garrettendi wrote:I really don't want to download/buy any new VST plugins for a while to get this kind of sound in Reaper, but do you think a light use of Melda's MSaturator on the Master bus might do the job of getting that little bit of warmth?
EDIT: I have other plugins besides Melda! I'll take a look at what else I have next time I'm in the studio for doing this job
Not sure about any other plugins, but I picked up Kazrog's True Iron plugin yesterday and it sounds lovely to me. It was recommended by Martin in another thread here
There are some youtube videos which you can get an idea of what it does from. It's subtle, the idea is that you apply it to the individual tracks rather than the master buss I think (though of course whatever you want to do etc...) and the combined effects add up to something really nice.
It's pretty cheap - $40 (I also picked up their Synth Warmer plugin for half price at the same time when offered it during the purchase).
I know I'm very happy with it (I haven't tried Synth Warmer yet but I think True Iron is what you'd be after in any case)