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    I think the Emmisary STL Ignite amp sim is phenomenal and it also comes with a few IRs.
    It is more of a high gain amp but it cleans up nicely and works fairly decent.

    Best part it is 100% free and includes an IR loader:

    STL Ignite - Emissary Plug-In Bundle - STL Tones

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmac74 View Post
    Thanks James...do all the folders that show have vst suitable for reaper? I'm sure I read somewhere that only those in the cocko folder work in reaper but clearly not.
    Yes, all the folders can be used - if it was only the Cockos folder then you wouldn't be able to use any third party VST's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmac74 View Post
    Hi...just dipping my toe in DAWS with reaper and looking for some free effects and simulators to have a go with as it doesn't come preloaded with that many. For starter recommendations I'd like some:

    -A good set of various amp simulators. I've only ever used those that came loaded on my old Korg D1200 but I thought they were pretty useful

    - A nice variety of reverbs to use on vocals and acoustic guitar.

    - The usual set of guitar effects such as chorus, flange, reverb, distortion etc

    I think that'll do for now. I'll be on the look out for some good bass and drum VSTs when I've got my head around how a midi controller works but that's for another post!

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    I've found these to be very useful and easy to work with.

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    KVR: epicVerb by Variety Of Sound - Reverb VST Plugin

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbound View Post
    I think the Emmisary STL Ignite amp sim is phenomenal and it also comes with a few IRs.
    It is more of a high gain amp but it cleans up nicely and works fairly decent.

    Best part it is 100% free and includes an IR loader:

    STL Ignite - Emissary Plug-In Bundle - STL Tones
    Quote Originally Posted by thesoundtek View Post
    I've found these to be very useful and easy to work with.

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    KVR: epicVerb by Variety Of Sound - Reverb VST Plugin
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesoundtek View Post
    I've found these to be very useful and easy to work with.

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    KVR: epicVerb by Variety Of Sound - Reverb VST Plugin
    That Epicverb package downloads as a Rar file...when i try to open it it asks which app i want to open with...not sure where to go with that?

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    7zip will handle RAR files. Its free. You could also use WInZIP or WinRAR if you are on PC.

    RAR is just another form of file compression, akin to ZIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalismanRich View Post
    For reverbs, Look for some Convolution Impulse files. There are a number of them available free. You load the Reaper RS:Reverb VST, and then load the impulse file. You should be able to find various plate, room, hall and spring reverb impulse files. Then just adjust to taste. I think Waves audio has a library that is available free. Sound on Sound also has free impulse files here.

    I like the Samplicity M7 reverbs. There are some really nice ones. The Samplicity site is down, but its still available in the Wayback archive.
    Just wondering how to use these impulse files...they're wav rather than dll files...is there software I need to use in conjunction and do I add them into reaper in the same way as I would a dll plug in?

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    Thanks for the suggestion...I'll have a look.

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    Using the convolution reverb files is simple in ReaVerb. I like to use about -30 to -40 on the Wet slider to get a natural reverb level. You've got everything from a small chamber to a huge hall at your fingertips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmac74 View Post
    Just wondering how to use these impulse files...they're wav rather than dll files...is there software I need to use in conjunction and do I add them into reaper in the same way as I would a dll plug in?
    What TalismanRich said. Also, there are other VSTs, e.g. SIR, that use impulse files. You insert the VST on a track, then import the impulse files into the VST.

    SIR:

    Download Free Convolution Reverb plug-in: SIR by Christian Knufinke Software

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