Waves Audio always have been one of the major players in the VST Plugin market. The effect plugins so to speak. In their product development they do well in simulating real vintage analog hardware, wich is often too expensive or rare to lay your hands on. Besides the fact that I would also highly recommend to get other plugins from companies like UAD (Universal Audio) or Fabfilter, but for now grab those Waves VSTs before it’s too late! Waves does feel the competition breathing in their neck but still delivres great quality. At the moment there’s a huge Black friday sale being held at their website. They offer up to 80% discount on their VST plugins!
Top 3 Waves plugins
Here’s a list of 3 Waves plug-ins I like the best so far:
Waves Abbey Road EMI TG12345 Channel Strip Plugin
This compressor, limiter and EQ strip is a special one. It’s extremely rare in it’s analog version because the EMI TG12345 mixing table was specially designed for Abbey Road Studios. Pink Floyd’s famous album The Dark Side of the Moon was recorded on this console. That’s already a big reason to love this plugin. It sounds great, does a good job in tweaking and filtering while compressing the shit out of your channel bus. Does an extremely good job at vocals.
This is a realistic sounding hybrid delay VST with a character based on the analog type of delay. It’s being used a lot in music production because of it’s excellent sound quality and it’s intuitive user design. The lowpass filter and analog button bring a special finish to your sounds that are just too clean. Have fun and try the magic!
Waves API 2500 compressor
I don’t want to spend too much words on this compressor VST plugin. It’s simply one of the best. The original analog version of the API 2500 you’ll find in almost any somewhat self-respecting studio. It does magic in gluing your mix together, especially on the drums. Gotta have in my opinion.