Replacement for Soundtoys Decapitator

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  1. DrumHead

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    Does any one have a recommendation plug for replacing Decapitator ?
    (not FFsaturn - i don't like the vibe) I mainly use Decap on drum buss and would like to find something as similar as possible - sound wize and ease of use.
    Also what are u using for auto pan duties. (like soundtoys Pan Man)
     
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  3. devilorcracker

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    I stopped using it because of aliasing.
    You should check out izotope trash or audio assault headcrusher.
     
  4. Majestic

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    There are so many to choose from. May I recommend:

    Overloud Gem Sculptube
    Black Box Analog Design HG-2
     
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  5. Blue

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    If you like Decapitator why do you want to replace it?
     
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  6. DrumHead

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    Gem Sculptube looks interesting. I will definitely check it out.
    Do you like it on Drums?
    Thanks for the heads up:wink:
     
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  7. CharlieCrizzle

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    i really like Meldas Multiband saturator
     
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  8. DrumHead

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    I am getting out of the Soundtoys business.:winker:
     
  9. DrumHead

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    That's interesting. I didn't know about the aliasing
     
  10. Blue

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    You should have a look at Soundtoys' website,they offer 50% discounts for black friday if you already own one or more licenses.
     
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  12. Majestic

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    Personally, I like to keep my drums relatively clean. But, I don't see why it wouldn't work on drums.
     
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    hmm apart from aforementioned Sculptube by Overloud, maybe also IVGI (free) and SDRR by Klanghelm?
    oh and for drums specifically, Drum Tools by Nomad Factory (not sure if it's abandonware now though)
    :chilling:
     
  14. Warped Effect

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    You won't find another audio plugin more similar than Audio Assault Head Crusher. :woot:

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    For drum buss i never use decapitator which would be fine, but several options plugins there. I can recommend you 3 options i almost always use, and nobody is talking here at the moment: PsP Vintage Warmer, Elysia Phil's Cascade and waves infected mushroom pusher.
     
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    FXPansion Manul. Superb plugin.
    Or Izotop Trash.
     
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    Oh NO!:dont: it only looks like Decapitator. But nothing to compare in sound.
     
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    SDRR is a great one
     
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  21. Warped Effect

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    Head Crusher sounds great too, it's a good saturation plugin, and i like to use Head Crusher with Waves Tune Real-Time, because it's good for enhancing AutoTuned Vocals.

    I have seen other people say that they actually prefer Head Crushers sound over Decapitator.

    https://www.kvraudio.com/product/headcrusher-by-audio-assault
     
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