Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

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evon
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Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by evon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:40 pm

Anyone tried these plugs? What do you think of them?
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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by Winklepicker » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:54 pm

I used just the plug-ins, so I can't compare them. But they're smooth, silky and hot in my opinion. They don't make any cheap and unwanted hiss sound or some kind of digital clipping "named" saturation to emulate analog hardware. They're controlled and I see no hard CPU usage.

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by evon » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:45 pm

What I like for a change is the opurtunity to tweak some knobs and listen to what is happening instead of looking at at a graph and imagining what I should be hearing.

This is probably another strong characteristic of the analog domain that probably has been overlooked or taken for granted in the move to digital.
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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by anybody human » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:06 pm

They're excellent IMO. Heard a lot of people say the SSL stuff are their favorite Waves plugins.

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by necho » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:15 pm

I've tried them on a mate's computer.

They're the only Waves plugins I'd consider buying.
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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by anybody human » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:22 pm

necho wrote:I've tried them on a mate's computer.

They're the only Waves plugins I'd consider buying.
+1 I'd agree with that.

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by freshdrumma » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:48 pm

they do a superb job!

but
got the uad ssls and like them better, however the waves are really good!

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by hps909 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:20 pm

the ssl eq is an amazing eq and almost worth the asking price .. the compressor on the other hand isn't so great imo
the G channel and the SSL EQ are the pick. the bottom end boost of the eq is sublime
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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by leedsquietman » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:05 pm

Cytomic The Glue does a better job with the G buss compressor. They are good, but I don't know if I prefer them to UAD or SSL Duende. I like their API collection better actually.
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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by Kearley » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:01 am

It's funny you put it that way. (unless I'm missing your sarcasm) The Analog button on those plugins does just that... it adds white noise. It's super low level tho..

I liked them when I tried them tho.

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by cbentley » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:37 am

Got 'em, use 'em, love 'em.

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by evon » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:24 pm

leedsquietman wrote:Cytomic The Glue does a better job with the G buss compressor. They are good, but I don't know if I prefer them to UAD or SSL Duende. I like their API collection better actually.
I will check on these two.
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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by bridgealantee » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:09 am

Love em'. Used a real SSL bus comp, and waves gets really close.

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Re: Waves SSL 4000 Plugs

Post by Migra » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:59 pm

cbentley wrote:Got 'em, use 'em, love 'em.
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