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Producers & Engineers

12th Planet

12th Planet

Artist, Producer, DJ

Korn, Skrillex, Little Jinder, Ras Kass

My favorite Waves plugins are CLA Vocals, C1 and the PuigTec EQs. CLA Vocals has the perfect combo of effects to make your vocals really pop out. I love the PuigTec because it’s a great model of the Pultec which is one of my favorite EQs of all time.“

Jo A

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.“

ADP

ADP

Producer, Mix Engineer

Dua Lipa, Chris Brown, M.I.A.

Waves has been an intergral part of my career since I first began teaching myself how to produce and mix. I’d be lost without Waves. “

Kori Anders

Mix Engineer, Producer

Usher, Future, Gucci Mane

Waves plugins are an integral part of my mixing toolbox. Every mix is different, so it is awesome to have a vast assortment of amazing sounding plugins in my aural arsenal to tackle the heavy lifting.“

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Charlie Andrew

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.“

Ken Andrews

Ken Andrews

Mix Engineer, Producer

Paramore, Failure, Beck, Jimmy Eat World

Waves plugins are simply incredible for adding detail and making sounds punch through the mix.“

Bryan Anzel

Bryan Anzel

Tracking and mixing engineer

Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD

Whether I need to get creative or surgical, I can always count on Waves to help me get my ideas out fast or troubleshoot any issue.“

Maor Appelbaum

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.“

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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Tyler Armes

Tyler Armes

Artist, Songwriter, Producer

Post Malone, Lil Baby, Honors

The Waves bundle has been at the center of my music production for years and will continue to be. Whether it's H-Delay, L3-16 or CLA Vox, every time I pull them up, I'm inspired by how they color and enhance my tracks. World Class!“

Mike Avenaim

Mike Avenaim

Mix Engineer, Producer, Session Drummer, Music Director

Scott Weiland, NOTD, Disney, Bea Miller

To me, Waves products have become the sound of ITB mixing these days. It’s almost an automatic response for my mouse to reach for them when I need to do anything. Gates, Compressors, EQs...it’s all there.“

María Elisa Ayerbe

María Elisa Ayerbe

Mixing Engineer

Marc Anthony, New Kids on the Block, Juanes, Il Divo

Waves C6 delivers incredible dynamics control and tonal presence to my master bus. Just 0.5-3 dB of gain reduction per band will get your mix grooving!“

Ben Baptie

Ben Baptie

Recording/Mix Engineer, Producer

Lady Gaga, The Strokes, Moses Sumney, Rex Orange County

Waves is an invaluable toolset in the studio. It handles the technical necessities of mixing, but also gears you to create and push boundaries with sound.“

Michael Barry

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.“

Chris Baseford

Chris Baseford

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Nickelback, Shinedown, Avril Lavigne, Rob Zombie

There’s a very good reason why most of us have been using Waves since the beginning and continue to use them to this day. “

Battlecat

Battlecat

Producer, Mixing Engineer and Sound Designer

Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Lucy Pearl, Xzibit

R-Bass is my go-to plugin for shaping and crafting my low frequency sound. It tightens up my low end, giving it the shape of Mz Phat Booty.“

Steve Bays

Steve Bays

Producer, Songwriter, Mix Engineer

Hot Hot Heat, Diplo, Fitz and the Tantrums, Said the Whale

I’m never disappointed with Waves plugins, I always find something that adds an x-factor or an idea I never would have thought to try.“

Justin Beckler

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!“

Lisa Bella Donna

Lisa Bella Donna

Composer, Modular Synthesist, Sound Designer, Clinician

On my albums, I implement H-Delay in tandem with Abbey Road Reverb Plates. I have a passion for music that sounds like it's from the past yet headed for a future of unknown constellations.“

Alissia Benveniste

Alissia Benveniste

Producer, Musician

Bootsy Collins, Anderson .Paak, EarthGang, Mary J. Blige

As a big fan of analog gear, it’s hard to find good plugins that translate the right way. But thanks to Waves plugins, I’m able to make everything sound authentic and rich in the box! “

BJ

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.“

Alexander Björklund

Alexander Björklund

Artist, Producer, DJ, Mixing Engineer

Cazzette

R-Bass is an essential tool for me to beef up basslines and kickdrums. I love to put it first on my bass element and find the right harmonic by ear, and then adjust the volume of R-Bass feeding into heavy compression from the PuigChild.“

Cam Blackwood

Cam Blackwood

Record Producer and Songwriter

George Ezra, Jack Savoretti, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Tom Walker

My favorite channel strips are the Waves SSL and EMI TG12345 Channels.“

Ilan Bluestone

Ilan Bluestone

Producer, DJ, Remixer

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

Bluetech

Bluetech

Composer, Producer, Remixer, Label Owner

Bluetech, Invisible Allies, Evan Marc

When I first started using MetaFlanger, I was instantly struck by how natural and intuitive it is, rivaling most other flangers/phasers to this day; hardware or software.“

Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki

Andrew “VoxGod” Bolooki

Vocal Producer, Producer and Mixer/Engineer

Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez

Everyone uses Waves plugins for a reason, and my workflow wouldn't be the same without them.“

Carl Bown

Carl Bown

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Bullet For My Valentine, While She Sleeps, Trivium, Fightstar

Waves plugins are absolute essentials for my mixing. They’re incredible tools for sound manipulation which facilitate much of the work I do.“

Daniel Boyle

Mix Engineer, Dub Mixer, Producer, Artist

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Max Romeo, Ernest Rangling, The Congos

MV2, J37, Kramer Tape, Reel ADT and R-Verb are regulars on my sessions. I think it’s fair to say there have been Waves Plugins on every single mix I’ve ever done.“

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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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Leslie Brathwaite

Mix Engineer, Producer

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Cardi B

I used to mix with an SSL and outboard gear in the 90s. As times changed, Waves plugins gave me confidence to feel great about mixing in the box. Since then, Waves plugins are the cornerstones of my sound.“

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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

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.“

Nick Brophy

Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Songwriter

The Rolling Stones, Hootie & the Blowfish, Big & Rich, Jimmy Fallon

I've been using Waves plugins since the mid ‘90s and have grown to rely on them heavily. They're in all of my session templates from tracking & mixing to songwriting.“

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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

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.“

Patrick “Wave” Carinci

Patrick “Wave” Carinci

Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Capo Plaza, Rondodasosa, Shiva, Lil Baby

If you are looking for a compressor, R-Comp is the way to go. I use it as main compressor on every track in my mixes.“

Chris Carmouche

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.“

Ed Cherney

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.“

Scott Chesak

Scott Chesak

Producer, Songwriter, Musician

Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, The All-American Rejects

Waves took my music to a whole new level. The list of incredible tools they’ve created is endless. I use them in every session; they’re a must-have for digital music production.“

Joe Chiccarelli

Joe Chiccarelli

Producer, Engineer

Morrissey, The Strokes, U2, Beck

My new favorite plugin from Waves is the MDMX Overdrive, which has been my go-to for drum and bass distortion effects.“

Christopher Chu

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.“

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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Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen

Engineer, Vocal Producer, Mixer

Portugal .The Man, Clean Bandit, Beyoncé, Khalid

CLA Vocals seems like a quick fix to people, but I wouldn't think of it like that. It's one of the best plugins for vocals ever made.“

Miles Comaskey

Miles Comaskey

Producer, Mix Engineer

Beyonce, 2 Chainz, K. Flay, Gallant

Nearly every song I work on has Waves plugins involved in the final mix. Whether it be for corrective audio tasks or creative processing, Waves delivers time and time again.“

Rich Costey

Rich Costey

Producer, Mix Engineer

Muse, Sam Fender, Fiona Apple

Waves makes so many indispensable plugins which I use daily in my mixes.“

Count

Producer, Mixer

Tycho, DJ Shadow, Galactic, The Revivalists

Reel ADT is the most natural sounding doubler out there. Whenever I need the sound of a real double, this is my first choice.“

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Chris Craker

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!“

DJ Dahi

DJ Dahi

Music Producer

Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Vampire Weekend

I love using Waves plugins for all my music projects. They are really excellent at bringing out specific parts of tracks to help them pop.“

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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DJ Daryl

DJ Daryl

Producer, Songwriter, Mixing Engineer, DJ

Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Richie Rich, Master P

I really love the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, it helps balance out things that are too hot. It's also great for vocals.“

Adair Daufembach

Adair Daufembach

Producer, Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Tony MacAlpine, Aquiles Priester, Project46, Rock in Rio

I’ve used Waves plugins since my very first mix, and its incredible how this company gets better and better along the years. I literally wouldn't be able to start a mix without these plugins.“

Enrico De Paoli

Enrico De Paoli

Producer, Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer

Ray Charles, Stanley Jordan, Djavan, Elton John

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!“

Jonathan Deans

Jonathan Deans

FOH, Monitor Engineer, Sound Designer

Cirque du Soleil, Brooklyn, Les Miserables, Zumanity

Waves MaxxBCL is essential for my live sound work.“

MarioSo DeJesus

MarioSo DeJesus

Mixer, Engineer, Producer

Wisin & Yandel, Tego Calderon, Celia Cruz, Jencarlos Canela

A carpenter has his tools, a chef has his ingredients, and I have my Waves plugins. This is how I cook, how I build, and what’s behind my sound every time. “

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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Lu Diaz

Mixing Engineer & Producer

DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Beyoncé, Jay Z

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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DTOX

DTOX

Producer, Sound Designer, DJ

Black Violin, Dude Perfect, ANTIK$, BLKLBL

One of my favorite things is using Waves Tune Real-Time in hybrid Tune/MIDI mode. I get the best pitch correction, and can turn the vocal into a melody that fits perfectly over my composition. “

Jaimeson Durr

Jaimeson Durr

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Chickenfoot, Joe Satriani, Don Felder

I guarantee if you open any of my sessions within the past 20 years you’ll find Waves plugins all over it.“

DVBBS

DVBBS

Producer, Sound Designer, Songwriter

Try the L3 Multimaximizer Hi-Res CD preset on your master bus to glue your track together. Customize the threshold and other settings to your track.“

Caesar Edmunds

Caesar Edmunds

Mixing/Recording Engineer

Suede, EOB, Ride

I struggle to think of a mix where I don't use C4 for vocals. It compresses and makes the lead vocal easier to balance tonally.“

RENEGADE EL REY

RENEGADE EL REY

Artist, Writer, Engineer

Big Boi, Big Grams, T.I., Killer Mike

Using Waves plugins is fantastic because I know exactly what I’m going to get, and I can always hear the sonic improvement. “

Jeff Ellis

Jeff Ellis

Mixing Engineer

Frank Ocean, Doja Cat, Joji, The Neighbourhood

Manny Marroquin Delay has been the foundation of the way I use delay for a decade now. It has everything you need ready to go instantly.“

Tom Elmhirst

Mixing Engineer

Adele, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean

Waves plugins are important studio tools for modern mixing. I've been using them consistently for over ten years – no reason to turn back now.“

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Noga Erez & Ori Rousso

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.“

Jesse Ray Ernster

Jesse Ray Ernster

Mixer, Engineer

Burna Boy, Kanye West, UMI

Waves plugins have been the bread-and-butter of my work for over a decade. Between CLA Mixhub and the TG Mastering Chain, all of the bases are covered!“

Mike Fanuele

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.“

Frank Filipetti

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.“

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

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.“

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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Chris Fogel

Chris Fogel

Recording and Mixing Engineer

Black Panther, Childish Gambino, The Mandalorian, Alanis Morissette

R-Bass is amazing for adding some weight to aggressive strings and brass parts.“

Ben Fowler

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.“

French Original

French Original

Producer, Writer, Artist

Deadmau5 and The Neptunes, Meduza

I always use RVox on my lead vocal chain. I find it very powerful; instant results, and not many knobs to turn. Just does what you want it to do.“

Sebastian Furrer

Sebastian Furrer

Artist, Producer, Mix Engineer

Walca, Avicii, Cazzette, Axwell

I always use Renaissance Axx on drums when I want punch, especially for kick and snare.“

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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Javier Garza

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.“

Scott Martin Gershin

Sound Supervisor, Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer

American Beauty, Nightcrawler, Maya & the Three, Pacific Rim

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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Jason Goldstein

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.“

Michael Goldwasser

Michael Goldwasser

Producer, Songwriter, Musician

Easy Star All-Stars, Rebelution, Goldswagger

As someone who learned to produce in the analog realm, Waves makes it easy to capture that sound and vibe in my digital productions; this goes for mixing, dubbing as well as the vintage piano VIs.“

Ludwig Göransson

Composer, Producer

Black Panther, Creed, Childish Gambino, Haim

With the projects I work on, speed is essential. Waves' plugins are always reliable for a high-quality end result that I can dial up very quickly. I use Waves frequently on vox, guitars, and in mastering.“

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Mick Gordon

Mick Gordon

Composer/Producer

DOOM, Wolfenstein, Killer Instinct, Bring Me The Horizon

Abbey Road RS124 is my new favorite tool to finalize big, slamming, sound design trailer hits. There’s just something special about that Super Fuse button that makes things go WHACK.“

Daniel Green

Producer, FOH, Studio Engineer

Coldplay

Waves are the first things we load up.“

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Eric ‘Boots’ Greene

Eric ‘Boots’ Greene

Drummer, Producer, Engineer, Artist

Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Diddy

JJP Bass gives you a very simple but wide variety of bass sounds from the ‘60s to the present. Extra clean to extra warm. You really don’t have to EQ the bass afterwards.“

Phil Greiss

Phil Greiss

Producer, Songwriter, Musician, Mixer

J. Balvin, Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj

There's been at least one Waves plugin in every project I've ever worked on. “

Jeremy SH Griffith

Jeremy SH Griffith

Producers & Engineers

Johnnyswim, Leslie Odom Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, Kari Jobe

Waves plugins help me get my mixes to come together: from adding amazing colorful dynamics control to faithful hardware emulation, dreamy effects and more.“

Erik “Blu2th” Griggs

Erik “Blu2th” Griggs

Music Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist

Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Dreamgirls, Straight Outta Compton

When I don’t have time to spend creating the perfect delay, I just throw on the Manny Marroquin Delay. Then, I wonder why I ever spend the time.“

Young Guru

Mixing Engineer, Producer

Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Meek Mill

Renaissance EQ is my workhorse EQ that I’ve been using for years. It’s not processor heavy and is very quick and easy to use.“

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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

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.“

Kuk Harrell

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.“

Travis Harrington

Travis Harrington

Producer, Mixer, Creative Production Engineer

Rod Wave

Rod Wave and I recorded almost every hit in a hotel room and I can honestly say Clarity Vx is a true game changer.“

Koen Heldens

Mixing Engineer

XXXTentacion, Kanye West, Trippie Redd, Lil Wayne

Waves Tune Real-Time has become my go-to vocal fine tuner. You can easily dial in any preferred vocal sound from medium/slow natural to fast and robotic and anything in between.“

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Justin Hergett

Justin Hergett

Mixing Engineer

FINNEAS, SoMo, Smallpools

What I love about Waves is that they perfectly match classic analog sounds with the flexibility of digital, creating tools that have the warmth and tone of the real thing, but with new creative features that bring the most out of a mix.“

Jeff Hoeppner

Jeff Hoeppner

Record Producer, Composer, Arranger

Ariana Grande, Zendaya, f(x), Allee Willis

I love using the CLA-3A – it instantly makes a guitar have ‘that sound.’“

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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Joseph Holiday

Joseph Holiday

Artist/Producer

Snakes of Russia

The Waves Abbey Road collection has really been useful in all my work. The TG Mastering Chain has found a permanent home on my mix buss. I can’t say enough about this collection, I have used some combination of it on every track since I got it!“

Goh Hotoda

Goh Hotoda

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Madonna, Janet Jackson, Marcus Miller, Ryuichi Sakamoto

The Studio Classics Collection is a dream come true.“

Howie B

Howie B

Mix Engineer, Producer

U2, Robbie Robertson, Björk, Soul 2 Soul

I use the Waves SSL G-Master Buss Compressor on a daily basis. I love putting it across my mix bus lightly compressing on 4:1 with a slow release.“

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

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.“

Paul “ECHO” Irizarry

Paul “ECHO” Irizarry

Producer, Recording & Mixing Engineer

Daddy Yankee, Pitbull, Maluma, London Symphony Orchestra

Waves plugins solve many complex mixing issues in a simple manner. I use Waves on all of my mixing and production sessions. Their intuitive workflow and sounds are unique and help me shape mixes quickly. “

Stew Jackson

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. “

Scott Jacoby

Writer, Producer, Mixer

Coldplay, John Legend, Rachel Platten, Cory Henry

All you need is Waves. No other company comes close to offering such a wide, diverse array of top-quality, essential plugins. If stranded with only plugins from one company, Waves would be the clear choice.“

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Keith Jeffery

Keith Jeffery

Artist, Producer, Songwriter

Atlas Genius, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Dreamers, Michelle Branch

CLA Vocals is my go-to for tracking vocals every time. It brings every microphone to life and lets us get straight to the task of recording inspired vocals. It’s so fast.“

Dem Jointz

Dem Jointz

Producer, Songwriter, Mixing Engineer

Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre, Janet Jackson

Waves definitely makes my job easier and allows me to work faster.“

Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones

Tracking/Mixing Engineer, Producer, Turntablist DJ

Queen Latifah, George Clinton, Foogiano, Pooh Shiesty

At the end of your vocal chain add R-Vox with a little bit of squashing – it will add character and help sit the vocals tightly in the mix.“

Jeff Juliano

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…“

David Kalmusky

David Kalmusky

Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Guitarist

Shawn Mendes, Carrie Underwood, Mötley Crüe, Keith Urban

Waves are an integral part of my mix template in so many ways. I have R-Vox on every vocal. I LOVE and reach for the OneKnob plugins as a go-to for FX.“

Tim Kelley

Tim Kelley

Record Producer, Mixing Engineer, Writer, Sound Designer

Michael Jackson, Sisqó, Boyz II Men, TLC

Waves have always been my go-to plugins. They’re so close to the sound of the original hardware and they have incredible color. As a mixer or producer, you have everything you need at your fingertips.“

John Kercy

John Kercy

Recording & Mixing Engineer

Khalid, Lucky Daye, Victoria Monet, H.E.R

Waves plugins have been a part of my arsenal since the beginning of my career and I can’t hear myself without them. The Renaissance and Abbey Road plugin collections play a huge part in my process.“

Matthew Kettle

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!“

Rob Kinelski

Mix Engineer

Billie Eilish, 30 Seconds to Mars, No I.D

I’ve been using the Waves SSL Channel Strip for years. It is my go-to plugin for drums, bass, keys and vocals.“

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Jacquire King

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.“

Rey King

Rey King

Artist, Producer, Songwriter, Tracking & Mixing Engineer

Chloe X Halle, Moneybagg Yo, Latto feat. Lil Baby, Leslie Grace

One of my cheat-code plugins is the L3-LL Multi. Adding this on a master buss helps give the overall mix a finished sound, it glues things together as a great way to reference your final mix before mastering.“

Knxwledge

Knxwledge

Producer, Songwriter

Anderson .Paak, NxWorries, Kendrick Lamar, Prodigy

Abbey Road Vinyl emulates the vinyl sound perfectly giving you that warm mix with so many parameters to make it ‘yours.’“

Alen Konakoğlu

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.“

Eddie Kramer

Producer & Engineer

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

Very accurate. The V-Series is amazing.“

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Tim Kvasnosky

Tim Kvasnosky

Composer, Producer

Honey Dijon, Sam Sparro, Morrissey, Dawn Richard

I love the Reel ADT plugin for warm guitar doubling, especially on acoustic guitar.“

Lamps Lampadinha

Lamps 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.“

Avi Laniado

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.“

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

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.“

Emily Lazar

Emily Lazar

Chief Mastering Engineer and Founder, The Lodge

Beck, Vampire Weekend, David Bowie

Waves plugins are some of the most powerful weapons in my arsenal. R-Bass, MaxxBass, S1, RVox and Doubler are some of the integral plugins I rely on most when I’m mastering from stems.“

Maor Levi

Maor Levi

DJ, Producer, Engineer

Major Lazer, Era Istrefi, Steve Aoki, Above & Beyond

Waves plugins help make the mixing and production process smooth and easy; the analog-style warmth is incredible to have, and the artist-developed plugins make dialing a great sound seamless and quick.“

Damien Lewis

Damien Lewis

Mixing Engineer, Producer

Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lennon Stella, The Driver Era

Waves plugins are fast, efficient and sound great. They are an indispensable part of every record I've ever worked on since day one. I can trust Waves products to help me deliver the best sounding records possible.“

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

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.“

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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JC Losada

JC Losada

Producer, Engineer, Educator

Jon Secada, Ricky Martin, Santana, Placido Domingo

Waves plugins have been a part of my workflow since day one. The wide variety of tools they offer makes a big difference when it comes to mixing successfully. “

Major 7

Major 7

Record Producer, Songwriter

Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Future, Rihanna

Waves plugins give me the ability to craft the texture of audio in a way that is unmatched, giving me the ultimate confidence to walk into any session. With Waves, I am a painter with an unlimited palette. “

Malay

Producer, Engineer

Frank Ocean, Zayn, Sam Smith, Lorde

There is no song I touch without using Waves. I generally strive to use as few plugins as possible and prefer to spend more time dialing in the source signal. Waves plugins have become a crucial tool in how I manipulate the source tones, as if I were using actual hardware.“

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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

Post Malone, Imagine Dragons, Charlie Puth, 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, Rocketman

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

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!“

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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Ethan Mates

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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

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

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!“

Peter McCabe

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.“

Cesar Mejia

Cesar Mejia

Engineer, Producer, Mixer

Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, Tropa Magica, Danilo Lozano

H-Delay and Abbey Road Chambers are critical to creating my sonic palette.“

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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Herb Middleton

Herb Middleton

Producer, Musician, Mixing Engineer

Mary J. Blige, Nas, Al Green, Usher

I use NLS Buss for that same warmth, presence and analog sound that the SSL console gave my tracks back in the day. If you want a mixture of the digital and analog worlds, I suggest you use this plugin.“

Ben Mink

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.“

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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Virgin Miri

Virgin Miri

Artist, Producer, Songwriter, Engineer

T Minus

Waves plugins are an essential part of my music production. Literally can’t live without them.“

Josh Modestep

Josh Modestep

Producer

Modestep

I recently discovered just how powerful OVox is. Its ability to manipulate a vocal into an unrecognizable synth or bass sound has become a secret weapon in my sound design arsenal.“

Mojam

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!“

Seige Monstracity

Seige Monstracity

Music Producer, Sound Designer

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, Busta Rhymes

Waves has always been a standard and will continue to grow as such. It’s rare for me to work on music without using at least a few Waves plugins.“

Benny Mouthon, CAS

Benny Mouthon, CAS

Re-Recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor

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

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.“

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

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.“

Ignacio Antonio Molino Carles (Nacho)

Ignacio Antonio Molino Carles (Nacho)

Mixing Engineer

Rubén Blades, CJ Ramone, Joan Manuel Serrat, Omar Alfanno

I’ve been using Waves plugins for 15 years in my recordings and mixes. Still today, I am using them as my first choice in all my work; they do not fail.“

Albin Nedler

Albin Nedler

Producer, Songwriter, Mixing Engineer

Avicii, Selena Gomez, Bono, Martin Garrix

OVox is by far the best plugin I've used to get an authentic talkbox sound, not to mention the polyphonic sounds this beast puts out. It is just superb for dubbing or mapping out vocal harmonies.“

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

Gil Norton

Producer

Foo Fighters, Pixies, Stornoway

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

X O’Connor

X O’Connor

Producer, Mixer, Engineer

For King and Country, Skillet, High Valley

I love the F6 EQ – its ability to remove resonant frequencies only when they are getting out of hand is insanely useful! This plugin is EVERYWHERE in my productions and mixes!“

Iman Omari

Iman Omari

Producer, Singer, Songwriter, DJ, Audio Engineer

Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Kaytranada

The Waves WLM Meter is a very slept-on tool in my opinion, that many people may not even know about. A very important tool for at home producers/engineers and professionals alike.“

Gareth Owen

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!“

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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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

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.“

Kevin Paul

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.“

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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Dave Pensado

Mixing Engineer

Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Pink

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

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Patrizio Teezio Pigliapoco

Patrizio Teezio Pigliapoco

Mixing Engineer, Record Producer

Chris Brown, Dj Khaled, Drake, Young Thug

MV2 is an amazing tool to use on 808s and basses. It helps boost the low-level frequencies or lower the high levels, and overall, it tightens up the 808.“

Neal H Pogue

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Tyler The Creator, Doja Cat, Kaytranada, The Marias

Waves H-Delay is pure perfection. The ultimate delay plugin. So easy to use and sounds incredible.“

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Psychemagik

Psychemagik

Producer, Sound Designer, DJ

Psychemagik, Thomaas Banks

I love adding the J37 Tape emulator at the end of my drum buss chain. Not only can it add warmth, but pushed a little harder it can add some extremely tasteful crunch to your drums.“

Jack Joseph Puig

Producer, Mixer, Engineer

U2, The Black Eyed Peas, Beck, Lady Gaga

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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Preston “Prizzle” Reid

Preston “Prizzle” Reid

Mixer, Producer, Engineer

Kanye West, Muni Long, Jacquees, Latto

R-Verb is a must have. To this day it is one of the few reverbs with enough grit to poke out of a dense mix with a ton of instrumentation.“

Graham Reznick

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.“

Matthew Rifino

Matthew Rifino

Live Broadcast Music Mixer, Mix Engineer

Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Sting, Lenny Kravitz

I use Waves plugins on every mix. The C6 is especially helpful for controlling plosives and proximity effect on vocals. It allows me to keep the vocal full bodied while controlling problem areas.“

Alberto Rigoni

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!“

Teddy Riley

Teddy Riley

Engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Programmer, Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Michael Jackson, Blackstreet, Bobby Brown, Jay Z

My favorite Waves plugins are R-Vox, R-Bass, OneKnob Louder, and now OVox.“

Harry Romero

Harry Romero

DJ, Producer, Engineer

Bamboosa Records, Defected, Crosstown Rebels, Dirtybird

I really love the CLA plugins. They are all great, but my favorite is CLA Guitars – I always put this on my rhythmic synths and I’m yet to have an instance where I try it and don’t use it.“

Hanan Rubinstein

Hanan Rubinstein

Mix Engineer, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Alicia Keys, J.Cole, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Girls 5 Eva

When I need extra clarity, using the C6 with an external sidechain input is a great solution. Instead of carving out frequencies with a static EQ, the elements duck each other out. Works like a charm.“

Daniel Saber

Daniel Saber

Producer, Mixer, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Black Sabbath, David Bowie, U2, Rolling Stones

I see music production as a multi-dimensional artform. Waves allows me the tools to paint with wide to fine brushes, as well as sculpt, airbrush or sledgehammer!“

Luis Saldarriaga

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.“

Santaflow

Santaflow

Recording, Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Performer

Waves plugins are a constant on my mixing and mastering projects. They help me achieve real warmth and musical feel, while working with accurate and reliable tools; a big part in getting great results.“

Mike Sapone

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!“

Rafa Sardina

Rafa Sardina

Producer, Engineer, Mixer

Stevie Wonder, Plácido Domingo, Lady Gaga, Alejandro Sanz

What would be of our world without the MaxxBass, REDD, SSL G-Channel, H-Delay, BSS, JJP, Maserati, Kramer, Manny plugins and so many others? I really don’t know, and I wouldn’t want to find out!“

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)

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.“

Matt Schaeffer

Matt Schaeffer

Mixing & Recording Engineer, Producer

Kendrick Lamar, The All-American Rejects, Baby Keem, Bakar

You can use Waves plugins to do more than they're intended to do. Use the H-Delay to create self-oscillation and the NLS to boost low end. “

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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Mick Schultz

Mick Schultz

Music Producer, Vocal Engineer, Sound Designer

Rihanna, Jeremih, Kelly Clarkson

When I want to bring my sounds to life and add the warmth and texture they need I go straight to the J37.“

Noah `40` Shebib

Noah "40" Shebib

Label President, Executive Producer, Producer, Mixing/Recording Engineer, Musician

Drake, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys

Waves gives me all the tools to do anything I can dream of in a DAW.“

Suzy Shinn

Suzy Shinn

Producer, Vocal Producer, Engineer

Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Dua Lipa

When I want something to sound lively or have a little more color and I don’t have the capability to go through tape, I add the Abbey Road J37. It’s always subtle, but helps to paint the picture that I hear.“

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

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.“

Eric Silver

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!“

Jazz Singh

Jazz Singh

Music Producer/Composer, Artist, Sound Designer

Drake, T.I., MGK, Young Thug

If I'm producing an old-school hip-hop record or something that needs that feel of nostalgia, my go-to is the Kramer Master Tape plugin. The texture and sound it creates just adds the perfect recipe for that old school vibe.“

Julian Slater

Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer

Baby Driver, Last Night in Soho, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, The Trial of the Chicago 7

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

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!“

Mark "Spike" Stent

Producer, Mixing Engineer

Radiohead, Muse, Madonna, U2

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

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SUR

SUR

Artist, Producer, Engineer

SUR, Billy Porter, Fire in the Hamptons

I love using a combination of the API 2500, Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter and the CLA Unplugged to get a crisp acoustic guitar tone to cut through the mix.“

Surachai

Surachai

Senior Sound Designer, Mixer

WLM Plus is one of my most used plugins. It’s in my template for my work and for my music. This plugin is absolutely vital to conforming to the many different industry audio standards.“

Chris Tabron

Producer, Mixer

Beyoncé, The Strokes, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige

Waves are easily the vastest plugin collection available, and have found their way onto the majority of my productions and mixes since the beginning of my career.“

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THURZ

THURZ

Artist, Producer, Sound designer

Anderson .Paak, Thurz, Jake One

I am always looking to take my creative process to the next level, and Waves gives me the wings to take flight.“

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

Cenzo Townshend

Mixer

U2, The Maccabees, Bloc Party, George Ezra

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

Javier Valverde

Javier Valverde

Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer

T-Pain, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Pitbull

Waves’ vast array of plugins and excellent sound make them indispensable for all my sessions on a daily basis. “

Armin van Buuren

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.“

Sky van Hoff

Sky van Hoff

Music Producer, Mixer, Musician

Rammstein, Emigrate, The X-Factor

Music transcends language, Waves Audio transcends my imagination over and over again.“

Alberto Vaz

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.“

Butch Vig

Producer, Drummer

Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters

Everything that Waves puts out, to me, has an analog quality to it. “

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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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Irvin Washington

Irvin Washington

Keyboardist, Producer, Engineer

Bas, J. Cole, Vivian Green, Fast & Furious

H-Delay is an absolute gem for drums, synths and vocals.“

Ben Watkins

DJ/Producer, Composer, Engineer, Mixer, Re-Mixer

Juno Reactor, The Matrix OST

Waves’ new series of VIs is a pleasure for my arsenal of sound for Juno Reactor. I’m always looking for mind-bending sounds, yet it’s sometimes the simple ones that really shine. These pianos do that.“

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Greg Wells

Producer, Mixer, Songwriter

Adele, Dua Lipa, The Greatest Showman Soundtrack, Keith Urban

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

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Joe West

Songwriter, Producer, Engineer, Performer

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

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

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Stuart White

Mixing Engineer

Beyoncé, Jay Z, FKA Twigs, Autolux

Waves plugins have been the cornerstone of my mixing throughout my career. When mixing Beyoncé & Jay Z, FKA Twigs, Autolux or Nicki Minaj, they always give me the sound that’s in my head.“

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Carey Willetts

Carey Willetts

Songwriter, Producer, Mixer

Dermot Kennedy, Freya Ridings, Athlete, Lila Vargen

Waves is a huge part of all my productions and mixes. The ability to shape authentic sounds quickly encourages creativity and helps to capture those magic moments I’m always looking for.“

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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Josh Wink

Josh Wink

Artist, Producer, DJ & Remixer

Sting, Depeche Mode, Moby, Radiohead

I love using SSL G Buss Compressor on the master fader to really glue the differences of my track from start to finish, giving my track great punch and presence.“

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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Zale

Zale

Producer, Writer

Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Casanova ft. Jeremih

It's almost indescribable how essential Kramer Master Tape is for both producers and engineers; I use it on pretty much every session. It's great as a creative tool and is a vital utility to add warmth to your tracks.“

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