Music Producer friends! Waves is having a huge sale this weekend, with some critical plugins at a huge discount. I’m going to outline some of my favorites in this post, if you’re looking to pick up new plugins now is the best time of the year. Here’s my referral link, if you use this it helps me too! - http://refer.waves.com/br0Yk
- Single Plugins -
- Just get this one. This simple limiter will get your master track and individual instruments super loud and crispy. This plugin was so important in the formulation of the “EDM” sound, Skrillex thanked Waves for it in his grammy acceptances speech.
C6 Multi-band Compressor
- An incredible clean sounding multiband compressor. Lots of great presets to sculpt sound in a snap. For those using Logic or Protools, you can even side-chain individual bands (this feature doesn’t work in Ableton :(
H-Delay Hybrid Delay
- An awesome, analog style delay that has a tone an quality that just rules. Sometimes I use this instead of reverb when I really want to add atmosphere to a track
- My mastering limiter. It’s basicly a multi-band limiter and EQ built into one plugin. Very powerful.
- The compressor I used on Brentalfloss’s new album. These are gentle hardware-style compressors that did an amazing job making Logic and Kontakt’s virtual instruments and made them sound real.
Linear Phase Mutliband
- My mastering multiband compressor. Sounds incredible, each band can be switched to an expander to de-clutter mixes. Linear Phase means virtually no distortion and a very clean sound.
SSL 4000 Collection
- Expensive, but has a sound unrivaled. I use the SSL Comp on nearly every one of my songs to glue the mix together. Modeled after the historic mixing board that created countless hits in the 80s-90s. The original board was nicknamed “The Hitmaker” for good reason
- Bundles -
- the “Renaissance” bundle includes some of my favorite compressors, including RenAxx (which was made for guitars but sounds good on everything) and the RenVox, a lightning quick vocal compressor I use all the time
- This is the bundle I started with, a ton of great plugins, including high quality EQ, reverb, delay, stereo tools, and more. A great place to start if you’re thinking of getting into high end plugins
Signature Series Bass and Drums
- I just got this one, and while not all the plugins are useful for my applications, the Masarati plugins and the CLA Unplugged sound amazing and the entire bundle is less than the cost of one of the plugins by itself. A great toolbox for getting your individual drums and bass instruments sounding better. The best way I can describe the effect, it can take a stock sound or softsynth and make it sound like an actual recording.
tl;dr - get the L2 and RenMaxx and use this link