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I tried both of them but my guitar sound is still in E standard. I dont know if I am doing something wrong but I tried all options in both plugins and I didnt manage to get sound of lower tuning ( for example Standard D tuning).
 

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Yup. Every other plugin i use is working normal. But I am not getting detune effect when i change settings of detuna or other detune plugin.
 

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I downloaded Waves SoundShifter (demo version) and it works great. Only downside is big latency when I play in real time.
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Any other "working" plugins with low latency ?
 

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Plysical or digital iLok?
 

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Physical iLok 2 dongle is needed. If you buy Slate VCC (can be used in Slate VMR) for $169 you're basically getting an iLok for $30 off. The shimmer is pretty sweet considering it's free.

I really want to get the Slate VMR since I've been spoiled with UAD's library but without my Apollo Twin hooked up they wont run. So I wanna get the VMR for whenever Im not home or away from my Apollo.

This is what I like about the VMR setup:
-cheap
-low cpu usage so you can run a ton of instances of it
-no lagging when rearranging modules
-visualization of all modules at once
 

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Here's a few nice ones I really like, these are all 100% FREE.

Flux BitterSweet: This one is a transient designer. I've got the SPL Transient Designer too, which is sort of the industry standard I suppose, and I like them both. They definitely have different flavors to them, so I'd highly recommend grabbing BitterSweet even if you've got a transient designer you like already.



AudioAssault KlipFreak: Decent clipper plugin. If you haven't used a clipper before I'd suggest looking up some tutorials on them, they are great for leveling out performances, giving you headroom, balancing frequencies a bit, I use clippers all over my drums to give them more punch and consistency.



[AudioAssault]404 error | Audio Assault HeadCrusher[/url]: Pretty nice saturation plugin. If you don't already use saturation you're missing out! It can be used to add color and flavor to a flat sounding snare, it can add grit and aggression to vocals, it can add organic/analog glue to a bus, fatten up toms, it's an essential tool in my toolbox. This particular one is a Decapitator clone. There's also a paid version of this plugin that gives you more options to make it more like the original Decapitator plugin.

 

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EDIT: just realized that this isn't the vst amp thread. Mods, please move if necessary.

Hey all. I'm getting some decent sounds using the lepou amps and using some own hammer IRs, but for some reason the sustain and substance seems to disappear in the upper register, like the signal is super weak. I've turned up the input to the point of clipping, but only minimal improvement. All EQ off as well.
 

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Slate Digital VST plugins & bundles....anyone using them? Favorites? I'm looking to invest in a bundle for console strips, virtual compressors, tape machine, etc., & the Slate gear seems killer. Looking for feedback (no pun intended) from producers, engineers, recording guitarists who love or hate it.
 

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A lot of different styles in metal, so it's tough to generalize.

If you're open to spending a little more on some software, here's my recommendation: Jamstix 4, by Rayzoon. https://www.rayzoon.com/

It's drum composition software that works in a variety of styles. You basically tell it the parameters of the part you want, and it composes it for you, including all the accents and fills. It has built-in samples, but you can also use it to feed other sample sets, such as Steven Slate or Superior. It's a huge timesaver and puts together better drum parts than almost anybody but an actual drummer can program.

It takes some work to learn, but honestly it's WAY WAY WAY WAY better than having to program your drum parts. I don't know why more people haven't adopted it. I started using Jamstix in 2012, and I can honestly say that it is the only reason I'm still recording music. I was so fed up with drum programming that it was killing my enthusiasm.

To give you an example, my latest completed EP is all Jamstix drums: https://sonicsavage.bandcamp.com/releases
 

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I guess I'm in the same boat- a guitarist first & foremost. Someday it might be nice to record my own e-drums but I've got a long way to go until I'm at that point so I'm using EZ Drummer 2 and many MIDI groove libraries. My thinking with drums for my tracks is to take any one of the MIDI grooves from a given library and just make small tweaks in the MIDI Piano Roll to personalize them. The tweaks themselves are just things I tend to like when I'm listening to other drummers on songs- maybe it's a cymbal on the "and" of a beat or a disco hi-hat pattern for 2 beats at the end of a verse line, etc. I also feel that it's pretty easy to change up some stock beats simply by changing up the kick drum (adding/subtracting a kick, make it a double kick flurry, etc) or weeding out the ghost notes you frequently find on the snare. The Toontrack beats usually end with some sort of mini fill to end the pattern but I'll exclude the normal ending with a different fill maybe for the second verse or just before switching to a different song section.

I don't have Superior Drummer but EZ Drummer also has a search functionality so if you were looking for some sort of snare centric fill, you can search on that & then sort the results based on measure length. You can also search by mashing out a rough kick/snare pattern and it will search for grooves that match that basic structure. Because Toontrack groups patterns into "songs", I find that it helps by making a note to remember where you pulled it from so that you can head back to that group of grooves quickly to find components that already fit together. I use Reaper so I do this by right-clicking on the MIDI clip, select "Item Settings" and then "Item Notes". In that dialog, I type something like this: "Indiependent->Uptempo 4/4->Horse->Intro" where Indiependent was the MIDI Expansion library, Uptempo 4/4 was one of the tempo options and Horse is one of the songs within that tempo option.

I don't know if any of this helps but it has worked for me.
 

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Hello, not a lot of people know these ones, but they are free , old, and really good sounding. RevolutionZ, ReChrome and Regoid by Ronald Passion, from Indonesia.
Here's aquick video review I made for them, hope you'll like it. There's no download link of course, but you might find them on the usual VST free archives online.
 
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