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Logic Amp Designer and EZDrummer (usually with Metal Machine) for composing.
YMCK Magical 8-bit for chiptune stuff.
For mixing I tend to make do just fine with Logic's own effects except for a few things.
Audio Damage's RoughRider Compressor (I love this thing, it makes compression so easy and it's free)
Camel Audio's Camel Crusher
Voxengo PHA-979 (well, I would if I could be bothered to buy it)
Voxengo Latency Delay
Hey there hun, I'll play anything you want me to. Oh yeah, stroke my strings baby. Finger my fret board.
- reFX Nexus (mostly)
- Sylenth1 (mostly)
Hi! - I make music as a hobby. I also like anime and video games :3
StormGate for fancy gating
Electri-Q for EQ
GVST bundle pack for mixing, compression, and other effects (mostly volume management for plugins that that handle Modplug well)
DirectX Media effects for reverb (or sometimes just clever playback of samples)
That's pretty much my bread and butter, really.
At 11/18/12 05:37 AM, ForeverBound wrote: He guy's i was wondering which VST's u are using? I mostley use Nexus 2 , z3ta+ and Massive
my latest complextro song i made the greatest sounding chords with massive, i'll probably use it more often!!!
it's called "midnight ice", you can check it out if you want!!!
Depends on the song, but:
In order of most used:
Absynth (Pretty much anything)
Kontakt (The Giant, standard libraries e.t.c.)
Battery 3 (Drums and sampling)
Stock Logic effects
We both started to work with FL Studio 10 almost 2 years now. We had very little experience with producing music previously. I remembered vaguely how to play the piano, Paul not even remembering how to play the guitar. I thought we needed to get the most expensive VSTs to get the best sound, but as Paul pointed out, I don't need the best piano in order to sound good. So, we both got Massive and that was it. We use Toxic Biohazard, 3xOsc, Sytrus,, Z3ta+, Harmless, Massive, and soundfonts. That's the extent of it. We might throw in a third party synth here and there, but we don't put too much emphasis on the type of VST. We find we can produce the sound we want with enough processing and 3xOsc.
Before our fellow aspiring music producers plunk down a wad of cash on a fancy VST, we both recommend sticking with the basic ones given to you by Image Line before you progress on to something like NI FM8.
[✖] Play a live show. | [✖] Sell music.
[✔] Sound design for games. | [✔] Produce an OST for film. | [✔] Get creepy fans. | [✔] Get awesome fans.
Moving up the ladder.
Synths am using:
Majic 8 Bit (Free)
Plugins I am using:
Tube Tech PE-1C
URS Strip Pro
NastyDLA (free) (BEST)
Im not including FL's native plugins in this.
At 11/18/12 09:25 AM, la-yinn wrote: sytrus & albino 3 for synths
standard image-line effect plugins + rf Destroyer. <--- this thing can turn anything into artillery barrages.
I'm fucking poor, my equipment is shit and my vst's are incredibly limited.
Some of the best sounds Iv ever herd came out of 3xosc. True story. You can do anything, I BELIEVE IN YOU.
This is from a page on my website :)
Music Production Software:
FL Studio 10
Avid Sibelius 7
Instrument Sample Libraries:
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus
EWQL Storm Drum 2 Pro
EWQL Symphonic Choirs + Exspansion
EWQL Ministry of Rock
EWQL Ministry of Rock 2
EWQL Voices of Passion
8dio Epic Dhol Ensemble
8dio Epic Taiko Ensemble
8dio Epic Toms Ensemble
8dio Adagio Violins Vol. 1
8dio Hybrid Tools Vol. 2
8dio Requiem Professional
AudioBro LA Scoring Strings v2.0
Komplete 8 Library Collection
Sample Modeling - The Trumpet
Sample Modeling - French Horn & Tuba
Sample Modeling - Trombone
ProjectSAM Symphobia 1 and 2
True Strike Percussion
Drums of War
CineSamples Voxos Epic Virtual Choir
Nexus 2 (All expansions)
Custom Built Performance PC:
CPU: AMD FX-8150 Overclocked to 4.7GHz Eight-Core AM3+ CPU 8MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX
OS: Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
Memory: 32 GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
GPU: x2 Radeon 7970 (Crossfire Mode) 6GB VRAM Total
HDD: x3 2TB HDD's (6TB HDD Space Total)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody
IntelÂ® Coreâ"¢ i7 2.2GHz
Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard
Alienware M14x High-Performance Laptop
IntelÂ® Coreâ"¢ i7 2670QM 2.2GHz (3.1GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
Genuine WindowsÂ® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
3.0GB DDR3 NVIDIAÂ® GeForceÂ® GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimusâ"¢ technology
14.0" High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight
750GB8 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
Schecter Electric Guitar Hellraiser C-1 FR
Schecter Electric Guitar Damien Elite 7 String
Fender American Strat - (Vintage 1972)
Yamaha Digital Grand Piano - P-155
KRK Designs - Rokit 6" Studio Monitors (Pair)
KRK Designs - Rokit 10" Sub Monitor
At 11/29/12 01:36 AM, deadlyfishes wrote: This is from a page on my website :)
That's an effing big list of instruments ans systems. I guess you are the type of pro composer... then?
At 11/29/12 12:03 PM, dem0lecule wrote:At 11/29/12 01:36 AM, deadlyfishes wrote: This is from a page on my website :)That's an effing big list of instruments ans systems. I guess you are the type of pro composer... then?
Making music for media is what I do for a living so, yes :)
Most of the stuff I played around with "illegally" before I bought them to make 100% sure that it was worth buying. I spend way too much time making sure if it's worth it, so this list is a pretty good resource for those of you wanting to buy some new libraries.
On my YouTube channel I always list the libraries that are used in the track to help people listen to what they sound like when they are actually used in a full length production.
Check it out if you want:
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/letspretendxc0re