Live Sound Engineers

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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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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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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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Fernando Argento

FOH, Monitor & Studio Engineer

Los Tekis, Eruca Sativa, Sebastián Yatra, Carajo

Waves plugins have definitely improved the results of my mixes, bringing the analog sound of the studio to the live show. Amazing!“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kevin Brown

FOH/ Monitor/ Mix Engineer

Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Outkast, American Authors

Waves gives us so many great tools to feed our skill sets, namely tools like the C6. It’s truly invaluable; it's the chameleon of plugins. It's my Swiss Army knife.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ian Hicks

FOH Engineer

The Chainsmokers, The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar

Waves is my go-to across the entire mix. It helps bring studio tricks to life in a live setting that are otherwise impossible. The CLA-76 in particular makes the meanest parallel compression I’ve heard.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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David Stagl

FOH & Studio Engineer

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

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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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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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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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Wayne Trevisani

FOH Engineer

Maxwell, Lionel Richie

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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