Favorite Waves plugins you couldn't do without?

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
musick
Posts: 539
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 4:30 pm
Location: This part of the Galaxy

Re: Favorite Waves plugins you couldn't do without?

Post by musick » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:50 pm

Also H-Delay for me.... and the Q10 as very versatile equalizer.
MacPro, Synthesizers.com modular, Logic Studio, RME FireFace 400, Waves, Live 8/Ableton Suite/Drum Machines/M4L, MaxMSP, MoogerFoogers

leedsquietman
Posts: 6659
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 am
Location: greater toronto area

Re: Favorite Waves plugins you couldn't do without?

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:06 pm

DDMFs LP10 for me is as good if not better than Waves Q10 and massively cheaper (but not in the sound). Also nice GUI with spectral analyser (only caveat - 64 bit versions not yet available, but since Live is still a 32 bit DAW no issues). It also has a very effective M/S processing mode, or allows you to EQ left and right channels L/R seperately.

Image

It also can be used as linear phase, minimal phase, or a combination of the two. $20 http://www.ddmf.eu/index.php

The IIEQ and Colour EQ are also great and you can buy all 3 in a bundle for $40, saving $20. These equalizers sound 5 or 6 times more expensive than they actually are.
http://soundcloud.com/umbriel-rising http://www.myspace.com/leedsquietmandemos Live 7.0.18 SUITE, Cubase 5.5.2], Soundforge 9, Dell XPS M1530, 2.2 Ghz C2D, 4GB, Vista Ult SP2, legit plugins a plenty, Alesis IO14.

CFM
Posts: 228
Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 2:14 pm

Re: Favorite Waves plugins you couldn't do without?

Post by CFM » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:44 pm

Waves does not work on my 64 bit machine :cry:

leedsquietman
Posts: 6659
Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:56 am
Location: greater toronto area

Re: Favorite Waves plugins you couldn't do without?

Post by leedsquietman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:43 pm

Waves is still 32 bit only, as is UAD, as is Powercore (I believe they're in 64 bit on beta), as is SSL Duende and Focusrite Liquidmix etc. As is the DDMF plugins.

Some of these work with J-Bridge, which is a better bitbridge system than anything included with Reaper, Cubase or Sonar, but not all of them - this highlights issues with 64 bit which some people don't realize - it can be a PITA unless all your plugins have 64 bit versions (bitbridging 32 bit plugs is spotty), you have decent 64 bit drivers for audio cards and MIDI devices (some older devices will therefore die as new drivers won't be happening) and your system components/drivers all work under 64 bit (new computers released in the recent past are fine, upgrading an old clunker with a new motherboard will give you grief, no matter how techie gifted you are).
http://soundcloud.com/umbriel-rising http://www.myspace.com/leedsquietmandemos Live 7.0.18 SUITE, Cubase 5.5.2], Soundforge 9, Dell XPS M1530, 2.2 Ghz C2D, 4GB, Vista Ult SP2, legit plugins a plenty, Alesis IO14.

alex.the.forge
Posts: 1424
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:29 am

Re: Favorite Waves plugins you couldn't do without?

Post by alex.the.forge » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:16 am

oddly enough I rarely bother with external EQ plugins. Maybe if I do I'll use REQ but mostly I'm happy with the Ableton one.

Post Reply