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for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby triage » Thu May 10, 2012 6:22 pm

in recent times I've been traveling more and been restricted to, at best, laptop sequencing. In a search for continuing to find a lead that wasn't babby's_first_loopmaster_sample.wav, I came across a vst by the name of Makjen's Chimera- a freeware experimental virtual analogue synthesizer.

it's pretty cool, but personally, i could still go with some more other than my DAW's default vsts. who else here uses any?

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby mrfortune » Mon May 14, 2012 2:17 am

cubase 6

they all do the same thing for the most part, and being so cheap its worth it to buy a couple, wont give up my favorties but start with sylenth they have endless preset banks available and most songs perfect for witchy tunes

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby charlux » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:18 am

My workhorse synths are Sylenthe1, Massive, Z3TA+2, MiniMoogV and newly Albino3. I'm pretty new to the whole witch scene, and it seems a lot of people are very analog. Which is cool and all, but I'm first and foremost a garage and bass music producer, so using a DAW and software is just the best way to get the sound I want.

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby dµ5 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:23 pm

MinimogueVA, TAL Bassline, TAL Noise Maker, Arppe2600va (modular), for drums: CM 505 (wondrous) and TS 808.

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby G∆LLERI∆ » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:01 pm

I can't recommend TAL's plugins enough. TAL Uno-62 is a superb Juno emulation. He bassline (SH-101) plugin is sick too. His effects are awesome, and most are free (except for the UNO-LX, which is definitely worth the money).

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Postby killsaly » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:34 pm

My favorites have mostly been listed... Minimoog, Massive (LOVE IT), Z3TA (been using it for 6 or so years), and the Maschine software I sometimes run as a VST instead of a standalone program.

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby Brothulhu » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:56 pm

Cytomic's The Glue is probably my favourite VST at the moment. I believe the next Ableton comes with a version of it as it's stock compressor.
I also recommend these - http://www.gersic.com/plugins/hosted/da ... kware.html
All free and they will all complete destroy your sounds, if used in moderation you can get some amazing grit

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby dµ5 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:20 pm

G∆LLERI∆ wrote:I can't recommend TAL's plugins enough. TAL Uno-62 is a superb Juno emulation. He bassline (SH-101) plugin is sick too. His effects are awesome, and most are free (except for the UNO-LX, which is definitely worth the money).

I had some problems (an bug in the volume control) with Uno-62, so I never used it so much. But the SH-101 (TAL Bassline) was all I needed when I was using VST's. >.<
For effects, I recommend Kjaerhus Audio Classic series.

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby a-- » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:10 am

Here are a few freeware things I consider to be a bit underspoken

Plugs:
http://www.tx16wx.com/home a nice sampler
http://www.extentofthejam.com/ a simple phase distortion synth
http://www.graywolf2004.net/my-projects ... peggiator/ arparparp
http://www.signaldust.com/plugins.html various stuff
http://www.oceanturtlemusic.com/drupal/node/3 7 band EQ
http://vladgsound.wordpress.com/ quality dynamics stuff
http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/ another good compressor
http://www.artovaarala.com/index.html another arp
http://sleepytimerecords.com/audioplugins excellent utilities
http://www.thepiz.org/plugins/ lots of useful midi plugs
http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/#sq8l sq80 emulation
http://argotlunar.info/ granular
http://www.rs-met.com/freebies.html EngineersFilter is a nice brickwall filter

Programs:
http://xenakios.wordpress.com/ granular/timestretching workhorse
http://akaizer.blogspot.com/ oldschool akai timestretching emulation

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby wh1ch_House » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:03 am

I use Ableton, but i also use an outboard vocoder to give a raw quality to the digital side of things.

imposcar by Gforce
Uhbik - Uhe
Ace - Uhe
Sylenth1 - LennarDigital
Fab Filters are nice too

----- but honestly ---- Synth/sample, compression, eq, filter/reverb/delay ------- this is a good sequence to follow for a clean eq

----- remember ----- dirty synthesis and sounds are a fine tweak, be careful of mud in your sound. I purposely will eq some parts of songs "badly" for artistic purposes. But its all with good taste


just a few of my secret weapons, check out my sounds you will be pleased :)

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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby wh1ch_House » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:04 am

a-- wrote:Here are a few freeware things I consider to be a bit underspoken

Plugs:
http://www.tx16wx.com/home a nice sampler
http://www.extentofthejam.com/ a simple phase distortion synth
http://www.graywolf2004.net/my-projects ... peggiator/ arparparp
http://www.signaldust.com/plugins.html various stuff
http://www.oceanturtlemusic.com/drupal/node/3 7 band EQ
http://vladgsound.wordpress.com/ quality dynamics stuff
http://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/ another good compressor
http://www.artovaarala.com/index.html another arp
http://sleepytimerecords.com/audioplugins excellent utilities
http://www.thepiz.org/plugins/ lots of useful midi plugs
http://www.buchty.net/ensoniq/#sq8l sq80 emulation
http://argotlunar.info/ granular
http://www.rs-met.com/freebies.html EngineersFilter is a nice brickwall filter

Programs:
http://xenakios.wordpress.com/ granular/timestretching workhorse
http://akaizer.blogspot.com/ oldschool akai timestretching emulation




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Re: for those working with DAWs- your preferred vSTs

Postby DWNS†▲†Ξ » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:08 am

there is a wicked free vst i love called SQ8L. I find it nice for making 80's horror vibes. Though its setup is kind of retarded it makes some lovely spine tingling chimes.
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