I don't even think all the Waves plug-ins cost that much today. Or that there are better options on the market for the same price? Finally, I dislike the signature plug-ins from Waves because they're mostly one-trick ponies. Are Waves plugins really that good to justify the price? And you know that that old sweater is going to be around in your wardrobe long after the trendy new ones you buy each year. Apparently ol' Eddie Kramer has hooked up with Waves and is doing a demonstration tour of these plugs. Mixing with the Waves Gold Bundle I recently completed a Groove3 video tutorial series on. Can't live without the Rennisance Bundle.
Today it's alright for some things and definitely better than the horrible L3 , but mostly because it's extremely easy to use. Their Renaissance collection has now become classic. Well, the discount evaporates after a while as the price of keeping them updated tends to get painful. Thanks for clearing that up, David. However, the Gold bundle doesn't contain the Renaissance De-Esser one of the more useful plug-ins in the Ren series , so it's a waste of money in my opinion. All I had to do was make it sound good.
Mixing and Limitations I am a firm believer in limitations when undertaking a creative endeavor like mixing audio. Waves recently have released new versions of their Q10, AudioTrack, and L1 plug-ins with their recent 25th Anniversary Update. They were game changers at the time. I actually already read the link that jordito originally referenced and the impression I got after reading it was what I end up posting above. I was wondering if anyone out there is using them and if so what is the verdict? V9 also marks the introduction of our new easy-to-use activation system, Waves License Center, ushering in an era of simplicity, flexibility, mobility, and security. I would love to have the same kind of integration with the Waves plugins though.
Have you any experience with Wave plugins Eric? Mercury Bundle With over 100 stellar processors and over 250 component plugins, Mercury features more Waves in one package than ever before! In any case, have fun. The rest can, without exception, be ignored. Pick and choose the best single plug-ins from various companies such as Waves, FabFilter, Softube, Flux, etc. No need to waste time setting up and routing all those inserts and parallel processing! From time-domain effects to equalizers, from dynamics control to noise reduction, from guitar sound modeling to the sound of classic analog components, there has never been such a comprehensive collection as this. Been thinking about this, and I think in reality, I need to put money into more important components at the moment. Well I was talking with a very experienced musical buddy last night, and he recommended a couple of the Wave plugins, I just went to have a look and saw this.
And it was easy with this reliable solid and ubiquitous collection of plug-ins; free of the dogma and tyranny of adhering to specific console graphics and emulations. And it is absent of the photorealistic hardware emulations we see all around us currently. FabFilter Pro-L and many other limiters has surpassed it by far, especially for mastering. Our new crack installer has option to install them. Did you try the demos? Finally upgrading my Gold to a Platinum and getting the new L3-16 MultiBand Compressor. Seems to me the most important thing is getting the raw material down of the highest quality possible. In particular he said he was fond of the Ultra maximizer, C4 multiband compressor, and one of the renaissance compressors.
Please Read Compatibility Info Before Purchasing: Waves Vocal Sauce requires the following Waves plugins: Ableton 10. However, the Gold bundle doesn't contain the Renaissance De-Esser one of the more useful plug-ins in the Ren series , so it's a waste of money in my opinion. It is familiar, there are no surprises, you know what to expect, and you feel warm all over. Three pieces of my substandard puzzle at the moment would be, a better audio interface, a better mic, better studio monitors. I'm booked for the one at Washington Music in a couple weeks. Waves Vocal professional vocal production! Although I must admit I am a bit confused. Who cares whether they use them or not.
Using plug-ins that have failed the Audio Units Manager validation test may negatively affect Logic Pro X performance. If you are familiar with the hardware they model then you can get the same sounds with those plugs. Can't live without it either. But they're mostly unnecessary and have fine substitutes in Logic or you can find free alternatives. That is, they make you pay for the updates in order for the plug-ins to still work after a certain period of time? It got me thinking about how much the interface and visuals play into our perception of a plug-in's appeal. I'm naturally exaggerating a bit when I say that most of the plug-ins are crap. I'm toying with the idea of purchasing the Waves Studio Classics Collection.
Mixing with the Waves Gold bundle Mixing with the Waves Gold Bundle plug-ins is like putting on a comfortable old sweater. For mere mortals though, get a lower bundle or, maybe, buy the plugins you really need individually. Vendor-supplied plug-ins have been stretching the sonic capabilities of digital audio workstations since the earliest days of computer-based recording. L2 was great when it was released. To be sure, a plug-in needs to sound great for us to choose to use it; but we also want it to look nice.