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If you could only buy a couple of RTAS plugs.....

Post by Trick Fall » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:59 am

I just upgraded my computer and had been holding off buying any plug ins, but now I am ready to get a couple. Right now the only things I have are the standard pro tools 8 plugs and the joe meek compressor and EQ. I am going to get the Massey tape delay and limiter. I'd like to get another EQ and Compressor. Would love to hear some recommendations as I have not had the oppurtunity to try a bunch.

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Post by John Jeffers » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:06 pm

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Post by ott0bot » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:57 pm

If you want so cool free plug in's check these out!

http://www.masseyplugins.com/index_v2.html?page=home
Click on Demos and you can download the Universal Binaries for PT7 & Higher (if you're running pt7 or 8)

The tape head plug-in is awesome for making fuzz bass or overdriving a clean guitar or vocal. Aslo sounds great to add a bit of "warmth" to when used more subtlely. Great eq and compressor too. If you really like them you can buy the full versions at decent prices too.

Someone just sent this my way:
http://www.sonalksis.com/index.php?section_id=99
Cool input meter with phase switching and trim. Works great to make sure you're not clipping the AD convetors since PT doesn't have markins on thier meters!


Now if I had the cash I'd buy the UAD plug-ins. But I'd have to buy a new computer too...as I'm running an iMac. no place to put the hardware! Someday I'll upgrade. Check out the promo they are running:

http://www.uaudio.com/promo/

Depending on what card you buy there are also some free downloads like the Pultec EQP-1A, 1176SE, and the RealVerb Pro. My friend has has the UAD-2 card and it runs perfect on his g-5.


EDIT: oh you already mentioned the massey pug-ins. duh.

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Post by Trick Fall » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:17 pm

I'd love to do the UAD stuff, but unfortunately I had to go with an iMac. I wish Apple made a tower that wasn't crazy expensive.

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Post by raw-tracks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:58 pm

I'd recommend the McDSP Project Studio Bundle. These plugs are LE versions of the main plugins. They are somewhat feature limited compared to the full price versions. However, I find them to be incredibly useful and well worth the relatively small investment. You should be able to pick it up for a little under $200.
http://www.mcdsp.com/index.php?option=c ... Itemid=270
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Post by palinilap » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:40 pm

I like the Bomb Factory Pultec bundle a lot. You can occasionally find it on ebay pretty cheap. I have no idea about compatibility with PT8 though.

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Post by weatherbox » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:22 am

Definitely check out the Massey compressor. It's awesome; probably use it more than any other software compressor. The URS EQs are pretty decent. I'd imagine there'll be a laptop/mobile/imac compatible version of the UAD2 before too long.

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Post by ott0bot » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:49 am

weatherbox wrote:Definitely check out the Massey compressor. It's awesome; probably use it more than any other software compressor. The URS EQs are pretty decent. I'd imagine there'll be a laptop/mobile/imac compatible version of the UAD2 before too long.
god I hope so....maybe a small outboard unit w/ firewire or something. I'd buy it.

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Post by decocco » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:15 am

The Massey stuff sounds very good and is cheap. I use those plugins a lot! I've used some Sonalksis plugins that sounded really good, can't remember their names...
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Post by @?,*???&? » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:35 am

Then they would be VST plugins converted with the VST to RTAS translator!

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Re: If you could only buy a couple of RTAS plugs.....

Post by garret » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:16 pm

Wavearts Trackplug... eq/comp/limiter/gate... all very high quality, low cpu with a very clean interface. Native RTAS (as well as vst & au formats).

50% off if you are a student... normally $200.

http://wavearts.com/products/plugins/trackplug/

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Post by Kyle » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:24 pm

http://www.uaudio.com/products/uad/uadx ... index.html


Here it is. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
Sorry to hijack your thread. I love the Massey stuff!
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Post by chris harris » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:31 pm

Kyle wrote:http://www.uaudio.com/products/uad/uadx ... index.html


Here it is. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
Hasn't that been available for a long time? Still just ExpressCard. No firewire.

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Post by newfuturevintage » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:31 pm

I'd buy a VST wrapper and start looking for vsts.

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Post by ott0bot » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:22 pm

subatomic pieces wrote:
Kyle wrote:http://www.uaudio.com/products/uad/uadx ... index.html


Here it is. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
Hasn't that been available for a long time? Still just ExpressCard. No firewire.
yeah...it won't work with an iMac :(

If you've got a laptop with an Express 34 slot...than thats pretty sweet.

newfuturevintage wrote:I'd buy a VST wrapper and start looking for vsts.
Anyone have experience with this?
http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=15

PT 7 only though....I'd wait til it's 8 compatible, unless you aren't going to upgrade.

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