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Live Sound Artists

Gerard Albo

Gerard Albo

Live Mixing Engineer

Corinne Bailey Rae, Anastacia, Patti Smith, Amy Winehouse

Waves are the best sounding plugins I've come across for my live and studio work.“

Renato Alscher

Renato Alscher

FOH / Studio Engineer

Roberta Sá, Monobloco, Marina Lima

With Waves plugins I have the same tools in the studio and live. The C6 Multiband Compressor gives me total control over the spectral balance and the dynamic. Life on the road is now as fun as in the studio.“

Chris Aman

Chris Aman

FOH Engineer / Production Manager

OneRepublic, Demi Lovato

Waves brought the control and definition from the studio to my live mixes. WavesLive has been life changing.“

Chris "BRX" Apfalter

Chris "BRX" Apfalter

FOH Engineer

Kruder & Dorfmeister, Tosca

With MultiRack and The API Collection, I can bring top level live sound anywhere, anytime - without the need for outboard gear.“

Dave Aron

Dave Aron

FOH / Studio Engineer

Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, Sublime

I use the C4 on bass, kicks, and snares to shape the sound with multiband compression in a way that an EQ can't.“

Jo A (Jonathan Atangana)

Jo A (Jonathan Atangana)

Producer/ Songwriter/ Engineer/ Artist

Wiz Khalifa, Sean Cross

Waves plugins are essential tools in my creative process and part of my sonic signature.“

Stephen Bailey

Stephen Bailey

FOH Engineer

Matt Redman, Rend Collective, Passion, Martin Smith

Loading Waves and importing my presets gives me a fantastic base to work from before we even fire up the PA.“

Travis Bing

Travis Bing

FOH / Monitor Engineer

Paramore, The Civil Wars

With Waves plugins, I’ve been able to sculpt the overall sound of my in-ear mixes, tighten them up, and make them pop.“

Tony Blanc

Tony Blanc

FOH / Studio Engineer

Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera

Using Waves live, it blows me away to be able to fit my effects rack in my pocket.“

Brett "Scoop" Blanden

Brett "Scoop" Blanden

FOH Engineer

Lady Antebellum

The C6 Multiband Compressor is an invaluable room management tool for me, not only before show time, but during the ever-changing nightly arena environment.“

Garry Brown

Garry Brown

FOH Engineer

Phish, Blondie, Gnarls Barkley, Cyndi Lauper

With MultiRack and Waves, my mix became more complete.“

Rick Camp

Rick Camp

FOH Engineer

Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Brian Culbertson

In the studio or out live on tour, I must have my Waves plugins. MaxxBCL puts the finishing touches to create a great mix!“

Bruno Campregher

Bruno Campregher

FOH Engineer

Jota Quest

My Waves plugins have become an indispensable tool on the road. With MultiRack I can also use them with Yamaha consoles so I have the same tools anywhere.“

Monty Carlo

Monty Carlo

Monitor Engineer

Colbie Caillat, Slash, Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen

With WavesLive and the SoundGrid compact server, life on fly dates has become much easier. I can bring my FX rack to any gig and it fits in the overhead compartment on the flight.“

Lachlan Carrick

Lachlan Carrick

FOH / Studio Engineer

Gotye

With Waves running on the Avid Venue platform, I’m armed with the best suite of tools to achieve world-class results, every night. I can't imagine mixing a show without Waves.“

Ryan Cecil

Ryan Cecil

Monitor Engineer

Usher, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

Artists are wanting their in-ear mixes to sound more like their records, and Waves is helping make that a reality.“

Matteo Cifelli

Matteo Cifelli

FOH Mixer / Producer / Engineer

Tom Jones, Mike & the Mechanics

I have been a Waves user since day one. Waves limiters and compressors are simply the most powerful tools you can have on a digital mixing desk.“

Michael Conner

Michael Conner

FOH Engineer

Paul Simon

With an Artist like Paul Simon, each day begins with the arrangement changes of at least one classic. Waves MultiRack lets me respond to those changes immediately without a Fedex box.“

John Cooper

John Cooper

Music Mixer / FOH Engineer

Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Wynonna, Ringo Starr

Waves plugins have made my mixes more musical, and that's what it's all about at the end of the day.“

Bryan “Froggy” Cross

Bryan “Froggy” Cross

FOH / Monitor Engineer

The Pussycat Dolls, Queen Latifah, Vertical Horizon

Doing a show without the Live Bundle is like trying to build a house without a hammer!“

Tod Cutler

Tod Cutler

FOH Engineer

Big Wreck, The Trews and Matt Dusk, Cannes Gold Award

Waves plugins go a long way toward allowing me to articulate the sound I hear in my head. The C6 Multiband Compressor, in particular, has been a complete mix saver for me in some really dodgy situations.“

Jonathan Deans

Jonathan Deans

FOH / Monitor Engineer / Sound Designer

Cirque du Soleil, Brooklyn, Les Miserables, Zumanity

Waves MaxxBCL is essential for my live sound work.“

Ettore (ET) Dedivitiis

Ettore (ET) Dedivitiis

FOH Engineer

Jason Mraz

Waves plugins bring out the best in our Jason Mraz live sound - crisp, clear, unforgettable, and always bulletproof. Thanks Waves for making mixing live sound fun and easy.“

Brett Dicus

Brett Dicus

FOH / Post Production Sound Designer

Norah Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr

For me, carrying around a set of reverbs in MultiRack has proven to be worth every dollar.“

Brad Divens

Brad Divens

FOH Engineer / Producer

HIM, Garbage, Linkin Park, Jane’s Addiction

Having the Waves plugins at my disposal has become an invaluable part of my mixing process.“

Daniel Duarte-Gonzales

Daniel Duarte-Gonzales

FOH / Monitor Engineer

Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, Gungor

It's great knowing that the Waves plugins used in the studio will always be there when you're mixing live.“

James Dunkley

James Dunkley

FOH Engineer / Producer

Anthrax, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Katatonia, Vallenfyre

I've come to depend on Waves MultiRack as my 'get out of jail free card' on the road. What ever situation I encounter there is a plug in for that eventuality.“

Jim Ebdon

Jim Ebdon

FOH Engineer

Aerosmith, Maroon 5, Annie Lennox

Waves plugins give me the option to instantly provide my artists with a huge variety of sounds and textures. Waves plugins are a must have!“

Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis

FOH Engineer

Jesus Culture, David Crowder Band

I love Waves plugins. My vocal chain is all Waves now and sounds better than ever!“

Danny Evans

Danny Evans

FOH Engineer

Elbow, 808 State, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Homelife

Whether it’s EQ, dynamics or reverbs, the Waves plugins are usually the first option I'll try. I rarely need to look any further for the sound I'm looking for.“

Jonin Fehlmann

Jonin Fehlmann

FOH / Monitor Engineer

The Manhattan Transfer, Billy Cobham, L'Image, Steps Ahead

Waves gives me flexibility and continuity on tours with desks and sound systems that change daily.“

Dennis Fernandez

Dennis Fernandez

FOH Engineer

Rufus Wainwright, Anoushka Shankar, Jason Donovan

The first time I used the Waves Studio Classics collection, it was such a revelation that I felt I just couldn’t work without them!“

Lee Fields

Lee Fields

FOH Engineer

Lincoln Brewster, Bayside Church

Waves plugins have changed the way I mix for the better. Being able to do fly dates with plugins in my carry-on is a game changer.“

Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher

FOH / PA Mixer

The Latin Grammy Awards, The Voice, Miss Universe

On trying out the Waves SoundGrid at the BET Hip Hop Awards I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement I could achieve on my podium mics.“

Daniel Green

Daniel Green

Producer / FOH / Studio Engineer

Coldplay

Waves are the first things we load up.“

Paul David Hager

Paul David Hager

FOH / Studio Mix Engineer

Miley Cyrus, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers

Whether in the studio or on tour, Waves plugins give me the sounds I need.“

Tim Holder

Tim Holder

FOH Engineer

Enrique Eglesias

Waves plugins make the Venue D-Show come alive. I use the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor on my output groups, and the C6 Multiband Compressor is great for shaping sounds.“

Luis Irizarry

Luis Irizarry

FOH Engineer/System Engineer

Calle 13, Luis Fonsi, La Secta All Star, Puya

What once was an illusion in Live Sound is now a reality.“

Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson

FOH Engineer

Vince Gill

Very impressive. The GEQ is totally phase-coherent, and it performs exactly like an analog EQ.“

Frank Joly

Frank Joly

FOH Engineer

Simple Plan

Trading all my outboard gear for the Waves Gold bundle was the best move I've ever made. The Renaissance plugins make everything sound better and fatter.“

Justin Jones

Justin Jones

FOH Engineer

Lecrae, Mat Kearney, Jars of Clay

Waves are my go-to plugins – THE toolbox I use for my best mixes.“

Brian Joseph

Brian Joseph

Live/Studio Engineer and Mixer

Bon Iver, The Fray

Having Waves in the live setting is changing the way I mix. Going out without Waves is no longer an option.“

Chris Kaplinski

Chris Kaplinski

FOH / Monitor Engineer

Matisyahu, Monster Truck, Dub Trio, Black Jacket Symphony

Using Waves plugins in the live environment has really opened up routing options and gave me more control over instrument tones. Well done Waves!“

Pete Keppler

Pete Keppler

FOH Engineer

Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Patti Smith

I really like the Renaissance Compressor for doing 'inaudible' compression. It's great for leveling, with no artifacts or squeezing.“

Matthew Kettle

Matthew Kettle

FOH / Studio Engineer

Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripe, Mark Ronson, Keane

When I installed the Waves plugins on the D-Show, they immediately became indispensable tools. I now can’t imagine mixing a show without them!“

Barak Koren

Barak Koren

FOH / Studio Engineer

Grinderman, Marco Borsato, Ilse De Lange

Waves is a must-have on all platforms: I carry MultiRack for my analog gigs and studio jobs, and use SoundGrid for the DiGiCo environment on digital gigs.“

Jon Lemon

Jon Lemon

FOH Engineer

Ray Lamontagne, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails

Waves SoundGrid® has completely changed my approach to live mixing on a DiGiCo console. Waves plugins are superb, whether live or in the studio.“

Nathan Lettus

Nathan Lettus

FOH Engineer

Chicago

Waves plugins are indispensable tools that help shape and color my mixes like never before; I can't imagine doing a show without them. DiGiCo and Waves are the perfect marriage of power and flexibility.“

Howard "Howie" Lindeman

Howard "Howie" Lindeman

FOH / Audio Engineer / Producer

Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar

Waves allows us to mix the way we did, with the sound we love, deserve and demand, but now - in the digital domain.“

John Lynch

John Lynch

FOH Engineer

Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy James and the Shondells, Prophet, TT Quick

The SSL G-Master Bus Compressor and the C6 Compressor have allowed me to create and maintain a level of fidelity and separation in my mixes that I had never heard before.“

Kevin Madigan

Kevin Madigan

FOH Engineer

Crosby, Stills and Nash, Smashing Pumpkins, Lucinda Williams, Mastodon

I’m really impressed with the Waves plugins I've been using. They're just what I needed“

Brad Madix

Brad Madix

FOH Engineer

Jane’s Addiction, Shakira, Rush

Waves Live is everything you need! Add the vintage plugs and you're probably using everything the band used to make the record in the first place!“

Carlos “Coco” Martinez

Carlos “Coco” Martinez

FOH / Monitor / Live Recording Engineer

Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Aventura & Romeo Santos, Ednita Nazario

Thanks to Waves plugins I can finally get the sound I want. Wherever I tour, Waves plugins are the first tool I pack.“

Yamil Martínez

Yamil Martínez

FOH / Studio Engineer / Producer

Alex Campos, Ana Gabriel, Ricky Martin, Tommy Torres

For a studio rat gone live, WavesLive is a dream come true on the road.“

Luizinho Mazzei

Luizinho Mazzei

Monitor Engineer / Producer / Mixer / Engineer

Ricky Martin, Capital Inicial, Daniela Mercury

I use Waves plugins in all my studio mixes for adjusting equalization, controlling dynamics and creating new sounds. The sound quality, facility and security they provide are indispensable!“

Steven McCale

Steven McCale

FOH / Monitor Engineer

Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Steve Miller Band

No matter which end of the snake I am on, the tools Waves provides are an essential part of my mix. Whenever I need to solve a problem, Waves always comes through!“

Kevin “Tater” McCarthy

Kevin “Tater” McCarthy

Monitor Engineer

Linkin Park, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots

At the end of the day it has to sound good. Waves plugins make that part much easier!“

James McCullagh

James McCullagh

FOH Engineer

Journey, INXS, Alanis Morissette

When in a hurry, the Waves C6 Multiband Compressor is the first plugin I go to. It is so versatile, from quick fixes on vocals to cleaning up my main L&R mix, all in a matter of seconds! I honestly don't know what I'd do without it.“

Big Mick

Big Mick

FOH Engineer

Metallica, Led Zeppelin

The BCL bailed me out on more than one occasion!“

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen

FOH Engineer

Volbeat

Now that I am using Waves plugins, I have never been more satisfied with my mixes.“

Tim Millikan

Tim Millikan

FOH Engineer

INXS, Paul Kelly, Midnight Oil

Waves plugins not only allow me to get the color and control I want in my mixes, now I can seamlessly integrate between consoles.“

Troy Milner

Troy Milner

FOH / Monitor Engineer

Bruce Springsteen, Sugarland, Sammy Hagar

Once I started using Waves plugins on my live shows, I never looked back. They just sound great in every application.“

Eugene

Eugene 'Geno' Mulcahy

FOH Engineer

The Frontmen of Country Music, Tim Rushlow

Waves products address all of my needs and then some, with ease-of-use, rock solid reliability, and hands down the best sounding plugins on the planet.“

Dani Munoz

Dani Munoz

FOH / Monitor Engineer

Flo Rida, Animal Collective

In this new digital era of live sound, Waves plugins are the essential tools I need to embrace my craft, delivering unlimited possibilities, both technically and creatively.“

Ian Nelson

Ian Nelson

FOH Engineer

Placebo, The Prodigy, Johnny Marr & The Healers, Sneaker Pimps

Waves Live is definitely the ace up my sleeve. I never leave home without my Waves Live iLok.“

Snake Newton

Snake Newton

FOH Engineer / Post Production Music Mixer

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Pet Shop Boys, Sugababes

I move between the world of live and studio all the time. Waves plugins are the ones I reach for more than any other.“

Tony Newton

Tony Newton

FOH Engineer

Iron Maiden

When I am recording/mixing a live Iron Maiden show under intense pressure, I know I can always rely on Waves plugins. The sound quality brings the studio to the live environment, which enables me to create the best possible mix.“

Tim O’Heir

Tim O’Heir

Producer / Engineer / Sound Designer / Mixing Engineer

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The All-American Rejects

When setting up Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Broadway, I wanted to have all tools at my fingertips, from the standard to the exotic. I knew Waves was the only way to go.“

Chad Olech

Chad Olech

FOH Engineer

Alice In Chains, Deftones, P.O.D, Thin Lizzy

The Waves C4 and C6 compressors are amazing additions to my mix. Waves plugins truly help me achieve the sonic quality I am looking for.“

Parker

Parker

FOH Engineer

Franz Ferdinand, MGMT, Julian Casablancas, Hot Chip

Waves plugins have got everything you can possibly need and in particular, you need the C4... audio magic.“

David Payne

David Payne

FOH Engineer

Taylor Swift

Waves are my favorite plugins for crafting a great sound. The effects algorithms are great and the C4 is perfect for trouble inputs.“

Brian Petersen

Brian Petersen

FOH, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Songs of Grace, Biola, King’s Men, Walt Harrah

MultiRack is genius. I never thought I would be able to use racks of SSL, Fairchild and Pie Compressors for live sound.“

Ryan Dean Pickett

Ryan Dean Pickett

FOH / Studio Mixing Engineer

My Morning Jacket, Flight of the Conchords

Waves plugins are a big part of my daily workflow. The C6 Multiband Compressor gives me flexibility unlike any other plugin, and I rely on the SSL 4000 Collection for my foundation.“

Chris Pollard

Chris Pollard

FOH Engineer

Mumford & Sons

With MaxxBCL and Waves Live I can control every aspect of the mix and still have a lot of fun.“

Greg Price

Greg Price

FOH Engineer

Ozzy Osbourne

Buying Waves Live Bundle is the best investment I have made in years. Waves Live plugins ROCK the Venue D-Show.“

Sean Quackenbush

Sean Quackenbush

FOH / Live Recording Engineer

Robert Randolph and the Family Band

I cannot do a show without my Waves C6 Multiband Compressor on guitars, vocals and drums. It makes everything sound absolutely massive!“

Leon Rothenberg

Leon Rothenberg

Sound Designer

Cirque du Soleil, KOOZA

When you’re in the theater, refining and tuning things, you’re gonna be reaching for MaxxVolume, C4, L1, L2, L3, and MaxxBass.“

Jeff Sandstrom

Jeff Sandstrom

FOH Engineer

Chris Tomlin, Passion City Church, Israel Houghton, New Breed

In the studio or live, Waves plugins are a must-have. With Waves Live, I can finally bring the sounds I love from the studio to a concert. My mix just sounds better — period.“

Denis Savage

Denis Savage

FOH / Studio Engineer

Celine Dion, David Foster, Isabelle Boulay

I traded a huge collection of outboard analog gear for Waves MultiRack and Mercury, and have ended up with a much better-sounding mix. Amazing!“

Bodo Schulte

Bodo Schulte

FOH Engineer

Nena, Schiller

I started using the Waves Live Bundle this year, and have transferred nearly all my plugins to Waves.“

Robert Scovill

Robert Scovill

FOH Engineer

Matchbox Twenty, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Waves hardware and plugin technologies are simply sensational. I can't imagine working without them.“

Stanley Soares

Stanley Soares

Producer, FOH / Studio Engineer

Sepultura, Motörhead, Heaven and Hell, Saxon

I remember back in the day, dreaming about how amazing it would to be to have the Waves plugins on the road. And guess what? Here I am living the dream now!“

David Stagl

David Stagl

FOH / Studio Engineer

North Point Community Church

My Waves plugins provide me a consistent set of tools that sound great in any mixing situation.“

Phil Strong

Phil Strong

FOH Engineer

Kanye West, Common, Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest

I load my Waves Live Bundle as soon as I walk up to my consoles.“

Adam Stuart

Adam Stuart

Monitor Engineer

KISS, Mötley Crüe, Alice in Chains

Waves has solutions for nearly every platform. I know that no matter what I’m mixing on, I can count on using my favorite tools in any environment.“

Sean "Sully" Sullivan

Sean "Sully" Sullivan

FOH Engineer

Beck, Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow

I use Renaissance Vox every day of the week. I love its simplicity…It’s great on any vocal track and super easy to use.“

Andrew Thornton

Andrew Thornton

FOH Engineer

The Wanted, Pixie Lott, Mark Ronson, Annie Lennox

At long last, I can use my favorite studio plugins in a live show.“

Wayne Trevisani

Wayne Trevisani

FOH Engineer

Maxwell, Lionel Richie

Waves plugins truly add a 3rd dimension to my mix!“

Ken "Pooch" Van Druten

Ken "Pooch" Van Druten

Mixer / FOH Engineer

Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Kiss

I love the Waves stuff. Ever since I purchased the Live bundle last year, I use it religiously.“

Brian Victor

Brian Victor

FOH Engineer

Phillips Craig & Dean, SONICFLOOD

I can't imagine mixing without Waves; they allow me to spend more time on the artistic side of mixing, not just the technical. My mixes simply sound better.“

Marko Vujovic

Marko Vujovic

FOH / Studio Engineer

Korn, DragonForce, Nina Hagen

I LOVE the extreme high quality of the Waves plugins! They're tough and bold enough to get me through Korn's massive low-end and powerful sound. Using them on the Venue D-Show is loads of fun!“

Vish Wadi

Vish Wadi

Monitor Engineer

Miley Cyrus, Sting, Madonna, Shakira

The thing I like best about Waves plugins is their natural sound. My favorites are the SSL G-Channel, SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, C4 Multiband Compressor and H-Delay.“

Horace Ward

Horace Ward

FOH Engineer

Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Prince, Mary J. Blige

Waves Mercury enables me to reproduce studio-quality sounds live. The C4 and Renaissance Compressor are some of my favorite tools.“

Nick Warren

Nick Warren

FOH Engineer

Bryan Ferry, Prodigy, Roxy Music, Moby

Bryan Ferry has 2 drum kits behind him so I was spending most of the show working the vocal fader. Using Waves Vocal Rider has solved this problem.“

Jim Warren

Jim Warren

FOH Engineer

Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Nine Inch Nails, Crowded House

Now I can effectively have half a dozen Fairchilds in my rack when I'm touring.“

Glynn Wood

Glynn Wood

FOH Engineer

Zappa Plays Zappa

I'm really enjoying the textures and control Waves Live software affords me.“

Dave Wooster

Dave Wooster

FOH Engineer

Leona Lewis, Gary Moore

What can I say other than there really is nothing more I need for my console. Waves has a true in-the-box solution.“

Zito

Zito

FOH Engineer

Backstreet Boys, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds

Waves plugins are the most versatile tools I've ever used in the live environment.“

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