Discuss the various methods you use in music production, from compressor settings to equipment type.
By Juanmo Lino Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:15 am
Hi

I was looking for some compressors, EQ's, reverbs, delays and etcetera but I don't know any ...

Which plugins do you recommend to get?

I'm able to expend some money, but I'm not looking for a very expensive thing,

Any recommendation is helpfull

Thanks!
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By RepRSP Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:17 pm
you might want to consider the stuff coming from them

www.pspaudioware.com

wide range of plugins, from personal expirience i can totally recommend for instance Noble Q or the Xenon Limiter. Also, Vintage Warmer gets loooots of love since it came out years ago
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By peterpiper Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:27 pm
There are many good free plugins. For payware I would avoid the big names cause you'll pay for the name and in many cases won't get a better sound/quality as if you pay less for a plugin from a smaller company.
Try TDR plugins. They have some free stuff and if you like it you can buy some of the other plugins
https://www.tokyodawn.net/tokyo-dawn-labs/

The ReaPlugIns are great although they are from 2016 and the user interface looks......outdated
https://www.reaper.fm/reaplugs/

Sonimus SonEQ is a very nice free EQ
https://sonimus.com/products/

Take a look at this site for more recommandations
https://bedroomproducersblog.com/free-vst-plugins/

peace
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By Monotremata Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:12 am
Eeehhh don't always pass up on the big names.. They got money and some of them spend it on R&D! You can make a killing signing up for Waves mailing list. I have never paid more than $29 for a Waves plugin. I only paid $40 for the entire V-Series bundle and I think $40 for the CLA compressors. Both Abbey Road reverbs and the SSL G compressor were free.

Plugin Alliance has some really really good stuff too and those guys are having daily sales as well.

For mixing stuff (compressors, limiters, eqs, etc) I regularly use the Waves API and V eqs, the SSL bus comp is on every song I do (its already loaded in the master strip in my default Logic template), the CLA-76 and CLA-3A get ALOT of use as well. I have the SSL eqs but eh I rarely use them. When it comes to hardware Im an API guy so I grab those plugins first. I use those 'vintage' kind of eqs usually only when I want to color something and boost a frequency. Anytime Im just doing cutting to make things fit, any old surgical multi band eq will do. Fabfilters Pro-Q3 is awesome, DMG's Equilibrium is at the same level, the ones in most DAWs work just fine too.

For delays oh boy.. Picked up Soundtoys Echoboy a couple months ago when it was on sale for $50 and use it all the time. Overloud makes the most awesome Binson Echorec emulation if you're into those, but it aint cheap. Speaking of PSP I cant live without the PSP42 delay. Ill probably still keep using it even after Ive finally managed to pick up like 4 of the real ones. The Lexicon PCM41 and 42 were the **** and the plugin nails it.

You didnt say what DAW you're using or specifically what plugins you need and why though.. Your DAW might actually have everything you need right there to get going. Ive been a Logic user for over 20 years now and I could honestly live with just the plugins that come with it. I already owned all the Waves junk beforehand but Apple's new compressor models and vintage eq models give the Waves (and UAD and everybody else) a run for their money. Finish a couple tracks and start mixing with what's in there. You may like everything just as it is. You might find that your compressor just doesn't give your drums that OOMPH it should. You might find the EQs really brittle or lacking. You might get done and say 'Yeah I really do want that SSL sound instead'. Then you know what to start looking for. We can all throw plugins at you all day but what do you need first?
By Juanmo Lino Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Thanks everyone for your answer! It was very helpful. Lets get them!