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VST Plugins - Anything similar to 1176 or Distressor?
Old 22nd November 2009
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VST Plugins - Anything similar to 1176 or Distressor?

I did a search and didn't find what I was looking for so hopefully I didn't just miss it! Sorry if I did.

I'm looking for some decent plugins that can get me near these compressors. I obviously know about the UAD 1176 but I don't have a UAD card and dont plan on getting one so VST it is. As far as a Distressor type plugin... I've never heard of anything like that from anyone.

Any ideas?
Old 22nd November 2009
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Waves CLA Collection sound great.
Ive heard the Stillwell Rocket plugin sounds pretty good too.
I do use UAD though and am very happy.
Good Luck
MissBlaqoir
Old 22nd November 2009
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With your preferences, you'll just have to buy UAD...

That's where you (will) get the most usable approximations of those compressors you mention.

UAD Forums • View topic - Distressor Plug A Reality!

On the other hand I heard so much praise about the Softube (Tube-tech) CL1B plug-in, but I don't have an ilok, yet, to try out.
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I was hoping you wouldn't say that haha. Thanks for the reply.
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Originally Posted by missblaqoir ➑️
Waves CLA Collection sound great.
Ive heard the Stillwell Rocket plugin sounds pretty good too.
I do use UAD though and am very happy.
Good Luck
MissBlaqoir
Yeah I've been wondering about the Waves CLA. Trying to avoid them though. Thanks for the reply.
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Stillwell Rocket is a tremendous plug-in. It won't sound like the two compressors you mentioned but is so versatile that with enough work you can come pretty close. Save your setting and you've got what you want.

Also, it is FREE to try out so you're not splashing $$$ on software you've never used.
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check out the Magix Samplitude FX Am-track - available as a VST outside of Samplitude. Demo works forever at 44.1 / no saving settings. It has a VCA compressor, FET compressor, and tape simulator. It's a couple of years old but it, Am-phibia, and Am-pulse all remain useful.
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Antress Modern Plugins
Old 22nd November 2009
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1176 VST plug

I've used the Antress plugs and like them alot, just need to work with them a little to get good sounds.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I like the Rocket. I'll have to check the Samplitude plugs out too.

Antress... I haven't had a chance to try them but I remember reading a lot of bad things about them. Can't hurt to try them for free though!

Thanks everyone.
Old 23rd November 2009 | Show parent
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Softube FET compressor gets much love on GS

FET Compressor by Softube

I'm in your same shoes & am looking to buy it myself.

The C1B compressor is also supposed to be amazing. Check some threads on GS to confirm.
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