Free DAW Plugins!

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  1. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

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    I like the fact that if you are on their email list...they'll tell you when a sale is on....and tell you again, and again...and every day until the sale ends...and then again when they extend the sale.

    I picked up a few Waves plug-ins with the sale that just finished...some classics like the Renaissance plug-ins plus a few things like the Scheps 73 (not really impressed there though) and I think the most I paid was $59 bucks(?) for the Electric 88...its a Fender Rhodes style keyboard vsti plug-in that is also a stand-alone app...Iv'e only played around a few times but its pretty good and has some really classic preset sounds to it as well.

    Its about the only time I really buy plug-ins, when they are on sale, and even then I don't buy them for the sake of buying them, just if I need something different to what I already have or something specific like a reverb. I actually bought the Abbey Road Reverb plates from Waves as well...Jury is still out on that one for me but like just a tumor its growing on me. :D


    Heres the Electric 88 overview

     
  2. Brother Junk

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    That's brilliant. I will be installing one.
     
  3. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

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    I thought this thread was worthy of a little bump...

    Here are a few that some may already have, but worth consideration for those that don't have them yet.


    Limiter # 6 - VladG sound - https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/plugins/limiter6/

    Molot - VladG sound - https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/plugins/molot/

    And a few old favorites from Tokyo Dawn Labs

    TDR Slick EQ http://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-vos-slickeq/

    TDR Kotelnikov http://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-kotelnikov/

    TDR Nova EQ http://www.tokyodawn.net/tdr-nova/

    Here are a few freebies from Variety Of Sound

    Density Mk III - Review - https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/a-density-mkiii-review/

    Baxter EQ - Review - https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/baxtereq-–-released-today/

    Thrillseeker LA - Review - https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/thrillseekerla-released-today/

    Rescue Mk II - Review - https://varietyofsound.wordpress.co...ue-mk2-analog-style-modelled-signal-designer/


    *Downloads for the above VOS plug-ins found here - https://varietyofsound.wordpress.com/downloads/
     
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  4. Sean G

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  5. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Snagged the izotope just now! Thanks!!!!
     
  6. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

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    Neutrino is another of these one dial wonders...I don't think it does anything that could not be achieved using EQ and a compressor.

    It effect is very subtle thats for sure.
     
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  7. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    That's cool I'm a big fan of isotope products. I used ozone 3 as a demo a while back and it was very transparent but powerful too. I missed the sale where they were doing all the main izotope products bundled in w izotope advanced 5 for $500. I'll have to catch it next time around. Either way I'm going to be using izotope for some mastering style stuff.

    I read some SOS articles and some big time guys are using it for there mastering/master bus. It made the final cut/master on a Justin briber album, so it's a real pro quality pluggin.

    Izotope stuff isn't cheap but it's good stuff.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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  9. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

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    I know...I have them all...and didn't buy on sale either :rolleyes:
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    You've got ozone / ozone advanced??? If so how do you like it.

    It's funny most often the sales happen when I don't have the money or have the money but should spend it on something else. Lol sometimes I can't resist
     
  11. Sean G

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    I have Ozone 6 Advanced ...I think it is a great plug-in for mastering purposes. There is so much you can do with that plug-in that for me it was well worth the money.

    I also have Alloy 2, which I use just as a channel strip option, Also have the Nectar 2 suite, plus Insight which is a really great metering plug-in...it has settings for all the different broadcast standards / levels and I use it for getting my LUFS levels right.

    I have Trash 2, Breaktweaker and Vinyl which I can't say I use that much, I did download Vocalsynth for a Kraftwerk cover side project I was doing and I think I have only used it once or twice. I think I have another very basic delay one as well that they were offering for free but I haven't really used it yet.

    Ozone 6 Advanced and Insight are the two that really get a workout from me. I also have RX4 which is an audio & spectral repair program that I like to use more so in stand-alone mode.

    I have been using RX4 more recently and its great for deverbing, dehumming and declicking tracks as well as removing unwanted digital harmonic distortion.

    I think Ozone 7 and RX5, the newer updated versions were released only in the last few months.
     
  12. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Sweet I'm on the fence between PTHD and sequoia.
    If I get sequoia I'm. Not a gonna grab ozone. But I'm leaning towards PTHD due to its multiple video tracks.

    I haven't met anyone who uses izotope stuff and doesn't like it. Butch Vig uses it and he's not sponsored by them or anything.

    Did you find a steep earning curve for ozone?
     
  13. Sean G

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    No not really Kyle...its actually quite straight forward from my POV....its pretty easy to navigate your way around the GUI and all your modules are at the bottom of the window and you can just click between them bringing up the window for each one.

    There are some additional Greg Calbi presets you can dowload for it as well...keep an eye out for those if you go with Ozone.

    ozone 1.jpg ozone 2.jpg ozone 3.jpg ozone 4.jpg
     
  14. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Can't wait to get Rollin. I've got to get drummagog first, but then it's ozone or fabfilter. I'm not sure I need ozone, but it's just one of those things I want, and have wanted for a while.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Here's some good suggestions and demos from good ol Warren Huart. Definitely gonna snag a couple of these!




     
  16. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

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    Yeah love Warren and his work...I'm a subscriber to his channel. i love his studio tours and talks he does.
     
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  17. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Totally gonna snag that eq and the soft tube distortion. Softube has an amazing pultec emulation, the best pultec plugin I've used. Dunno how accurate it is but it sounds killer! I've got an l2 and the CLA compressors in my waves cart, on sale thru tomm, I'm debating about hitting the checkout button. It's pretty much he last of the waves stuff I like, that don't own yet. Ugh these sales every weekend just bleed my pockets slowly lol.
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Freebie bundle from the site

    https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/100_free_bundle_v1_1.html
     
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    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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