Modeling

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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What makes the SSL E and G channels different? Why – and when – choose one over the other? Take a detailed comparative look at these two legendary channel strip processors.

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Which channel strip plugin is Tony's go-to for fat, round R&B sounds and which does he prefer for more aggressive rock mixes? The legendary mix engineer (Beyoncé, David Bowie, Weezer) compares the two.

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