VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

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VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:21 pm

I am in dire need of a suggestion for a VST compression plugin for vocals, something to make my vocals sound a little bit more pro/smooth them out. I've heard good things about the Klanghelm DC8C, and it has a price point that is nice, as I'd like to keep it in the $50 range if possible. Realistically I'd like something that is somewhat easy to understand as compression has never been my strong point. What do you folks think?

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:59 am

Does Blockfish still exist? That was free and very good.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by madtheory » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:27 am

Get your hands on a book called "Mixing with your Mind". He has the best description I've seen of the standard exercise in how to use a compressor (limit it to four parameters, set all but one to vanilla etc.). Seriously, he makes it very easy. With that you'll be able to use any compressor to get what you want.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by dustinh » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:48 pm

There are lots of free plugins out there. The blockfish one is pretty good for vocals.However, if you want to buy a plugin, I would recommend the CT 5 plugin by Massey.it sounds great and I think it's only $50.it's also very easy to use.

*correction, the plugin is about $80 but it's still a pretty good price.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:23 pm

What DAW, what Mac or Win, what compressors do you have already?
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Post by madtheory » Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:42 pm

The Massey is really great but it's RTAS/ AAX only, no VST :(

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by dustinh » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:04 am

The ct 5 is now available in vst format along with a couple others. Not all are of them are available in vst format though.

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Post by madtheory » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:13 pm

O cool!

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:08 am

meatballfulton wrote:What DAW, what Mac or Win, what compressors do you have already?
Thanks everyone for the suggestions, sort of forgot about this thread.

Win 7 64bit, Reaper. I have REAPER stock comps, JS comp, and some variety of sound freebies.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by madtheory » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:27 pm

CT5

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by dustinh » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:47 am

I'm also a reaper user. The stock compressor is quite nice. I use it quite a bit. And also ct 5 if you've got the money for it. It sounds good on about everything.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by Zmeinogorsk » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:03 pm

Awesome thanks all, looks to be the consensus is CT5. Just need to cobble together a little $$.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by madtheory » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:35 pm

Fully functional free demo. Just doesn't save your settings after you close session.

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Re: VST Compressors for Vox on a Budget

Post by dustinh » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:02 am

It also sums to mono which is a bit annoying but still useful for applications such as vocal compression.

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