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aquaman



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Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves
      #1036546 - 05/03/13 04:20 PM
I have been mixing in DP with Waves Renaissance Max plug-ins for the past 10 years but find the updates really expensive and wonder if anyone can recommend a good alternative.


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Tui
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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1036554 - 05/03/13 04:38 PM
There are many.

These are my current favourites:
For EQ the Softube Passive-Active Pack and Voxengo HarmoniEQ.
For compression the Slate FG-X.
For reverb, there is now much choice. I like Valhalla VintageVerb, East-West Spaces, Redline.


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CS70



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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1036575 - 05/03/13 06:03 PM
I understand Waves Renaissance is a bundle - which effects do you actually use?

I absolutely love the Variety Of Sounds stuff (the Density compressor and the BootEQ equalizer in particular). They are free and - to me at least - amazing sounding. For other uses, tough, it can be difficult - for example, I haven't found yet a proper sub synth to use on bass lines which is free or cheap. So it depends a bit on what specifically you are looking for.

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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1036588 - 05/03/13 07:37 PM
The Ren bundle was nearly 1000 dollars about 10 years ago. That kind of money would buy you some amazing plugs today.


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Bob Bickerton
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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1036598 - 05/03/13 09:04 PM
At the risk of opening up well-healed old wounds, I dropped Waves plugs some years ago, essentially because of their pricing policies, and moved to UAD. That was the best technical decision I've ever made.

UAD require a heavier investment at the outset in hardware, but once you buy a plug in, it's yours for life without continuous upgrade costs (except when you need more processing power of course, or when they release a completely 'new' version of the plug).

I'm a very happy Apollo user - the perfect solution for my needs.

Bob

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twotoedsloth



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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: Bob Bickerton]
      #1036605 - 05/03/13 10:23 PM
I stopped using waves after they introduced their "wup" system.

Moved to Sonnox for EQ, Comp, Inflator, Transmod, Limiter, supressor, and reverb. They sound fantastic, are cross platform and go with me where ever I go if I remember to bring my iLok.

I'm using Audition for noise reduction, as the Sonnox restore bundle is out of my budget.

Still haven't found a good use for the transmod or supressor yet, but they were part of the bundle.


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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1036653 - 06/03/13 09:13 AM
Have a look at McDSP, Sonnox, Softube, Slate Digital, Lexicon and Fabfilter.

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G-Doubleyou



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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: Bob Bickerton]
      #1036761 - 06/03/13 05:15 PM
Quote Bob Bickerton:

At the risk of opening up well-healed old wounds, I dropped Waves plugs some years ago, essentially because of their pricing policies, and moved to UAD. That was the best technical decision I've ever made.

UAD require a heavier investment at the outset in hardware, but once you buy a plug in, it's yours for life without continuous upgrade costs (except when you need more processing power of course, or when they release a completely 'new' version of the plug).

I'm a very happy Apollo user - the perfect solution for my needs.

Bob




I also recently picked up an Apollo Duo, and I agree.

On the native side I was using the individual plugs from T-Racks, was surprised that their emulations of classic hardware were very good.

A/B them with the UAD plugs, prefer UAD, T-Racks is close but sounds slightly different.
Plus most of them have a M/S matrix integrated.




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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1042322 - 09/04/13 02:07 PM
Lots of good stuff out there - I would checkout Sonnox, Sonalksis, PSP, Softube (they have also been doing some great stuff with Native Instruments lately)

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Re: Can you recomend plug-ins other than Waves new [Re: aquaman]
      #1042570 - 10/04/13 12:51 PM
I have only one plugin outside of the DAWs, but that one is incredible: Celemony's Melodyne. I advice you to try demos of any plugin you're interested in using the iLok.


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