#1
Hey, I use Reaper and just use the default plugins, which arent the greatest. Any good free/cheapish plugin bundles I could buy?
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#2
What kind of plugins do you want?
Telecaster - SG - Jaguar
Princeton Reverb, Extra Reverb
P-Bass - Mustang Bass
Apogee Duet 2 - Ableton Suite
#3
Well a limiter, compressor, some good reverb, and a decent parametric EQ would be a great start
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#4
it depends on how ethical your definition of free is. I hear there is a torrent for the waves complete bundle. It the waves mercury bundle with a few add ons. (FYI mercury bundle costs around $10,000 for the native version and about $15,000 for the TDM)
#5
Quote by rockisalive
it depends on how ethical your definition of free is. I hear there is a torrent for the waves complete bundle. It the waves mercury bundle with a few add ons. (FYI mercury bundle costs around $10,000 for the native version and about $15,000 for the TDM)


I hear there are rules against implying illegally downloading stuff. Even then, 99% of people here wouldn't understand what to do with all the plugins that come in the mercury bundle of Waves.

Though if you've got the $400, the Waves Native Power Pack is a fun little bundle.
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#6
Free and cheap usually don't equal quality. Betabugs have a few good free plugins but not in the categories you want. Most Voxengo plugins are very good but I'm not a big fan of their EQ; don't impart any character.

If you're willing to pay or go the illegal route (which you shouldn't) here's what I like. For reverb the new Lexicon is absolutely amazing. To my ears it works much better than impulse stuff for music (even though a few impulses of hardware reverbs have been very nice). Compressor depends entirely what you want to accomplish, no one compressor will sound good for everything. For EQ I'm a sucker for the API bundle from Waves. Not very good for subtracting since they're fairly "blunt" but for adding they are outstanding.

I'll leave you with this. Rather than collecting a ton of free plugins that do a few things half-assed, it's much better to actually spend a little on one good plugin. A classy reverb or EQ will make the most difference.
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#7
Quote by ebon00
For reverb the new Lexicon is absolutely amazing. To my ears it works much better than impulse stuff for music (even though a few impulses of hardware reverbs have been very nice)


I'm tempted to look into that one now. I've got a MX200 that I use every now and then which, though its not the best, I enjoy. $600 isn't cheap but it may be something I invest into in the near future.
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#8
YEah i use reapers built in plugins, and my main problem is the reverbs and limiter with it. Its just truly pretty bad ;/
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#9
Yeah I like most of the stuff Reaper comes with, but the reverb is awful. EQ, compression, and some other basic stuff are good though.
#10
Quote by lockwolf
I'm tempted to look into that one now. I've got a MX200 that I use every now and then which, though its not the best, I enjoy. $600 isn't cheap but it may be something I invest into in the near future.

I still havn't tested out the Lexicon reverb and i had my alpha for about 1 week now
xD

back to the topic
http://freemusicsoftware.org/
http://freevstplugins.blogspot.com/
http://free-plugin-list.com/
http://www.vst4free.com/

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#11
Get a few bucks, and go out and buy the WaveArts PowerSuite. FAntastic plugins for the price.
#12
The SIR reverb (impulse reverb) is really very good, though I stopped using it as soon as I got my TC Electronic M300 and got it to work as an external plug-in in Cubase.

The Spitfish plugins are good for dynamics - the compressor, de-esser, etc. They sounded good, but I did experience some hanging issues with them in Cubase. I never did suss out whether the problem was the plugin, the computer, a conflict with Cubase, or whatever. I did like the sound of them, though.

Mostly, I've stopped using free plugins. The ones in Cubase work for me just fine, and when I want reverb and delay and such, I use my hardware unit.

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#14
no problem.
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#15
Forgot to mention the best free plugin of all time. Whatever else you choose, get the SSL LMC-1. As a parallel compressor on drums it is crazy. It sucks that I use ProTools and can't get my VST-to-RTAS converter to work properly.
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