Modeling

These two classic Neve console EQ’s shaped generations of popular music, but what makes each one distinct? Get your gear-nerd hat on and read our contrast between the plugins, so you can effectively use the legendary “big” sound.

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They all have “that API sound,” but it’s important to choose the right tool for the job. We’ve mapped out the differences between these classic designs so you can make musical decisions about when to use which EQ.

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What's the difference between saturation, overdrive and distortion? Find out, and learn how to enhance your whole in-the-box mix by adding warmth, excitement and getting mix elements to sparkle and stand out.

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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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