We all have too many plugins...

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  1. Raddler777

    Raddler777 Ultrasonic

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    We're all digitally disturbed :(
     
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  2. Iggy

    Iggy Platinum Record

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    I'm totally guilty. I know I have a few hundred more plugs (and VIs) than I need, and while I keep justifying to myself that I might be in a bind at some point where I will definitely need that specific plug-in that I keep seeing ads for and looks really important and cool, I know I couldn't possibly use everything in my collection in a lifetime of mixes. Somehow, acquiring all the plugs became more important than actually using them. The sad truth is, most DAW plug-in bundles -- hell, most DX or AU plugs that come bundled with your computer's OS! -- are probably more than adequate to mix most types of "in the box" music. I think we grab all these plugs to make up for real or perceived shortfalls in our own abilities, like maybe Neutron 2 will help us turn a shitty mix into a great one.
     
  3. Dee.P.Tree

    Dee.P.Tree Producer

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    "GAS" infection. :winker:
     
  4. Iggy

    Iggy Platinum Record

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    There ought to be a new term for "plug-in acquisition syndrome". "P.A.S."?
     
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  5. uhub

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    Do you think i'm crazy, well...

    [​IMG]

    Installed only 40% of my plugins from my arsenal and i always dig them deep timely and mannerly :cheers:
     
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  6. Xupito

    Xupito Audiosexual

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    I try to use only the FabFilter and MeldaProduction ones, with very few honorable exceptions (Valhalla reverbs).
    Then I arrive to the guitar plugins and use three times more only for them :rofl:
     
  7. No Avenger

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    The funny thing is, I counted the plugs that I used recently and, apart from DAW stock pluggies, it were, including instruments, only 23. [​IMG]
     
  8. 23 is a great number. Keep it there and you will forever be audiologically bless-ed.
     
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  9. Blue

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    Who is the guy playing with the cowbell in this video? A member on AS got his photo as avatar.
     
  10. MMJ2017

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    plugins are meant to be tool to use at a specific moment for a specific reason to accomplish something specific.

    the rest is up to time management and prioritizing .

    making decisions on purpose for a reason ,because you are doing something important.
     
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  12. westfinch

    westfinch Producer

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    Will Ferrell

    BTW............try playing it at 0.5 and 1.25 speeds.........even better !
     
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    I got compressors coming out my dickhole, but I use like maybe three or four of them. I LOVE Brainworx (Plugin Alliance), and use FabFilter and U-he, but caught myself downloading Softube bundle last night, only for the channel strips. I'm into channel strips now. And a ton of freebies, most I don't use. I'm really stuck with full bundles because I can't uncheck the apps I'm never gonna use, like in the Plugin Alliance bundle, the FabFilter bundle, and now the Softube bundle. First world problems.
     
  14. Judge Dredd

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    Aside from the studio one daw plugins I have:

    Sounds
    Ample sound guitars x3.
    Musiclab lpc.
    U-he Diva, Repro.
    Synthmaster 2, synthmaster one.
    Korg Odyssey.
    NI Massive.
    Xils Poly M.

    Guitar FX
    Hotone V Stomp Amp.
    S-Gear 2.
    Helix Native.
    Blue Cat Axiom.
    BBE Stomp Board.
    Kuassa FX bundle.

    FX and Processors
    Focusrite Scarlett, Red packs.
    Blue Car Protector.
    CLA vocals.
     
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    Reminds me of when I used to go shopping with my ex. When she drove, and if the car park was mostly empty, she would drive round for ages picking what seemed to her to be 'the best spot' amongst hundreds of places. When is was packed with only a few places I was rather pleased.
     
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    If you look at Requests, you should change the thread title: We all have too many plugins and never/stillnot enough
     
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    It's well knowed, we're all plugineaters !! In fact it's normal to have all those plugs "stase" your computer. Looking around everyday for new ones, trying the last "killing" plug from X company or your best friend last night didn't told you that his last killing compressor was way better than the one you used in your last project. ???...Sometimes it's not our fault ... You buy 1 plug and have 10 for the price of one. most of you have said they keep plugs for old project, we all do... and so what ??? I mean it's made for it!!! try, buy if you like, an dlive happy whith 10 or 1000 plugs into your computer :)
     
  19. DrachenFire

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    Somehow this thread makes me think of this:

    "Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body"

    ...George Carlin

    I did a total reinstall recently and am only putting back things as I actually need to use them.

    Not practical for a daily operating studio, but...
    I got tired of tripping over excess sandwiches.:bleh:
     
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