In another thread, @takka360 writes:
In another post, about the front DAW freebie, Alan commented about not collecting to many tools, but instead learning to use the ones you have.
Okay, so this prompts a question for me then.
So what are your most-used, old faithful tools? Your “go-to’s” that are your core tool kit? What do you use for your compressers, eq, saturation, verb, delays, etc.
Where my question comes from is that I recognize I use too many plugins. I need to get back to basics. Simplify.
So, to go first, I have a good library of freebies (Focusrite’s red plugins, ReaPlugs, kotelnikov’s compressor, tdr Nova, slick eq, soneq, some melda stuff, etc) but am finding myself using the waves compressors, schepps Omni, and “stuff” from waves’ gold bundle more and more.
I need to learn to work with fewer plugins and to work faster. I’m not asking for an easy, one-size-fits-all solution. More about what y’all have learned that’s been helpful to keep things simple. I have too many tools and feel like I’m just reinventing the wheel every time I mix.
Love to hear y’all’s thoughts.