[fruityloops] Re: The best FL plugins to buy?

  • From: "Jon Lee Hudson" <hoolak@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 20:22:08 +0100

Thanks Andy for your views.
If anyone else would like to express their views on this subject please do.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Ebling" <andyebling@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <fruityloops@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 3:14 PM
Subject: [fruityloops] Re: The best FL plugins to buy?

> >    I was wondering what you all think of the FL plugins available to buy
> > i.e. SimSynth, DrumSynth, DX10 and WASP? Which ones mostly find their
> > into your projects and why?
> Here's my take on it:
> - SimSynth - good for those classic synth type sounds.  Tuning can be
> tho.
> - DX-10 good for basic classic FM sounds.  I like it for basses and weird
> noises.
> - Wasp - good for FX and harsher sounds
> - DrumSynth - my preferred choice of drum sounds - it has just enough
> controls to make it useful/flexible without so many that it just becomes a
> bore to use.
> - Dreamstation - not a native fruity plugin (DXi) nice for pads and some
> classic analog sounds (like the "Chicane sound" for example) :).
> - Soundfont player - better sounding/more accurate than the VSTi options
> I've tried out.
> Overall I like fruity specific plugins over VSTis because you have
> continuous control over note volume/pan/filter/pitch etc (rather than
> per-note), so if I need that degree of control, I'll go for a native
> plugin over a non-native.
> DrumSynth and SimSynth get used most often in my tracks.
> There is also the point that I like what ImageLine are doing as a company
> and buying all the add-ons is a way of supporting them and encouraging
> with future development.  FLStudio is still scandalously under-priced IMHO
> (or maybe everything else is overpriced??), so I'm not that fussed about
> parting with a bit more cash in their direction ;-).
> Andy

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