Starship Krupa wrote:Meldaproduction's free bundle, just crazy what they give away, one of the best deals in the business
Audio Damage's free stuff, especially Rough Rider, but the Fuzz Plus is pretty cool, too
Dead Duck's FX bundle, pretty much everything anyone would need in the way of FX
Dead Duck's Instrument bundle, several of the old mda VSTi's with nice GUI's added, including my favorite Rhodes
Bitter, a nice utility for monitoring of interstage digital clipping, a real eye-opener
Sonic Anomaly's Unlimited mastering limiter/maximizer, my current go-to for that task. Their HBC bus compressor and Bass Professor are also used on most of my projects
Luftikus knob EQ for character
Sonalksis FreeG Stereo is on my master bus in every project
OrilRiver is my favorite reverb, I use it on pretty much every project
The ReaPlugs package from Cockos has some excellent stuff, especially ReaEQ and ReaFir
Voxengo MSED, SPAN and StereoTouch
PolyGAS granular synthesizer
Sennheiser DrumMic'a drums for Kontakt Player, which also comes with a nice bunch of instruments itself
IK Multimedia Syntronik Free and T-rackS (unfortunately at the moment Mixcraft has some sort of problem where they don't function correctly except in WaveRT mode)
All of these are, to the best of my knowledge, well-coded, not crashy, and work well with Mixcraft. I have used the FX on many projects without incident. They are all what I would consider "workhorses," and most of them have been around for years. The exceptions are the IK Multimedia ones, but I think Acoustica are coming up with some fixes for whatever is currently ailing them.
How's that for a list?
So what I'm about the only stingy person here??
Mark Bliss wrote:Many people who haven't really invested the time and effort to learn about mixing are under the impression different or "better" plug ins are the solution.
I have found that those who have put in the time and effort usually have at least some idea what they are looking for and what to expect.
Often, any difference in sound can be very subtle, and more often than not the desireable traits are interface and workflow related. So it can come down to very individual preferences.
Is there room for improvement on the stock plug ins? Yeah, I think so.
Do I know what you want or need? Nope. Not a clue.
Mark Bliss wrote:P.S.
That's in no way meant as a commentary on your ability or level (Or anybody specifically), just a general explanation of why I shy away from some of the general discussion on third part plug ins. Etc.
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