Waves has introduced its first software synth, Element, for Mac & Windows.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Element is an analog-style polyphonic instrument engineered to deliver the fat, gritty sound of the classics, with all the precision, flexibility and control of contemporary digital synths.
Element includes a vast array of convenient features and functions. Like integrated effects. A 16-step arpeggiator / sequencer. MIDI Learn for all controls. And a massive preset library, with total tweakability. Plus, all parameters are laid out right there in front of you, so when inspiration strikes, there’s no need to scroll through page after page to customize your sounds. Searing leads, booming basses, ethereal pads, electro-percussion, sequential motions, mind-blowing FX and lots more: Element does it all.
While there are lots of companies offering Black Friday deals – Waves is doing things a little different and giving away a free plugin, OneKnob Louder.
Ideal for individual tracks and full mixes alike, Waves OneKnob Louder uses a powerful combination of low-level compression plus automatic makeup gain and peak limiting to increase RMS volume by up to 24 dB.
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Musikmesse 2012: Waves Audio has announced the availability of Version 9 of Waves plugins, featuring 64-bit support, faster scanning, faster loading, and faster processing,
WIth 64-bit support, Waves users can now unleash the power of massive amounts of RAM memory in the DAW hosts of their choice.
V9 also marks the introduction of Waves’ new authorization system, Waves License Center, which eliminates use of the iLok. Waves License Center offers users authorization activation straight to their computer or any USB flash drive; easy license management; license mobility via USB flash drive or users’ License Cloud; and one-click license recovery in the case of lost or damaged devices.
Waves has also updated the plugins in their Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Horizon bundles.
New plugins in Horizon: Kramer Master Tape; PIE Compressor; HLS Channel; Bass Rider; CLA Guitars; Maserati Drums; OneKnob Filter; and OneKnob Driver.
New plugins in Diamond: GTR3 Software; OneKnob Filter; and OneKnob Driver.
New plugins in Platinum: GTR3 Software and OneKnob Driver. New plugin in Gold: GTR3 Software.
Producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig (Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, The Rolling Stones, U2, Sheryl Crow, Weezer, Counting Crows, Pussycat Dolls, The Black Crowes, No Doubt, Mary J. Blige) discusses the role of instinct vs intellect in mixing.
Waves Audio has announced the upcoming release of SoundGrid – a new technology that lets you run large numbers of Waves’ audio processors using standard PCs via Ethernet, surpassing the specs of dedicated DSP-based platforms.
SoundGrid offers low latency performance, which means users can take advantage of even more audio processors and CPU-intensive processors than ever before. According to Waves, they are leveraging advances in both Ethernet and CPU technologies to provide better, more cost-effective performance for the pro audio and live sound markets.
SoundGrid Key Benefits:
Provides low latency platform for running Waves plug-ins
Uses standard, off-the-shelf components: computers, switches, servers, Ethernet cables, etc.
Integration with analog and digital mixing consoles
Provides a complete Redundancy & Recovery system
Upcoming SoundGrid versions will implement recording capabilities
Waves has introduced the Jack Joseph Puig Collection, a collection of audio plug-ins based on some of the most sought-after vintage pieces of gear in audio history.
“As time goes by, there are fewer and fewer examples of these heirloom processors for artists, engineers or producers to have access to,” stated Jack Joseph Puig. “Not every studio or engineer has had the luxury that I have had to be in the same creative space as some of these magnificent pieces of equipment. The three vintage processors that Waves and I have modeled are reference standard pieces of what that particular processor is supposed to sound and feel like.” Continue reading →