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Waves NLS - Classic Analog Console Modeling Plug-In (Native)

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Price: $250.58
Instant Savings: 60%
You Pay: $98.98
Product Highlights
  • Three Legendary Mixing Consoles Modeled
  • Control Global Settings for Track Groups
  • Adds Analog Warmth and Character
  • 64-bit Processing
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7

NLS Native from Waves is a classic analog console modeling plug-in that brings the warm sounds of yesteryear to your DAW. It allows you to add depth, crunch, analog noise, and harmonic distortion to your individual tracks, busses, or both.

Waves NLS models an SSL 4000G, a vintage EMI 12345 Mk 4, and a customized 60/92 Neve 5116 console. No two pieces of analog gear sound the same, so Waves sampled over 30 channels on each console, plus their master busses. Within NLS, different modeled channels can be selected on each of the three consoles, creating a non-linear summing system. Offering a larger sound, more headroom, and a wider stereo image, non-linear summing is the natural effect of an analog environment. Through tireless research and innovation, Waves has made this luxury available for in-the-box digital mixing.

NLS offers the ability to mix and match channels from the three different consoles. Create your ideal mix with electric guitars through the Neve, while drums go through the SSL, and vocals go through the EMI. The possibilities are endless, and only available from Waves.

Main Features

Multiple Channels Sampled on Three Classic Analog Consoles
An average of 30 channels were sampled on each of three consoles; an SSL 4000G, an EMI 12345 Mk 4, and a Neve 5116. To create a non-linear summing environment, these channels are all individually selectable within the software.
Mix and Match Channels
If you wanted to mix a song across three full size consoles in the analog world, it'd be incredibly impractical... but with Waves NLS, this is completely and easily possible. You can mix and match channels and master busses however you'd like.


NLS Channel / Buss Controls
  • Studio: sets the console type
  • Drive: adds harmonic distortion, increasing input signal and decreasing headroom
  • Output/Trim: controls gain adjustment
  • VCA Group: assigns the NLS instance to a VCA Group, for global control via the VCA Groups Console
  • Link: toggles between Dual Mono and Stereo mode (NLS stereo Channel only)
  • Mic: simulate mic input levels (NLS Channel only)
  • Bypass: deactivates analog harmonics, noise and frequency response effects
  • Noise: activates modeled analog noise
  • VCA Tab: shows and hides the VCA Groups Console section
  • Meter: displays output signal peak dBFS values
VCA Group Console Controls
  • Auto: enables automation writing and reading for the VCA Groups Console
  • Group Bypass: bypasses the NLS effect on all instances assigned to that VCA Group
  • Group Noise: controls the noise for all the NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group
  • Group Drive: sets the drive offset value for all NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group
  • Group Trim: sets the output gain offset value for all NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group
  • Group Studio: sets the studio type for all NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group
  • Group Name: a text field which allows you to customize the name of each VCA Group
System Requirements Mac
Core Duo 2.3 GHz
OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
Host application that supports Audio Units, RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats

Intel Core 2 Duo GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
Windows 7
1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution
Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats


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