RichardT wrote:Yes, stock plugins are great these days. I do use Fabfilter plugins as my workhorses, partly because of the wonderful graphics, but otherwise I use stock plugins for most things. The multiband compressor in Cubase is now very good - a few years ago I would have bought a third party plugin, but there’s no need now.
I am actually coming that that sort of conclusion anyway, but am seduced by the claims that are made and think that I'll stump up the money and buy the thing, whatever it might be. But I make side by side comparisons and say to myself, with a bit of tweaking about, the difference between the two is hardly noticeable, and ask myself, why bother buying any more stuff. But I like to try innovative products and to some extent admire the independents that are developing new products. But it is not the product itself but the convoluted process of getting the software installed.
I have to admit, the synths that come with Cubase are quite convincing and along with Halion Sonic, which I tend to use more than the full version of Halion, there is a good set of instruments which when put through various effects sound quite impressive.
I am currently trying to get one software manufacturer to give me a new activation after the mail account I used was closed, the company I used for free webmail stopped the service and closed the accounts. The email address was my login id and I am trapped in the situation where to assign a new email address I have to get into the existing email so a new activation can be assigned but the address doesn't exist anymore. A notification email was sent out that the email service was going to be closed but at the time I was out the country and went off-grid, even if I was not off-grid, the list of passwords was back at home