Author Topic: Recommended WinAmp plugins  (Read 81353 times)

Steven

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please feel free to add to this list started by ild2

- mono downmix (and more)
  http://www.winamp.com/plugin/wide-and-dynamix/3973

- gap killer ("gapless playback" for tracks not encoded with a gapless encoder), sqrsoft advanced crossfader
  http://www.winamp.com/plugin/sqrsoft-advanced-crossfading-output/32368

- crossfeed (bs2b)
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/bs2b/files/Winamp%20plugin/

noise sharpening

- VST plugin (thanks REIKA)
  http://www.savioursofsoul.de/Christian/programs/winamp/
  you can use plural VSTs at the same time if you use EffectChainer
  http://www.acondigital.com/us_Downloads.html

- http://www.aixcoustic.com/index.php/Electri-Q-posihfopit/30/0/
Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 03:08:40 PM by Steven

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That BS2B (Bauer stereophonic-to-binaural) plugin is awesome for headphones and works fine with ASIO output.

Download link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bs2b/files/Winamp%20plugin/

ild2

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Steven, could you add the links to the initial post?

mono downmix (and more)
http://www.winamp.com/plugin/wide-and-dynamix/3973

sqrsoft advanced crossfader (and gap killer)
http://www.winamp.com/plugin/sqrsoft-advanced-crossfading-output/32368

noise sharpening
can't find a winamp dsp... only SPS preset - requires the winamp dsp studio plugin which doesn't load in musicbee. ideas?

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Does all the plugins mentioned here need Winamp to be installed!

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A great plugin with a lot of features like a multiband compressor, equalizer, stereo image enhancer, limiter, autogain control and many others.
It works with Directsound or ASIO and there is a standalone VST version. It's a little busy at first use, but with presets and a little tweaking it becomes awesome.
Try a look at:

http://www.stereotool.com/

and... my english remains the same. :P

larryfine

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Crompressor & Wider

A very simple but useful dsp plugin to compress and enhance audio. Works only with 16 bit audio format.

http://mpesch3.de1.cc/misc.html

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I've been looking for a compressor/limiter to use with my music which has a lot of adjustments available and sounds warm.

I tried out the stereotool one mentioned above in this thread, and thought that having as many options as it offers is awesome; and a multi-band compressor is an excellent thing to have, but somehow, I felt that the quality of the sound was not to my liking.  It seemed like it made everything sound more digital, and any 'bad' sounds inherent to the mp3/digital compression were emphasized.  Kinda harsh tonally.  I tried EQing, and messing with the settings for a long time, but just couldn't produce anything that sounded good to my ears.

I like to use a program called T-Racks for my audio mastering when I produce. It's a VST that is quite powerful, and is meant to simulate tube rack-mount equipment.  However, for my everyday listening, I wanted something that would be a bit more stable (ie a DSP meant to interact with a playback program like MusicBee, rather than a VST, linked through some bridging DSP which is one too many layers of complexity for me).

There is a DSP called izotope ozone made for winamp which is meant to emulate classic tube mastering equipment that is quite good.  It has a pretty interface which matches up nicely with the MusicBee 'Dark' skin.  Although it is not a free plugin, it is worth the cost if you are looking for something to use long term, which has a pleasingly warm sound and a lot of adjustable settings.  I like to keep the room simulation bypassed (it's good for headphones though), put a gentle dip at 3.5kHz on the valve equalizer, bypass bass compression, about -10dB on the tube limiter, and some light tube saturation starting at about 5kHz.  These settings give a nice analog sound with sufficient detail brought up through the limiter that you can listen to your music at a moderate volume and still hear good detail.  The limiter is great to tame instruments that are mixed super hot too.  Like most Miles Davis records--his playing has so much dynamic range that unless you turn it up loud, you just don't hear everything in the quieter parts of his phrases.  A good compressor/limiter can remedy that.

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There is a DSP called izotope ozone made for winamp which is meant to emulate classic tube mastering equipment that is quite good.  It has a pretty interface which matches up nicely with the MusicBee 'Dark' skin.  Although it is not a free plugin, it is worth the cost if you are looking for something to use long term, which has a pleasingly warm sound and a lot of adjustable settings.  I like to keep the room simulation bypassed (it's good for headphones though), put a gentle dip at 3.5kHz on the valve equalizer, bypass bass compression, about -10dB on the tube limiter, and some light tube saturation starting at about 5kHz.  These settings give a nice analog sound with sufficient detail brought up through the limiter that you can listen to your music at a moderate volume and still hear good detail.  The limiter is great to tame instruments that are mixed super hot too.  Like most Miles Davis records--his playing has so much dynamic range that unless you turn it up loud, you just don't hear everything in the quieter parts of his phrases.  A good compressor/limiter can remedy that.

Are you speaking of a DSP for WinAmp only, or are you speaking about iZoptope Ozone. How do you get the VST or DSP to run in MusicBee?
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http://www.aixcoustic.com/index.php/Electri-Q-posihfopit/30/0/

Install Winamp, Install this plugin (select winamp, not VST), copy over the dsp_eqfree.dll from the winamp plugin directory to the MusicBee plugin directory and dive into musical greatness or so :)

Oh and maybe just browser here: http://www.winamp.com/plugins/dsp-effect/5

note, that the plugins come as exes. In W7 it will complain .. can't write to C:. Run them as admin then.

Of course, with VST plugin chainer/manager, MUCH more would be possible ... but alas, I never got that stable.

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"you can use plural VSTs at the same time if you use EffectChainer
  http://www.acondigital.com/us_Downloads.html"


Can't find it for download on that site.

Try here:
http://www.brothersoft.com/effectchainer-download-277411.html?bottom


Also, how to close this plugin: - mono downmix (and more)
  http://www.winamp.com/plugin/wide-and-dynamix/3973 ? I mean, after I enabled it in DSPs it's GUI stays open. I have to disable it to close the GUI. I don't want it open, just enabled.
Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 02:46:43 PM by Analien

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I tried posting in the "General" forum about this - 58 views and counting, not one reply.

Is the sqrsoft advanced crossfader output plugin install-able? If so, how?

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I tried posting in the "General" forum about this - 58 views and counting, not one reply.
That would imply to me that no one has tried it.

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Is the sqrsoft advanced crossfader output plugin install-able? If so, how?
Why not try it and see if it works?  Shut down MB, copy the files to the plugin folder, launch MB, Edit > Preferences > Plugins and see if it shows up in the list of plugins.  If so, configure it and test it.

You do know that MB can be set to crossfade with a few options, don't you?  What does this plugin have that MB's function lacks?
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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Thank you for replying.

This plugin has three files - out_sqr.dll, gen_acf.dll, and a folder "ACF Presets". I have already tried putting them in MusicBee's plugin folder, but only files that start with a dsp_  prefix are recognized, so it won't install.

Look at the beginning of this thread. A "recommended" Winamp plugin, but it can't be installed? What??

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Look at the beginning of this thread. A "recommended" Winamp plugin, but it can't be installed? What??
The beginning of this thread is more than five years old.  MusicBee was at version 1.2 at that point in time.  It's quite possible that Steven made some changes along the way and those 'recommended' WinAmp plugins no longer work.  You'll have to wait and see if he steps in with an answer/explanation.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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The FAQ
The Wiki
Posting screenshots is here
Searching the forum with Google is  here