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Logic users: What stock plugins do you use?

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by kimarnesen, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. kimarnesen

    kimarnesen Composer

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    So I'm back to Logic and are building my template these days. What stock plugins do you use and not replace with 3rd party plugins? Space Designer?

    I haven't decided yet if I want the effects to be in VEP or Logic yet.
     
  2. Alex Fraser

    Alex Fraser Senior Member

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    One of the best things in Logic *are* the stock effects - I use them all, no third party. ;)
     
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  3. gsilbers

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    All of them!

    But for templates I use vst in vep to try to off load cpu.

    i do a lot of save as in lox though so each time it Brings in more and more info and hit that cpu limit fast.
     
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  4. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

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    pretty spoiled here these days with Waves, UBK, UAD, Softube, but I would recommend you check out Chromaverb.

    Instrument wise I use ES-2 and Retrosynth on occasion, Alchemy quite often, and more EXS of late although it is in dire need of a update IMHO.
     
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  5. Ashermusic

    Ashermusic Senior Member

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    I rarely use any of them, but with Chromaverb and now having compared the new Vintage EQs with the UAD equivalents., that is about to change.
     
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  6. synthpunk

    synthpunk Senior Member

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    Camelphat & Camelspace as well.

     
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  7. FredW

    FredW Senior Member

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    Logic's stock plugins are awesome, I use these on almost every project:
    Channel EQ
    Compressor
    Space Designer
    Autofilter
    Tape Delay (tape saturation)
    Stereo Delay
    Clip Distortion
    BitCrusher
    Pitch shifter

    instruments:
    EXS24
    ES1/ES2
    Vintage Keys
     
  8. Ashermusic

    Ashermusic Senior Member

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    I do use a lot of the instruments, I assumed we were discussing FX.
     
  9. SirkusPi

    SirkusPi Active Member

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    I use Logic's Delay Designer and Compressor a good amount -- I have third-party alternatives for both that I also frequently use, but each of those stock plugins has a very definite place in my toolbox.

    EDIT: And also Space Designer too sometimes, but not as often as the other two mentioned above.
     
  10. Alex Fraser

    Alex Fraser Senior Member

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    If we're talking instruments too.. the EXS24 (of course), Alchemy all the time. Also, I can't quit ES1 for bass.
     
  11. Living Fossil

    Living Fossil Senior Member

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    Spacedesigner (as host for 3rd party / custom IRs)
    Gain (perfect for additional gain staging)
    Ringmod / Frequency shifter / Bitcrusher
    Step FX (the Phat FX and Chromaverb also will get some use)
    Delay Designer (on rare occasions; but it has some unique features)
    Pitch shifter
    Direction Mixer (for the easier tasks, S1 usually does the job)

    Instruments:
    EXS24 -> super easy instant sampling; easy round robin sampling...
    EXS24's default sine vibe (sometimes as sub bass)
    ES2 (bought it when it came out, still use it on some occasions)
    Alchemy (mainly the spectral fx on custom samples)
     
  12. WindcryMusic

    WindcryMusic Senior Member

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    Mainly the Gain and SubBass plugins for me (they still show up in pretty much every project). The DirectionMixer gets used frequently as well (especially when I record M/S audio). I used the stock EQ until recently, when I became too enamored of the extra features of Pro-Q2.

    I may start using the new Chromaverb going forward ... did an informal shoot-out with my other algorithmic reverbs a week or so back and it came off pretty well ... and I'm also planning to take a closer look at the new vintage EQs one of these days. I mean, if Jay likes them (see above), it would be foolish of me to not at least take a look.
     
  13. thesteelydane

    thesteelydane Senior Member

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    All of them, but particularly fond of the distortion and AU pitch shifter.

    Edit: and of course EXS24, but that’s not an effect (although the filters on it sound great).
     
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  14. Living Fossil

    Living Fossil Senior Member

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    With its ability to turn audio into a "sampler instrument" which can be retuned etc. afterwards it somehow is useable as an effect... ;)
     
  15. NoamL

    NoamL Senior Member

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    Pitch shifter is good, but not as good as the Waves one.

    Space Designer, the Compressor, and the EQ are all really good however.
     
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  16. thesteelydane

    thesteelydane Senior Member

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    True, but that's why I use it. When creating pads to drag into EXS24, I like the artefacts it produces. I'm talking about the AU pitch here. If I'm trying to get realistic results I go for Izotope RX every time.
     
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