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Plugins and equipment used by Chocolate Puma

Plugins and equipment used by Chocolate Puma | The Essential Vol. 1 Catalog

A dynamic duo made up of the Dutch René ter Horst (alias DJ Zki) and Gaston Steenkist (alias Dobre), Chocolate Puma have been together since the early 90s, releasing hits under a variety of nicknames. They burst onto the scene as The Good Men in 1992 with “Give It Up”, topping the US dance charts with their debut single! They definitely became Chocolate Puma in 2003 and are a mainstay at the biggest festivals around the world. Recently, we were able to speak with the duo to get some insight into their music production process. Below is the essential list of plugins and equipment used by Chocolate Puma.

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Q.1 Top Favorite Kontakt Synth Plugins/Libraries

To respond: Boscomac, Battery, Sublab, Pendulate & Serato Sample

1. The Boscomac The Chiller Reaktor instrument: We love many Reaktor instruments from Boscomac, but this one is one of our favorites. Beautiful organ meets 80s string synth vibes.

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2. Native Instruments Drums: Our must-have drum plugin. We love the vintage mode for more crunch.

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3. FAW sub-laboratory: For “808” basslines in your face. Easy to use, good sound

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4. State-of-the-art audio pendulum: Weird little synth that sounds brutal.

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5. Serato Sample: We throw in random samples and see what happens. Very easy to use with very few bells and whistles and a great time stretching engine.

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Q.2. Top favorite effects/mixing/mastering plugins

To respond: Fabfilter Pro Q3Waves Scheps Omni Channel and more

1. Fabfilter Pro-Q3: The greatest EQ plugin of all time. Dynamic EQ works like a charm. We like how it’s able to “watch” other instances of Pro-Q3 in your project to fix masking issues.

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2. Waves Omni Channel Schematics: We use it on ……..

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