Stock vs. third-party plugins: Which do you use more? – Page 2 – Production Techniques Forum

Mainly third party. For other reasons that that fourth option suggests though: Effects which really alter the sound usually come in better quality with third parties. Things which only do surgical changes to the sound are not that important in terms of sound quality, IMO. They just have to do their job, and, most stock plugins do that.

So, for me, it’s rather distinguishing between actual sound effect and mixing plugins. For the latter, I think most DAW’s do a good job with the included plugins. At least I never had an issue with built in EQ’s, compressors or limiters. DAW included reverbs, delays, phasers or chrous on the other hand, pretty hopeless in my experience…

Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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