Saturation & Distortion

Watch how to add vintage vibes to your beats, running Waves’ NKS-ready effects inside Native Instruments Maschine, and download free presets for the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, J37 Tape and Kramer Master Tape plugins.

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Step up your distortion processing with MultiMod Rack, the multiband modulation rack for Waves’ latest distortion plugins. Waves’ product designers show how you can mix with surgical saturation and produce with versatile modulatable distortion FX.

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A powerhouse tool for Waves’ latest distortion plugins, MultiMod Rack lets you combine Abbey Road Saturator, Berzerk and MDMX through a wild modulatable, multiband 3-slot rack designed for surgical precision and endlessly colorful saturation.

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Distortion, saturation and overdrive are great for making drums sound bigger, better and more energetic in the mix. Learn how to get the most from these powerful effects on your drum parts.

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Producer ill Factor (Justin Timberlake) from Beat Academy shows us how he uses Waves Berzerk Distortion to mix his live drums with 808s in a vibey and creative way.

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How can you get deep, subby 808s, while still making them hit hard in the production and be heard in the mix? Learn how to use Waves Berzerk Distortion to create rich, wide and punchy 808s.

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Learn how to use Waves Berzerk Distortion to warp and mangle your drum loops, samples and 808s. Mixer Sean Divine takes us through some of the insane sounds you can achieve with this plugin.

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Musician Jeff Bastien explores the range of drive and crunch tones you can get when pairing the Waves MDMX Distortion Modules (Screamer, Overdrive and FUZZ) with PRS SuperModels guitar amps.

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These are the “bread and butter” tools of a mix engineer’s kit. Learn how to get your song sounding like a finished record with faders, pan knobs, EQs, compressors/limiters, saturators, delays and reverbs.

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When mixing or producing a track, you can use distortion and saturation in subtle ways to mimic other processing chains, achieving more musical results overall and without making the track sound clipped.

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