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    Default PSA: Waves plugins sale (half off)

    PSA: waves plugins are half off.

    I’m usually of the mind that I can find good enough free stuff (legitimately free, not stolen) these days without needing to buy plugins. I do have my eyes on a few.

    Any waves stuff you think is essential and not able to be matched with a freebie?

    https://www.waves.com/specials#sort:...ging:number=20
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    Default Re: PSA: Waves plugins sale (half off)

    I don't know about freebies, but there's lots of "essentials".

    Off top of head:

    - GEQ Classic/Modern
    - Q1-Q10 (Waves EQ)
    - API 2500
    - V-Comp, V-EQ
    - Kramer Tape
    - Scheps 73 (Neve 1073 channel)
    - CLA-76 (1176)
    - CLA-2A (LA-2A)
    - PuigTec EQ (Pultec)
    - Doubler
    - SSL comp/channel
    - Abbey Road plates
    - H Delay
    - Aphex Aural Exciter
    - iR-1
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    Default Re: PSA: Waves plugins sale (half off)

    Thanks - it’s tough because I only want to get like 1, maybe 2.

    My heart wants the j37 tape plugin.

    My head says get a versatile EQ and channel or master bus compressor. But I’m a sucker for reverb and that abbey road plate looks amazing too.

    Do any of the above EQs have a matching feature? Always wanted that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DankStar View Post
    Any waves stuff you think is essential and not able to be matched with a freebie?
    That's a very tough question, possibly with no proper answer. With testing and testing and testing and much time spent on research perhaps you will be able to build a toolkit of nice functional free plug-ins. This free-kit option doesn't mean that Waves plug-ins aren't top-notch and aren't worth the money, especially for a 50% discount that is killer. It is all about using time efficiently and they are great for that. Look around:

    - Classic signature packs, awesome compressors and EQs are in there, CLA-76, CLA-2A and PuigTec EQs are nuts for example
    - SSL suite, it is awesome and does taste like the real SSL G4000 console we restored a couple of years ago
    - Scheps channel
    - Waves Tune Real-time, it does what it must a very sublte way (with no robotics) and I think the tracking is the best around to date
    - GOLD pack, it has an ample of spot-on plug-ins for mixing and colouring (great FX in the pack, too), $90 is ridiculously low for the value

    As for my essentials, I use waves here and there (Gold pack, CLA suite, JJP suite, Waves Tune Real-time) but the backbone of my toolkit consists of Stillwell + Melda + iZotope + Toontrack + baseline Reaper plug-ins and a small number of outboard units. Nothing fancy really and these are used sparingly, still the kit is capable of melting audio as if it was wax.

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    Default Re: PSA: Waves plugins sale (half off)

    Cool, thanks for tips and info. I just demo'd a few btw. J37 stood out as being quite awesome, however, a free tape sim I have was able to get basically the same effect. Same goes for a couple wave compressors I tested - I can squash very similarly with the stuff I use. And I didn't even really go through my whole arsenal or get into the airwindows stuff I recently downloaded.

    I'll look into some of those mentioned above, but it's amazing how the free ones stack up to the big boys.
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    I absolutely love their convolution reverb..IR-1, I think? Also, their Renaissance Compressor is wonderful.
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    Default Re: PSA: Waves plugins sale (half off)

    Quote Originally Posted by DankStar View Post
    Thanks - it’s tough because I only want to get like 1, maybe 2.

    My heart wants the j37 tape plugin.

    My head says get a versatile EQ and channel or master bus compressor. But I’m a sucker for reverb and that abbey road plate looks amazing too.

    Do any of the above EQs have a matching feature? Always wanted that.
    I could never use the J37 because it used so much processing that my session would always crash. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaubrummels View Post
    I could never use the J37 because it used so much processing that my session would always crash. YMMV
    interesting - I guess they recommend it goes on every track individually. that's a lot of instances for sure. my computer is pretty basic, I doubt mine could handle a ton of those running either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DankStar View Post
    interesting - I guess they recommend it goes on every track individually. that's a lot of instances for sure. my computer is pretty basic, I doubt mine could handle a ton of those running either.
    It's a tape saturation plug in...can use it anywhere. Could just put it on the "2".
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