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January sale, software recommendations request

Post by jessecarrigan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:43 pm

Sweetwater is doing a January sale and I noticed a few software packages that I thought might be useful, but I don't really know what's worth getting and what's not. Anything essential here?

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Re: January sale, software recommendations request

Post by orest » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi!
It depends on what you're after.
But, you can never go wrong with Waves (EQ, Compressors, Reverbs and so on...).

I use Toontrack a lot, blend it with other drum software. But, some prefer Addictive Drums more. Think it's a matter of taste.

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Post by jessecarrigan » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:45 am

Are waves plug-ins compatible with most DAWs? I'm just using GarageBand at the moment. If it wouldn't be of much benefit I may wait until I outgrow GB.

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Post by Pvgeldrop » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:59 am

Not a GB-user myself, but a quick search seems to indicate you can use VST-plugins in GB, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: January sale, software recommendations request

Post by mojobone » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:20 pm

Addictive Drums 2 at $99 is a pretty sweet deal, plus there's a similarly-priced rock and metal version that nets you the excellent Fairfax Vol 1 kit. T-Racks is very cool for $38. Waves L2 Ultramaximizer at $119...and this right here https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/bxRefine is one of my secret weapons; it'll knock harshness out of anything.

I don't recall whether Apple removed GB's third-party plugin limitation; thought it just used AU format plugs.
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Post by Pvgeldrop » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:29 am

I have to keep in mind that not all plugins are called VSTs. ;-) Sorry, I tend to use that term for anything plugin-y.
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Re: January sale, software recommendations request

Post by Pvgeldrop » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:34 am

mojobone wrote:Addictive Drums 2 at $99 is a pretty sweet deal, plus there's a similarly-priced rock and metal version that nets you the excellent Fairfax Vol 1 kit. T-Racks is very cool for $38. Waves L2 Ultramaximizer at $119...and this right here https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/bxRefine is one of my secret weapons; it'll knock harshness out of anything.

I don't recall whether Apple removed GB's third-party plugin limitation; thought it just used AU format plugs.
Thanks for the tip, just bought that secret weapon myself.
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