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Gemstones

A growing collection of inspiring audio effects
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Inspiring Effects, Instant Gratification

Gemstones are a growing collection of creative effects that help you add inspiring textures to your tracks. Each Gemstone has just a few controls that let you quickly shape your vocals and instruments with instant gratification.

All individual Gemstone effects load from the single Gemstones plugin, for a fast and convenient workflow. Simply insert the Waves Gemstones plugin on your track, then choose the specific effect you want. The plugin is cloud-based: Whenever new Gemstone effects are added, click Get More within the plugin, then Load the desired effect (see full instructions here).

Gemstones are available in Waves Creative Access subscriptions. All Gemstones are included in the full Waves Ultimate subscription, while multiple Gemstones are included in Waves Essential: Scroll down for more info.

July 26, 2023 Update: 4 new Gemstones have been added to Waves Ultimate: Deep Plate, Sugar Cube, Ripples, and Static. (Deep Plate, Sugar Cube, and Static are also available in Waves Essential.)

  • A growing collection of inspiring effects
  • Hyper-intuitive controls for fast, creative workflow
  • Add exciting new textures to vocals and instruments
  • All Gemstones hosted in a single plugin for a fast workflow
  • All Gemstones included in Waves Ultimate (see full list below)
  • Multiple Gemstones included in Waves Essential (see full list below)
Watch It in Action

Add Exciting Textures to Your Productions

  • Deep Plate

    Bring your tracks to life with deep, lush reverb. This plate-based ‘verb with a touch of modulation will add spacey character and rich dimension to your sound.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate. Added July 26, 2023.

    Features: Deep Plate
  • Sugar Cube

    Sweeten your tracks with this inspiring chorus effect. Perfect for adding movement, width, and depth to melodic and harmonic instruments.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate. Added July 26, 2023.

    Features: Sugar Cube
  • Static

    This 80s/90s TV effect adds a nostalgic touch to your audio: Get that tasteful “soft-around-the-edges” sound and send your samples back in time to when music videos ruled the airwaves.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate. Added July 26, 2023.

    Features: Static
  • Ripples

    This lo-fi beauty will help you add a vintage feel to any audio, with gentle pitch fluctuations sending subtle ripples of nostalgia through your tracks.

    Available in Waves Ultimate only. Added July 26, 2023.

    Features: Ripples
  • Rock Voc

    Take your vocals back to the past with vintage mic tones and retro 60s/70s effects. From rock to blues to Americana, to any genre that needs that classic vocal recording vibe.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Sunsets

    Elevate your production game with instant mesmerizing ambience. Transform your tracks with a lush and dreamy sound, perfect for synths, vocals, and any instrument.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate.

    Features:
  • Liquid Glass

    Make your tracks drip with the smooth, unpredictable textures of swirling liquid in a glass. Bring your music to life with edgy turbulence and a touch of unexpected motion.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • The Neighbor

    Make your tracks sound like they’re coming from the loudest party in town—and it’s happening right next door! Unique filter for building tension in songs and for post-production.

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Fan Only

    Rev up your synths and instruments with one-of-a-kind fan-induced textures. Track too boring? Feed it through Fan Only. Sounds weird? Who cares, let your creativity fly!

    Available in Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Shine Vox

    Make your vocals pop like a superstar with this vocal enhancer. Get that big, bright, and in-your-face vocal sound, without the harshness. Your vocals will be lit!

    Available in Waves Ultimate.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Corroder

    Ready to unleash audio anarchy? Create sonic mayhem, add grit and filth to your tracks with this must-have tool for audio destruction and sick sound design.

    Available in Waves Ultimate.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • POW!

    Turn up the knock of your beats with POW! Add extra punch, dynamic drive, and fat subs to any kick, snare, tom or drum group. Your drum tracks will be BIGGER than ever before.

    Available in Waves Ultimate.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • GT16 Mini

    Get ready to add some serious vintage cool to your productions. This gaming console will pixelate your tracks, for a retro vibe that’s straight out of the golden age of gaming.

    Available in Waves Ultimate.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Solar Drone

    Transform any instrument into an infinite, otherworldly ambient soundscape. Infuse eerie motion, dramatic space, and dark shimmer onto any track.

    Available in Waves Ultimate.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”