- favorite synth?
EFM P600II, Novakill FearkillerX2, Polyiblit, Augur, Xoxos' Steps(all freeware). CM101(magware)
sfz, EFM sfSynth 2(simple but has chorus & delay), DS404(thanks CM!) VSampler 3(bundled with Sonar - used it for acoustic bass on my record)
- audio effects?
Buzzmaxi, Nyquist EQ, IQ4, George Younhg W1 limiter, FreeAmp 2, Cyanide 2, Feedback-y thing, CMfuzz, Sweepie, Novakill KillerGate+, DualDelay, Tape Delay(all free or magware). Also, the Sonitus suite of fx from Sonar, especially Reverb
- mastering plugins?
Buzzmaxi(!!!), Nyquist EQ, W1, IQ4, Sonitus Reverb, Multiband, EQ and Gate.
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