I have been looking around and keeping my ears open as to what others are using and or might recommend when it comes to mixing and mastering plugs. I am wondering how many of you use the stock plugs that come with Cubase? But I suspect there are many here that have gone the 3rd party route for these tools. I have been looking at the Fab Filter plugs and am thinking about getting them, but my they are pricey. So before I take the leap I ask for you help on what to use and also what your using?
Here is a list I made up of what I would like to get:
Pro C = Compressor
Pro Q = Eq
Pro DS = DeEsser
Saturn = Saturation - This is up in the air as Cubase’s Magneto II might work here
Pro L = Brick Wall Limiter
Is there anything you would add to this list? I have also looked at some other plugs as well, both free and those on the pay side. So any suggestions would be helpful. If you feel up to it possibly you could add why you feel your recommendation is a good one. What is it that the Cubase plugs don’t have that the 3rd party plugs either have or do better?