Analog Models

Producer & recording/mixing engineer Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Soundgarden) demonstrates how he crafts an explosive drum room sound using the HLS Channel and the PIE Compressor plugins. Blended just right, this sound can greatly enhance your mix.

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What if you could get your favorite sound with the click of a button, and without a mic or heavy gear? Watch how musician and producer Ott uses PRS SuperModels and his SoundGrid Studio System to dial-in his signature Wurlitzer sound.

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What exactly is it about tape that gives it that 'magic'? Technically, tape distorts and can degrade the audio. Regardless, it remains a highly sought-after sound. Find out why, and get practical tips for applying tape saturation plugins in your mix.

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Created in collaboration with Paul Reed Smith, the PRS SuperModels plugin meticulously models three high-end PRS guitar amps – PRS Archon, PRS Dallas, and PRS Blue Sierrra/V9 – delivering the authentic sound and feel of the originals.

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Guitar innovator Paul Reed Smith, chief PRS amp designer Doug Sewell, and the Waves team were all part of the journey to the PRS SuperModels. Here, they give us a glimpse into the process of creating these authentic software amps.

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From metal to blues to jazz, guitar titan Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio) is a revered master. We've asked Alex to try out the Waves PRS SuperModels guitar amp plugin: watch his first reaction.

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Watch what happened when guitar god Devin Townsend tried the Waves PRS SuperModels guitar amp plugin for the very first time. "This plugin really gets it right: a real shift from a sound being useful to a sound being inspiring."

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What affects emotion and power in any drum mix? Learn how to balance transients and sustain energy to get your drums to smack, pop and cut through the mix.

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Harmonic distortion was a given in the analog recording world and helped create excitement in analog recordings: get tips on how to achieve it in-the-box.

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Get tips on how to choose and use different EQ plugins modeled on vintage hardware equalizers, and find out why engineers are still using these tried-and-true EQs after decades of recording technology innovation.

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