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« on: April 26, 2017, 07:32:30 pm »
So I'm wondering, what are some sample packs, plugins, software, or gear you use that you feel deserves more credit, should be more popular, or just you think it deserves a shoutout?

Me personally, recently it's been two different plugins:
  • Plogue's AlterEgo. It's like a good vocaloid replacement but it works much better for those of us who like to play melodies live instead of placing notes.
  • And secondly, Polyverse Manipulator. A lot of producers have heard of it at this point, but no one is using it because (I guess) the price. While it is kind of expensive, I personally love this thing as it as opened me to create some unique effects, rhythms, and even some really cool melodies.

So what are yours?


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Re: Underrated?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 06:44:48 pm »
I've been looking for an inexpensive Vocaloid replacement! Thanks for that!

I have always thought that the FabFilter's Twin 2 synth is amazing and very underrated. I find myself reaching for it just as much as i do Sylenth1 or Massive. The GUI takes some getting used to if you're not familiar with their other products, but I think its well worth the investment.

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Re: Underrated?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 11:20:16 pm »
The Tweakbench Nintendo plugins are awesome for producers just starting out. I used it a lot before I got Super Audio Cart. Not a lot of depth but very simple and it doesn't take that long to get sounds you want. Triforce has your square, saw, and triangle waves and offers a bit of manipulation; Peach has random sounds from various NES games, which is fun to play around with; and Toad is a drumkit. If you're into 8-bit music or like having a retro sound, those plugins are the way to go!

You can download the bundle for $5 if you want to support the dev that made the vsts, or you can download each individually for free.

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Re: Underrated?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 04:30:07 pm »
I love the sample pack from nodusk about chopped vocals :)
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Re: Underrated?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 04:06:54 am »
Kilohearts multipass is super underrated imo. i don't know that many people who use it, but it has so many different applications. plus it comes with a bunch of plugins you can use individually.

as far as samples go, Origin Sound has been coming out with heat lately. the drums & fx are particularly awesome, but all of the loops are great and they have genre packs that go beyond just the popular sounds at the moment.
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Re: Underrated?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 01:49:53 pm »
I can definitely second anything from KiloHearts or Polyverse; absolutely some of my favorite plugins to work with come from these developers (fun fact - Polyvese is owned by Infected Mushroom, hence why they promote all their stuff!).

While not exactly underrated, VPROM is a secret weapon for a number of producers, including Mat Zo and Above & Beyond - it's a very authentic recreation of the Linndrum drum machine, which is perfect for house, trance, pop, etc.