Your favorite overlooked, obscure or underrated plugin?

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  1. astralpen

    astralpen Supporting Member

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    Turn me on to something new!
     
  2. oldhousescott

    oldhousescott Silver Supporting Member

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    One of my favs is Klanghelm MJUC compressor. Lots of cool options, fairy cheap and most of all it just sounds good. Not sure if it qualifies based on your criteria, but it's not Waves, FabFilter, Izotope etc.

    A couple more honorable mentions: Reverb Foundry HD Cart reverb, Nembrini Audio amp sims and delay, Nomad Factory Pulse-Tec eq.
     
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    I have MJUC...nice sounding product for sure. Thanks!
     
  4. Captngeetch

    Captngeetch Supporting Member

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    Not really obscure, but I use it on every project. Kramer Master Tape. I usually throw it on the master bus. Another Waves plugin I use a lot is MV2. A very simple high and low compression plugin
     
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    eclecto-acoustic Supporting Member

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    Honestly...the default stuff in Reaper. Not much to look at, but you generally get a shwack of presets to play with, and they all do the job. I was banging out a few songs last night and made good use of the stock comp, mutiband comp, EQ, pitch correction, and stereo enhancer.
     
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    EMT 140 - my #1 favorite plate reverb.
     
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    Is that the UAD version?

    I've been using the Arturia one, and I freaking love it. I kinda fell out of love with plate verbs for a while because they were too metallic sounding (I know, right? :rolleyes:), but this one changed my mind. Fantastic.
     
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    Yes, I have the Apollo Quad Thunderbolt. The EMT140 is such a classic reverb that has been used on thousands of songs. It's also cool to send the effect to a hard pan L or R which was common in the 60's & early 70's.
    I know of a local studio that still uses the full size hardware version. They have it located in the back of the building, behind the tracking room, near the loading dock. It's huge...like 4' x 8' x 12" big. And of course, it sounds amazing.
     
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    Not sure how obscure it is but I love my Black rooster vla-3a compressor. I got it super cheap on sale during a black friday sale.
     
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  10. Captngeetch

    Captngeetch Supporting Member

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    Abbey Road Plates is my goto Plate verb. I love me some plate lol. I also use IkMultimedia’s plate verb. Wish I could try the UAD one, but I don’t own/use their hardware. I kind of understand their reasoning. Doubt I would buy it anyway if they were usable as a third party plugin, a but too pricey for me.
     
  11. guitarobert

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    Brainworx bx_cleansweep Pro. HPF and LPF. It has all of the analog filter types, with adjustable order. There are plenty of other places to find a HPF included within an EQ plugin. But this one is a powerhouse for these filter types and does its job very well. It is a lightweight focused tool when all I need is a HPF or LPF, without the other EQ bands. And it has filter types I don’t see in EQ plugins. Might be in the overlooked category.
     
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    Jeroen Breebaart's stuff (now 'toneboosters') is brilliant and I hardly see mention of it.
     
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    Klanghelm is great, MJIC and SDRR are my favorites.
     
  14. Melodic Dreamer

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    Obscure? I don't really know, but I have a few I consider my go to.

    Lindell Audio 80's series
    Love this on everything. Honestly... Everything.
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    Pro Audio DSP DSM V3
    Best thing I found for Vocals

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    Ik multimedia sunset sound Reverb
    This plugin has probably made me happier than any other plugin. I love the realism this brings to a track.

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  15. aleclee

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    Not obscure but the Waves PS22 Stereo Maker may well be overlooked. I use it to create stereo spread on mono tracks. The best part is that it sums back to mono without artifacts. :aok
     
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    Eventide SP2016 reverb
    Stillwell Major Tom compressor
    Basically everything by PSP and Tokyo Dawn
     
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    They're doing a deeply discounted #stayhome bundle at the moment: https://blackroosteraudio.com/en/products/stayhome

    I'd not heard of them before but I just strapped the vla-3a and the magnetite tape sim on a mix and was like, yeah, nice.
     
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    I discovered DragonFly reverb. Developed by one of the users at the Reaper forum but its a standard plugin that will work on any DAW. It's fantastic and its free - I use it for all my reverb needs now:

    https://github.com/michaelwillis/dragonfly-reverb/releases

    I'm also a big user of the Klanghelm MJUC compressor. Another free one.
     
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  20. PostTattooBritain

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    Destroy FX Buffer Override...unfortunately hasn’t been updated for newer OS’s but what a plug in! Glitch heaven!
     

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