Plugin Doctor Alternative ?

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  1. shankar

    shankar Platinum Record

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    Anyone know if there is an alternative to Plugin Doctor for mac?
    Thank you in advance for your help :wink:
     
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  3. Xupito

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    Mmm... I don't think so, even on PC. Which is kind of surprising.
    But It's been a while since last time I checked, so...

    I think there's one from an independent free developer but it's very unfriendly to use. And outdated.
     
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  5. Sinus Well

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    Ehm... Reaper
     
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    Yeah, that's the one I mentioned.
    Can you elaborate?
     
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    Ehm... how, please?
     
  8. Sinus Well

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    OK
    What functions does Plugin Doctor have?

    Linear analysis with FFT noise and pink/white noise
    -Reaper has that too!

    Harmonic analysis using a sine wave test signal
    -Reaper has that too!

    Oscilloscope
    -Reaper has that too! Several, in fact.

    Ramping signal to test dynamics.
    -Can be created with any DAW. Reaper has an additional Compscope and Gain Reduction Scope.

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    Performance Check:
    -Well, Reaper has that too!

    Ability to load two plugins...
    -Every DAW can load at least as many plugins

    Built-in screenshot function
    -Well, for Reaper there are actions to execute SnapEase (for sceenshots & edits) and LICEcap (for screen captures).
    -Or, goddamn it, Span can also do screenshots.

    In less than 5 minutes you can create a track template with folder structure and pre-inserted plugin tools and items.
     
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  9. shankar

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    Thank you @Sinus Well for your info :wink:

    It is very useful and very interesting for people who already own Reaper.
    For others like me, I think I'll just buy Plugin Doctor because i have not found any other alternatives.

    You can find it here (23,90€) : https://ddmf.eu/plugindoctor/

    I tested it, it's very easy and quick to use, and it helps me to discover my plugins even more in depth.
    Thank you :mates:
     
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    Hello I am new to reaper and your comment caught my attention, could you help me in more detail with what you expose.
    With reaper it would work the same way as doctor plugins or vst plugin analyzer does

    Linear analysis with FFT noise and pink/white noise
    Harmonic analysis using a sine wave test signal
    Oscilloscope
    Ramping signal to test dynamics

    Thanks a lot.
     
  13. Sinus Well

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    Okay, let's make this simple. I'll give you one of my track templates. Just extract the contents of REAPER.rar into your REAPER Resources folder. Then open my track template. Press Play only if you want to use the sine signal automations. Otherwise leave the transport on STOP.

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    For a reasonable FFT analysis of the frequency response of plugins insert SPAN Free on the FREQ Analyzer track and set SPAN as shown in the picture below. Then set the FFT Noise slider of the "TEST Signal (Noise)"-Track to 0 (max).

    [​IMG]
     
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