Old 05-31-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Variety of Sound - WOW! I Like!!!

I have just discovered the Variety of Sound plugins thanks to a topic posted by Slops (sorry Slops, no answer to your question yet) and I have to say..... WOW!!!! I am REALLY digging these!

http://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/vst-effects/

I'm playing around with the Nasty DLA at the moment and I LOVE IT! Such texture and richness. I particularly like the chorus effect.

Boot EQ is really nice too. Great for adding some colour.

OK.... I'm off to keep fiddling. Give these a try if you haven't already. Fun stuff and FREE!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hi Danni,

There are alot of people who sing the praises of 'Bootsy'. Be sure to check out the compressors, some of the best 'free' stuff out there. Enjoy.


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Old 05-31-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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These are great, I especially love Density. Be sure to check out their manuals, good info in them.

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There are alot of people who sing the praises of 'Bootsy'. Be sure to check out the compressors, some of the best 'free' stuff out there. Enjoy.


Playing with Density right now.... VERY COOL.

I can't believe these are free!!! Seriously!
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Playing with Density right now.... VERY COOL.

I can't believe these are free!!! Seriously!
Density is one of my favorite plugins.
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Hey guys, what's (arguably, beside some of these) some the best free bus comps plug with "grit", character, whatever, tape sound, texture, fill in the blank.

I need one but I'm swearing off commercial plugs for at least a year given my financial obligations and decreasing income. I've been using Magneto but it's really "hinky" on Win 7.

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Lawrence, go to the link in my first post. But, be prepared to be sucked into a vacuum of time and space as new creative urges strike at a great rate of knots!!!!!

I feel like I've just bought a rack of old analog hardware from a big studio that's just gone out of business.... but I haven't spent a cent!
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Yes, I'm downloading about 4 of those now. I had to go back and edit the post to say "besides some of these" plugs listed in this thread.

In case someone is using some other freeware bus comp plugs that fit that category.

Thanks Danni. I'll try these on my next mix for sure.
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Dannii, also check out Bionic or Analogic delays, if you haven't already. Analogic has a simpler setup, where Bionic has more control. Very cool delay plugs, imo. http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_overview.shtml
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Don't forget about Technogremlin's freeware thread:

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=52382.

Lots of good stuff in there also.

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Don't forget about Technogremlin's freeware thread:

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=52382.

Lots of good stuff in there also.

Noooooooooooo don't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You'll never see the light of day again..................

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Hey guys, what's (arguably, beside some of these) some the best free bus comps plug with "grit", character, whatever, tape sound, texture, fill in the blank.

I need one but I'm swearing off commercial plugs for at least a year given my financial obligations and decreasing income. I've been using Magneto but it's really "hinky" on Win 7.

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You could try the Antress suite and see if there is anything you like there. Might be synthedit though? I haven't had any issues with them thus far:

http://antress.blogspot.com/

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I really like Bootsy's stuff - and I am going to embark
on trying to better utilize/understand Nasty VCS. However, at
the same time I think I am going to try running Bootsy's plugs
as a dedicated process or "buggy" due to them causing maybe a
little more than the occasional crash.
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You could try the Antress suite and see if there is anything you like there. Might be synthedit though? I haven't had any issues with them thus far:

http://antress.blogspot.com/

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Antress modern exciter is a plugin I have started using quite often. It has been rock solid here. I haven't tried any other Antress plugins yet though.
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Dannii, also check out Bionic or Analogic delays, if you haven't already. Analogic has a simpler setup, where Bionic has more control. Very cool delay plugs, imo. http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_overview.shtml
Cheers BW. Those delay plugins look interesting. I'll check 'em out after I peel myself away from Bootsy!!! lol
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Cheers BW. Those delay plugins look interesting. I'll check 'em out after I peel myself away from Bootsy!!! lol
Then I must tempt you with the Tal-Dub stuff. EXCELLENT delays.

http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-dub

Sorry, had to do it.
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Then I must tempt you with the Tal-Dub stuff. EXCELLENT delays.

http://kunz.corrupt.ch/products/tal-dub

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Yep, great quality but very buggy. Just run them on dedicated processes (not separate) and you'll be good
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Nasty VCS is a total "desert island" plugin for me. It's probably my favorite.
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Nasty DLA.... I'm certain there's a black hole in it somewhere. I can't find my way out.... everything around me is a vast river of swimming, modulated delay!!!
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Too bad they're all Windows only
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Sorry... couldn't resist. My main work laptop is a Macbook...
but my DAW runs on Win7 64

I'm honestly surprised there's so little Mac support in such
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Sorry... couldn't resist. My main work laptop is a Macbook...
but my DAW runs on Win7 64

I'm honestly surprised there's so little Mac support in such
things... I had always heard that Mac was the "artists platform".

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It used to be. These days, Win7 has totally changed the ballgame. It is rock solid and PC hardware is so much less expensive for the same horsepower. I used to run ProTools on Mac in days gone by (I still have that rig BTW!!)
Now, it is REAPER on PC with Win7 and I'm loving it!
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My notebook is a macbook, but my desktop is a hackintosh... and my next one will be a hackintosh too.

I feel much more confortable using Mac OS then Windows (last time I used, I was at XP SP 3)
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My notebook is a macbook, but my desktop is a hackintosh... and my next one will be a hackintosh too.

I feel much more confortable using Mac OS then Windows (last time I used, I was at XP SP 3)
Cool!! My son and I have build several Hackintosh computers...
very fun - just don't allow any updates to happen from Apple! Oops!

But it works well and is fun geeky as hell to build one up.

Just too bad there isn't more support in the DAW world with
all the zillions of VSTs and such out there.

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Yeah, there was a time where I was all over looking for VSTs and stuff.
Today I'm just cleaning the mess I left behind.
I'm trying to find out only the ones I use more often, and selling/deleting the ones I don't.
Specially with EQ/Dyn stuff. I'll probably keep most of the FX (mods, delays, etc)
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It used to be.
Not that much in Germany . Out of pure "I'm slicker than you" reasons. (I write my novel on a humble win-laptop, and get constantly asked, - whyyyyy donnyou switch to a macbook - it's styyylish!!)

Well.... Macs are solid, of course, and there are a bunch of people who do mac plugins too now, for example (correct me if I'm wrong) ddmf with their great eqs and other stuff.

Bootsy is superb, I agree! He was some years around before I found out HOW great his plugins are, - but it's fun then, is it? Should we get you some food at your place while you're exploring things, he he?

All in all it's unbelievable how many superb freeware plug are around. Some donations to those guys never go amiss. I use the mentioned delays since years, interruptor did not update them during the last years and I just hope they'll run forever
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Yeah, there was a time where I was all over looking for VSTs and stuff.
Today I'm just cleaning the mess I left behind.
I'm trying to find out only the ones I use more often, and selling/deleting the ones I don't.
Specially with EQ/Dyn stuff. I'll probably keep most of the FX (mods, delays, etc)
I came to this realization a few weeks ago and started doing the same. I spent more time downloading and playing with plugins than I did playing music. I unloaded every plug except for the ones that come with Reaper (and Vsti's). Since I started recording/mixing like this I have only "missed 3" of those free plugins.
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Thanks for the tip dannii...

I've been using their ferric PI since starting on this digital adventure and is something of a classic I believe...



Simple, looks good...sounds great...LOL...price is right!

Can't wait to try a few of these others to add warmth and colour...cheers!

...

There is a risk for sure of having too many freebies cluttering things up and slowing things down, but you have to try a few lest you miss out on some gems. The GUI's on a lot don't match with performance and while the Reaper plugs may seem a bit plain and easy to overlook (amazing what a graphic of a glowing tube or an old school meter can do for perception) there is a huge range of fantastic tools in there that I have not even begun to explore.
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Yep, great quality but very buggy. Just run them on dedicated processes (not separate) and you'll be good
I'm so relieved to hear other folks have been getting this too. I was using the delay earlier this week and getting CPU pigout way too often. Disable it and all settled down.

I must say, with the large choice of great plugs these days, I have very little tolerance for buggy shit, no matter how good it sounds.
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I simply don't need much more that ReaPlugs, VOS, and ABG.

I'll give a heads up for T-Sledge though while I'm here. Mastering multiband compressor

http://rekkerd.org/sweetboy-vst/
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Mac was and still is the "high priced DAW" platform, not the "free fx" platform
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Nobody mentioned EpicVerb by Bootsy ?

It is often considered as the best freeware verb, I simply love it, I use it when I need longer reverbs, I love the "Beauty Hall" setting
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Not that much in Germany . Out of pure "I'm slicker than you" reasons. (I write my novel on a humble win-laptop, and get constantly asked, - whyyyyy donnyou switch to a macbook - it's styyylish!!)
Well you can be stylish AND run the windows 7 (with Aero also stylish )

http://notebooks.com/2011/05/06/is-t...ws-7-notebook/

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I find lot of people love the epicverb, but for now I didn't find a use of it that I love. Sounds not enough "natural" for most of my needs.

I love the booteq, use it to do "musical" EQ, and have great result. Coupled with ReaEQ for "utility" EQ.
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dont miss the Pre-Fix from VOS, nice and musical eq's slopes in it, not to mention the phase correction department
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dont miss the Pre-Fix from VOS, nice and musical eq's slopes in it, not to mention the phase correction department
I like the gate as well.
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I prefer Density MK II over my SSL buss Comp by Waves....
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I prefer Density MK II over my SSL buss Comp by Waves....
I have to agree with you there already and I've only just started experimenting with these!!

Actually, I ditched Waves a few months back and really haven't missed them at all!
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I have to agree with you there already and I've only just started experimenting with these!!

Actually, I ditched Waves a few months back and really haven't missed them at all!
LOL... I still like my SSL Channel.. but Density is probably on every Buss and is AWESOME as an LA for vocals.

And I'm not one to use Presets.... but these ones are actually good... meaning it gets you closer then more Manufacturer presets.
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