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Waves C1 Compressor

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Waves C1 Parametric Compander TDM

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Product Description for the Waves C1 Compressor

With compression, expansion, gating, and equalization, the C1 Parametric Compander is a true production workhorse, featuring three independent modules which can be used separately or combined for maximum flexibility.


  • 3 Plugin Modules: Compressor/Expander, Gate/Expander, Filter/EQ
  • Split-band dynamics
  • Internal side-chaining
  • External side-chaining (Pro Tools only)
  • Look-ahead feature for precision transient processing
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution (Compressor and Gate only)
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible


  • Bypass Enables or disables the module
  • LowRef Mode Low Level Reference Conventional compressor operating mode
  • PeakRef Mode Peak Level Reference Preserves peak levels (auto makeup gain)
  • Make-up Gain -40dB to +40dB
  • Threshold -100dB to 0dB
  • Ratio 1:1 to 50:1 (compression), 0.5:1 to 1:1 (expansion)
  • Cancellation Mode -50:1 to -5:1 to cancel out very loud signals
  • Attack 0.01ms to 1,000ms
  • Release 1ms to 10,000ms
  • PDR Program Dependant Release
  • EQ Mode Wideband, Sidechain or Split
  • Gain Reduction Meter -36dB to +24dB
  • Control Level Meter -100dB to 0dB


  • Bypass Enables or disables the module
  • Gate/Expander Control Switches between Gate and Expander modes
  • Floor -inf. to +12dB (Gate/Expander mode), -100N to -10N negative polarity (Expander mode)
  • Gate Thresholds Gate Open and Gate Close
  • Attack 0.01ms to 1,000ms
  • Release 1ms to 10,000ms
  • Hold 0.01ms to 5,000ms
  • EQ Mode Wideband, Sidechain or Split
  • Gain Reduction Meter -108dB to +12dB
  • Control Level Meter -100dB to 0dB

Parameter Linking Links the Compressor/Expander and Gate/Expander controls


  • Two Complementary Bands Active/Sidechain path, and passive path
  • Crossover Slope 18dB/octave to 36dB/octave
  • Type Band-Pass, Band-Reject, Hi-Pass and Low-Pass
  • Frequency 16Hz to 21Khz
  • Q 0.1 to 0.6

Lookahead Yes/No

Key Mode Stereo, Left keys Right, Right keys Left

Monitor Audio, Sidechain or Passive

Output Gain Fader -40dB to +18dB

Output Meter -30dB to 0dB with peak hold and clip indicators

Brand Waves
Weight 1.0000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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