What are some awesome, but lesser known VST/AAX plugins?

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  1. hazeybaby

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    Only asking out of curiosity, would love to expand my collection even further :)

    Edit: as another user has requested, I’m gonna just list here what has already been suggested so y’all don’t have to sift through all the other comments! Holdon it’ll be a minute I’m on my phone


    As mentioned by user... The Revenant


    • Aly James Lab's VPROM

    As mentioned by user... *56


    • “cherry audio stuff”

    As mentioned by user... RobertoCavally


    • Native Instruments Rounds, Prism, Razor (expansions for Reaktor VST, has some cool sounds)

    • Goodhertz bundle

    As mentioned by user... Djord Emer



    • I would also mention Airwindows but I'm sure he and his plugins are well known at this point.


    As mentioned by user... rudolph


    • TubeOhm White-T-Organ discontinued and 32 bytes only but Imho the best virtual organ. Check it at Sister´s.
    • Native Instruments Kore 2, also discontinued but excels at fx's. It has some awesome patches expansions form other world still around the web.
    • Camel Audio Camel Space also an fx´s module extraordinaire.

    As mentioned by user... grrrr


    • Ultraloop from Twisted tools. You can create the craziest mangled up loops from that

    As mentioned by user.... phumb-reh

    • Sonic Charge's Synplant is always great fun, esp. with a controller

    As mentioned by user... orbitbooster


    • Sugar Bytes Aparillo

    As mentioned by user...line.input


    • 2C-Audio Kaleidoscope, Recluse-Audio Pulsar, a selection of GRM Tools

    As mentioned by user... Gizmoz


    Tone Carver's plugins:

    • tcStretch : a PaulxStretch stuff
    • tcARPgen and Mbiragen : really special notes generators
    • Nova3 : a note generator like the free Transition
    • Boids: a crazy granulator delay

    As mentioned by user...


    • Zynaptiq Unfilter

    • Sonible frei:raum EQ (Prefer this older version to "Smart Eq" - gives you 3 "magic" nodes and comes up w/ a best fit EQ to start)
    • Flux Alchemist 3 - To give awesome pop

    As mentioned by user... Dalmation


    Free synths

    • Dexed
    • Surge Synth
    • Synth1
    • Green Oak - Crystal
    • TAL Noisemaker
    • u-he - Tyrell N6, Podolski, Zebralette

    As mentioned by user... JMOUTTON


    • HoRNet plugins
    • Voxengo plug-ins (I second these)
     
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  3. The Revenant

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    The cherry audio stuff sounds good to me
     
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    ATM being very careful what I do install, bc of the amount of plugins that I own vs those that I have a "deep(er)" understanding of how to use, which certainly impairs productivity. Far from being a no-name, but on a to-learn list:

    instruments: Rounds, Prism, Razor and other less known Reaktor's stuff
    fx: Goodhertz (always amazed when I try them, but for some reason not used much)

    Anyway, I'd advise against "collecting" 'em. ;)
     
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    Ultraloop from Twisted tools. You can create the craziest mangled up loops from that. For some maybe a bit of a steep curve to use. But ones you get the hang of it it is fantastic. especially after you import your own loops. you can import up to 128 loops and mangle them up on 8 channels. Its to much to explain. go see for yourself :)
     
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    the most famous secret unknown superstar?
     
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    Waves is super underrated imo. My secret weapon.

    FabFilter is also excellent yet seldom spoken of.

    As for instruments, I recently discovered this plugin called Serum, it's really good. You can do sine waves, triangle, saw, square... Really the possibilities are endless.
     
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    A very good thread, I think we all should download more plugins. I only have 1200 installed. Let's dig!
     
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    Waves, IK T-RackS, Plugin Alliance, Fabfilter.... But in parallel universe
     
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    Well, everybody's got their analog modelling, their wavetable and their FM things, and probably too many of them anyway.

    But when I want something completely different, Sonic Charge's Synplant is always great fun, esp. with a controller to grow your plants without having to dick about with your mouse.
     
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    I must say that at least these are awesome.
    Great gui and impressive synthesis power, even for today, and it seems to me they're on the market since long time (10yrs+ ?).
     
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    That's really interesting and surely fun.
    If you like unconventional synths, have a look to Sugar Bytes Aparillo, a beast of its own.
     
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    2C-Audio Kaleidoscope, Recluse-Audio Pulsar, a selection of GRM Tools plugins to name a few I like a lot.
     
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    TubeOhm White-T-Organ discontinued and 32 bytes only but Imho the best virtual organ. Check it at Sister´s.
    Native Instruments Kore 2, also discontinued but excels at fx's. It has some awesome patches expansions form other world still around the web.
    Camel Audio Camel Space also an fx´s module extraordinaire.
     
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    All Flux plugins
     
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    Synplant, such a crazy idea - and you can create quite unique sounding sounds with it in a blind of an eye.

    For me Massive just jumped out of focus, but recently i can appreciate it even more. Definitely lighter on CPU and apart from the small GUI, smaller feature set as Massive X, which can be an advantage, when creating sounds.

    The KORG soft synth and FX and also all the Roland cloud stuff.
     
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