Waves C1 Compressor Vst.31
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waves c1 compressor vst.31
Pro-level compressors and EQs. Lush reverb and delay. Doubler effect to make your vocals bigger. Bass enhancer to make your lows deeper. Stereo imager to make your tracks wider. Vocal de-esser. Specialty effect plugins. A powerful peak limiter / level maximizer to master your tracks and make them as loud as you want them to be.
The levels for the compressor and gate are independent of each other, but they can be linked to reflect the same parameters. You can use all modules independently or in conjunction with one another.
I think most producers would still argue the original hardware slightly outperforms their digital counterpart, but using, buying and setting up analog delays, equalizers, compressors, etc. is time-consuming, space-consuming, wallet-consuming and flexibility-consuming.
Oh wow, I noticed this same thing on a project I was working on recently and thought I was going crazy. I opened a Waves C1 instance but there was no sidechain icon. Just kinda shrugged and used one of the Cubase compressors instead.
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Waves Platinum Software bundle comes with various industry standard plugins providing technical and creative solutions for everything from EQ processing with the Renaissance Equalizer. Compress elements of your track correctly and accurately with V-Comp or H-Comp Hybrid compressors. Whether you wish to enhance harmonic content with accurately captured convolution reverbs or clinical reverbs. Also the included ultra maximisers help to add punch and maximisation to applied frequencies for an improved sonic experience.
The Platinum bundle is the comes with plugins to suite any and every need. Mixing and mastering engineers have precise and accurate control with linear phase EQs, multiband compressors and stereo imaging enhancers. Sound designers have access various professional modulation, saturator and amplifier plugins, many of which are modelled on famous hardware equipment.
Waves Platinum Software suite comes with various industry standard plugins providing technical and creative solutions for everything from EQ processing with the Renaissance Equalizer. Compress elements of your track correctly and accurately with V-Comp or H-Comp Hybrid compressors. Whether you wish to enhance harmonic content with accurately captured convolution reverbs or clinical digital reverbs. Also the included ultra maximisers help to add punch and maximisation to applied frequencies for an improved sonic experience.The Platinum collection is the comes with plugins to suite any and every need. Mixing and mastering engineers have precise and accurate control with linear phase EQs, multiband compressors and stereo imaging enhancers. Sound designers have access various professional modulation, saturator and amplifier plugins, many of which are modelled on famous hardware equipment.With Waves Platinum bundle you have access to plugins that will inspire as well as help drive you to create your signature sound. Through experimentation with all the plugins controllable parameters, you can create your own style, creatively and sonically. In addition, this bundle will integrate with virtually any DAW.
The most obvious reason for using channel strip plug-ins is to free up insert points. There is a brick-wall limit of five insert points on each track in Pro Tools, and you can quite quickly fill them up with routine plug-ins. For example, on a vocal track you might have an EQ followed by a pitch-correction plug-in, compressor, de-esser and reverb or delay. If you then wanted to add, say, a treble enhancer or an ADT effect, you'd find all your plug-in slots already used up. A channel strip plug-in that combined at least some of these functions would free up some insert points.
To test each plug-in's sound quality, functionality and ease of use I took an existing vocal track which already had all five insert points in use. I then used each channel strip plug-in in turn and tried to replace at least the EQ and compressor in such a way that I could reproduce the same sound, or even maybe improve on it. The vocal in question has a wide dynamic range that will test the compressor sections well, and the original sound needed warming and brightening, hence the requirement for EQ.
One of the obvious benefits of a channel strip plug-in is that you have control over your EQ, gate and compressor from within a single window. However, to keep the graphical user interface (GUI) sensible, a number of the manufacturers have chosen to make compromises such as losing the graphical displays of the EQ and/or dynamics sections. Providing there is good dynamics metering telling me what is going on in the dynamics section, I would prefer to lose the dynamics display, as a graphical display of the EQ curve is a lot more useful.
Renaissance Channel (right) comes as part of Waves' Renaissance Maxx bundle and is a combination of the four-band Renaissance EQ and either Renaissance Compressor or Renaissance Vox as the dynamics section of the channel. In line with the rest of the Renaissance range, Renaissance Channel 's internal audio path is 48-bit; this gives 18dB of internal headroom, allowing you to make significant EQ boosts without causing overloads within the plug-in. The dynamics section offers a gate/expander as well as the choice of compressors. There are single-band EQ sections in both the compressor and gate side-chains, and the EQ graph can show these as well. It is also possible to switch the compressor before or after the EQ section. Finally, there is a Clip Guard Limiter, which will limit the channel output to 0dBFS, to protect the subsequent audio chain from the higher levels achievable within the Renaissance plug-in. The meters in the bottom left-hand corner are not input and output level meters. They are actually Energy Meters and display the energy in the two side-chain paths, which I find a very helpful indicator of what is actually hitting the side-chain.
This plug-in combines the great sound of the Waves Renaissance plug-ins, and as the reference track used a six-band Renaissance EQ and a Renaissance Vox compressor I was able to quickly and easily replace the two plug-ins with the one channel strip. The Waves Renaissance plug-ins are my usual first port of call for EQ, compression and de-essing, so it will come as no surprise that I liked this plug-in too.
This plug-in (below) is a treat for all those SSL fans who can't afford to buy the real thing or who want to mix in the box and have the SSL sound that has become so popular in certain circles. This plug-in is part of the Waves SL4000 bundle and is modelled on the SL4000 E-series console, combining the channel strip dynamics section with the Black Knob 242 EQ. The dynamics section is described as a soft-knee compressor/limiter and an expander/gate. I have to say that my definition of an expander is a gate with a ratio control to adjust the rate of expansion: this plug-in doesn't have one, so for me, this should be described as a gate section.
I have never been a great SSL fan, but once I got past the complete lack of a graphical display and set to work on this channel strip, I was very impressed with the sound. It handled dynamics well, and the general sound was very open, not sounding squashed even though the compressor was working hard.
The next two plug-ins come as part of Eventide's Anthology II bundle, which we reviewed in the July 2006 issue of SOS. E-Channel (above) is designed to be DSP efficient, and as you can see from the chart on the previous pages, you can get six of these onto one HD DSP chip. This channel strip includes a gate, a compressor/limiter and a five-band parametric EQ section. I liked the way the display includes different-coloured frequency plot curves showing what each band is doing, as well as the usual strong line that shows the composite frequency plot. One minor drawback is that there isn't a stereo version of this plug-in so you will need to use multi-mono versions on your stereo tracks. I was surprised at how good these plug-ins are, as you don't normally associate Eventide with channel strips. It took me a little longer to get a good sound than with some of the others, especially in dealing with the wide dynamics of the source, but once I had adjusted the compressor's attack and release times, the sound I was looking for fell into place. The wide range of EQ shapes proved very useful in getting the warm and bright sound I was looking for.
This channel strip (top right) includes a gate, de-esser, compressor/limiter with side-chain, Omnipressor compressor, a five-band parametric EQ section, stereo delays and a Harmonizer micro-pitch-shifter for thickening. All the modules in both Eventide channel strip plug-ins, except for the Harmonizer and stereo delays, can be re-ordered by dragging and dropping. I liked Ultra Channel on solo vocals, especially with a dash of Harmonizer thickening. On the down side, Ultra Channel is the most DSP-hungry plug-in on test, with one instance taking a complete HD chip.