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  • Question about VST or AU plugins for Logic

    I'm asking this for a friend who is going to be using Logic (I don't currently use Logic).

    1. What is a good tape saturation plugin for Logic that's good and reasonably priced?
    2. What is a good mastering plugin (by this he means gain optimization) that is good and reasonably priced?
    3. Are the Logic plugins for these sorts of things good?

    ADDITIONAL INFO:
    -He is not going to be doing any real mastering, but let's face it, we all can use a gain optimization plugin for rough mixes, etc. just to get stuff to the volume of other mixes.
    -He likes the Massey Tape Head and L2007 plugins.

    Thanks!!!!!
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  • #2
    He'd probably like Ozone. The limiter part is definitely in the same family as the L2007, and there's a harmonic distortion effect that sounds good in small doses. It's just a well designed plug-in that will teach you a lot as you get deeper into it.

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    • #3
      I've used Logic Studio 9 to create a couple songs but since I float around between several other programs I know surprisingly little about it overall. I know that, except for the guitar modeling, everything else I did just using the included plug-ins and presets. I also found the Logic Studio 9 book to be helpful.
      Gotta have my Guitars, gotta have my Keyboards, gotta have my computers so I can record my Guitars & Keyboards!

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      • #4
        Logic's tape delay, has some extra settings and can be used for saturation.

        I picked up Satsom from Sonomis for my needs.

        Logic does have some plugs for your mix bus.

        I suggest that you get familiar with Logic's plugs first, then decide if you want/ need plugs that are less neutral.

        I use the channel EQ, compressor and multipressor on most projects.

        I used logic for a few years before I added any plugs.

        G-Dub
        www.studiog-fx.com
        15 inch Quad-core i7, Macbook Pro,
        OSX 10.8.2, LPX, Logic 9.1.8, Apollo Duo

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        • #5


          http://cdsoundmaster.com/site/cds-software-online/vtmmac.html
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          • #6


            http://cdsoundmaster.com/site/cds-software-online/vtmmac.html


            PC only won't work on a Mac!
            G-Dub
            www.studiog-fx.com
            15 inch Quad-core i7, Macbook Pro,
            OSX 10.8.2, LPX, Logic 9.1.8, Apollo Duo

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            • #7
              PC only won't work on a Mac!
              Wrong, it definitely works on a Mac via VST. It's says so right on the site. Scroll down to the bottom of the pic for PC/Mac links.

              http://cdsoundmaster.com/site/cds-software-online/vtm.html
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              • #8
                Here's a new one that people over at GS seem to like a lot. (VST Win/Mac)

                http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-reelbus/
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                • #9
                  Here's something that can do the Quadrafuzz thing plus tape sim and other tricks.......

                  They also make some great mastering grade plugs. 30 day, full function trials

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                  • #10
                    Wrong, it definitely works on a Mac via VST. It's says so right on the site. Scroll down to the bottom of the pic for PC/Mac links.

                    http://cdsoundmaster.com/site/cds-software-online/vtm.html


                    Logic does not work with VST plugins. It only uses AudioUnit (AU) plugins.

                    Most pro plugins are offered in AudioUnit form, but this one does not seem to be.

                    Also, beware of "hearing with your eyes." This may well be a good plugin - I haven't heard it - but I'm initially suspicious of anything that beautiful on the surface. Beauty is only skin deep, after all.

                    These are good quality (if a bit quirky), inexpensive, and have good demos: http://www.airwindows.com/

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                    • #11
                      Logic does not work with VST plugins. It only uses AudioUnit (AU) plugins.



                      You can use VSTs in Logic with a wrapper.
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                      • #12
                        You can use VSTs in Logic with a wrapper.


                        Technically, you are right, but the wrapper is expensive, and unstable according to reports on Logic Pro Help. If I were in the OP's position I would not bother considering VSTs for Logic.

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                        • #13
                          The OP asked for VST or AU in the thread title.
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                          • #14
                            Yes, I am asking on behalf of my friend, who said that his version of Logic takes VST and AU plugins. Thanks for the replies so far. I greatly appreciate it!!!

                            Out of curiosity, how much is the wrapper?

                            I use the VST-RTAS wrapper for PT. We'll see how that goes when there's finally no RTAS!!!
                            Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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                            • #15
                              Out of curiosity, how much is the wrapper?


                              $99.00 U.S.
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