Compressors

Learn how to separate, rebalance and apply effects to snare hits in stereo drum loops, using the sidechaining option in Waves’ free StudioRack plugin chainer.

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Learn the different types of compressors and when to use each one while mixing. In this guide, we'll level out which compressors are which: VCA, FET, Optical, Tube and digital compressor plugins; increase your threshold of compression knowledge!

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Watch how to get thick, creamy and warm vintage-style ‘60s compression using the ultra-rare Abbey Road RS124, now including a high-frequency roll-off feature.

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Choosing which plugins to add to your creative arsenal can feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled a “shopping guide” of all-time user favorites to help you find the essentials for your productions and mixes.

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Let’s set the record straight! When it comes to mixing, few audio processors are surrounded by as many myths as compressors. We picked 11 popular myths to separate the facts from fiction.

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GRAMMY®-winning mix engineer Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Alicia Keys) test drives the Waves Abbey Road RS124, the plugin version of his favorite compressor for vocals, bass and many other instruments. Hear the unique flavors offered by the official plugin.

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Vintage RS124 tube compression, console EQ, tape delay. That’s all it takes to recreate the exact sound in some Beatles songs. Watch how!

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There’s nothing quite like the glue, punch and excitement that a lightly hit mix bus compressor can add to a song. In this old-school shootout, we compare 6 different compression flavors for your mix bus.

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Warren Huart from Produce Like a Pro test-drives the Abbey Road RS124 Compressor on a vintage-sounding Beatles medley cover and a modern pop lead vocal. Listen to the two silky-smooth tube flavors in Waves’ official analog-modeled plugin.

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Hear the creamy, vintage and silky-smooth compression sounds that the Abbey Road RS124 is famous for in this quick plugin demo. The Waves plugin brings two distinct flavors of the ultra-rare tube compressor to your sessions.

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