Best Plugins For Vocals

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« on: February 12, 2018, 11:06:04 PM »
I've decided I really need some new plugins, mainly for processing things on vocal like Reverb & Delay. Think my vocal tracks are really lacking and the one free reverb plugin I have really isn't doing it for me. What are the best plugins for reverb and delay, particularly for vocals? I would prefer if they were free, or at least affordable. Thanks in advance guys


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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 11:38:27 PM »
The VALHALLA stuff is very well thought of for price and is used a lot by the pros

They are $50 a pop: https://valhalladsp.com/

I have got them but haven't really had a chance for a proper play yet but the reviews are awesome so are probably worth checking out

My favourite delay at the moment is the Waves H-Delay, which is on sale at $49: https://www.waves.com/plugins/h-delay-hybrid-delay#delay-on-drums-electronic-music-production

I am sure you will find cheaper but for $99 you could get an "industry standard" reverb and delay

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 08:21:17 AM »
I use 2 reverbs:
Softube TSAR1 and Waves Abbey Road Plates.
Really nice reverbs that compliment each other nicely. They have very different sounds.
For more affordable (although if you wait for a sale, which happen a lot, you can get the above plugins quite cheap), I agree with Boydie for the Valhalla stuff

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 08:41:40 AM »
This is a great plugin for vocals -



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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:09:22 AM »
The Abbey Road plates reverb is great. Got it for around 20 quid in a sale. I also love Izotope digital delay which was a freebie


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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 09:45:47 AM »
For Vox plugins I begin with Izotope Nectar Elements, I can generally get what I want with that as a starter, it's got a load of good options in there, including delay and verb.

For reverb I use Variverb Pro (came as part of my DAW),


sometimes a Lexicon MPX1 outboard FX unit (I know not a plugin but has very good vox reverb)


External fx units are now getting cheaper, and the quality really is superb, just a bit of faff using them in a DAW, AND it provides many more fx's so you do get a big bang for your buck, and it's not the traditional guitar focused fx unit.

I know neither of these are free, nor particularly cheap, there are many more that are more expensive, trying to find that price/performance sweet spot is always difficult, and these do the job such that I don't feel like I need to spend any more wallop.

I often setup a few aux busses with variverb pro, each with a different verb setting, and send a track to each one, thus relieving the need for multiple verb plugins, and it spares the CPU.

Hope this helps.


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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 01:28:54 AM »
Tal reverb is awesome and free



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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 07:30:49 PM »
Awesome stuff. Thank you very much guys, gonna check out everything suggested and make a hard choice! Excited