For owners of the Platinum Native Bundle, Waves offers an upgrade path to the full Mercury bundle with their Mercury Native Bundle Upgrade.
Mercury is a huge bundle of plug-ins that includes over ninety state-of-the-art processors and over two hundred fifty component plug-ins.
In addition to the Diamond Bundle, Mercury includes the "V-Series" plug-ins, modeled after various components found on original Neve mixing consoles, and the API Collection.
Guitar modeling, a convolution reverb, surround mixing tools and vocal related processors, round out a truly comprehensive collection of processors for music, video and multimedia production.
Note: Requires an iLok if one is not present on the system.
Three vintage models presented as plug-ins that capture the sound of the consoles found in the world's most exclusive recording studios - the 2254, 1081, 1073 and 1066.
With its fixed nominal output gain and time constants, the V-Comp recreates the sound of the vintage 2254 hardware compressor. This super-responsive dynamics processor packs a recognizable musical punch heard on countless hit records.
The V-EQ3 brings together two world-renowned console modules, the 1073 and 1066. A 3-band EQ, with classic cutoff points and an adjustable high pass filter, makes the EQ ideal for mastering and mixing.
The V-EQ4 is modeled on the highly sought-after 1081 console module, a classic 4-band equalizer that features detailed high frequency boosts, plus high pass and low pass filters.
The API Collection
API 550A 3-band equalizer with five frequency centers per band and reciprocal and repeatable filtering.
API 550B 4-band equalizer with seven frequency centers per band and reciprocal and repeatable filtering.
API 560 10-band graphic equalizer with 12dB of boost/cut per band. "Proportional Q" narrows filter bandwidth at extremes of boost/cut.
API 2500 stereo compressor with three compression modes include Soft, Medium and Hard Knee. Includes "Feed-Forward" or "Feed-Backward" selector switch.
Comprehensive set of audio processing tools that includes the Platinum, Restoration and Transform bundles, along with the L-Series maximizers.
The Platinum bundle provides everything needed for the most sonically sophisticated audio processing, from sweetening and mastering processors to sound design mindbenders.
Restoration Native Bundle is a suite of restoration and noise reduction plug-ins. Fast and incredibly simple to use, the individual processors provide feedback through direct monitoring of the audio output, or through the use of audio difference, aided by intuitive graphics.
Transform Bundle provides four processors that "push the envelope" in sound transformation. With these plug-ins the user is able to shape time, pitch, instrument sound, presence, rhythmic contour, dimension and punch.
All-in-one dynamics processor for mixing and mastering, as well as broadcast and post-production. Featuring both high and low level compression, gating and leveling (auto gain control,) the plug-in is perfect for voiceovers, vocals and instrumental tracks.
Modeling software for recording electric guitars into a Digital Audio Workstation.
360° Surround Tools
A product focused on the practical and basic tools needed to both enhance and ease the surround sound production process.
Multi-band peak limiter with a priority control allows the user to control the relative limiting of each band.
Allows a 12dB boost or cut in each band in addition to the limiting applied to each band. In effect, this feature functions exactly like a Linear Phase EQ placed before the limiting section of the L3, making the L3 an all-in-one final mastering tool.
Includes dithering and noise shaping section.
Multi-band peak limiter with frequency, Q, and filter-type controls. Includes thirty-four Release Character presets for mastering and sound design.
Comprehensive vocal toolkit made up of five Waves processors. Includes "Tune", "DeBreath", "Renaissance Channel", "Renaissance DeEsser" and "Doubler".
IR1 and IR360
Convolution reverb plug-in that provides superior reverbs and ambiences that allows for editing of all the traditional reverb parameters.
The IR-360 is a surround-capable convolution reverb plug-in that provides superior reverbs and ambiences, delivered in all the major plug-in formats, allowing it to be used in virtually every DAW on the market.
A broadband noise processor ideal for removal of tape hiss, ground hum and computer noise.
The software can remove both high frequency and low frequency problems simultaneously without adversely affecting the source material.
Noise reduction plug-in inspired by, and built on the legacy of the renowned CAT 43 processor
Minimal artifact noise
Zero latency for perfect picture sync
In the Box
Waves Mercury Native Bundle (Upgrade) - For Owners of Platinum Native Bundle
G5 Dual 2GHz or Intel Dual Core 1.83GHz OS X 10.4.11 to 10.6.2 (or 10.5.x for PPC) 1GB RAM 1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, Audio Units and VST plug-in formats
Pentium IV 2.8GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent Windows XP 32-bit SP2 and SP3, Vista Business or Ultimate32-bit, Windows 7 32-bit 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM Vista/7 1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite and VST
Mercury Product Video
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