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Favorite VSTi/VSTs
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telstarmagikistferrari



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Favorite VSTi/VSTs Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I started this thread to see what people like to use.. here's three areas of inquiry:

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a) What is your most commonly used soft-synth?

b) What is your favorite:
1) Delay
2) Reverb
3) Compressor
4) Distortion

c) What is one freeware synth you would recommend? One freeware effect?

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My answers to the previous questions, which are pretty tough ones(!), are:

a) Shit. It's hard to know just which one I use the most. I would say of all time, Dominator from Computer Music magazine is my most used. It is really fun to program and clean-looking. Sounds pretty damned good. More recently it's been Sylenth. And Zebra. And Strobe from the DCAM Synth Squad. (I've had money).

b) Delay: Despite being pretty simple, I use Audio Damage's Dubstation the most. It's got the sound I want in a delay.

Reverb: This is tough. I guess my go-to reverb for subtle stuff is PSP SpringVerb which I got from Computer Music magazine. For more spacious reverb I have been using Toraverb from D16 Group a lot.

Compressor: I use a lot of different ones. My favorites are Cytonic's The Glue and Softube FET Compressor. They make amazing stuff, though I'm not crazy about their amp simulators.

Distortion: I gotta hand it to D16 Group again on this one. Their Devastor multiband distortion plugin has been my go-to for dirt for a long time, and I finally sprung for the Redoptor tube distortion as well, which is obviously different but equally awesome-sounding. Both are awesome on guitar and really anything else. Can't go wrong with these. Get them.

c) Man, there's tons of freeware that I love.. gotta browse my VST directory for a moment. Augur is an awesome Prophet VS emulation/wavetable vector synth that is just so unique. It's capable of stuff I would have no idea how to accomplish otherwise. So in that regard it's my top recommendation for synth users/lovers. As for effects I love all the destroyfx stuff. Amazing and free mangulation.

Please post! I'm really curious to see/hear what EM members use!
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klangumsetzer



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: Favorite VSTi/VSTs Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hey, nice thread idea,

here are my preferences:
a) u-he zebra: modular vsti, my software nord modular, as sampler i like the one which comes with reaper

b)
1) uad-1 re-201 space echo emu and u-he morefeedbackmachine (mfm)
2) uad-1 re-201 (spring reverb emu) and liquidsonics reverberate (convolution reverb)
3) uad-1 la-2a emu (since i like dynamics and work mostly itb i do not use compressor/limiter plugins often)
4) u-he zebrify: modular effect, comes free with zebra

c) i only use zebra, for effects i can recommend the simulanalog guitar suite: simulates classic guitar effects, works well with synth sounds (use eq before effect to drastically alter output)


best regards

eike
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cappy2112



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Favorite VSTi/VSTs Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

klangumsetzer wrote:
hey, nice thread idea,

here are my preferences:
a) u-he zebra: modular vsti, my software nord modular, as sampler i like the one which comes with reaper

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What do you mean "my software nord modular"?
Did you write one yourself, or are you referring to the G2 demo software?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

hej,

what i meant was that i use zebra as software modular synth as opposed to my hardware nord modulars/moog stuff.


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