So, These days I’ve been looking at free plugins to use inside Reaper as it comes with almost no instruments at all.
I went and downloaded the “usual” BBC orchestra, Labs,Layers etc etc… BUT i felt like I should have had at least 1 synth in my library and I also would have liked some “epic” or “cinematic” percussions (mainly to follow Mike courses as it seems like he uses these in a lot of them).
Just at that time I got an email from PlugIn Boutique with “heavy” discounts in it, of course before deciding to “buy” something I made some online research to see opinions.
Anyway this is what I managed to find that seemed to be good (considering google research, I hope I made good choices).
iZotopy Iris 2: usually at 150 bucks It’s as of now, discounted at 10 bucks: https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/1303-Iris-2
Percussion Companion from SoniVox: contains 4 different percussion plugins and has, well, what I was looking for. Cinematic / epic big percussions. I guess it’ll not be as good as Damage 2 but at least I’ll be able to follow Mike courses with it I hope. On their website each one of these plugins usually costs between 150 and 200 bucks… I could get all of them for 18 bucks: https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/2711-Percussion-Companion
For me this cinematic percussion pack was an almost instant getter because no matter how much I searched for something similar that was either free or cheap… I couldn’t find a single one that was below 200 euros.
Also… Since I was at it I found this Voltage Modular Nucleus 2 synth that is usually 50 bucks that was 100% discunted and got it for free: https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/5594-Voltage-Modular-Nucleus-2
I didn’t take this… but I also noted that there is a Film Scoring Companion Package, again from SoniVox, containing brasses, strings, woodwinds and piano… this one is at 18 bucks also: https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/1856-Film-Score-Companion
I tought I’d share so you guys can give your opinion on these and, in case it’s found out these are good deals, perhaps you (or someone as poor as I am that always needs to find the good bargain for stuff xD) can jump into it xD
Anyway… do anyone knows these and can give an Opinion?