 to 16 with UV22 do you hear a difference?

    When you dither with POW-r do you hear a difference?

    If you say No with UV22 and Yes with POW-r..then you have to think foa moment there.

    Most people that call me up at Apogee say they don't hear a difference between the 24 bit and 16 bit after UV22 has been know what I tell them..."EXACTLY"! That's the whole should NOT hear a difference in any way!

    Nika is a smart cat, I worked with him at Sweetwater and he definitely does his homework.

    How old is that post and was he basing it off of the UV22 from Master Tools? If that could be the reason.

    To be honest there is no more Master Tools.
    Apogee is discontinuing it in a few short months.

    So TDM users will have to use some other method at that point. You can thank Digi for that one.

    Opus :D
  16. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    UAD 1176
    UAD LA2A
    UAD Realverb
    SIR (usually Lexicon samples)
    UAD Pultec
    L2 (I dither with the UV22 or this)
    UAD EX1
    The absolute best plugin is the waves ***** ****!

    Great thread btw.
  17. Guest

    Hmmm...I only have to name 3... :D

    In use every day with a big smile...!!!

    1. Sony Oxford Compressor
    2. MDW eq (GML)
    3. Reverb-one

    Kind regards

  18. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    In no particular order...

    1) Waves RenEQ
    2) Waves Ren Comp
    3) Waves Ren Bass
    4) UAD 1176LN
    5) UAD Pultec
    6) UAD LA2
    7) UAD RealVerb Pro (waiting for Dreamverb!)
    8) Waves L1
    9) Apogee UV22HR
    10) PSP Lexicon 42
    11) Waves C1 Gate
    12) Steinberb SPL De-esser
  19. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Opus, I ´ve been pretty satisfied with Power dither at level 3 for rock and pop. I am not sure about classical stuff yet. need to research more.
  20. Pootkao

    Pootkao Guest

    1. Waves C4 (It touches EVERYTHING I do)
    2. RealVerb (Only room for it on small mixes tho)
    3. L1 UltraMaximizer
    4. C1 (esp. on kick)
    5. McDSP EQs
    6. BF LA-2A
    7. Waves Q4
    8. TrueVerb (I actually prefer it to the Ren)
    9. Raygun (Widen electric rhythm guitars)
    10. Digidesign delays
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