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VST fx like Ableton's Resonator


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Years back, I used a cracked version of Live for a lot of my music, and while I'm mostly comfortable with Reaper and VSTs now, the one effect I really miss is Ableton's Resonator, particularly applied to field recordings to give them rich tonality and a dub-techno feel.

So... can anyone recommend any VSTs that do the same thing? Don't really want to spend £350 on Ableton just for one effect (nor can I afford to), but I'm happy to splash out for a single VST at a sensible price. Or free, y'know. Free is always good.

Any recs?

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unfiltered audio's BYOME has a nice resonator and combfilter in it. lot's of other things too and endless modulation. 

try the demo. load the resonator. play around. 

https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/unfiltered_audio_byome.html

also, sign up for an account with plug in alliance and they'll send you a coupon.. wait for a sale and you can use the coupon on top of the sale and get most any plug in for like $29 instead of $249. 

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I don't have a specific recommendation but I'd be very surprised if there weren't already a JS plugin for Reaper that could do something similar floating around.

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LMDSP Superchord my dear. It's like an XL version of Ableton's Resonator 

https://www.lmdsp.com/products/superchord/

(I think I must've got it on discount, don't remember paying 100 euros for it)

Here's audio demos for it (the SFX one might be exactly the kind of example you're looking for as to what it can do for field recordings) - https://www.lmdsp.com/products/superchord/#audio

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Ooh yes, that last one looks to be just the job. Thank you M.C. Pete ❤️ 

Thank you for all the suggestions chaps!

 

That BYOME looks interesting in itself so I'll definitely be doing some more research on that anyway, cheers.

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I got to say that the sound examples on that site sound so wild, I have to try out the Resonator effect too in Live sometime...

I wish I was good enough to make dub techno.

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That's absolutely lovely - As good for dub techno as it is for ambient drone 🙂

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Trouble with resonators is I find they are all pretty obvious and samey. I use them on almost every track, but it is hard to graduate past the general sound of positive or negative feedback with a dash of band pass filtering thrown in.

on the subject though, ableton’s physical modeling synths and corpus also use a very similar algorithm. I use corpus A LOT with a midi side chain, and map several parameters to envelope followers and LFOS, then usually really tame it with some transient smudging stuff.

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