We all have too many plugins...

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  1. Iggy

    Iggy Platinum Record

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    At this point, it would take me at least a week to go through every synth patch and sample on my computer, which is alarming, because, back in the olden days, when I just owned some hardware keyboards and drum machines, I had something in the neighborhood of 1,000-1,200 sounds, total. I knew every sound my rig could make and where they were located, and could cycle through all of them in an hour or two.

    Ironically, when I first got a VI-capable computer, I'd planned on just getting VIs that covered what my hardware synths (most of which were around 16-20 years old at that point, and literally falling apart) could do, so I could scale everything back and do it all without having to own a hardware mixer or patch cables into an interface every time I wanted to record something. I snagged an IK Workstation bundle (Sampletank, Sonik Synth 2 and Miroslav Philharmonik), the Korg Digital Collection and Ministry of Rock 1 (which was just about the biggest waste of money I have ever seen). That was gonna be it. Simpler times ...
     
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  2. Fesster

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    Exactly, and I used to feel guilty about not using all of my tools until I figured out multiple workflows.
     
  3. krewel

    krewel Newbie

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    It's true to be honest. In most cases, third party VSTs are pretty much placebo and unnecessary nowadays. I have deleted most of my VSTs about a year ago and almost exclusively use the internal plugins of Cubase. Cubase already has everything, even VariAudio. I still have the Lexicon bundle and FabFilter Pro-Q installed. Pro-Q is just too convinient to use.

    VST instruments are another story though..Got loads of them. I find myself using Omnisphere or any of the u-he instruments 90% of the time.
     
  4. Fesster

    Fesster Noisemaker

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    Ahhh man, if people only knew the secret weapons buried in Cubase. I've tried every DAW known, been trained on Pro Tools and Logic and Cubase crushes them both when it comes to providing the tools for actually producing professional music in ANY genre.
     
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  5. Xupito

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    We all know it but we don't have money nor R2R or VR have the crack. Happens pretty much the same with Logic.
     
  6. voidSeeker

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    We have to factor in all the Kontakt libraries as well...TOTAL OVERLOAD!
     
  7. tidus1990

    tidus1990 Producer

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    We need an R2R patch to patch the holes inside of all of you.
     
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    waves, nuff said
     
  9. Fesster

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    Ahhh but Cube has a few very important functions and features not found in any other DAW-and they are game-changers. Problem is, even most Cubase owners have never used them because they're too busy fumbling with crap like Nexus!:rofl:
     
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    It was hard not to rate that "nasty" lmao

    Yeah, like I said, it's well known. Cubase is expensive for good reasons asides from the bad ones.
     
  11. Fesster

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    I stopped updating at v 8.5 actually since after that newer updates seemed to cause more and more issues for users. I blame it all on Winblows 10.
     
  12. tori

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    somehow i get distracted by too many options, especially instruments, had a little to many but today I decided to slim it all down, didn't even had something like a favourite synth because i was allways trying different things, hope I can change that in the future and I hope I'm not gonna reinstall all that shit again tomorrow... A few months ago I had the same problem with effects, but now I'm somewhat happy with my setup, hope it's the same with my instruments. With effects I think I you can easily have way more than instruments, because most of them work more similar than synths, and there are more effects for different things than synths, it doesn't distract me that much. Now I have 212 plugins (incl. daw stock plugins).

    Too many plugins keep me from producing because adhd or I don't know, my mindset is very minimalistic, and so should be my plugin folder, as long as I have everything I need.
     
  13. beatletown

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    For some ten plugins are too much, for others fifty is a good start. Its all about organizing and using them skillfully.
    In the end its all about finishing songs and/or getting a quality mix.
     
  14. beatletown

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    Beginner/Hobby production.
     
  15. Magic Mango

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    I've once done this jam session/project with a friend and it was all going very well, all aside technical wobbles that might have occured, which they haven't. All gear short-plugged and it was magic. We have used automation on delays on all the channels as well as tempo changes, so it kinda stretched and narrowed altogether at just the right moments and we've added crazy reverbs that created this heavenly sounds out of nowhere. True mojo. And then my friend asked for like a telephone-sort kinda effect for another vocal that was about to come in, so I brought up this new vst for that task and the whole fucking system crashed. Lesson learned right there, folks. And none of the googled recoveries worked. Ctrl+S is King.
     
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  16. korte1975

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    wow.
    i have helix native , addictive drums , hammond , pianoteq , (omnisphere 2.5) waves mercury.
    daws : studio one 4 and reaper
    more than enough really
     
  17. Thankful

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    Count the hairs on your head coz you might have too many!
     
  18. Magic Mango

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    Omnisphere 2, Addictive Drums 2 and Serum. Job done :D
     
  19. PrettyPurdie

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    Just recently got my 4 TB FULL ,but this includes Kontakt libraries and and a plugin and drum kit collection from the gods
    im just waiti g on the nexus 2.3 LOL an maybe hypersonic 3 haha
     
  20. Fudsey Plange

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    That's too many plugins right there. :rofl:

    What a typical VST folder would like converted to hardware...

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    You just need that little extra...

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