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Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 14th, 2013 @ 11:02 AM Reply

Hi everyone, Im here with a minimal question:
What are good (Or event the best for you) Plug-ins to make music?
The genres Id like to make are: Orchestral (Classical) and Electronic (Such as House, Drum and Bass or Dubstep)

I hope you will help me. Since now , thanks.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 14th, 2013 @ 11:43 AM Reply

At 4/14/13 11:02 AM, BlueAngelEagle wrote: Hi everyone, Im here with a minimal question:
What are good (Or event the best for you) Plug-ins to make music?
The genres Id like to make are: Orchestral (Classical) and Electronic (Such as House, Drum and Bass or Dubstep)

I hope you will help me. Since now , thanks.

There really are no such things as "best" plug-ins, since it all depends on how you use said plugins.

Anyways, for orchestral, I find the East-West Quantum Leap Symphonic Gold library plugin to be really good for orchestral stuff.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 14th, 2013 @ 11:49 AM Reply

This is the best site I can suggest you check out : http://www.kvraudio.com/

It's hard to suggest which one would be best for what you want to achieve, but I suggest NI Massive, ReFx Nexus2, Sylenth1, and NI FM8. There are hundreds other ones out there, but those I find to be a good starting point if you're not the best at programing your own sounds with plugins as they come with a whole lot of presets, and there are a huge number of presets available to purchase / download for free for them all.

If you want to do orchestral stuff, the best of the best would be EWQL products, but they are very expensive and take up a lot of RAM & hard drive space, so unless you have a deep wallet, I would go with Edirol Orchestral, as it gives you any instrument that would be in your standard orchestra, and doesn't use up much of anything to run. Not the best quality, but it works well and passes the quality test in my books.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 14th, 2013 @ 12:39 PM Reply

Omnisphere.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 14th, 2013 @ 01:25 PM Reply

- Orchestral:
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra
EWQL Stormdrums 2
NI Session Strings Pro
NI Action Strings
Cinesamples CineOrch
CineSamples CinePerc CORE
ProjectSAM Orchestral Essentials
ProjectSAM LUMINA

- Electronic
Tone2 Gladiator2
Tone2 Electrax
NI Absynth
NI Reaktor (with NI Monark)
reFX Vanguard
KontaktBanks VIROLOGY/ORANGE/ANALOGUE MONSTERS (For NI Kontakt)
Spectrasonics Omnisphere


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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 07:53 PM Reply

Wow, there are a lot of plug-ins. Thank you all guys, I should take a look to them.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 09:51 PM Reply

in terms of orchestra, it depends on how you wanna write.

EasWest, VSL, Miroslav Philharmonik, Garritan Personal Orchestra, EDIROL = libraries that split up ensembles into independent instruments (violins, violas, cellos, etc.) for detailed orchestration.

Symphobia, Albion, Garritan Instant Orchestra = ensemble-based libraries (strings, brass, winds, etc.) for quick-fix arrangements.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 11:18 PM Reply

REFX Nexus


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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 11:23 PM Reply

At 4/15/13 11:18 PM, Portiovega wrote: REFX Nexus

I second this. Works really well.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 11:44 PM Reply

At 4/14/13 11:02 AM, BlueAngelEagle wrote: Hi everyone, Im here with a minimal question:
What are good (Or event the best for you) Plug-ins to make music?
The genres Id like to make are: Orchestral (Classical) and Electronic (Such as House, Drum and Bass or Dubstep)

I hope you will help me. Since now , thanks.

for electronic, you can use whatever synth as long as you know how it works to get the sound you like. For orchestral i use sampletank ( here is a little big something i did with it http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/531315)

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 08:53 AM Reply

Good plugins:

Massive, overused? Maybe. Effective damn right. It's extremely versatile.

If you are willing to learn FM synthesis, Fm8 is a fantastic plugin FM synthesis, and is extremely flexible. Anything can come from a good session of fiddling with FM8, especially if you know what you're doing.

For Orchestral I would Go Kontakt, this is only if you're willing to invest in extra libraries for it.

I'd say your number one choice for beginning is Massive. All of its nobs and stuff is pretty user friendly as long as you flip through enough tutorials. And learning them helps you learn more about synthesis in a whole.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 01:20 PM Reply

Massive is cool. Overused by the industry, yes.

If you are looking to get your "feet wet" in writing orchestral stuff, try out blackattacks collection of free orchestral soundfonts.

Right here

Works surprisingly well!


Check it! :) //// Never stop making music. Play MOTORJOUST!!!Check it! :)

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 01:53 PM Reply

Mainstream plugins.

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 08:26 PM Reply

I've only produced EDM like Dubstep, so here some great plugins:

Sugarbytes WOW:
This one is GREAT for adding a sort of vowel-y vocoded sound to almost anything. I use it mainly on my DnB and Dubstep basses. (It's not free)
Bitcrusher:
This is a free one. It's really good for downsampling, which is used a lot in dubstep. (You know, the talking "Yea" basses)
Ohmicide:
Like WOW, this one isn't free, but I still recommend it a lot! It's great for guitars, synths, and mostly basses. It really beefs it up, and amplifies it.
SUMO VST:
SUMO VST is amazing! I love it! It's a must get. Really beefs stuff up!

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 08:29 PM Reply

Yo dawg the T-Pain effect just went down to 50 bucks man.

Thats like a million bucks right there, G

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 10:48 PM Reply

At 4/17/13 08:29 PM, Breed wrote: Yo dawg the T-Pain effect just went down to 50 bucks man.

Thats like a million bucks right there, G

lol. also adding on to the question, what are some good plug-ins for piano. I can't seem to find any good one or at least ones that sound more realistic/less electronic

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 18th, 2013 @ 01:26 AM Reply

At 4/17/13 10:48 PM, spoydermon wrote:
At 4/17/13 08:29 PM, Breed wrote: Yo dawg the T-Pain effect just went down to 50 bucks man.

Thats like a million bucks right there, G
lol. also adding on to the question, what are some good plug-ins for piano. I can't seem to find any good one or at least ones that sound more realistic/less electronic

Nexus is GREAT for piano, and other instruments. I used it for some orchestral stuff, which you can see in this song:

  • Cold Burn (ft. Kovilla)
    Cold Burn (ft. Kovilla) by Vyill

    Some Moombah-sorta jam for you guys!

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It's not free, but it surely worth getting!

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Response to Good Plug-ins to make music Apr. 18th, 2013 @ 01:56 AM Reply

Turn off your computer and go into your kitchen.

Get yourself a pair of spoons and start banging them together.
Theres the only plugin you'll ever need.