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post Jan 8 2010, 12:58 AM
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Everybody recording themselves needs some good plug-ins to make it sound good,
and to make their mix stand out.

I thought I'd make a little list of plug-ins I've tried that have actually been very good,
and have helped me getting the sound I'm after.

Hopefully this can help some of you, who can't afford all the great but expensive plug-ins out there smile.gif


LUXONIX LFX-1310

A great multieffect plug-in which sounds brilliant and is easy to work with.
This is probably my favourite amongst the freeware plug-ins.

- S'Filter 12 / S'Filter 24 / 3-band EQ
- Peak Compressor / RMS Compressor
- Overdrive / Distortion / Amp Distortion
- Crusher / LP Noise / Stereo Image
- Chorus / Flanger / Phaser / Auto Wah / Tremolo / Auto Pan
- Delay / Stereo Delay / Ping-pong Delay
- Gate Reverb / Room Reverb / Hall Reverb / Spring Reverb


DigitalFishPhones - The Fish Fillets

3 great plug-ins with different capabilities.

Blockfish:
A versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio.
This one sounds pretty good on drum tracks!

Spitfish:
Great de-esser, aimed mainly at mono or stereo vocal tracks.

Floorfish:
A simple expander/ gate device.
Easy to set up and offers a broad variety of processing.


Kjaerhus Audio - Classic Series

If you're on a Windows-based system, this is the Holy Grail of free plug-ins! smile.gif

9 GREAT plug-ins for almost any situation.

Classic Autofilter
Classic Chorus
Classic Compressor
Classic Delay
Classic EQ
Classic Flanger
Classic Master Limiter
Classic Phaser
Classic Reverb

These all sound great and I'm pissed off that they're not for OSX... laugh.gif
Check them out if you know what's good for you!


Solid State Logic - LMC-1

Great free Compressor from Solid State Logic.


Voxengo Boogex

A Guitar Amplifier/ Impulse Loader plug-in.
It is possible to get heavy distorted sound as well as slight distortion sound.
Boogex is also able to apply any speaker cabinet impulse response (selection of built-in impulses is available).


BTE Audio - Juicy 77

A high-gain electric guitar amplifier plug-in.
It's a freeware plug-in, so don't expect to put out a hit record with this..
But can you get some decent tones for practice and demo recording? Absolutely smile.gif


E-Phonic Tape Delay

A very simple tape delay effect for creating that specific tape delay sound.
Sounds good and is easy to use.

Arguru Software - Stardust

Stardust is a powerful plug-in for channel processing, or mastering.
Stardust has 5 processing stages : Bass Enhancer, Treble Enhancer,
Stereo Enhancer, Multi-band Compressor, Wideband Compressor.
Almost each stage has a VU meter or oscilloscope for monitoring purpose.


Illformed - Glitch

Glitch chops up your audio in real-time and applies a variety of effects
which can either be chosen at random, manually sequenced, or a mixture of both.
The sounds it generates range from quite subtle to extremely bizarre,
depending on how much you tweak the controls.

If you're bored or want to play around, this is great biggrin.gif

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgENwOytuA&


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ACME BAR GIG

Lots of Guitar Amp Simulators, ranging from Clean to Mean, Head to Preamps etc.
This might just spice up your recordings the way you want!
Windows only I believe, but awesome plug-ins smile.gif

CHECK THEM OUT! biggrin.gif




These are the ones I remembered on the top of my head and found links to.
Hope you like and find use for some of them smile.gif

I'll update if I remember or try other free plug-ins, but please fill in with more if you know any good ones!

Most of these are for Windows, but some are cross platform as well!

Have fun guys wink.gif

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post Jan 8 2010, 02:36 AM
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Awesome. I had LMC-1 but not others. Thanks for sharing.


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post Jan 8 2010, 05:44 AM
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Wow, excellent info Paal! Thanks wink.gif


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post Jan 8 2010, 08:51 AM
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You DO know that I have a family that needs attention as well?!
Another weekend in my homeoffice/studio..... tongue.gif

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post Jan 8 2010, 09:21 AM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jan 8 2010, 02:36 AM) *
Awesome. I had LMC-1 but not others. Thanks for sharing.

Glad you like it man! Hope you find some use for some of them smile.gif


QUOTE (Fran @ Jan 8 2010, 05:44 AM) *
Wow, excellent info Paal! Thanks wink.gif

No problem, have fun with it smile.gif


QUOTE (Berglmir @ Jan 8 2010, 08:51 AM) *
You DO know that I have a family that needs attention as well?!
Another weekend in my homeoffice/studio..... tongue.gif

Thanks a lot!

Hehehe, I know what you mean biggrin.gif
Glad if it is of any help smile.gif
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post Jan 8 2010, 11:53 AM
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Thanks Paal, I've tried most of them, they are very nice.


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post Jan 8 2010, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jan 8 2010, 12:58 AM) *
Spitfish:
Great de-esser

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Thanks for sharing, freeware is mainly what I aim for. Will check these out! smile.gif


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Cool, hopefully they'll suit your needs biggrin.gif
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post Jan 8 2010, 12:40 PM
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Thanks for sharing Paal smile.gif

It would be great if someone could do a tutorial on stuff like this for those of us that are new to recording and using DAW.


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Great list Paal!!! Thanks for sharing!! biggrin.gif


QUOTE (Boson @ Jan 8 2010, 11:40 AM) *
Thanks for sharing Paal smile.gif

It would be great if someone could do a tutorial on stuff like this for those of us that are new to recording and using DAW.

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post Jan 8 2010, 01:41 PM
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Woaaaaaaw, do you think those could replace a software like Guitar Rig or ReValver if combined ?


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QUOTE (Keilnoth @ Jan 8 2010, 01:41 PM) *
Woaaaaaaw, do you think those could replace a software like Guitar Rig or ReValver if combined ?

Combine it with these Guitar Amp Simulators I FORGOT (*YIKES!*) to post,
and youll have one heck of a setup biggrin.gif

ACME BAR GIG

Lots of Guitar Amp Simulators, ranging from Clean to Mean, Head to Preamps etc.
This might just spice up your recordings the way you want!
Windows only I believe, but awesome plug-ins smile.gif

CHECK THEM OUT! biggrin.gif
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Waaaaaaaaa... more toys..... laugh.gif

Thanks a ton... this makes Christmas keep on going! Of course my wife is mad at you now! huh.gif ohmy.gif tongue.gif Has anybody tried to play live with these effects? Just open your recording DAW and...

This way your laptop could work like an elaborate Pedal... ph34r.gif

Maybe I'm just crazy ?


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post Jan 8 2010, 04:13 PM
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QUOTE (Hammerhead @ Jan 8 2010, 03:12 PM) *
Waaaaaaaaa... more toys..... laugh.gif

Thanks a ton... this makes Christmas keep on going! Of course my wife is mad at you now! huh.gif ohmy.gif tongue.gif Has anybody tried to play live with these effects? Just open your recording DAW and...

This way your laptop could work like an elaborate Pedal... ph34r.gif

Maybe I'm just crazy ?

So long as you have a really powerful, high speed Processor it should be possible!
I've known people midi their guitar setup this way to perform live!!
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So long as you have a really powerful, high speed Processor it should be possible!
I've known people midi their guitar setup this way to perform live!!
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Thanks Jones! That was answer I was hoping to hear! cool.gif


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post Jan 8 2010, 06:23 PM
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You're welcome people smile.gif

Blame it all on me if your wives get mad, it's my fault after all biggrin.gif
And yeah, should be possible to use live smile.gif
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jan 8 2010, 05:23 PM) *
Blame it all on me if your wives get mad, it's my fault after all biggrin.gif

I don't have one so you're quite safe!!!!

Unfortunately my PC is fast enough to use a couple of those! sad.gif


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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 8 2010, 06:47 PM) *
I don't have one so you're quite safe!!!!

Unfortunately my PC is fast enough to use a couple of those! sad.gif

WOOHOO laugh.gif

Oh, so I'm wasting a bit of your life then... Nice laugh.gif
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jan 9 2010, 01:56 AM) *
WOOHOO laugh.gif

Oh, so I'm wasting a bit of your life then... Nice laugh.gif

Absolutely!! I had a bit of fun with the Modulator last night!!

I am looking forward to messing about with Glitch!!!
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