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Top 5 Sound Field Plugins

Top 5 Sound Field Plugins

 

Here’s a list of our top five favorite Sound Field plugins we use daily to help craft our sounds!

Remember, these are our favorites (and in no particular order) so let us know your favorites as well!

 

Here’s our video demonstrating these plugins:

https://youtu.be/Pj9z07KtrL0

 

Number One:  Brainworx BX V2/3 MS EQ with spreader

This EQ allows you to adjust frequencies on the sides of the stereo field or just the center. I always use the stereo spreader to lift the chorus.

 

Number Two: Plugin Alliance SPL Vitalizer MK2

The Vitalizer is great for stereo widening when you don’t necessarily want to hear a doubling or chorus effect. You can just utilize the stereo spread and process knobs, or you can dig in to all the other great features.

 

Number Three: Soundtoys PanMan

PanMan allows you to create motion of a sound source across the stereo field. It can be done in rhythmic steps locked to tempo or free of time constraints as you set it.

 

Number Four: Soundtoys Micro Pitch Shift

Just want the most used doubling effect of all time? The Eventide H3000 micro pitch shift setting! Ken from Soundtoys was a designer for Eventide before starting his own company, hence the super simple best offer – Micro Pitch Shift.

 

Number Five: Waves Brauer Motion Plugin

Developed with Master mixer Michael Brauer, Motion is probably the most in-depth and flexible sound field plugin. It actually appears to be moving sources behind the listener.

 

That’s our top five favorite Sound Field plug ins . You can check the video for more details on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Pj9z07KtrL0

We would love to hear any of your favorites, so feel free to let us know.
Thanks for your support !

 

Top 5 Modulation Plugins

Top 5 Modulation Plugins

 

Here’s a list of our top five favorite Modulation plugins we use daily to help craft our sounds!

Remember, these are our favorites (and in no particular order) so let us know your favorites as well!

 

Here’s our video demonstrating these plugins:

https://youtu.be/Gqo_YtAv-NE

 

Number One:  Soundtoys Micro Pitch Shift

Just want the most-used doubling effect of all time? The Eventide H3000 micro pitch shift setting! Ken from Soundtoys was a designer for Eventide before starting his own company, hence the super simple best offering – Micro Pitch Shift.

 

Number Two: Eventide H3000 Factory

One of my favorite processors of all the time, the H3000. We had two, but after decades, parts became scarce.  Luckily, along came Eventide’s software version. A super versatile sounding processor that oozes character and quality.

 

Number Three: Eventide Flanger

Super simple, cool and tons of vibe. It brings motion and life to any thing you apply it to in your mix.

 

Number Four: UA MXR Flanger / Doubler

Thick, chewy, subtle flaming!

 

Number Five: UA Roland Dimension D

Simple, classic analog chorus emulation!

 

That’s our top five favorite Modulation plug ins . You can check the video for more details on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Gqo_YtAv-NE

We would love to hear any of your favorites, so feel free to let us know.
Thanks for your support !

 

Top 5 Reverb and Delay Plugins

Top 5 Reverb and Delay Plugins

 

Here’s a list of our top five favorite Reverb and Delay plugins we use daily to help craft our sounds!

Remember, these are our favorites (and in no particular order) so let us know your favorites as well!

 

Here’s our video demonstrating these plugins:

https://youtu.be/l5P9Y7YO27k

 

Number One:  Soundtoys Effect Rack

Soundtoys arguably made the greatest delay plugin with Echoboy, then continued with their amazing line of processors. Effect Rack lets you make your own signal paths of all these effects in one instance. We always use Echoboy with Micro Pitch to modulate the delays and Devil Loc for some darkness and grit.

 

Number Two: Valhalla Vintage Verb

A great reverb at any price, but at $50 it’s a steal. It emulates many of my older Lexicon units with great presets.

 

Number Three: Valhalla Room

One of our favorite room emulations for guitars & small vocal rooms.

 

Number Four: Slate Verb Suite Classics

This 480 plate has been my go-to vocal reverb, as well as the small wooden room for vocals and the Sony DRE emulation for drums.

 

Number Five: Altiverb

Altiverb has great room Impulse Responses to sample their reverb qualities. They are constantly adding new samples, so it’s very versatile and realistic.

 

That’s our top five favorite Reverb and Delay plug ins . You can check the video for more details on YouTube
https://youtu.be/l5P9Y7YO27k

We would love to hear any of your favorites, so feel free to let us know.
Thanks for your support !

 

Top 5 Mix Buss Plugins

Top 5 Mix Buss Plugins

 

Here’s a list of our top five favorite Mix Buss plugins we use daily to help craft our sounds!

Remember, these are our favorites (and in no particular order) so let us know your favorites as well!

 

Here’s our video demonstrating these plugins:

https://youtu.be/8EqPp-SVZyY

 

Number One:  Vertigo VSC-2 compressor

The VSC2 has the vibe of an SSL via style buss comp with a little more transparency. It’s like the best of the SSL & Focusrite Red buss comps.

 

Number Two: Waves Greg Wells Mix Centric

It’s a one knob plug in ! Super easy and affordable, just a little bit gives the lower mid a nice kick in your mix.

 

Number Three: Manley Massive Passive EQ

This EQ is fantastic for adding clarity and bottom to a mix without ever sounding harsh. It gives the user all the sweet tones of a Pultec, with more flexibility.

 

Number Four: Brainworx BX V2/3 MS EQ with spreader

This EQ allows you to adjust frequencies on the sides of the stereo field or just the center.  I always use the stereo spreader to lift the chorus.

 

Number Five: Fab Filter Pro L2 Limiter

This limiter sounds the best to our ears on a complex mix. It allows you to protect from overs and glue the mix without any artifacts.

 

Honorable Mention: Plug in Alliance ADPTR

This plugin is invaluable. It gives you comprehensive metering of level, loudness, stereo image and dynamics. That should be enough, but the really great thing ADPTR does is allow you to load in all your reference mixes and match levels with your mix to compare – PLUS it also allows you to compare all the metering attributes of your mix and reference mixes!

That’s our top five favorite Mix Buss plug ins . You can check the video for more details on YouTube
https://youtu.be/8EqPp-SVZyY

We would love to hear any of your favorites, so feel free to let us know.
Thanks for your support !

 

Top 5 Saturation Plugins

Top 5 Saturation Plugins

 

Here’s a list of our top five favorite Saturation plugins we use daily to help craft our sounds!

Remember, these are our favorites (and in no particular order) so let us know your favorites as well!

 

Here’s our video demonstrating these plugins:

https://youtu.be/KFzFJotm8wc

 

Number One:  Crane Song Phoenix

A great, simple tape emulation plugin. An excellent choice on vocals saturating the high end like tape. Also a very cool sound on drums, rounding out the transients similar to tape.

 

Number Two: Fab Filter Saturn

A multi-band saturation plugin, enabling deep tonal shaping. It has a lot of great presets if you want to work quickly too. Amazing on snare and pretty much everything else !

 

Number Three: Soundtoys Decapitator

One of the original saturation plugins. Subtle to brutal and everything in between.

 

Number Four: Waves Manny Marroquin Distortion

A reasonably priced and simple but flexible saturation plugin. It has a frequency control to help you focus the distortion and a compressor control for some interesting tone shaping possibilities.

 

Number Five: Brainworx Black Box

This plugin is based on a tube hardware unit. It has a more subtle tube flavor than the others.

 

BONUS – one more: UA Thermonic Culture Vulture

I couldn’t leave out the UA Thermonic Culture Vulture. This could be one of the best all-around distortion plugins ever. It’s really great on all sources.

That’s our top five favorite Saturation plug ins . You can check the video for more details on YouTube
https://youtu.be/KFzFJotm8wc

We would love to hear any of your favorites, so feel free to let us know.
Thanks for your support !