What are your top five devices at the moment?

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VIVIsect
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Post 23 Nov 2021

As far as Reason stuff goes:

Synapse Audio - The Legend (all my bass sounds come from here)
Tonicmint - ChordLine (I always have fun just manually punching in notes and building custom progressions with this thing)
Tonicmint - AB Transpose (Always on all my MIDI tracks. I like shifting stuff around and experimenting in different keys when writing)
Reason Studios - Drum Sequencer (of course)
Robotic Bean - Sequences (surprised by how much I ended up liking this, after putting off buying it for so long. Mainly use it for the step sequencer)

As for VSTs

Spectrasonics - Omnisphere 2 (for pads and atmospheric stuff. Rarely use any of the factory sounds. I mostly use third party stuff or build patches from scratch)
Audio Damage - Quanta (my favorite granular synth)
Native Instruments - Kontakt (for my piano and string/orchestral libraries)
Korg - Mono/Poly (there's just something about how this thing sounds)
ValhallaDSP - Supermassive (favorite reverb for ambient stuff. And its free. Can't beat that)

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Jaybignoise
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Post 24 Nov 2021

Hello,

Arturia - Pigments V3 (powerful and inspiring synth)
Arturia - V Collection 8 (I love to use the Emulator II among others, amazing bundle)
Waldorf - PPG Wave 3.V (these metallic sounds, slurp)
Vital Audio - Vital (for me, the best free synth)
Reason Studios - Kong (great device, very versatile, match perfectly with my AKAI MPD32)
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Billy+
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Post 24 Nov 2021

XO
Spire
Shaperbox2
ID8 piano
Kong

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Arrant
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Post 24 Nov 2021

Umpf Club Drums
The echo
Beat map
Spire
Viper

loopeydoug
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Post 24 Nov 2021

MIDI CV Converter
MIDI Compressor
Algoritm
Tokyo Dawn- Nova EQ
Sonible/Focusrite- Balancer

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moofi
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Post 24 Nov 2021

While it certainly is doing its job to some extend, I at least recommend checking on varying flavors, like for example AUTO X Compressor or Lotus Compressor.

You could aswell check on SADIST inhabiting amongst its additional 16 modules 5 excellent compressors, 3 classic and 2 specialised. One specialised is TE200 Tape Machine, basically out of this world :-D The second is TD750 Transistor Ducker, quite funky aswell. Then my two favourites out of the classic ones are TC 1030 Transistor Compressor + VCA745 Compressor. Very well working, round attack, smooth colouring. OpticAuto Compressor is more like a bus or mastering comp sounding good aswell.

After all I not only find all of the above adding colour but a new quality level in comparison.
moggadeet wrote:
05 Apr 2021
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- MClass compressor: I do not need more than that mostly

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rootwheel
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Post 25 Nov 2021

FET
mDSQ
Sequences
Friktion
Basimilus

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moofi
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Post 25 Nov 2021

This is more like what I currently experiment with a lot and also like very much. Hence I left out devices I like very much aswell yet haven´t come to really work with like Europa.

Dub Preamp
Filterchain X8187
American EQ A - C / British EQ A / rEQP-1A / reMEQ-5 / RE3Q (basically one developer, one style, one genre)
Sadist
Indstrlzr

Joker: AUTO X Compressor

Lot´s of Ekssperimental Sounds stuff here, simply easy to apply quality I find :-)

Tinnitus
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Post 05 Apr 2022

This is a great thread.
For me
Korg monopoly/six
Europa
Beat map
Respire
XO

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gullum
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Post 05 Apr 2022

pick any Kuassa amps in ant order

Edit: just realised I already answered almost the same last year

Kuranes2021
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Post 05 Apr 2022

- Arturia's Microfreak! I have tons of fun creating sequences in Reason, copy them to Microfreak's sequenzer, mangle the sequences with "spice" & "dice"-functions of the Microfreak, and then use the sequences to sequence f.e. Algoritm and Friction.

- Pattern Mutator: perfectly suited for crafting sequences that I can feed to the Microfreak

- Echobode, Echo & Polar etc.: the Microfreak has no on-board-effects. Aforementioned effect devices turn the little Freak into a true beast.

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Post 05 Apr 2022

these are typically in most of my projects:

NNXT - for mapping usually transient samples like kick, snare, etc
Redrum - for percussion
Fabfilter Pro Q3 - my go-to for EQ, but I will also use the SSL eq
Slate Digital ANA 2 Synthesizer - been using this a lot to make melodies
Devious Machines Duck - my go to ducking and sidechaining stuff

then typically depending on the track I also use Valhalla, Beatmapper, Scream, etc, actually I use a bunch of RE's and VST's to be honest lol
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moalla
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Post 05 Apr 2022

VST Chery Audio - Mercury 4
RE Project SAM Orchestral
RE Euclidean Rythms Player
VST Arturia Spark2 + Spark LE
E-Bass Ibanez SR305 + ZOOM B1on Multieffect

I also really like the newest gift by PluginBoutique, Ujam Phat2 incl. midi drag and drop from VST to sequencer together with denise bass xl enhancer
https://soundcloud.com/user-594407128
R12, R3900x, firefaceUC, T440p, Babyface, Nocturn49, LaunchpadMK2, TMP1
Mackie Pro10fx, Mindprint DI-Port, Se2a, Nt2a, SP C1, GAP D2 MK2, Dt880pro, Eve SC205
SR305Bass, Western, Strat, Miniak+RhythmWolf, Ipad+SparkLE

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Post 05 Apr 2022

- Europa
- Mimic
- Démolition de pulvérisateurs
- L'écho
- RV7000 MKII

It's very rare that I don't have his devices somewhere
Reason is the richest DAW, between VST and its own format (Rack Extension) which DAW can boast of having so many tools for creativity

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dvdrtldg
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Post 05 Apr 2022

Recently I've really upscaled my appreciation of Europa. That's an amazing synth, so deep but also intuitive & fast to work with

Runciter by u-He. The one filter to rule them all

Desmodus is an insanely fun reverb, or "tail generator" or whatever it is. Start twisting those dials and within seconds you've died & gone to freaky sound design heaven

And Inspiral & Sequences are my favourite players by far

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moalla
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Post 05 Apr 2022

dvdrtldg wrote:
05 Apr 2022
Recently I've really upscaled my appreciation of Europa. That's an amazing synth, so deep but also intuitive & fast to work with

Runciter by u-He. The one filter to rule them all

Desmodus is an insanely fun reverb, or "tail generator" or whatever it is. Start twisting those dials and within seconds you've died & gone to freaky sound design heaven

And Inspiral & Sequences are my favourite players by far
Yeah like others I missed the u-He Rack extension period, mhh nice but no longer in the shop, but there is still Ubik for 149€
https://soundcloud.com/user-594407128
R12, R3900x, firefaceUC, T440p, Babyface, Nocturn49, LaunchpadMK2, TMP1
Mackie Pro10fx, Mindprint DI-Port, Se2a, Nt2a, SP C1, GAP D2 MK2, Dt880pro, Eve SC205
SR305Bass, Western, Strat, Miniak+RhythmWolf, Ipad+SparkLE

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Post 05 Apr 2022

moalla wrote:
05 Apr 2022
Yeah like others I missed the u-He Rack extension period, mhh nice but no longer in the shop, but there is still Ubik for 149€
Ohhh yeah of course, I forgot those REs had disappeared

149 Euros is pretty expensive for a filter plugin, but I'd still recommend checking it out (or waiting for a sale). It's so good. Does all the standard filter duties, but can also get super aggressive and fat. And it's really well designed, I love the way you can run HP/LP/BP in parallel, and the envelope follower is excellent

client6
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Post 06 Apr 2022

UVI Shade
Klanghelm SDRR
Pulsar 1178
Selig Gain
Audiothing Wave Box

all are very versatile despite simplistic interfaces

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Post 06 Apr 2022

Jagwah wrote:
04 Apr 2021
Been a while since we had one of these, a bit of fun and they can be surprisingly informative too.

Figured I would open it right up this time:

What are your top five devices at the moment (Stock, RE, VST etc, softwares, hardwares, What Have You)?

Feel free to add some comments about your choices. :puf_bigsmile:
Reason Instruments
1. Thor
2. Grain
3. UMPF Retro
4. Europa
5. mimic

Reason EFX
1. The Echo
2. Pulveriser
3. Audiomatic Retro Transformer
4. Scream
5. Master Bus Compressor

VST Instruments
1. Pigments
2. Roland Cloud Jupiter 8
3. Spark
4. SQ80v
5. Jun6v

VST Efx
1. EFX Fragments
2. Bus FORCE
3. Mello Fi
4. Delay ETERNITY
5. Rev PLATE-140

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Post 07 Apr 2022

In no particular order:
Jiggery Pokery TMA-1
Jiggery Pokery TMA-4
Jiggery Pokery TMA-9
Selig ReMark
Peff SpacRE
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Jagwah
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Post 07 Apr 2022

Europa
Echobode
The 'Reason Sounds' folder - quickly get inspiration when I need something to work with, lots of good tweakable sounds, nicely organized
Neptune - this lives in every file I work in - set to the key I am working in I can quickly reference my correct notes and 3rds, 5ths etc when I need to
Kong with Jiggery Pokery's Kings of Kong Refill
:reason: Props gonna prop

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raymondh
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Post 07 Apr 2022

My top 5 du-jour:

Sonible Smart:EQ
Kazrog True Iron
Soniccharge Echobode (stays in my top 5 every time)
Valhalla Shimmer
Roland JX-8P

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ksniod
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Post 07 Apr 2022

Difficult to name only 5...

Anyway, for now, in Reason (apart from the obvious ones like Kong or Pulveriser) :
VirtualCZ (the one by Oli Larkin)
Cursus Vereor RE
Basilmilus RE
Macro Multi-Model Synth RE
Desmodus RE (might be coupled with Ruina RE)

Mataya
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Post 07 Apr 2022

HexaTone is becoming my favorite Re and I'm still in trial mode. This monster is such an amazing synth or rather tone generator. I can't stop playing with it.

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Noise
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Post 07 Apr 2022

My current 5 devices 2022 Trend:

SonicBits | PUMP
CableGuys | ShaperBox2
McDSP | FRG4RE
Kuassa | EVE-AT1 4 Band Equalizer
Arturia | Pigments 3
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