Waves Essentials bundles thirty SoundGrid-compatible audio processing plug-ins specifically designed for SoundGrid-enabled consoles. The extensive collection includes EQ, compression, reverb, delay, modulation, vocal tools, drum tools, bass extension, level maximization, and limiting plug-ins, ideal for live sound applications.
C4 Multiband Compressor
H-Comp Hybrid Compressor
H-Delay Hybrid Delay
IR-Live Convolution Reverb
PS22 Stereo Maker
Vitamin Sonic Enhancer
Waves AudioTrack - Multi-Processor Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
AudioTrack from Waves is a plug-in that features three complete processors in a single, easy-to-use interface. Ideal for multimedia, voiceovers, project studios, and more, the plug-in contains a four-band EQ, compressor/expander, and a gate.
Waves C1 Compressor - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
C1 Compressor from Waves is a dynamics processor plug-in featuring three distinct modules. The compressor/expander, gate/expander, filter/EQ sections allow the plug-in to fulfill multiple functions, either as separate processors, or combined for maximum flexibility. The plug-in includes Native, SoundGrid and TDM licenses.
Waves C4 Multiband Compressor Dynamics Processor Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
C4 Multiband from Waves is a multiband dynamics processor plug-in that features four bands of up and down expansion, limiting, and compression, along with dynamic and standard EQ. By combining the technologies from the Renaissance Compressor and the C1 Parametric Compander, the plug-in provides comprehensive and transparent control over the contours of a mix.
Waves DeEsser - Sibilance Removal Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
DeEsser from Waves is a plug-in used to reduce excessive sibilance ("ess" and "shh" sounds) from vocal tracks. Inspired by vintage gear for precision de-essing and high frequency limiting, the plug-in delivers smooth and natural output without complicated adjustments.
Waves H-Comp Hybrid Compressor - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
H-Comp from Waves is a hybrid compressor plug-in that models the behavior of transformer, tube, and transistor circuits, and combines them with the repeatability of software. The compressor's release performance is specifically modeled on the corresponding analog behavior, while a wet/dry control allows for parallel compression.
Other features include multiple sync functions, an output limiter, and access to the compressor circuitry via an external side-chain for additional compression control.
*For TDM use Accel card required for 192 kHz operation
Waves H-Delay - Hybrid Delay Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
H-Delay from Waves is a hybrid delay plug-in that features old school PCM42-style effects like filtering, flanging, and phasing, along with slap-back echo, ping-pong delay, and tempo-sync with modulation. The plug-in has full MIDI support.
An intuitive interface aids in quickly creating an effect using a comprehensive set of controls and includes a tap tempo pad for manually tapping in a tempo. Internal or host-to sync is also available, and the high- and low-pass filters can be linked.
Waves IR-L Convolution Reverb - Stereo Reverb Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
IR-L Convolution Reverb from Waves is a convolution based, stereo reverb plug-in that is capable of recreating the sound of real acoustic spaces. Over 100 impulse responses are provided, editable via the easy and efficient, streamlined interface. Unlike some convolution reverbs that deliver a static response, the IR-L has the ability to extended the RT60 decay time of a particular space without affecting the reverb's envelope and frequency content.
Waves L1 Ultramaximizer - Loudness Maximizer Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
L1 Ultramaximizer from Waves is a plug-in that provides dynamics control for any audio application, from multimedia to mastering. The software features look-ahead peak limiting, level maximization, and high resolution re-quantization, and is known for its transparency and punch.
Waves MaxxBass - Bass Enhancement Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
MaxxBass from Waves is a plug-in for enhancing the perceived loudness of the bass content in an audio source. The software uses psycho-acoustics to calculate precise harmonics that are related to the fundamental tones of sound. When these harmonics are combined with the original signal, it creates the effect of lower, deeper frequencies that is apparent on virtually any speaker.
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 MondoMod - Modulation Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
MondoMod from Waves is a modulation plug-in for creating unique sonic textures ranging from tranquil to turbulent. The software uses a combination of linked AM (Amplitude Modulation), FM (Frequency Modulation) and rotation modulators. The software features five selectable waveforms for the LFO, and the overall tempo of the modulators can be synchronized to the host software.
Waves MV2 - Compressor Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
MV2 from Waves is a compressor plug-in that is as effective as it is deceptively simple. With high and low level compression controlled by a streamlined interface, the plug-in is the simplest, most flexible way to control sound using intuitive dual faders for quick dynamic optimization.
Waves PAZ Analyzer - Audio Signal Analyzer Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The PAZ Analyzer from Waves is an audio analysis plug-in that generates a comprehensive real-time visual representation of the audio's stereo positioning, frequency spread, and peak/RMS levels. It shows the peak and RMS displays with individually re-settable peak hold values, and provides optional resolution in 10 Hz steps for precise analysis below 250 Hz. The analysis graphic output can be saved as a text file.
Waves PS22 Stereo Maker - Spatial Enhancement Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The PS22 Stereo Maker from Waves is ideal for revitalizing old recordings, as well as sound effects, guitar leads, and more. The software provides mono-to-stereo emulation, can be used to enhance individual tracks, or for re-balancing the spatial imaging of a stereo mix.
Waves Q10 Equalizer - Paragraphic EQ Plug-In (TDM/Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Q10 from Waves is a paragraphic EQ plug-in that features up to ten frequency bands within seven components. The software delivers precision equalization for mixing and mastering alike, with each band having the same extended frequency range, and the ability to narrow the bandwidth (Q) for more surgical tasks.
With presets that cover a wide range of applications and advanced noise shaping, the software provides the tools for both creating special effects and spectral modifications that range from subtle to extreme. The plug-in includes Native, SoundGrid and TDM licenses.
Waves Renaissance Axx - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Axx from Waves is a dynamics plug-in engineered especially for guitar and bass. Settings can be dialed in very easily via a three-parameter interface that includes a fixed ratio curve, automatic release value, and an output limiter to prevent clipping.
Waves Renaissance Bass - Bass Enhancement Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Bass from Waves is a bass enhancement plug-in featuring the company's MaxxBass psycho-acoustic technology. Tightening up the bass component of mix, or any material for that matter, has never been easier, while at the same time providing the ability to extend the perceived bass depth by up to 1.5 octaves without stressing the speaker system.
Waves Renaissance Channel - Channel Strip Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
Renaissance Channel from Waves is a channel strip plug-in featuring equalization, compression, limiting, and gating in a single convenient interface. Borrowing processors from the company's Renaissance line of plug-ins, the channel strip can function equally well during tracking and mixing.
Waves Renaissance Compressor - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Compressor from Waves is a compressor plug-in that features two compression modes: vintage opto and modern electro. Featuring a streamlined interface, the plug-in utilizes technologies from both the company's C1 Parametric Compander, along with the L1 Ultramaximizer.
Waves Renaissance DeEsser Channel Strip Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance DeEsser from Waves is a plug-in used to reduce excess sibilance (ess and shh sounds) from vocal tracks. A sibilance attenuator reduces undesirable high frequencies while preserving the integrity of the source. A variety of presets for both male and female voices along with the functionality of audio or side-chain monitoring, allows for spotting problem areas and fixing them with accuracy and ease.
Waves Renaissance Equalizer - EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Equalizer from Waves is a paragraphic EQ plug-in that features real-time EQ graphing, vintage-modeled filter curves, and extended internal headroom.
Waves Renaissance Reverb - Classic Reverb Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Reverb from Waves is a reverb plug-in that features the classic, rich reverb tails of high-end hardware reverbs, while delivering precise control over all aspects of the reverb simulation.
The software provides an advanced early reflection system, and dual-band EQ and damping controls. An interesting feature of the early reflections is the ability to input negative values, thus delaying the dry signal. This can create an interesting bloom effect before the onset of the dry signal.
Waves Renaissance Vox - Dynamics Processor Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
Renaissance Vox from Waves is a plug-in that provides optimized dynamics control for vocals. The interface features simple, streamlined controls for compression, gate/expansion, limiting, and level maximization. With just a few adjustments, vocals can take on a vivid and smooth sound.
Waves SuperTap - Analog Style Delay Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
SuperTap from Waves is a delay plug-in inspired by the sound and legacy of analog tape. Featuring extensive modulation, panning, and filter options, the software delivers analog style with digital precision. Tempo entry can be achieved automatically using the sync to host tempo functionality, or by using the Tap-Pad feature for tapping in a tempo setting.
*Accel card required for 96 kHz operation
Waves Trans-X - Transient Modifying Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
TransX from Waves is a processor plug-in that modifies the shape of transients, either sharpening or softening the edges. Use of the software allows for breathing life into dull sounding drum loops, accentuating or attenuating instrumental attacks, and modifying room acoustics. The plug-in can also highlight sustains and can be used on individual tracks or, with judicious use, on complete mixes.
*When using TDM, Trans-X Multi available up to 48 kHz only
Waves TrueVerb - Real Room Simulation Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
TrueVerb from Waves is a reverb plug-in designed to simulate real acoustic spaces. It combines reverb with an early reflections simulator to create natural-sounding virtual acoustic environments. The software features a flexible graphic interface and a wide range of editing parameters.
Waves V-Comp - Vintage Hardware Compressor Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
V-Comp from Waves is a dynamics plug-in that uses time constants and a fixed nominal output gain to recreate the famous output-bus sound signature of a vintage 2254 hardware compressor. The plug-in is very responsive, with only a little gain reduction needed to glue a mix together.
Waves V-EQ3 - Vintage Style EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The V-EQ3 from Waves is a three-band EQ plug-in modeled after the 1066 and 1073 console modules, two of the most sought after EQs. It features the same classic frequency cutoff points as the originals, along with a variable high-pass filter.
Waves V-EQ4 - Vintage Style EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The V-EQ4 from Waves is a four-band EQ plug-in modeled after the 1081 console module and features detailed high frequency boosts, plus high-pass and low-pass filters. The software conveys the vintage character of the original hardware while simultaneously delivering modern digital usability.
Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer - Multiband Harmonic Enhancer Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Vitamin Sonic Enhancer from Waves is a multi-band harmonic enhancer and tone-shaping plug-in that can improve the sound of an audio file by mixing an enriched version with the original signal. With its zero-latency processing, the plug-in is suitable for studio and live mix engineers alike. Used as an insert on any track or buss, the plug-in delivers a result comparable to what can be obtained from a parallel chain of EQ, compression and saturation processors, but without the need for complex connectivity.
Waves Vocal Rider - Automatic Level-Riding Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
Vocal Rider from Waves is a plug-in that automatically rides the levels of vocal tracks during mix-down. This relieves the engineer from having to manually ride a physical mixing console fader, or drawing in each individual level change on a DAW track. The only thing needed is setting the target range of the vocal level in relation to the rest of the mix.
Unlike regular compression, the software adds no additional coloring to the track. The Vocal Rider Live component includes a spill control to differentiate the vocal from background instrumentation and noise, providing for better tracking and performance.
Waves VU Meter - Classic VU Metering Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
Waves VU Meter is an audio metering plug-in that enables you to record and mix on your DAW, using the classic console VU meter design. The meter averages out loud and soft peaks, mimicking the way your ears react to sound and giving you a more realistic visual representation of the way audio level changes are perceived. A proven industry standard for decades, across multiple musical genres and platforms, this metering method helps you set proper recording levels, build a well-balanced gain structure, and mix with adequate headroom to achieve clear and spacious mixes.
VU Meter comes with mono and stereo components and can be inserted on individual tracks when recording and/or across the master bus for a precise visual reference of your mix's overall levels. The plug-in provides an accurate ballistic response with smooth movement, fast refresh rate, and a clip indicator.
- Precise visual reference of your mix’s overall levels
- Meter averages levels to achieve a well-balanced mix
- Use on individual tracks and/or on master bus
- Mono and stereo components
- Accurate ballistic response with smooth movement and fast refresh rate
- Clip indicator
- Headroom calibration: 4 to 26 dB
- Classic console VU meter design