OK, had a few question concerning the types of plugins I used. So, there you are, a bunch of free / cheap VSTs I use :
- Reaper‘s plugins. Reacomp, ReaEQ… can be downloaded as a separate VST pack from their website. Easy to use and extremely configurable.
- Atlantis VST: semi-modular synth with a cool interface (just get the interface pack). Great for basses, pads & effects
- DSK asianZ and indian Dreams. Cool sounds.
- moonoi.tk’s binaural simulator VST. When panning isn’t enough.
- isotope vinyl. When you need the scratchy feel
- TC Electronic’s Fabrik R. hum… the VST I use most is actually just a controller for a hardware reverb. Still, great reverb, I’ll leave it here. And no, I don’t have any other recommendation for reverbs, this is the best I found so far, and it is so far ahead I barely use anything else as overall reverbs.
- Camelcrusher. Sounds very bad. I mean it is a terrible distortion simulation. Unless you stop considering it as an analogue simulation (just go and buy yourself a real lamp disto, am quite happy with my ElectroHarmonix) and consider it as digital grit. Yup. just when you need that harsh digital grit…. there it is.
I know I do not use that many VSTs on a regular basis.. but then I also make extensive use of Reason for digital sound generation. And when needing more powerful effects, I go back to my hardware with all its noises, internal non-linearities, and all the lofi that makes overall great sound.