The Dave Clarke EMP Toolbox from Waves is a selection of audio processing tools handpicked by the globally renowned techno DJ and producer. Equalizers, effects, metering tools and tape saturation plug-ins form the basis of the Dave Clarke sound and the pumping techno trails heard on many of his remixes.
Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter - Audio Enhancement Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter from Waves is a plug-in that recreates the Aphex Aural Exciter process, as delivered by the original hardware from the mid-70s. The hardware unit was so well received at the time that it was even credited as a "session player" on best-selling albums by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
The original unit provided the ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness, and vibrancy on vocal and instrumental tracks alike, without raising levels. This was particularly useful because multiple passes of tape during multi-tracking would eventually dull some of the high-end details.
Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter plug-in delivers all the unique character of the rare original unit, but with all the advantages of software. The plug-in includes Native and SoundGrid licenses.
*Accel card required for 96 kHz operation
Waves API 560 - Graphic EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The API 560 from Waves is a plug-in based on the classic hardware EQ module from API, providing 10-bands of graphic EQ featuring precision filtering and high headroom, ideal for signal enhancement and room tuning.
The original's "Proportional Q" design intuitively widens the filter bandwidth at lower boost/cut levels and narrows it at higher settings. And since boost and cut characteristics are identical, previous actions can be easily undone.
*For TDM use, Accel card required for stereo 96 and 192 kHz operation
*No stereo at 96 and 192 kHz in TDM mode - use multi-mono instead
Waves Kramer Master Tape - Tape Saturation Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
Kramer Master Tape from Waves is a plug-in that models the audio characteristics of a vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel tape machine. The plug-in provides the usual controls found on tape machines, such as adjustable tape speed, bias, and flux, in addition to control over things that were at one time considered faults. Wow and flutter and noise can these days be considered desirable characteristics in some circumstances to add a tape-like signature to digital audio.
The plug-in also includes what was once an unintended consequence of using tape, namely a flexible slap and feedback delay, ideal for rock, dance, dub, or any other audio application. For recording, mixing, mastering, and more, the plug-in delivers the richness and warmth of real tape saturation to any DAW.
*For TDM use, Accel card required for all sample rates with no stereo available at 88.2/96 KHz
Waves LoAir - Subharmonic Synthesizer Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
LoAIR from Waves is a plug-in for generating and enhancing subharmonic content in music or sound effects. The process adds heft and depth to audio material, while also allowing the shaping of the ultra low-end with adjustable frequency and low-pass filter controls. Additionally, the software can process polyphonic content in a manner that enhances the low end in a natural and musical way, as well as create an LFE track from stereo or 5.0 sources.
*For TDM use, Accel card required for 88.2 kHz to 96 kHz operation
Waves MetaFlanger - Flanger Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
MetaFlanger from Waves is a plug-in for emulating the sound of great vintage tape flanging and phaser. The software is capable of generating anything from gentle choruses and dual-delay flanging sounds, to sharp phasing and extreme jet sweeps.
Waves Scheps 73 - Console EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Scheps 73 from Waves is a three-band EQ plug-in modeled after the Neve 1073 console's EQ and microphone preamp module, and developed in association with mixing engineer Andrew Scheps. Whether for recording, mixing or mastering, the plug-in delivers the warm tones of the renowned studio hardware. The plug-in includes both Native and SoundGrid licenses.
The plug-in features interrelated bands that adhere to the original hardware specifications. This includes a fixed 12 kHz high-frequency band, switchable low and mid range bands with cut and boost controls, and an 18 dB per octave high-pass filter. Additionally, a 10 kHz mid range band discovered in the original 1073 schematics but operable only on the rare 1078 channel strip has been incorporated.
The Waves MS matrix has been added for applying different equalization to mid and side stereo content. By modeling the acclaimed Marinair transformer, the plug-in meticulously captures all the sonic characteristics of the 1073, including its harmonic distortion. These overtones were tweaked by Scheps himself, resulting in authentic levels of saturation.