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Old homebrew plugins from the birth of VST
I still use the shit out of the MDA plugins I always liked. This guy came up with some low CPU 32 bit VSTs back when VST came out and alter updated them to VST2 and you've been able tog et them for free ever since. Hopefully they will enver disappear because they are just handy as all fucking get out. Some of 'em anyway. Image is a great, basic MS processor and though using native GUI its not intuitive like Waves S1 it gets the job done just fine if you use your ears. Subsynth is just what it says it is. Dub delay is a serviceable, no frills mono dub delay with built in limiter or saturation. Bandisto is a 2 band distortion with a listen function on each band and a simple 2 control system for setting crossovers that I find very useful for adding heavy grind to a limited bandwidth while adding little to no dirt to the rest of the signal.... and you can kinda use it like a program EQ with the individual levels for each band so you can make some rbaod balance adjustments while dirting thigns up. Combo is a shitty speaker sim with hard or soft clipping and a bias control that adds DC offset that can get so extreme that the crossover distortion is unmusical... I actually really like the radio simulation on this guy with plenty of offset, its much different than doing it with EQ and sounds pretty cool and its a trick no one else goes for. I find myself using the aforementioned plugins on delay sends a lot to add color to them.... the rest of the MDA pack is less useful and somewhat forgettable, but you shouldn't discount these old toys.