What are the best Waves plugins?

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    #1SSL G-Master Buss Compressor

    SSL G-Master Buss Compressor

    The SSL G-Master Buss Compressor is a Waves plug-in designed following the stereo bus compressor in the Solid State Logic 4000 G console. It is used to capture the original sound and for gluing together tracks before finishing the record.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Edward Robertson
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "This is helpful both for restoring audio files from different formats and for mixing my latest sounds. As a DJ, this waves plugins my best choice because it just gets the job done."
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    #2Vocal Rider

    Vocal Rider

    Vocal Rider is a plug-in by Waves Audio that is used to automatically adjust vocal levels. It modifies the lowering and raising of vocal gain of the target based on the set range and will be tuned to the rest of the mix.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Olivia Santos
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "As an avid fan of Waves, they did not failed to provide quality plug-ins for our audio needs. The auto-tuning works well as it saves us time and effort to make the singers voice standout from the instrumentals."
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    #3CLA-76 Compressor

    CLA-76 Compressor

    CLA-76 Compressor/limiter plug-in is a fast compressor that operates with quick input signals like percussion and drums. It is modeled from renowned LA-3A, LA-2A, and 1176 Compressor. It also has a fast attack and no latency.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Ye Wu
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "Cla 76 attack time is superfast! If you want to have really powerful drum sounds, this plugin should be the go-to one. This is a lot faster compared to cla 2a and cla 3a if you'll ask me. "
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    #4API 2500

    API 2500

    API 2500 is a vintage-modeled compressor plug-in. It has 3-position switchable thrust high-pass filter and 3 compression modes. It also has 6 release settings with 5 being fixed and one continuous. It was developed in coordination with API.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $299

    Rocío Olvera
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "The first time i used this compressor, i easily fell in love with it. It is user-friendly and you won't even need the manuals specially since i'm familiar with other compressors. Also i can accurately craft a tone and punch i need on my mixes."
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    #5J37 Tape

    J37 Tape

    J37 Tape is a tape saturation dedicated plug-in made with the coordination of Waves and Abbey Road Studios. With this, an analog warmth was added to digital recordings bringing a classic vinyl sound to the music.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $299

    Jack Ryan
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "I've been looking for the best tape saturation plugin for years and I'm hesitant on this one at first. But from the moment I tried it out and up to now, I can't stop using it on all my tracks. It has lots of presets available so you know there is one that'll fit for any situatiions."
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    #6Kramer Master Tape

    Kramer Master Tape

    Kramer Master Tape was developed with the association of famous engineer and record producer Edwin Kramer. With added controls for noise parameters, flux, bias, and adjustable tape speed, this plugin brings good control on the sound.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249

    Terry Oliver
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "Whether for mixing, mastering or even recording, cramer tape has tons of uses and worth my every bucks!"
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    #7F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ

    F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ

    F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQ allows its user to filter harsh frequencies that affect the quality of the sound. It is a dynamic EQ plug-in capable of setting thresholds where it adjusts depending on the fluctuation of frequencies.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99

    Ken Wu
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "With F6 real-time frequency spectrum analyzer, monitoring frequency has never been this less hassle for me. Me being a sound editor has lots of mastering and mixing to do. One of the challenges I encounter is with our recent recording artist who has many dynamics in her song. F6 plugin handles the constant rise and fall intensity of the music so it was a great help."
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    #8Renaissance Bass

    Renaissance Bass

    Renaissance Bass is a plug-in made by Waves that provides deep and rich lows that resonates in any system. It uses psycho-acoustic technology to tighten up the bass and is modeled to extend low frequencies perceived by up to 1.5 octaves.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $79

    Christian Hicks
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "Typically every bass heavy sounds need this stuff man. For clearer and stronger bass and kick drum sounds, RBass is reliable"

Summary

Best What are the best Waves plugins
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SSL G-Master Buss CompressorSoftware 18 Paid
2Vocal RiderSoftware 16 Paid
3CLA-76 CompressorSoftware 10 Paid
4API 2500Software 3 Paid
5J37 TapeSoftware 2 Paid
6Kramer Master TapeSoftware 2 Paid
7F6 Floating Band Dynamic EQSoftware 1 Paid
8Renaissance BassSoftware 1 Paid
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