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Jo A

Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Engineer

Wiz Khalifa, Akon, Maître Gims, Black M

Element is an amazing synth. It emulates perfectly the warmth of an analog synth, which is a rare and very precious feature. It lets me bring into my productions the power and feeling of retro synths.“

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Lisa Affenzeller

FOH Engineer

Deathstars, Destruction, Annihilator, Fozzy

Using Waves plugins live makes me feel like a magician behind the desk: I get a full and mighty sound, with total control over my mix. “

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Afrojack

DJ, Producer & Remixer

Waves plugins enable me to produce the same quality music when I am on the road as I do in my own recording studios.“

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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.“

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Renato Alscher

FOH & Studio Engineer

Roberta Sá, Monobloco, Marina Lima

With Waves plugins I have the same tools in the studio and live on tour. Mixing with Waves, life on the road is now as fun as in the studio.“

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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.“

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Craig Anderton

EVP - Gibson Brands, Editorial Director - Harmony Central

Waves GTR makes it easy to create interesting sounds that will catch people’s ears. With GTR, you can create a signature sound where someone can listen and say, ‘Oh wow, I recognize that person’s tone.’“

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Charlie Andrew

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Songwriter

Alt-J, Bloc Party, Madness, Marika Hackman

I really enjoy working with Waves plugins. They allow me to achieve really authentic and pleasing vintage sounds in-the-box, create crazy effects and fine-tune the music with tight precision.“

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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.“

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Maor Appelbaum

Mastering Engineer

Faith No More, Yes, Meatloaf, Sepultura

When it comes to digital tools for mastering, Waves has long-pioneered tools that still hold strong in today's industry. I used them years ago and continue to use them today.“

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Marcella "Ms. Lago" Araica

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Timbaland, Madonna, Usher, Missy Elliott

Waves plugins have been the essence of my sound. I've never done a session that has not included Waves plugins.“

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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.“

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Dave Audé

Producer, Remixer

Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga

Waves plugins have been my most reliable and most-used plugins since I started producing music professionally.“

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Autodafeh

Electronic Artists

Hunt For Glory, re:lectro, Identity Unknown

Element is a great synth for synth-pop. We can get anything from a great-sounding programmable ARP to a very funky synth line. It’s also very easy to use – you can sketch up a song in minutes!“

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Stephen Bailey

FOH Engineer

Matt Redman, Rend Collective, Passion, Martin Smith

The eMotion LV1 mixing console sounds huge. I’m happy to look anyone in the eye and tell them that this is the best sound I’ve ever heard coming out of a sound console.“

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Shane Bardiau

FOH Engineer

twenty one pilots

Every engineer should have Waves plugins in their toolbox. They are my go-to!“

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Gary Barlow

Vocalist, Songwriter

Take That, Gary Barlow, Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

I’m not a mixer – I’m a songwriter who programmes keys and records myself singing; and I’m always on the road. Waves makes it simple to get my material sounding its best, turning a headache into an easy solution.“

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Alberto Barrero

Composer, Producer, Guitarist, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Hometown, The Night's Soul

Waves plugins are essential tools for me as a studio guitarist. GTR is, without a doubt, the best and most authentic emulator on the market. It has amazing sounds and possibilities!“

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Michael Barry

Re-Recording Mixer

Fargo, Short Cuts, The Reader

I’ve used Waves WNS on major film projects and found it to be very helpful in dealing with issues we encounter every day, quickly and flawlessly. It is a great tool.“

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Peter Bartlett

FOH engineer

The Pretenders, Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party

Waves plugins give me all my favorite SSL & other vintage studio devices anywhere, plus many new precision tools. So much control! I’d be lost without them.“

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Omatali Beckett

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, Brian McKnight, Beres Hammond

Waves saves a lot of truck space and airline baggage fees. To have such powerful pieces of hardware modeled so well as software is an invaluable asset in any engineer’s live arsenal.“

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Justin Beckler

Producer, Engineer, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Midnight Riot, Emily Kopp, Amy Steinberg, Whyte Tygers

Waves plugins sound fantastic and work efficiently within my CPU. I love that I can concentrate on my creativity without being limited by heavy processing. They are the most reliable I've ever used!“

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Bill Bell

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Composer, Guitarist

Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane, Jimmy Rankin, Justin Nozuka

I've been using Waves plugins from the very beginning of my career. I can’t imagine mixing without them. Everything I need is right there at my fingertips.“

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Eran Ben Zur

FOH Engineer

Dweezil Zappa, Billy Ocean, Johnny Clegg, Shalom Hanoch

We’ve come a long way from analog to digital, and for me LV1 is where we’re headed. This software console is portable, intuitive and easy to use, with outstanding sound quality – simply the best-sounding live mixing platform out there.“

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The Bergamot

It’s easy to get spread too thin as an indie artist these days. However, our mixes never sound thin with the vintage sonic beauty of the Waves Abbey Road plugins filling out the spectrum of the music we release.“

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Adrián Bilbao

FOH & Studio Engineer, Producer

Divididos, Diego Torres, Andrés Calamaro, Luis Alberto Spinetta

Waves plugins are an important part of my work, both in concert and in the studio. From C6 to Trans-X, they are essential to my mixes.“

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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.“

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BJ

Composer, Session Musician, Producer

Cirque Du Soleil, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Balu

I heavily rely on Waves to create, mix and produce music. I love to go through my Waves folder like a kid in a candy store and get my creativity sparked. I don’t want to work without Waves ever again.“

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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.“

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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.“

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Jonas Blue

Producer & DJ

“Fast Car” ft. Dakota, “Perfect Strangers” ft. JP Cooper, “By Your Side” ft. Raye, Birdy

Waves were the first plugins I bought when I got into music production, and I’ve never looked back. Most of my work is done while traveling, and with Waves I know the result will always sound pro.“

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Ilan Bluestone

Producer, DJ, Remixer

Using Waves plugins in the studio is something I cannot live without! They are always used in my projects.“

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Bonafide 3000

The Waves SSL E-Channel is our go-to plugin for anything that needs a good punch. It feels like having an SSL console with all the advantages but without any of the disadvantages.“

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Steve Booke

Guitarist, Composer

The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Real World, Mind of Mencia

Before hearing GTR I wouldn't even consider using a software amp simulator for any of my production work, now I can't see myself using anything else.“

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Gary Bradshaw

FOH Engineer

Take That, ELO, George Michael, Annie Lennox

Long gone are the days of large outboard FX and insert racks. The Waves range of plugins provides a complete and convenient solution.“

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Jimmy Bralower

Producer, Engineer, Musician, Writer

Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Hall & Oates, Cyndi Lauper

For virtually anything I do in the studio, there's a go-to Waves plugin. Whether enhancing, repairing, mangling or restoring, I rely on Waves plugins from tracking to mixing.“

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Alan Branch

Producer, Engineer, Writer, Musician

Nine Inch Nails, Sinéad O’Connor, Depeche Mode, Blur

The V-Comp is a classic hardware emulation (model 2254) that sounds just like the original people know and love. Using it on piano and vocals, it’s rich and smooth“

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Michael Brauer

Record Mixer

Coldplay, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket

J37 and Reel ADT have become a couple of my favorite plugins. I think I’ve made J37 presets for almost every instrument I mix, and I love what I can get with Reel ADT on guitar solos and vocals.“

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Simone Bresciani

Keyboard Player, Composer, Producer, Mixer, Remixer

Cher, Audio Playground, WTS, Cary Nokey

Electric 88 piano is top-notch. It can be soft and gentle or hard and rude. Great dynamic, very nice touch and full sound. I also love the Codex synth – warm, complex and rich.“

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Stu Brooks

Producer, Engineer, Bassist, Composer

Matisyahu, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, Dub Trio

Not only are Waves plugins essential to sculpting mixes on all of my projects, but they are also a source of discovery and creativity.“

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Garry Brown

FOH Engineer

Phish, Blondie, Gnarls Barkley, Cyndi Lauper

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

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Tyler Bryan

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Phoenix, Neko Case, The Monkees

Waves plugins are a part of every mix I do.“

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John Buitrago

FOH Engineer & Producer

J Balvin, Andrés Cepeda, Fanny Lu

When it comes to getting the right sound, live or in the studio, for me it doesn't get any better than the Waves SSL E-Channel, C4 and C6 plugins.“

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Billy Bush

Producer, Studio and Mixing Engineer

Garbage, Jake Bugg, Boxer Rebellion

Whenever Waves comes out with a new plugin, I'm always very interested to see what it is that they are trying to accomplish. They think outside the box.“

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Bernard Butler

Producer, Composer, Guitarist

Suede, Duffy

I treat Waves plugins as I would the best analogue outboard and expect the same quality, but with endless flexibility. The Renaissance Compressor is my go-to plugin for vocals every time.“

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David Cain

Composer, Performer, Engineer, Producer, Filmmaker

Wertico Cain & Gray

The wide range of Waves plugins is like having a fantastic set of paintbrushes and color palettes: fine-point detail or broad-brush washes of color, all able to deliver inspired sound to the canvas.“

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Eddie "El Brujo" Caipo

FOH, Monitor & Studio Engineer

Enrique Iglesias, Tears for Fears, Smash Mouth

Waves plugins enable me to give my live artists the same high-quality sound they are used to in the studio. Hands down, Waves plugins are the best.“

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Victor Calderone

Producer, DJ

Sting, Madonna, Beyoncé

At the end of every mix, I insert the L3 on the overall mixdown. It's like sending your track to a mastering lab.“

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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!“

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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.“

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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.“

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Chris Carmouche

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Composer, Musician

Big Boi, Major Lazer, Ice Cube

Many of my studio essentials and my secret weapons are Waves plugins; from corrective audio tasks to warm coloration and creative processing. I wouldn’t want to do a mix without them.“

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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.“

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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.“

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Ed Cherney

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah

I love and rely on my Waves plugins. The SSL E-Channel is the one that I use every day on every project, on every channel and on every song.“

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Kevin Churko

Producer, Engineer, Mixer & Songwriter

Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Shania Twain

Waves constantly surprises me, plugin after plugin. Just when I think I have everything I need, Waves releases another fantastic-sounding plugin I just have to have.“

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Richard Chycki

Guitarist, Engineer

Dream Theater, Aerosmith, Rush

GTR is a very cool discovery for me…It gives me guitar sounds that are eminently useful for everything from tracking to re-amping existing guitar tracks.“

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Matteo Cifelli

FOH Mixer, Producer, Engineer

Tom Jones, Mike & the Mechanics

eMotion LV1 is the only mixing system that is 100% customizable. The concept is revolutionary, and with its plugin architecture it gives me unlimited sound-shaping abilities.“

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Neil Citron

Guitarist, Producer, Engineer

Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, Larry Carlton

Waves is the real thing! When we talked about doing amp models, I knew they would blow me AWAY!“

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Dave Clarke

DJ, Remixer, Producer, Radio Show Host

Placebo, Soft Moon, Gazelle Twin, Depeche Mode

Waves can be a life-saver in cleaning up a tricky source and a pleasure-giver in providing mojo to a brittle digital recording. It is always reliable and always intuitive.“

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Charlie Clouser

Film and TV Composer, Producer, Remixer

Saw franchise, Wayward Pines, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie

I rely on Waves plugins to get the punch, thrust, and fatness I need for the most extreme cues in the Saw movies. They add control to the wildest sounds, making everything polished and ready for theaters.“

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John Cooper

Music Mixer, FOH Engineer

Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow

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

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Tom Cosm

Producer, Video Game Composer, Performer, Audio Mad Scientist

Just Dance, The Collab Alliance, The Ambitron

When I need to mix five people on different laptops jamming together, Waves always makes the mix tight. I use Waves whenever I need live processing to glue everything together.“

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Chris Craker

Musician, Producer, Composer

Hans Zimmer, Lang Lang, Leona Lewis, London Symphony Orchestra

The quality and flexibility are absolute game-changers in my feature soundtracks and productions. I love that Waves continues to evolve and innovate, and I'm excited to use them every step of the way!“

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Bryan "Froggy" Cross

FOH & Monitor Engineer

The Pussycat Dolls, Christina Aguilera , Sublime

eMotion LV1’s sonic quality and flexibility put this console in a category all of its own.“

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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.“

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Dave Darlington

Composer, Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Avicii, David Guetta, Sting, Oz

All my productions and mixes begin and end with Waves plugins. From subtle sculpting to creating wild effects, I rely on Waves. I would never want to work without them!“

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Moshe Davenport

Monitor Engineer, FOH, Production Manager

blackbear, Jordan Fisher, Dru Hill, Erykah Badu

I started using Waves a few years ago. They help to beef up the music when it needs it, control bleed, and they do it with amazing ease and quality. Using them helps me to achieve great in-ear mixes.“

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Melvin Lee Davis

Bassist, Producer, Composer, Arranger, Musical Director

Chaka Khan, Dave Grusin, George Duke, Bryan Ferry

As a bassist, I am big on getting the right bass and drum mixes. This is my groove component. With the API plugins for my bass tone and Renaissance Bass for kicks and toms, I can do that.“

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Carlos de la Garza

Producer, Mixing & Recording Engineer

Paramore, Young the Giant, Wolf Alice, Ziggy Marley

I've used Waves plugins on every tracking and mix project I've ever done since I first purchased my Mercury bundle in 2007. They are simply an indispensable tool in everything that I do.“

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Enrico De Paoli

Producer, Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer

Ray Charles, Stanley Jordan, Djavan, Jorge Vercillo

Waves plugins simply go straight and to the point. I achieve my desired sound working with a great looking interface and a set of functions that is right-on musical. And I love the A/B feature!“

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Jonathan Deans

FOH, Monitor Engineer, Sound Designer

Cirque du Soleil, Brooklyn, Les Miserables, Zumanity

Waves MaxxBCL is essential for my live sound work.“

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Elio Debets

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Afrojack, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Luis Fonsi

I love the H-delay for its awesome vintage sound, simplicity in use and authentic feedback. It’s always in my template right next to the H-reverb.“

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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.“

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Charles Deenen

Sound Designer

The Fast and the Furious, Need for Speed

Waves is the only company making must have bundles for sound-design & mixing.“

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Peter Denenberg

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

The Spin Doctors, Deep Purple, John Lee Hooker

Waves plugins are an absolute necessity in any professional studio setting. Waves Mercury has become my second nature, my go-to toolbox. I couldn't mix without it!“

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Jay Desai

FOH Engineer, Tour & Production Manager

Crowder, Katie Herzig

My back will take a USB full of Waves over a rack anyday. Waves plugins complete me – I love using them out on the road. They allow me to make my mix more musical.“

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Christopher DeStefano

Producer, Engineer, Songwriter

Kelly Clarkson, Big Time Rush, Carrie Underwood

If you're looking for vintage-sounding tools that are both musical and surgical, look no further than Waves. I'm amazed at how Waves plugins can be so sonically musical yet so CPU-efficient.“

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Lu Diaz

Mixing Engineer & Producer

DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee

Waves Plugins are at the core of my sound. SSL E-Channel, Ren Vox, API 550, DeEsser, C1, C6 and H-Delay are in every one of my mixes. I’ve never mixed a record without Waves.“

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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.“

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Digital Farm Animals

Producer, Songwriter, DJ & Remixer

Galantis, Nelly, R. Kelly, will.i.am

Waves plugins are the perfect foundation to always getting a professional sound. The quality and stability are amazing. Q10 was my first; CLA Vocals, OneKnob Filter and Kramer Master Tape are favorites.“

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Brad Divens

FOH, Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer

Enrique Iglesias, Kanye West, Garbage

You can do anything you want with the eMotion LV1 mixing console – the limits are your imagination. It lets you be very creative. It just puts a musicality into it.“

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Johnny Dodkin

FOH Engineer

Alt J, Jessie Ware, Katy B, The Ting Tings

The Waves C4 plugin makes any input sing. MaxxBCL saved my bacon countless times. And I love the Renaissance Reverb – my first choice for any situation. I love Waves plugins.“

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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.“

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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.“

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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!“

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Mark Eitzel

Musician, Songwriter, Producer

American Music Club, Peter Buck

I’ve relied on Waves plugins for every album I’ve recorded. They’re the most stable and powerful plugins I’ve had. For someone new to digital recording, they make it easy to get a professional sound.“

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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!“

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El-P (Run the Jewels)

Producer, Rapper

Run the Jewels

Waves plugins are amazing. They sound great, are easy to use and never slow my work flow; they have great character.“

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Tom Evans

FOH Engineer

Snow Patrol, Imogen Heap, Grouplove

Waves plugins help me keep my mix open and provide the right control where needed. The C6 multiband compressor is great for placing vocals up front without becoming overbearing or harsh, and LoAir is pure ground-shaking fun.“

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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.“

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Neal Evans

Musician, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist

Soulive, Lettuce, Sonya Kitchell, Victor Wooten

Waves plugins add something more organic and soulful to the sterile-by-nature digital music realm. They have the subtle nuances which bring magic to my sound and creative production process.“

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Jared Faber

Producer, Songwriter, Film & TV Composer

Alex Cuba, Beto Cuevas, Suburgatory, Teen Titans Go!

Waves plugins have been a staple since my first Pro Tools rig. Loving the REDD desk emulation and the NLS – these are magic boxes with instant vibe!“

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Gabriel Fajardo

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Nicky Jam, Farruko, Soulfire, Sebastian Yatra

Since I started using Waves, my mixes have gotten warmer. The instruments and vocal mixes sound clearer, more natural and with greater definition – beginning just by instantiating the plugin.“

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Mike Fanuele

FOH, Recording Engineer, Producer

Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers, Garbage, Hanson

Waves plugins help give my mixes the depth and detail that I look for, while still maintaining important punch.“

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David Farmer

Sound Designer

Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Incredible Hulk, The Arrival

I'd say 9 out of every 10 sounds I make have gone through at least one Waves plugin, if not 3 or 4.“

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David Federmann

Keyboardist, Producer, Engineer, Composer, Songwriter

Valli, Awa Sy, Maeva, Reel People Music

Waves plugins are at the heart of my musical creation process in the studio. From vocals to my master buss and so much more, Waves is essential to what I do.“

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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.“

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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!“

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Marcel Fernandez

FOH Engineer, Producer

ZZ Top, Rx Bandits, Zeta, Molotov

FOH can be routine and boring without tools to satiate the imagination. Since using Waves live, my creativity knows no bounds in the search for unique tones and effects that fans know from the albums.“

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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.“

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Jim Fitzpatrick

Re-Recording Mixer

Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show

From day one Waves plugins have been the backbone of my workflow – like a Swiss Army Knife for audio. I’m hooked on Waves and always will be.“

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Mike Flannery

Producer, Songwriter, Recording Artist

Mr. Flannery and His Feelings, Little-T and One Track Mike, Flannery Brothers

I've been using Waves plugins since I was in Pro Tools Mix Plus back in 2001. They’ve found their way into pretty much all of my sessions since, and they’re just getting better.“

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Andrew Fletcher

FOH Engineer, 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.“

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Flight Facilities

Composer, Producer, DJ

We've used waves for almost 10 years and on almost all of our compositions. From the subtle details to the big and bold, these tools are indispensable for our work.“

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Focus...

Producer, Composer

Dr. Dre, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem

My setup is NOT complete unless I have my Renaissance Maxx bundle, SoundShifter and Vocal Rider. I used all of these on my works with Dr. Dre and Compton. Ren Vox for my drums and SoundShifter for pitch work – these are my go-to’s.“

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Ben Fowler

Producer & Engineer

Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift

Every song and track is different, but with my Waves toolbox I can always find the right creative gear.“

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DJ Fresh

Producer, Songwriter & DJ

Waves plugins make electronic mixing happen in the background, so you can focus on making hit records.“

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Vance Galloway

FOH Engineer

Darkside, Monolake, Decibel Festival, Unsound Festival

The sheer power and flexibility of Waves plugins in a live environment means I have the tools at hand to make the most of every signal that is sent to me and to make every PA sound its very best.“

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Val Garay

Producer & Engineer

Linda Ronstadt, Kim Carnes, James Taylor

Since the onset of the digital revolution, Waves has always been the exemplary standard in the recording industry“

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Garbage

Waves plugins have been an important part of the Garbage recording process since they first came out, and we are very pleased that they have become an integral part of our live performances as well.“

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Jon Garber

FOH Engineer

The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley

Waves plugins give me exactly what I want – great sounds.“

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Derek Garcia

Producer, Mixing Engineer

DJ Khaled, Kodak Black, Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx

Waves plugins make what could be daunting tasks into easy steps: leveling dynamic vocals and ad libs, having delays sit, getting amazing compression in-the-box and more; they just sound great.“

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Javier Garza

Mixing Engineer

Ricky Martin, Shakira, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez

Waves is essential to every project I mix. I couldn’t imagine working without the SSL plugins, C4, LoAir, H-Comp, V-Comp, V-EQ4, and the amazing-sounding tools Waves is constantly innovating.“

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Scott Martin Gershin

Sound Designer & Mixer

Nightcrawler, Book of Life, Pacific Rim, Riddick

These are the essentials that all sound designers should have.“

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Serban Ghenea

Mixing Engineer

Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Usher, Pink

I've used Waves plugins on every mix that I've worked on in the past fifteen years. The Mercury bundle is like the Swiss army knife of DSP; it’s a must-have for anyone serious about mixing.“

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Gabriel Gil

FOH & Monitor Engineer

CNCO, Gente de Zona, Farruko, Zion Y Lennox

Ever since I started using Waves, I’ve never looked back. For kick, bass, vocals and mix buss processing, Waves plugins give me access to everything I need to get the ‘smack,’ rumble and clarity I want.“

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Courtney Gladney

FOH Engineer & Production Manager

Dave Hollister , Avery*Sunshine

Waves plugins allow me to mix live music and make it sound like the records the fans already love. My favorites are H-Delay and the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor.“

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Mick Glossop

Producer & Engineer

Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, Frank Zappa, The Waterboys

I've been recording guitars of all styles and colors for over 30 years, and the Waves GTR is the best guitar amplifier emulation plugin I have found so far - and I've tried them all.“

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Roger Glover

Bassist

Deep Purple

When I played bass through GTR, I was honestly knocked out with the result. It gave me exactly what I was looking for. That's when I knew I wanted one.“

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Melvin Godfrey

Tour Manager & FOH Engineer

Hedley, Marianas Trench, The Tenors, Ariana Grande

I can’t imagine mixing a live show without the C6 Multiband Compressor. Whether I’m being creative or scientific, Waves is my go-to. It’s serious and it’s fun.“

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Jason Goldstein

Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Beyoncé, The Roots, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson

I've been using Waves plugins since the beginning. From Q10 to the SSL Channels and everything in between, Waves has been an integral part of every single mix I've done for the past 10 years.“

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Phil Gornell

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Bring Me the Horizon, New Found Glory, All Time Low

From tiny clubs to arenas, I couldn't imagine working without my MaxxBCL. And with the Waves Live bundle I can truly re-create studio sounds“

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Daniel Green

Producer, FOH, Studio Engineer

Coldplay

Waves are the first things we load up.“

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Ernest Greene / Washed Out

Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Waves plugins have made up a big part of the Washed Out sound. Also, by using the LV1 in our live shows, we’re able to dial in familiar plugin chains with amazing flexibility and creative possibility.“

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Pavan Grewall

FOH Engineer

Carly Rae Jepsen, All-American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack

The Waves Live bundle is a necessity for me when I mix – I can’t imagine having to mix a show without it. For every challenge I face, it has a plugin that provides an elegant and tasteful solution“

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Brian Griffin

FOH, Live Recording & Studio Engineer

Lamb of God, Trivium, Soilwork

With the versatility and sonic quality of Waves plugins, I always feel confident at show time, no matter the situation. The Renaissance bundle, Vocal Rider and C6 are my favorite tools for creating a solid mix.“

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Andreas Häberlin

Composer, Musical Director, Pianist

Zahara, Jack & The Beanstalk, Geri

Grand Rhapsody is my go-to for acoustic grand pianos. It sounds exciting and alive on its own, without any processing, and the miking options let me shape the piano sound at the very source.“

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John Haeny

Engineer, Sound Designer

Jim Morrison and the Doors, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne

Not only does Waves provide all the tools I need to accomplish everything I want, but also all the tools to accomplish anything I have yet to dream up!“

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Paul David Hager

FOH, Recording & Mix engineer

Miley Cyrus, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers

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

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Scott Hansen

Songwriter, Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Tycho

I get a lot of use from Waves plugins to add color, warmth, and otherwise sculpt the sound of every track live and in the studio. The ‘magic’ that they provide is unparalleled.“

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Tony Harrell

Session Keyboardist, Producer & Songwriter

Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Jason Aldean

I love using Waves virtual instruments in my recordings, especially the Electric 88 which gives me a genuine Fender Rhodes sound, and the Electric 200 version of the Wurlitzer.“

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Philip J. Harvey

FOH & Studio Engineer

Lorde, My Bloody Valentine, The Kills, The Dead Weather

Waves plugins have brought an entirely new dimension of depth, clarity and control to my mixes. C6 is my go-to plugin for frequency-dependent compression/expansion on my most critical channels.“

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Henry Hey

Conductor, Pianist, Orchestrator, Arranger, Musical Director

David Bowie, Empire of the Sun, George Michael, Rod Stewart

Waves makes a lot of great plugins. Among my favorites are the CLA Classic Compressors and the API plugins. These tools are very musical and they sound fantastic.“

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Johnny Hiland

Guitarist

Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith, Randy Travis

I think that Waves GTR is innovative, fun, and effective in recording today. It allows you to have more creative control as a guitarist in the studio, and still offers loads of fun!“

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Donal Hodgson

Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer

The Police, Sting, Jeff Beck

GTR is just so creative and inspiring.“

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Ross Hogarth

Producer & Engineer

Van Halen, REM, Ziggy Marley, Keb’ Mo’

I recently started using the V-Series plugins. The realism they delivered really took me by surprise. Rarely does one find a plugin that sounds so close to the real thing. These bad boys deliver, 100%.“

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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.“

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Goh Hotoda

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Madonna, Janet Jackson, Marcus Miller, Ryuichi Sakamoto

The Studio Classics Collection is a dream come true.“

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Peter Hylenski

Sound Designer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Motown the Musical, Something Rotten, Rock of Ages, Le Rêve

Waves continues to provide the most comprehensive toolbox. You’ll find plugins from the Studio Classics Collection and CLA Classic Compressors on all my shows.“

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Frank Ilfman

Film Composer, Musician, Producer, Remixer

Ghost Stories, The Etruscan Smile, Big Bad Wolves, KT Tunstall

Waves plugins are an integral part of my scoring template and my mixing rig. It’s used on every project.“

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Infected Mushroom

To have all these high-end tools with us everywhere we go is priceless. We've been using Waves for 20 years and still going strong.“

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Luis Irizarry

FOH & System Engineer

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

The emotion LV1 console has everything you need at FOH, with excellent quality sound. It’s so versatile – you can run it in your living room today, then use it at FOH tomorrow.“

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J.Views

Musician

Some mixes can become an elaborate road system – the C6 is my go-to traffic conductor. I have it on almost every channel in some sidechain mode.“

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Chris "Bronski" Jablonski

FOH Engineer

N-Dubz, Dappy, Tich

My Waves Platinum bundle has brought a new lease of life to my mixes and helped me become more creative. In the studio and on the road, these plugins transform my mixes in a musical way.“

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Stew Jackson

Producer, Writer, Engineer

Massive Attack, Damon Albarn, Hope Sandoval, Nick Cave

Renaissance Reverb has been part of my artillery for years. When I start a new track, I reach for a guitar or keyboard, send everything to the R-Verb and nothing else, and build the track around that. “

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Rami Jaffee

Keyboardist, Producer, Composer

Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers, Johnny Cash, Macy Gray

Waves plugins take my keyboards to outer space! Along with drums, vocals, and whatever else needs some action. And being able to save the settings is priceless!“

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Marc JB

DJ, Producer, Composer, Remixer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pink

For punch, instant presence, sonic dominance and all sorts of other production and mix tasks, the plugins from Waves are killer. L3-16 Multi, CLA Vocals, and DeEsser are some of my favorites.“

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Jacob Jeffries

Singer/Songwriter, Pianist & Keyboardist

The Jacob Jefferies Band

When writing new song ideas, I generally gravitate toward classic acoustic piano sounds; Grand Rhapsody makes me feel super-comfortable. I can get it sounding like I am writing on my childhood piano again.“

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Hugh Johnson

FOH Engineer

Vince Gill

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

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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.“

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Justin Jones

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Major Lazer, The Kills, Mat Kearney

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

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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.“

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Juanes

Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Producer

Waves plugins have been invaluable tools in all my productions and the results surprise me every time. I can’t imagine an album of mine that won’t feature Waves.“

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Charlie Judge

Recording Musician, Composer, Arranger, Conductor

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban

Electric 88 gives me the same soulful sound I get from a real Fender Rhodes played through a guitar amp. Electric 200 is a quantum leap forward from the other sampled Wurlitzers out there – it rocks!“

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Jeff Juliano

Mixing Engineer

Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, Hunter Hayes

I’ve been relying on Waves plugins since 2000 in every mix I’ve done. From Renaissance Axx, Renaissance Vox, Q-Clone, Reel ADT, J37, C6, F6, and SSL channels. I’d go on but I’d be typing for a year…“

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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!“

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Keane

Band

GTR3 gives us the ability to experiment with new sounds quickly and creatively, and that's always when the best things happen!“

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Pete Keppler

FOH Engineer

David Bowie, Katy Perry, Nine Inch Nails

The eMotion LV1 mixer is incredibly musical and present, no matter what sound system I plug it into. It sounds better and has more headroom than any live digital console I’ve ever used.“

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Matthew Kettle

FOH, Recording & Mix 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!“

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Kick The Habit

Waves plugins always play a BIG part in all our projects!“

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Kiyanu Kim

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani, Lamont Dozier, Linda Perry

What's so attractive about my favorite Waves plugins is that they sound very authentic and natural, full of the important warmth and richness of vintage sound. I use Waves plugins in every mix I do.“

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Jacquire King

Producer & Mixer

Kings of Leon, James Bay, Tom Waits, Niall Horan

I use Waves plugins extensively. From tonal shaping to cleaning noise, I rely on every tool in my Diamond Bundle. I also love the Abbey Road plugins, H-Series and old standbys like the Renaissance series.“

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Matt Knobel

Engineer

Lenny Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes

GTR is absolutely amazing.“

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Patrick Koenig

FOH & Monitor Engineer

WASP, Saxon

I’m a big fan of the C6. With the multiband compression, even problematic-sounding sources can be made to sound good. It also makes my main mix sound big and powerful in club gigs with smaller PAs.“

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Alen Konakoğlu

Producer, Mixing Engineer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist

Virgil Donati, Victor Wooten, Scott Handerson, Natalia Oreiro

The Waves analog models sound unmistakably true to their respective hardware units. They deliver all the warmth and sonic character that is essential for the music to blend well and feel good.“

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Emily Kopp

Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Samsung, Fitbit, Volkswagen, Midnight Riot

Whether working in my studio or on the road, using Waves plugins everywhere I go makes the creative process fun, convenient and full of possibilities. Having these tools in the palm of my hand is priceless.“

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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.“

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Eddie Kramer

Producer & Engineer

Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones

Very accurate. The V-Series is amazing.“

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Sebastian Krys

Producer & Engineer

Shakira, Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Enrique Iglesias

I’ve mixed many albums on large SSL consoles, but from the moment Waves put out their SSL plugins, I felt comfortable working in the box.“

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KSHMR

Producer, DJ, Songwriter

Tiesto, Snoop Dogg, David Guetta

I love using Renaissance Vox – it has a way of placing vocals perfectly in the mix without the compression being noticeable or harsh.“

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Darren Lagore

Monitor & Live Recording Engineer

Incubus, Cheap Trick, The Cult

Waves tools are by far the best-sounding and most reliable plugins I have ever used in studio or live. When it comes to quality and versatility, you can't go wrong with Waves.“

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Lampadinha

Producer, Mixer, Studio & FOH Engineer

Charlie Brown Jr., Titas, NX Zero, Scalene

I have at least one Waves plugin on every single channel of my mixes. C6 was made for my lead vocals, Kramer Master Tape lives on my mix buss – and the SSL Master Buss Compressor is my glue.“

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Dan Lancaster

Producer, mixer, writer

Bring Me the Horizon, Blink 182, One OK Rock, 5 Seconds Of Summer

I can't mix without my Waves SSL, API, and JJP plugins. I use them on literally everything, often at the same time!“

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James Landry

Monitor Engineer

Norah Jones, Frank Ocean, The Strokes

Using Waves plugins makes me feel really good about mixing on a digital console. I use Waves as my go-to tools for nearly everything.“

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Avi Laniado

Chief Engineer

Brokeback Mountain, The Reader, The School of Rock, Revolutionary Road

From the very first trial, it was clear that Waves WNS was a superior solution for noise suppression, and our mixers are now using it on a regular basis.“

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Tim Lauer

Keyboard & Piano Player, Producer, String Arranger, Songwriter

Taylor Swift, Megadeth, Shawn Mendes, The Civil Wars

I’ve owned original Wurlitzer pianos for over 30 years, and I find Waves’ Electric 200 piano to be a great option. It doesn’t just sound good – it feels right to play.“

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Drew Lavyne

Mastering Engineer

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The White Stripes, Moby

The L3-16 has quickly become an indispensable part of my mastering toolset. It is now my "go to" limiter for all of my projects.“

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Simon Law

Keyboardist, Producer, Songwriter

Soul II Soul, Maxi Priest, Chante Moore, Shabba Ranks

My favorite Waves instrument right now is the Electric 88 Piano, a really beautiful software rendition of an 88-key Fender Rhodes. Great to write with and then use in the finished recordings.“

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Kevin W. Lemoin

FOH and Broadcast Engineer

Green Day, Jane's Addiction, Flogging Molly

Waves’ SSL and API plugins are beautiful. They really make your inputs sing! The SSL channel strip on my vocal is a key ingredient – so much control and character in the EQ section.“

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Jon Lemon

FOH Engineer

Sia, Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Lamontagne, Beck

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

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Chris Leonard

FOH Engineer & Tour and Production Manager

Luminate, Green Acres Baptist Church

My mix relies extensively on Waves plugins. To mix without them now would just be uninspiring.“

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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.“

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Steve Lillywhite

Producer

U2, The Rolling Stones, Travis, Dave Matthews

The SSL compressors are great on just about anything: drums, bass, and sometimes guitars. Even with the "real thing" available, I will replicate it with the Waves and keep the outboard to a minimum.“

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Howard "Howie" Lindeman

Live and Studio Engineer

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.“

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Linkin Park

I find that Waves plugins help us discover some great sounds.“

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German A. Tarazona Llano

FOH & Monitor Engineer

J Balvin, Jarabe De Palo, Doctor Krapula, Alex Campos

When I start to mix my show and I need to improve my sound, Waves tools are invaluable – they give me the perfect solutions on tour.“

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Dory Lobel

Guitarist

Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias, Jesse McCartney

Whether you're a traditionalist or on the cutting edge of sound design, you'll find your sound with GTR.“

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Russ Long

Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer

Wilco, Dolly Parton, Amy Grant, Miley Cyrus

I can’t imagine doing a mix without Waves. Between the EMI TG12345 Channel Strip which gives me the ultimate retro functionality and the modern sound of the SSL G-Channel, all of my bases are covered.“

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Chris Lord-Alge

Producer & Mixing Engineer

Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Muse

The SSL 4000 are the best models I have ever heard.“

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Tom Lord-Alge

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Blink-182, Weezer, Live, Dave Matthews Band

My favorites are the SSL 4000 plugins, Abbey Road Reverb Plates, Reel ADT, Eddie Kramer Guitar Channel, and my brother Chris’ CLA Signature plugins – YES, I do use them!“

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Ilana Lorraine

Singer, Songwriter

Waves plugins make it easy to get a ‘finished’ sound. I add a few plugins, make a few small tweaks and my music sounds full, glued together and with a wonderful sense of space.“

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Kiko Loureiro

Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Megadeth, Angra

Waves plugins bring magic to my music. The only way to get a unique professional sound in my mix.“

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Bob Ludwig

Mastering Engineer

Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney

You can always trust Waves to create well-engineered, good sounding products.“

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Antonio Luna

Monitor Engineer

Meghan Trainor, Alicia Keys, 3 Doors Down, Aerosmith

Waves plugins are a must-have. I use them on my channels as well as on my master buss to create warm, analog-like sounds.“

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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.“

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Will Madera

FOH Engineer

Pitbull

Using Waves’ eMotion LV1 console to mix Pitbull and J Lo on stage has been a watershed experience. LV1’s sound quality is clear and crisp, and having all my plugins in the console’s channel strip is amazing.“

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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“

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Brad Madix

FOH Engineer

Rush, Jack White, Shania Twain

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!“

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Philip Magee

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Kodaline, The Academic, The Script, Miles Kane

Waves plugins are some of the most musically expressive digital audio tools I’ve used. It’s so easy to sculpt the tone I’m after, from subtle to severe. A must-have for any production or mix session.“

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Harvey Mandel

Guitarist

Rolling Stones, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters

I love the new GTR…the sounds are great!“

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Fabian Marasciullo

Mixing Engineer

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Lil Wanye, Jay Z

I've never mixed a record without using Waves plugins. They enable to do anything, anytime. I couldn't picture a world without Waves.“

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Torcuato Mariano

Guitarist

Gal Costa, Djavan, Eumir Deodato, Ivan Lins

On my last album So Far From Home, I put GTR3 in the credits, because some people don’t believe that that sound is a virtual amp.“

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Maroon 5

It’s hard to remember the last time we worked on a project without Waves plugins. They have been go-to solutions for just about any problem encountered during the making of a record.“

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Manny Marroquin

Mixing Engineer

Kanye West, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, John Mayer

Waves is one of those companies that really pushes the limits. It’s wow after wow after wow.“

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Giles Martin

Producer, Music Director, Mixer

The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Cirque Du Soleil, Jeff Beck

Waves’ Abbey Road Reverb Plates are amazing. I’m using the plugin to remix the Beatles’ music, and I can finally hear the sounds from Abbey Road Studios that I know and love so well.“

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Shaun Martin

Artist, Keyboardist, Producer

Snarky Puppy, Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann

Waves’ electric pianos are must-have, must-use instruments. The sounds are so authentic. It's like having a vintage piano arsenal at the click of a button.“

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Daniel "Dano" Martinez

FOH & Studio Engineer

Natalia Lafourcade, Mon Laferte, Carlos Rivera, Juan Solo

The C6 Multiband Compressor can turn a nightmare into the best show you’ve ever had. It’s amazing the way it can control serious amounts of energy and let your mix come through.“

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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.“

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Dave Martone

Guitarist, Engineer, Producer, Author

Nickelback, Jet Black Stare, “Shredding the Blues” , “Serious Shred Advanced Scales”

Waves plugins sound incredible – for every step of the producing, mixing and mastering processes. I could not live without them!“

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Tony Maserati

Producer & Mixing Engineer

Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Robin Thicke, Nick Jonas

SSL 4000 Collection sounds great. I can make it sound nasty.“

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Guy Massey

Recording, Mixing, Mastering & Remastering Engineer

The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers

Waves plugins are indispensable. They feature great user interfaces and are immediately useable straight ‘out of the box.’“

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Sylvia Massy

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer, Artist, Author

Johnny Cash, Tool, System of a Down, Prince

Some of my favorite Waves plugins are simple tools with only a few settings on the interface. These are my daily drivers; you’ll find them in every mix I do.“

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Ethan Mates

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black-Eyed Peas, Die Antword

Waves plugins are used on every one of my mixes. From can’t-tell-the-difference authentic hardware models to all-in-one time savers that sound phenomenal. They’re simply the best.“

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Luizinho Mazzei

Producer, Live & Studio 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!“

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Peter McCabe

Producer & Engineer

Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Perry Farrell, Ricky Martin

I’ve been using Waves tools since the mid ‘90s. They set the bar then and still hold up today. They are part of my everyday toolkit as much as a 1073 console is.“

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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!“

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Kevin "Tater" McCarthy

Monitor Engineer

Linkin Park, Judas Priest, Stone Temple Pilots

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

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James McCullagh

FOH Engineer

Lucinda Williams, Alanis Morissette, Queen Extravaganza

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.“

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Steve McGuire

FOH Engineer

The Go-Go’s, Joss Stone, The Wallflowers

I float between live shows and studio projects. With Waves I can use the same plugins and settings when I mix an arena or theater show, and when I mix the same artist in the studio.“

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Dave McMullin

Monitor Engineer

OneRepublic, Needtobreathe, Dustin Lynch

Using Waves plugins live allows me to perfect the sounds on stage for smooth, consistent in-ear mixes so that performers can be at their best.“

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Kris Menace

Producer, Remixer

Depeche Mode, Robbie Williams, Moby, LCD Soundsystem

To be honest, I pretty much love every Waves plugin.“

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MercyMe

Musicians

It's unbelievable how far Waves has brought the world of plugins in the last few years. The ways you can manipulate a stale-sounding audio track and bring it to life is a total game changer!“

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Andy Meyer

FOH Engineer

Justin Timberlake, Guns N’ Roses, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe

In a live setting, so many variables present themselves on a daily basis. Waves plugins help me manage, manipulate and expand on existing sounds in a professional manner that’s unrivaled. “

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Alan Meyerson

Scoring & Mixing Engineer

Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Jumanji, Thor: Ragnarok

Waves plugins allow me to enhance sounds, adding color and impact so that hearing back the mix becomes an experience!“

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Big Mick

FOH Engineer

Metallica, Led Zeppelin

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

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Mads Mikkelsen

FOH Engineer

Die Antwoord, Volbeat, Babymetal

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

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Jason Miles

Keyboardist, Producer, Composer

Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Luther Vandross

Waves’ pianos and synths are top of the class. The sound is superb, and the interface lets me control the instruments’ various nuances in a way that really makes them stand out from the pack.“

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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.“

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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.“

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Ben Mink

Songwriter, Producer

k.d. lang, Roy Orbison, Filmmaker Gus Van Sant, Rush

I’ve honestly heard nothing comparable that surpasses the warmth of the Renaissance Compressor. Waves plugins have quite simply made my work better, and my life easier.“

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Ben Minto

Audio Director

Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield, Mirror’s Edge, Black

Waves Mercury is a key part of my arsenal, and for me being able to deliver quality audio time and time again, it is as essential as it is to have a quality monitoring system. “

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Mogwai

Band

GTR3 is highly versatile and can be used to set up crazy effects loops that would take ages to set up with outboard equipment.“

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Mojam

Producers, Songwriters, Recording & Mixing Engineers

Sam Smith, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sandé, Plan B

Waves plugins are staples in our studio. R-Vox, H-Delay, C4, L2, and many more; they’re simple to use and deliver great results every time. Definitely a must-have!“

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Benny Mouthon

Re-Recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor

HBO , PBS , Miramax , MTV

I have come to think of the Waves plugin family to be as necessary as Pro Tools itself. Lately I’ve been cleaning location sound with the WNS and it’s proving to be quite a go-to tool.“

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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.“

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Dani Munoz

Live Mix Engineer

Magic!, Flo Rida, Animal Collective

The LV1 mixer has become my creative weapon of choice for mixing live music and making it come to life. It’s giving me new heights in audio quality, portability and audio processing possibilities“

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Music Mix Mobile

Recording, Broadcast, Live, Mixing Engineers

John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky

We know we can rely on Waves plugins. They’re developed by engineers for engineers, and they’re always very musically thought-out.“

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Dave Mustaine

Musician, Guitarist, Vocalist, Producer

Megadeth, Metallica

When we were doing the Dystopia record, we used a ton of Waves plugins for rough mixes, which made the creative process sound a lot like the finished record.“

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James Neale

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding, Sam Sparrow

I can’t live without the C6 Compressor. With its option for frequency-selectable compression, it really helps on our acoustics. It’s my go-to plugin when I want to even out anything.“

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John Neff

Music Editor, Engineer, Composer, Performer

Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Elephant Man, Mullholand Drive

Waves plugins are simply the best sounding, easiest and most intuitive to use. There are a lot of plugins that look like a hardware box, but Waves are the only ones that sound like the best hardware!“

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Greg Nelson

FOH Engineer

Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, Goo Goo Dolls, Incubus

Whichever console format I choose, I love the vast array of tools that Waves plugins and a SoundGrid system allow me to bring to work.“

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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.“

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Jason Nevins

DJ, Producer, Composer, Programmer, Mixer, Re-mixer

Katy Perry, Flo Rida, Cee Lo Green, Madonna

Element is an amazing ‘out-of-the-box’ synth. It’s a tweaker’s dream, but it also has incredible preset sounds. A go-to synth when I need a sound to stand out a bit more or cut through the mix.“

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Yoad Nevo

Producer, Recording/Mix/Mastering Engineer, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Sia, Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Adams, Air

GTR lets me use stomps like the ones I’ve collected over the years with convenience and portability, plus the ability to use multiple instances of the same pedal.“

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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.“

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Gil Norton

Producer

Foo Fighters, Pixies, Stornoway

I’m amazed at how accurate the API Collection plugins are.“

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Taylor Nyquist

FOH Engineer & Production Manager

The Civil Wars, Billy Currington, Laura Bell Bundy

Waves plugins are always the right tools for the job. I rely on the CLA Classic Comps and the API plugins as staples. H-Comp and H-Delay sound incredible, and what C6 can do, nothing else does.“

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Tim O’Heir

Producer, Live & Studio Engineer

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The All-American Rejects

Waves is my go-to solution for most dynamics and FX needs in the studio. With Hedwig and the Angry Inch, we wanted to bring full-on rock concert sound to Broadway. I knew Waves was the only way to go.“

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Dwight Okahara

Sound Designer, Senior Audio Lead at Insomaniac Games

Command & Conquer, Ratchet & Clank, Sunset Overdrive, Spiderman (PS4)

As a sound designer, I want to create interesting sounds that will stick in people’s heads. For this I rely on a solid toolbox of Waves plugins that let me do detailed surgery.“

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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.“

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OneRepublic

We haven’t made a single album or piece of music without Waves plugins.“

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Ott

Composer, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Remixer, Sound Designer, DJ, Live Performer

No matter what I’m trying to achieve, Waves has a tool which lets me do it creatively and effectively – from vintage emulations to futuristic innovations – with style, grace and rock-solid reliability.“

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Steve Ouimette

Guitarist, Composer, Producer

Guitar Hero, Rock Revolution

Where was GTR when I was growing up??!! The biggest surprise was how well the amp models responded to my vintage pedals. Brilliant!“

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Gareth Owen

Musical Theatre Sound Designer

Bat Out of Hell, Beauty & The Beast, Come From Away, The Little Mermaid

From utility to creativity, Waves plugins are essential tools that allow me to craft the kind of sound production that I do. I can’t imagine life without them!“

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Tom Ozanich

Re-Recording Mixer, Sound Designer

Kill Bill: Vol. 2, The Incredible Hulk, Speed Racer, 2 Fast 2 Furious

Waves WNS is a plugin that has been desperately needed in post for a while now.“

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Morgan Page

DJ, Producer, Remixer

Madonna, Katy Perry, Tegan & Sara

Element is a great synth that delivers both versatility and simplicity. No sub-menus – just a clear workflow and lots of knobs!“

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George Pajon Jr.

Guitarist

Black Eyed Peas, Fergie

Thanks to GTR, when I’m out on the road, I don’t have to worry about hotel security every time I want to do a little late-night jamming.“

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South Park

Four-Time Emmy Award-Winner

The Waves product line is invaluable to us. We produce an episode for broadcast every six days. Things need to be as efficient as possible, and Waves helps make that happen, week after week, season after season.“

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Todd Parker

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Norah Jones, Weezer, AFI

There’s nothing like Renaissance Vox. It holds the vocal in the forefront of the mix like nothing else, while still sounding natural.“

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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.“

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Noah Passovoy

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift

I can’t live without Waves plugins on my sessions. The CLA-76 and H-Delay are all over everything I work on.“

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Shawn Patterson

Composer, Guitarist

Titan Maximum, Kung Fu Panda & El Tigre

I’m often asked to create old, retro guitar sounds on a lot of the scores I create. The presets in GTR3 really make this easy!“

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Graham Pattison

FOH Sound Engineer

David Gray, Tindersticks, Gomez

I’ve been using Waves plugins for years and I’m still discovering new wonderful sonic opportunities. With my MultiRack and a Waves bundle, I don’t need to take my hardware rack when I go on tour. “

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Mike Patton

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Film Composer, Producer

Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas

I’ve been using Waves plugins for quite a while. My early faves still stand up now and are some of the most basic and simplified interfaces – I keep coming back to them, project after project!“

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Carlos Paucar

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Chris Brown, Jewel

I love Waves plugins, old and new. I'm a big fan and user of the original plugins, as well as the signature series plugs and the amazing hardware emulations.“

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Kevin Paul

Mixing Engineer, Producer

David Bowie, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp

Every top studio in the world has Waves plugins; there’s a reason for that. They are as musical and creative as the person using them.“

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Gene Paul

Mastering, Mixing Engineer

Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton

Waves Masters bundle is very smooth and musical sounding.“

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Piper Payne

Mastering Engineer

Madame Gandhi, Geographer, Basement

Waves tools are well designed and easy to use. The noise suppression tools sound great and make my mastering job easier: they make cleaning up tricky mastering projects feel like a breeze.“

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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.“

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Scott Pearlman

FOH Engineer, Production & Tour Manager

Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Vai, Filter, Black Label Society

Waves allows me to cater to any artist with tools that make their performances that much more memorable. C6 and MaxxVolume are two of my go-to plugins.“

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Dave Pensado

Mixing Engineer

Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pink

Waves has been at the forefront of what I think the technology should do.“

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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.“

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Fabrizio "Fab" Piazzini

FOH Engineer

Calvin Harris, Amy MacDonald, Kula Shaker

The Waves Vitamin plugin is my secret weapon of choice. I can polish any sound and give it that sheen never before heard on large format PA systems.“

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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.“

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Hugo Pinzon

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Andrea Echeverri, Andrés Cabas

With Waves plugins, I can transmit emotions through music in a unique and different way.“

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Lucas Pinzón

FOH & Monitor Engineer, Production Manager

Maluma, Carlos Vives, Bomba Estéreo

Using Waves plugins in my live shows has changed my life. Having access to the same incredible tools show after show has taken my mixes to the next level.“

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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.“

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Greg Price

FOH Engineer

Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top

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

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Gareth Prosser

Guitarist

Anastacia, Blue Man Group, FAT

When it comes to guitar tones and processing, Waves GTR rules! It reacts to my playing just as my tube amps do.“

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Jack Joseph Puig

Producer, Mixer, Engineer

U2, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer

The power of Waves tools is undeniable. They're a big part of my success.“

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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!“

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Chris Rakestraw

Producer & Mixing Engineer

Megadeth, Deftones, Danzig, Parkway Drive

Professional gear needs to last, and with Waves I know the plugin I’m using now will always be supported next time. Open any session I’ve done since 2000, and I guarantee it has Waves plugins.“

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Mark Ralph

Producer, Songwriter, Mixing Engineer

Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Jax Jones, TIEKS

I use Waves plugins regularly in my mixes and on many of my records. They are essential tools for anybody producing and mixing music.“

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Paul Reed Smith

PRS Guitars

Wow…They sound the same, in some ways better, than the amp because there’s no noise, which is really cool…“

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Bruce Reiter

FOH Sound Mixer

Five Finger Death Punch, Static-X, Rancid

With plugins running on my Waves MultiRack Native, the sonic possibilities are inexhaustible.“

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Graham Reznick

Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer, Composer, Writer, Director, Editor

The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, In a Valley of Violence, Until Dawn

Waves plugins are my essential tools and secret weapons for sound design and mixing. The versatility, practicality, and creative possibilities are the perfect blend for the perfect results.“

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Alberto Rigoni

Bassist, Composer, Soloist, Producer

Vivaldi Metal Project, The Italians, Ardityon, Lady & THE BASS

Waves plugins are some of the most powerful tools to get amazing tones on my bass tracks. I can easily find the perfect tone for my production, from vintage to modern sounds. They’re killer!“

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Frank Romano

Guitarist

Jill Scott, P. Diddy, Destiny’s Child

GTR is so incredible! They're the most realistic guitar tones I've ever used in a recording environment.“

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RØMANS

Songwriter, Producer

Clean Bandit, Mary J Blige, Little Mix, Elton John

One of my favorite Waves plugins is The King's Microphones. It's amazing, and not just for getting a retro vocal effect – it’s also great for re-amping drums, guitars and even synths.“

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Mark Ronson

Producer, DJ, Recording Artist

Amy Winehouse, Jay-Z, Adele, Bruno Mars

I've been using Waves plugins for years. I do most of my recording to tape, but once I transfer it into Pro Tools, the Waves plugins are an instrumental tool for me.“

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Oliver Rosa

DJ, Producer, Remixer, Piano & Keyboard Player, Composer

Afrojack, Big Sean, Shermanology

I really like Grand Rhapsody’s warmth and depth. I also like that you can choose to hear the pedal noises, which gives it that extra authentic sound.“

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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.“

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Brent Rowan

Guitarist

Brooks & Dunn, Robert Plant, Shania Twain, Alabama

The great thing about the Waves GTR - the flexibility is monumental.“

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Harold Rubens

Tour & Production Manager, FOH Mixer, Studio Engineer

Steven Curtis Chapman, Sam’s Place @ the Ryman Auditorium, Brandon Heath

I use Waves plugins both in the studio and on my live mixes with SoundGrid. Being able to bridge the gap between the two worlds makes me a more efficient mixer. NLS, C6, Vitamin and Puigchild are my faves!“

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James Rudder

FOH, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Hillsong United

Whether I'm mixing live or in the studio, Waves plugins are a musical tool which allows me to bring consistency and confidence to the mix I'm providing.“

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Jordan Rudess

Keyboardist, Composer

Dream Theater

Within no more than two minutes of playing Element, I knew that it was really great! The quality of the oscillators and filters, along with the depth of the modulation parameters, make it really top-class!“

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Luis Saldarriaga

Producer, Engineer

Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Demi Lovato

For me, Waves plugins provide the convenience of truly authentic emulations of classic hardware in-the-box, as well as the magic of unique, original sound processors that really stand out on their own.“

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Junior Sanchez

DJ, Producer, Remixer

Daft Punk, Madonna, Katy Perry

Element is powerful and creative with super-analog sound. Whether you program it yourself or use a preset, this synth is sure to inspire your creativity and be a huge part of your process.“

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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.“

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James Sanger

Producer, Studio Musician, Programmer, Mixer, Songwriter

U2, Keane, Phil Collins, Dido

I’ve compared Electric 88 with my original Fender Rhodes 73 – it’s the most authentic version I’ve ever heard. And Electric 200 is like having a Wurly set up in the studio and ready to record.“

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Joey Santiago

Guitarist

The Pixies

GTR sounds great. Think of a tone and dial it in. Tones for days. The stomp boxes are amazing. Being able to save your sound forever is just magic.“

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Mike Sapone

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer, Composer

Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Public Enemy

Waves plugins are used on every one of my mixes. They’ve changed the game for me and I can’t help but to keep coming back, mix after mix. Waves plugins have magic!“

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Denis Savage

Sound Designer, Live & 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!“

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Neil Schaefer

FOH Engineer

Guns & Roses, Metallica, Megadeth, REO Speedwagon

Running Waves live has become a no-brainer for me. Great plugins, great sound! They are mainstays for my mixes.“

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Jason Scheff

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer

Chicago, Elton John, Britney Spears, Boz Scaggs

Having a plugin like Reel ADT to help beef up the vocals has saved me a ton of time, all while retaining the sound of a natural effect.“

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Andrew Scheps

Producer, Engineer

Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica

Waves plugins are a big part of every project I do. The Mercury bundle is an amazing set of tools.“

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Bodo Schulte

FOH Engineer

Nena, Schiller

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

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Jon Schumann

FOH Engineer, Producer

MØ, Kent, The Raveonettes, Mew

Waves plugins are always on my touring specs. Now, with the LV1 I’ve designed my sound from the ground up. I love touring with such a light FOH load and the sound of a vintage console in 4U of space.“

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Mike Scott

Guitarist

Justin Timberlake, Prince

Waves GTR is one of the most useful creative tools available for guitar players today.“

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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.“

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Francis Jihoon Seong

Producer, Mixing & Mastering Engineer

PSY, Rain, Girls' Generation, Will Pan

Waves has everything I need when I mix and master. The Mercury Bundle plugins are the only plugins I use.“

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Sultan + Ned Shepard

DJ’s, Producers, Songwriters, Mixers, Re-mixers

Bruno Mars, Tegan & Sara, Lady Gaga, Madonna

We have used Waves plugins on every single production we've done. We can't imagine making a track without them!“

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Sigma

DJs, Producers, Mixers & Remixers

“Nobody to Love”, “Changing” (ft. Paloma Faith), “Find Me”

The CLA Vocals plugin is the quickest way to get a professional-sounding vocal chain. Pure excellence.“

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Guy Sigsworth

Producer

Björk, Madonna, Seal

I use certain Waves plugins because I can set-and-forget them, others that I like because I can do ridiculously nano-geeky things with 'em.“

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Drumsound & Bassline Smith

DJs, Producers, Mixers, Re-mixers

Utah Saints, Jeff Wayne, DJ Fresh

Element is fantastic at recreating the beautiful warmth and depth you only get from classic analog gear. Lots of inspiring presets, too!“

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Andy Sneap

Producer, Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Guitarist

Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Arch Enemy, Judas Priest

Waves have been my go-to plugins for years now. They bring the right edge, punch and clarity for getting elements to sit in a mix and sound wicked.“

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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!“

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SodTp

Producer, Musician, Songwriter

William Singe, Che Pope

For every step along the way in music production, Waves has super clutch, amazing plugins that sound incredible. They take my productions to the next level, and fast. I use them on near everything!“

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Dan Spitz

Guitarist

Anthrax

I am a Waves addict. I can't stop using GTR software on my heavy rhythm guitars.“

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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.“

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Mark "Spike" Stent

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Radiohead, Muse, Madonna, U2

I don’t know what I’d do without Waves!“

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Vahagn Stepanyan

Keyboardist, Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Composer

Eric Moore, Melvin Lee Davis, Feodor Dosumov

Electric 200 gives me options to design my own original sounds. Sounds great when I tweak and jam with it.“

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Ty Stevens

Guitarist

Hillary Duff, Mandy Moore, Daniel Rene, Jennifer Pena

The GTR Stomps alone are worth the price of admission. The fact that there are amps, mics, and cabinets to choose from is icing on the cake!“

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Mike Stevens

Musical Director, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Annie Lennox, Take That, ELO, Tina Turner

Waves’ electric pianos reproduce those great Wurli and Fender Rhodes sounds so faithfully: all the original tone, analog grit and vintage flavor, in a way that sits perfectly in the mix.“

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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, before I even think about building shows. It’s that important to me. For anyone mixing at a professional level, the Waves Live Bundle is mandatory.“

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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.“

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Sean "Sully" Sullivan

FOH Engineer

Beck, Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers

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.“

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J. Summers

Monitor Engineer

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Sigur Ros

Waves has given all of us the keys to the biggest audio processing toy store. I'm in, and I'm having a great result with everything I dial up.“

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Evan Taubenfeld

Guitarist

Avril Lavigne, The Blacklist Club

Waves GTR has the perfect combination of cutting-edge technology with very very authentic tones.“

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Marty Taylor

Audio Director, Monitor & FOH Engineer

Israel and New Breed, Tamela Mann, World Overcomers Christian Church

The ability to have the same bundle of quality outboard gear on every show, big or small, digital or analog, has been a game changer for me and my clients. Best of all, it all fits in my pocket. Thank you, Waves!“

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The Boxer Rebellion

Waves plugins really bring our music to life. They give us a space, dimension and feel that we’d be lost without.“

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The Chemical Brothers

We’ve been using Waves plugins for years. From creative FX to surgical tools, they always deliver.“

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The Crystal Method

DJs, Producers, Musicians

Almost Human, League of Legends, Bones, Community Service

The L3 MultiMaximizer is always the last plugin on my stereo bus chain. Incredibility versatile, not only does it make my tracks sound louder, it makes them sound better!“

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The Glitch Mob

We’ve been using Waves plugins for over 10 years and they are still an integral part in our workflow today. From Enigma, MetaFlanger, R-Vox to H-Reverb, F6 and more. There are too many gems to list!“

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Michael Thompson

FOH Engineer, Studio Producer & Engineer

Skid Row, Philip Anselmo, Down

Mixing a show without my Waves plugins is like painting a picture without brushes. You can do it, it just isn't going to be as good! Waves plugins are simply the best plugins out there.“

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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.“

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TMS

Songwriters & Producers

G-Eazy, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Sigma

We love to create our own samples, and Abbey Road Vinyl gives us the opportunity to add a real authentic vinyl sound to our recordings.“

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Devin Townsend

Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

The Devin Townsend Project

I use Waves plugins in literally every digital recording, from V-Comp for color and warmth, to Vitamin which intelligently delivers natural EQ and tone shaping. These two are on every vocal I create.“

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Cenzo Townshend

Mixer

U2, The Maccabees, Bloc Party, George Ezra

From surgical instruments to creative and colorful sound design tools, I rely on Waves.“

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Rich Tozzoli

Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Composer

David Bowie, Al DiMeola, Hall & Oates, Ace Frehley

I couldn’t work without the 360 Surround Tools, and you'll find the Durrough Meters and PAZ Analyzer on the master fader of every mix I do.“

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T-Pain

Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Producer

Waves is an essential part of my creation process. It’s gotten to where I’m paying to use these big studios, just to open my laptop, run my session with the Mercury Bundle and use their speakers.“

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Wayne Trevisani

FOH Engineer

Maxwell, Lionel Richie

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

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Brian Trifon

Composer, Sound Designer, Producer, Remixer

Halo Wars 2, Massive Chalice, Finishing Move Inc., Trifonic

I love using Codex, an exciting, fantastic-sounding wavetable synth, as well as Electric 88 and Electric 200, excellent samplings of the Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer pianos.“

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TripL

DJs, Producers, Songwriters & Mixing Engineers

Waves plugins are the best solution for most of our mixing duties and sound design workflow.“

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Tritonal

Musical Duo, Producers, DJs

The Chainsmokers, Armin Van Buuren, Adam Lambert

Waves plugins are a constant on our tracks: L3 is the final limiter on many Tritonal singles; H-Delay is our go-to tape delay plugin; SSL G-Master is the first on our master chain on most records.“

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Patrick Tunbridge

FOH & Studio Engineer

Dizzee Rascal, Grace Jones, Rudimental

Waves Rock! C6 is indispensable for vocal shaping, and Renaissance Bass on a kick drum is the bomb.“

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Ludovico Vagnone

Guitarist, Producer, Arranger, MD, Engineer

Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster

Waves plugins are perfect, even on my laptop when I’m away from my studio. They’re intuitively manageable and they help to expand my creativity as a musician.“

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Armin van Buuren

DJ, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Remixer & Composer

You will find Waves plugins on almost every one of my mixes. H-Delay, H-Reverb, C6, SoundShifter and the Renaissance plugins are all essential tools for me.“

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Ken "Pooch" Van Druten

Mixer, FOH Engineer

Linkin Park, Kiss, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z

The eMotion LV1 console is a game changer. The sound quality is amazing. With its ability to have plugins inside the mixer, it’s going to change the way that we mix.“

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Alberto Vaz

Recording, Mixing, FOH and Monitor Engineer

Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, The Time Jumpers, Kid Rock

Waves plugins are amazing in live and studio settings. R-Vox and C4 have been present in almost all of my vocal chains for quite a few years, along with the SSL G-Channel on almost everything else.“

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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.“

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Tony Visconti

Producer

David Bowie, T. Rex, Morrissey, Esperanza Spalding

Vitamin for making tracks pop out of the speakers. H-Delay for creating versatile vintage and modern delays. GTR Amps for vocal and drum effects. I use these plugins all the time in my studio.“

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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!“

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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.“

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Miles Walker

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Beyoncé, Usher, Sia, Icona Pop

I love the Renaissance Compressor. It is the winner for capturing the magic of a vocal and placing it right in front of the mix. It’s simply the best choice.“

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Tim Walston

Sound Designer

The Fast and the Furious, Stealth, Star Trek, Astro Boy

More often than not, when I’m bringing sounds from my library into my session, I don’t use specific plugin presets, but I use VST processing chains. Not every plugin is available as VST, but thankfully all my familiar Waves plugins are.“

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Horace Ward

FOH Engineer

Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Prince, Mary J. Blige

LV1 is such a great-sounding console, with such a powerful setup and a small footprint. I love how it integrates with plugins. Using it for monitors allowed me to achieve all my objectives.“

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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.“

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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.“

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Emily Warren

Singer, Songwriter, Musician

The Chainsmokers, Frenship, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes

Waves plugins, especially the CLA bundles, are some of my secret weapons for vocal producing. They make vocals sound crispy and with a finished quality by the click of a button.“

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Jeff Waters

Guitarist

Annihilator

I plugged in my guitar to the GTR amps and recorded... UNBELIEVABLE! The clean tones alone are worth $20,000. Well done!“

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Marty Weir

FOH Engineer, Production Manager

Randy Rogers Band, Nashville Star Tour, Trent Willmon

With Waves plugins on my console, I can recreate what was done in the studio and shape my mixes in ways that would not have been possible within most touring budgets.“

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Wellenrausch

DJ’s, Producers, Songwriters, Mixers, Re-mixers

Markus Schulz, Andy Moor, Blank & Jones, Ruben De Ronde

Waves plugins are part of our sound. They've become a main ingredient to our productions. We won't go without!“

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Greg Wells

Producer, Mixer, Songwriter

Adele, Katy Perry, OneRepublic, Mika

I'd be lost at sea without Waves Tune, Doubler, SSL 4000 Collection, H-Delay, H-EQ, and CLA Classic Compressors. Waves helped turn me into a GRAMMY®-nominated mixer.“

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Joe West

Songwriter, Producer, Engineer, Performer

Joey + Rory, Keith Urban, Emmylou Harris, Justin Timberlake

As a hit producer / songwriter and engineer, I couldn't imagine my life without Waves plugins; I use them on everything. They are truly irreplaceable!“

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Ryan West

Mixer & Producer

Eminem, Jay-Z, Usher, Kid Cudi

The Abbey Road Vinyl plugin gives my tracks a specific sort of lift that I can't get any other way. It's a unique tool, and that retro feel is very cool.“

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Tom Wiggans

FOH Engineer

The Cranberries, Squeeze, UB40

Waves plugins finally allow me to do away with outboard units. Integrated, reliable, and guaranteed to cheer up management when the reduced freight costs come in.“

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Willie Wilcox

Composer, Producer

MTV, Nickelodeon, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Cole

The Renaissance EQ and Renaissance Compressor are fat, warm, musical, open, comprehensive, and easy to use. They are the sonic foundation of every project that I do.“

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Kenneth H. Williams

FOH, Monitor Engineer, Production Manager

Erykah Badu, Childish Gambino, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chaka Kahn

Using Waves plugins live brings the sonic quality and familiarity of my studio favorites to the live experience. Using the SSL bundle is like mixing each night on my preferred studio console.“

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Sterling Winfield

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Pantera, Hellyeah, Texas Hippie Coalition, Erykah Badu

Whether I’m working on a major label project or trying to resurrect poorly recorded tracks from the dead, I rely on Waves plugins. They are my little miracles! They simply sound better than any other plugins out there.“

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Tomas Wolfe

Production Manager, FOH Engineer

Run the Jewels, The Neighbourhood

To have Waves plugins and the LV1’s sound quality packaged so that I can carry it on a plane is an absolute dream. “

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Glynn Wood

FOH Engineer

Zappa Plays Zappa, Sinéad O’Connor, Suzanne Vega

eMotion LV1 is the best thing I've ever come across sonically. It takes no time to set up or take apart this mixing console. Absolutely fabulous.“

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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.“

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Lyle Workan

Guitarist

Beck, Shakira, Sheryl Crow

I’m impressed with how straight forward yet perfectly flexible GTR is, with just the right amount of tweak-able parameters.“

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David Wrench

Mixing, Recording Engineer, Producer

Frank Ocean, The xx, Caribou, FKA Twigs

I literally use Waves plugins on every mix I do.“

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Rick Wright Jr.

FOH & Monitor Engineer

Jason Derulo, Lifehouse

I love the integration of Waves plugins with live digital consoles. Using the SSL 4000 Collection together with the NLS allows me to produce a warmer, analog-type sound without the weight of analog.“

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Christine Wu

Musician, Composer

Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli, Justin Timberlake

Waves GTR is brilliantly designed to be technologically outstanding yet organic and intuitive; Nothing else sounds as good as Waves GTR!“

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Nir Z

Musician

John Mayer, Chris Cornell, Genesis

GTR3 sounds fantastic on guitar and bass, but it’s also very cool for bussing a stereo drum mix or just a mono room mic…The sky is the limit!“

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Dweezil Zappa

Musician

Some of the best new plugins out there…They instantly make things sound more musical.“

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Zito

FOH Engineer

OneRepublic, Backstreet Boys, Babyface

The eMotion LV1 live mixing console sounds great and is extremely functional. Anybody who’s used to any digital mixing system is going to pick up on this right away.“

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