So I have C4.52 now, 32-bit on W7-64 bit. I ordered my C6 upgrade before the price went up, and am starting to plan on the upgrade process. Over the years, I’ve downloaded many VSTs (both instruments and effects), 99% of which I don’t use. The great thing is that I also ordered Komplete 8, which has 95% of the stuff that I need in it.
What I’m thinking is deleting all of the VSTs that I’ve downloaded when I upgrade, install only the one I use now, and perhaps install a few others. If I’m careful, I can go completely 64-bit and not use JBridge at all.
The VSTs that I’m using now are:
BlueCat Frequency Analyst
BlueCat Triple EQ
BlueCat PeakMeter Pro (to set levels on the master bus for K-14 compliance and occasionally automating it if the variance in RMS volumes is too great)
Plus a number of Native Instrument stuff (most notably, Kontakt 3, 4 [player], and 5 [player]; Battery; and Kore Player, even though that’s been discontinued)
VB3, but NI’s Vintage Organs (part of Komplete) will replace this.
If you were doing this, which (cheap) VSTs would you also download and install? If possible, restrict your answers to 64-bit plugins only. For example, DDMF LP10 seems to be an awesome EQ and is only $30 too. Are there other “must-haves” that you would recommend?