Producers & Engineers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Paloma Faith, James Morrison

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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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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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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Christopher Chu

Singer, Songwriter, Producer

The Morning Benders / POP ETC, WATERS, Bear Hands, Miniature Tigers

Ever since I first was introduced to mixing with Waves there was no turning back – I’ve relied on them ever since. I can’t imagine a mix or production without them. They are great tools & I love ‘em all.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Noga Erez & Ori Rousso

Musicians, Producers, Mixing Engineers

In every mix we do – and all the music we make – we use Waves plugins. They are essential for a finished and polished sound to help our music stand out and be as moving as it can be.“

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Mike Exeter

Producer, Engineer and Mixer

Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, Cradle of Filth

Waves plugins are essential tools for me in the studio: from audio problem-solving and ensuring proper dynamics control to adding color and taste in the mix.“

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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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Frank Filipetti

Music Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Foreigner, James Taylor, Korn, Frank Zappa

From super-simple, one-touch knob turning to deeply detailed sonic control, Waves plugins are essential tools in my mixing and production toolboxes. They sound great and belong in your toolboxes too.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grimes

Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Engineer, Vocalist

Realiti, Genesis, Flesh Without Blood, Kill V Maim

Waves plugins are essential for me. They’re used quite a bit in my music.“

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Mick Guzauski

Mixing Engineer

Daft Punk, Eric Clapton, Janelle Monáe, Mariah Carey

I really like the low latency use of Waves plugins. Most importantly, they sound great.“

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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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Kuk Harrell

Vocal Producer, Album producer, Songwriter

Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Avatar (“I See You”)

I’m always excited to sit down to do my job as a vocal producer and blend my magic with the magic that happens when I use my Waves plugins. Waves has always been consistently the best.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stevic MacKay

Producer, Writer, Guitarist

Twelve Foot Ninja

Waves plugins seem to have that magic touch that allows me to find my magic touch. They always sound great, and are a pleasure to use while creating and mixing.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, CAS

Re-Recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Mind Of A Chef, Somebody Feed Phil, American Experience

It’s an understatement to say Waves plugins have played a huge part in my TV and film editing and mixing templates! No one else comes close to giving great results this quickly on production sound.“

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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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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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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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Gil Norton

Producer

Foo Fighters, Pixies, Stornoway

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yarden Peleg (Jordi)

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Static & Ben El Tavori, Shlomo Artzi, Ivri Lider, Sarit Hadad

Waves plugins are some of the most big, analog and warm sounding plugins I have ever used – they add life to the music. There is some kind of magic happening inside these 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kevin J Sawka (KJ Sawka)

Producer, Drummer, DJ

Pendulum, Destroid, Blake Lewis, BT

Nothing compares to Waves mixing tools in the studio and on stage.“

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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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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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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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Lucas Silveira

Artist, Songwriter, Producer

Fresno, Kyber Krystals, Beeshop, Capital Inicial

Waves are my go-to tools for everything that involves bringing life to my tracks! Even brilliant recording jobs can always sound better with the creativity and insight given by these amazing products.“

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Eric Silver

Producer, Musician, Artist, Writer

Donna Summer, Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban

Waves plugins offer all the warmth and punch I want when working in a completely digital system!“

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Julian Slater

Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer

Baby Driver, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Waves plugins are an essential part of my daily workflow. They are deeply integrated into everything I do, whether it’s designing or mixing.“

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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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Mark "Spike" Stent

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Radiohead, Muse, Madonna, U2

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

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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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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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Alex Tumay

Engineer, Producer

Young Thug, 21 Savage, Drake, Kanye West

I've used Waves in every session I've ever mixed. The Q10 and SSL Comp are crucial for my vocals, as H-Delay and H-Verb are for FX. Without Waves I wouldn't have the sound I've developed over the years.“

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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