Tools for sound design

Which tools I prefer in my everyday sound designing work for game audio? You can see that list below, and I hope it will helps to someone which I’ll collaborating for best projects comparability. I using PC with Win7 x64.

Cockos Reaper
Cockos Reaper
my main DAW at the moment. Working in it since 2007, very powerful,  customisable, flexible and convenient – best DAW for me (I’ve worked almost with all of them)

Sony Vegas Pro
Sony Vegas Pro
sometimes, when your work hardly & seriously coherent with video content, I use Vegas as a video editor with good support of audio editing, because Reaper has not so much video related features (it is for sound and music primarily)

Sony Sound Forge
Sony Sound Forge
using it since 4.5 version in early 2000′. And still has some annoying bugs. Maybe it is just a habitude still using it :)

FooSFX
FooSFX
my customized Foobar2000 specially for searching sounds in my libs, and also for mass-converting in different formats.

Waves Diamond
Waves Diamond Bundle
my favorite (am I the only? lol) pack of plugins with fantastic quality of their algorhytms. Hope to upgrade for Mercury bundle in nearest future 

Antares AVOX Evo
Antares AVOX Evo
good pack of tools for working with voice

iZotope RX2
iZotope RX2
wonderfull bundle for battle with noises, clicks, clips, roomtones – musthave

Soundhack Delay Trio
Soundhack Delay Trio
free pack with good unusual delay effects with filters

ReaPlugs
Cockos ReaPlugins Free Bundle
free bundle from Cockos, I’m using built-in in Reaper (and there are more plugins), but I recommend it to use with any other hosts also

Melda Production
Melda Production Free Bundle
another great free bundle of plugins

Voxengo SPAN
Voxengo SPAN
free spectrum and loudness meter

Sonalksis FreeG
Sonalksis FreeG
free RMS meter

ValhallaFreqEcho
ValhallaFreqEcho
nice free echo/delay plugin

Voxengo CurveEQ
Voxengo CurveEQ
useful for analyzing, comparing and matching amplitude and frequency broadbands between different files

Audioease Altiverb
Audioease Altiverb
without a doubt it’s a King of all impulse reverberation tools with an excellent impulse libs 

Audioease SpeakerPhone
Audioease SpeakerPhone
must-have VST for your work with voiceover (especially in military games)

dBlue Glitch
dBlue Glitch
your sounds & music glitching, reversing, shuffling etc (free)

DestroyFX Buffer Override
DestroyFX Buffer Override
old but still good plugin for making your sounds hardcore and crazy (for free)

SIR
SIR
well-known great and free impulse reverb plugin

EpicVerb
EpicVerb
I like how reverberation sounds from this free plugin

TerryWest Excite
TerryWest Excite
 nice and free exciter plugin which can help you stress high or low frequencies

AZ Audio Stempel
AZ Audio Stempel
I’m really loving Prosoniq Morph plugin – very cool for creating monster voices. But since it available only for Mac, and I’m on PC, Stempel is very good and most similar plugin for the same purposes – and it’s free. But I don’t know why developer and his website is gone long time ago, so I keeping last version of it here

Spectrasonics Omnisphere
Spectrasonics Omnisphere
using it not very often, mostly for music – but it’s possible to make some sci-fi or magic sounds with it. For the example, when you flying on the ship in Allods Online, sound of astral was made in Omnisphere

  • Sergey Eybog

    Good!

  • Suganthan Harmless

    Nice selection. Thanks for sharing