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Best 5 Most Expensive RTAS Plug-Ins for Pro Tools 8

Updated on February 8, 2011
Vienna Strings Plug ins for Pro Tools 8
Vienna Strings Plug ins for Pro Tools 8

1. Vienna Symphonic Library VI Strings Package Extended

Price: $4,555.00

An extensive orchestral strings plug-in which includes hundreds of gigs of samples.

  • VI Solo Strings Extended
  • VI Chamber Strings I and II Extended
  • VI Orchestral Strings I and II Extended
  • VI Appassionata Strings I and II Extended
  • Vienna Symphonic Library VI Harps Extended

Vienna Symphonic Library is the most expensive RTAS plug in on the market and is regarded as the best strings in the business.

McDSP RTAS Plug-Ins for Pro Tools 8
McDSP RTAS Plug-Ins for Pro Tools 8

2. McDSP Emerald Pack 4.0 HD

Price: $2,995.00

  • Analog Channel - Gives you that saturated sound from high-end analog tape machines, analog tape, and analog channel amplifiers.
  • ML4000 - Is a limiter and multi-band dynamics processor for use with music, mastering, post, and live sound.
  • Revolver - is a convolution reverb plug-in providing two syncable delay lines, total impulse response adjustment, routable EQ, and unprecedented control.
  • Channel G - A channel strip for music and post production that emulates the analog mixing desks that are popular in high-end recording studios.
  • Channel G Compact - A smaller version of the Channel G plug-in which uses less processing power, in case that is an issue for you.
  • CompressorBank - A compressor that delivers complete dynamic range control with Multiple Peak Detection Circuits, pre-filtering, static/dynamic EQ and compression curve modeling.
  • FilterBank - An EQ Plug-In that emulates any tube driven or solid-state vintage or modern EQ.
  • MC2000 - A multi-band compressor plug-in that copies vintage and modern compressors.
  • Chrome Tone - Custom guitar amp RTAS plug in complete with, boutique outboard gear, and pedal effects to use with Pro Tools 8.
  • Synthesizer One - A fat analog synth plug in.
  • DE555 - A high end de-esser plug in for Pro Tools 8.
  • FutzBox - A distortion and noise generator plug-in that gives you that lo-fi sound.
  • NF575 - A noise filter that can remove a variety of noises from your audio.

McDSP RTAS Plug-Ins for Pro Tools 8

Minnetonka SurCode Dolby E Decoder Plug-In for Pro Tools 8
Minnetonka SurCode Dolby E Decoder Plug-In for Pro Tools 8

3. Minnetonka SurCode for Dolby E

Price: $2,975.00

This expensive RTAS plug in lets you decode six or eight channel Dolby E files and output them as stereo without losing any quality in the audio. It is used by mostly for TV Broadcasters and by Professional Production Facilities.

4. Universal Audio UAD-2 QUAD Neve

Price $2499.00

This set of Neve authorized plug-ins have a unique feature.  They come with a 4-chip PCIe DSP card for awesome processing power separate from you Pro Tools power for extra reliability.  These plug in emulate the classic 8014 console Analog Neve console that legends are made of.

Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad Neve RTAS Plug Ins for Pro Tools 8
Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad Neve RTAS Plug Ins for Pro Tools 8
Sonnox Restore Plug-Ins for Pro Tools 8
Sonnox Restore Plug-Ins for Pro Tools 8

5. Sonnox Restore

Price $1,995.00

Sonnox Restore includes 3 RTAS plug ins to get rid of noise from you audio.  Oxford DeClicker, Oxford DeBuzzer, and Oxford DeNoiser.  When the audio comes to the mix and it isn't perfect, these plug-ins can make magic out of sub par recording.


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      Reason 5 

      8 years ago

      Let's see the little kiddies try and download this stuff.


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