Product Description for the Waves Horizon Bundle
As a music production professional, there are certain things you just can’t live without: A good room. Good mics. Good monitors. Good music. And Waves. You need versatile mixing tools that bring out the best of each and every performance. You need the warm, incomparable sound of vintage compressors for punch and power. You need precision-modeled EQs that add color and character. And you need state-of-the-art mastering processors to give your projects that final shimmer and shine.
AudioTrack gives you the power of three complete Waves processors in one easy-to-use plug-in. With equalization, gating, and compression, it's ideal for multimedia, voiceovers, project studios, and more.
C1 Parametric Compander
With compression, expansion, gating, and equalization, the C1 Parametric Compander is a true audio production workhorse, featuring three independent modules which can be used separately or combined for maximum flexibility.
The ultimate virtual multiband dynamics processor, the C4 does it all: 4 bands of up and down expansion, limiting, and compression, plus dynamic and standard EQ. Combining technologies from Waves' acclaimed Renaissance Compressor and the powerful C1 Parametric Compander, the C4 gives you unprecedented control over the contours of your mix, with maximum clarity and transparency.
Ideal for final mixes and audio mastering, the Waves Center plug-in is an innovative processor that separates phantom Center content from Side (L/R) content. With Center, you can zero in on the phantom center and bring out or bring down the vocals without affecting everything else. Perfect for post-production engineers and DJs as well, Center lets you reposition, isolate, and even eliminate elements of your mix. Using a unique dynamic engine which considers the amplitude, frequency, and time envelope of stereo sources, Center gives you the power to radically rebalance your spatial imagery. Adjustable punch, high-frequency, and low-frequency controls let you enhance detail with maximum impact. Get centered or get sidetracked. Choose sides or play it down the middle. Find the middle ground, or get a little something on the side. With Waves Center, you really can play the (stereo) field.
Modeled on the legendary electro-optical tube compressor, the CLA-2A plug-in emulates the original's smooth, frequency-dependent behaviors that have made it a favorite of engineers everywhere. Like the mid-'60s classic, the CLA-2A sounds great on guitars and bass, and really shines on vocals. Top it all off with Chris Lord-Alge's personal presets, and seemingly limitless instantiations, and you've got a virtual compressor/limiter that surpasses its inspiration.
CLA-3A Compressor Limiter
Based on the early '70s solid-state unit known for its unique and highly transparent compression curve, the CLA-3A delivers the quick response and the subtle harmonic distortion for which the original is world-renowned. And, just like the original, the CLA-3A plug-in is the bomb on bass, as well as on guitars and vocals. But unlike the original, you can fire up as many instances as your system can handle.
CLA-76 Blacky & Bluey Compressors/Limiters
Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-'60s Class A line-level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 ("Blacky" and "Bluey") offer the superfast attack (as quick as 50 microseconds) that made the originals studio legends. With an exclusive "ALL" control that recreates the original's explosive "All-Ratio-Buttons-In" mode, plus modeled pre-amp distortion for that extra edge, the CLA-76 plug-in delivers some of the most powerful drum sounds imaginable.
Singers insist on breathing—even when it spoils a perfectly good take. With DeBreath, you can truly take their breath away. DeBreath uses a unique algorithm that automatically detects and separates a vocal take into two distinct tracks: only voice and only breath. Now you can control how much breath you want on your vocal track, and how you want it processed. You can even add room tone where breaths have been removed or reduced. And DeBreath isn't just for singers; it's also a great time-saver for voice overs and multimedia.
When it comes to reducing excess sibilance ("ess" and "shh" sounds) from vocal tracks, nothing compares to Waves DeEsser. Inspired by vintage gear for precision de-essing and high-frequency limiting, DeEsser delivers smooth and natural output with minimum fuss.
Explore new dimensions of sound and movement with Doppler. Create the illusion of traveling through space or the rush of a passing train. With the Doppler plug-in, you control the frequency change, speed, and distance from your sonic source with pinpoint accuracy.
When professional engineers need superior double-tracking effects, they turn to Doubler. Using delay and pitch modulation, Doubler delivers extraordinary richness and texture on vocals and polyphonic instruments as well as full mixes.
Twist, bend, and mangle your sound like never before with effects that go way beyond phasing and flanging. Enigma uses a unique combination of filters, short delay feedback loops, reverb, LFO modulation, and more to create radical, never-before-heard sonic textures.
GTR Amp Modeler
From Fender to Marshall, Mesa Boogie to Vox, and more, Waves has captured the world's hottest vintage and contemporary amps, using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. The result is an amazing collection of guitar tones. With GTR3's host-free Standalone ToolRack, all you need to do is plug in and play. H-Comp Hybrid Compressor H-Comp is a brand new dynamics processor that combines the modeled behavior of transformers, tubes, and transistors, together with the power and precision that only a plug-in can provide. The result is a compressor with capabilities that engineers could only dream about back in the day. H-Comp lends a whole new meaning to the concept of THD: Total Harmonic Distinction.
From real old school PCM42-style effects like filtering, flanging, and phasing, to slap-back echo, ping-pong delay, and tempo-sync with modulation, H-Delay delivers the goods, controlled by a super intuitive interface that lets you get right down to business.
When you need to recreate the authentic sound of actual acoustic spaces, there's no alternative to the realism and flexibility of convolution reverb. The IR-L offers the same great sound and performance as our IR1, using a simple, streamlined interface for maximum ease and efficiency.
The Ultramaximizer is the plug-in that started it all. It provides look-ahead peak limiting, level maximization, and high resolution re-quantization in one powerful processor. Ideal for any audio application from multimedia to mastering, the L1 is world-renowned for its transparency and punch.
For mixing, mastering, and more, the L2's legendary combination of look-ahead brickwall peak limiting, level maximization, and ultra-high resolution give you the power and extra gain you need with crystal-clear results every single time.
When top mastering engineers sit down behind the board, they need to enhance frequency response and maximize levels while protecting the fidelity of their sources. That's where the L3 comes in: The world's first auto-summing multi-band limiter for all-in-one mastering.
The L3 Ultramaximizer is a special edition of the L3. It delivers the same great sound as the L3 Multimaximizer, using an intuitive, streamlined interface.
Presenting the L3-LL, the first multiband peak limiter that lets you maximize your mix, track by track, instrument by instrument. Including the same versatile presets that made the L3 the favorite of engineers the world over, the L3-LL extends the capabilities of the L-Series by leaps and bounds. The L3-LL's PLMixer Peak Limiting Mixer technology maximizes your volume with breathtaking detail, and its 5-band crossover with phase-corrected filters delivers sweet highs and punchy lows. When you need maximum sound with minimum latency and complete control, the choice is clear, loud and clear.
The L3-LL Ultramaximizer is a special edition of the L3-LL which is included with Mercury, Diamond, and Platinum bundles covered by Waves Update Plan. It delivers the same great sound as the L3-LL Multimaximizer using an intuitive, streamlined interface.
Presenting the newest member of Waves' acclaimed L-Series: the L3-16 Multimaximizer, a 16-band peak limiter delivering unparalleled loudness with unprecedented control. Powered by Waves patented PLMixer Peak Limiting Mixer technology, the L3-16 maximizes your sound with pin-point precision and breathtaking detail. With a wide variety of sonic flavors ranging from analog warm to digital cool, no matter what genre, no matter what sound, you'll stand out from the crowd, loud and clear.
Linear Phase Equalizer
Conceived and created with mastering in mind, Linear Phase EQ preserves your original musical balance while providing precision control over the harmonic spectrum with absolutely zero phase shift.
Linear Phase Multiband
Using unique technologies like Adaptive Thresholds, Automatic Makeup Gain, and Finite Response Filters, Linear Phase Multiband features five user-definable bands with linear phase crossovers for phase distortion-free Multiband Compression.
When you need to seriously pump up your lows, choose MaxxBass, a bass enhancement technology used on numerous hit records and major motion pictures. MaxxBass uses psycho-acoustics to calculate precise harmonics that are related to the fundamental tones of sound. When these harmonics are combined, it creates the effect of lower, deeper frequencies.
The very first plug-in of its kind, MaxxVolume performs all essential dynamics processes in one convenient tool. Combining technologies from Waves' acclaimed L2 Ultramaximizer, C1 Parametric Compander, Renaissance Vox, and Renaissance Compressor, MaxxVolume is ideal for mixing and mastering as well as broadcast and post-production, perfect for voiceovers, vocals, and instrumental tracks. It's a Vocal tool, with automatic level riding that keeps your vocal in focus. It's an Instrument tool, controlling the dynamic range without the artifacts of compressors and limiters. It's a Broadcast tool, bringing any program to a fixed destination level; ideal for radio and TV, podcasting, internet streaming, and more.= When time and fidelity is of the essence, turn to MaxxVolume, and turn it up.
There's never been anything quite like the sound of great vintage tape flanging and phaser emulation—until now. From gentle choruses and dual-delay flanging sounds to sharp phasing and extreme jet sweeps, let MetaFlanger take you there and beyond.
MondoMod utilizes an exclusive combination of linked AM, FM, and Rotation modulators to create unique sonic textures ranging from tranquil to turbulent.
Taking the classic sound of the original Vocoder to new heights, Morphoder lets you combine two distinct audio signals to create never-before-heard sonic combinations with unmatched clarity and definition.
With high and low level compression controlled by a streamlined interface, the MV2 is the simplest, most flexible way to control your sound. With intuitive dual faders for quick dynamic optimization, it's never been easier to maximize your volume.
Amazingly accurate and a breeze to use, the PAZ Analyzer generates a comprehensive realtime visual representation of your audio's stereo positioning, frequency spread, and Peak/RMS levels.
PuigChild 660 & 670 Compressor/Limiter
Throughout the vinyl era, the original Fairchild 670 compressor was ubiquitous: From the recording studio to the record lathe, the Fairchild was renowned for its advanced compression techniques and incomparable sound. We've captured every distinctive nuance of Jack Joseph Puig's Fairchild 670 along with every detail of its rich harmonic complexity.
PuigTec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
The Pultec EQP-1A is renowned for its unique ability to boost and cut the same frequencies simultaneously, thereby creating a resonant shelf. The PuigTec EQP-1A is a remarkable replication of Jack Joseph Puig's original hand-crafted unit, heard on dozens of popular recordings from artists including Weezer, Black Crowes, and Panic! At The Disco.
PuigTec MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer
The distinctive tonal characteristics of the MEQ-5 have made the original Pultec hardware a mainstay at high-end studios for decades. The midrange PuigTec MEQ-5 and the broadband PuigTec EQP-1A together comprise a full-range vintage EQ chain.
Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer
The world's very first paragraphic EQ, the Q10 delivers precision equalization for mixing and mastering alike. With power and features that far surpass the capabilities of analog, the Q10 lets you create special effects and spectral modifications that range from subtle to extreme.
Q-Clone EQ Modeler
There's nothing like the warmth and character of vintage hardware equalizers. With Q-Clone, you can dig into its massive library of classic EQs, or use the Q-Capture component to model your own hardware favorites. Plus, you can use your captured hardware freely throughout your session, adjusting the sound of each track as if you had dozens of that same equalizer. With so many EQs at your fingertips, Q-Clone is truly an equalization revolution.
Renaissance Axx Compressor
Engineered especially for guitar, Renaissance Axx is the ideal compressor for musicians and engineers who need to dial in dynamic levels quickly. With its three efficient controls, Renaissance Axx features a fixed ratio curve, automatic release value, and an output limiter to prevent clipping.
Renaissance Axx Bass
Renaissance Bass delivers Waves patented MaxxBass psycho-acoustic technology using simplified controls for quick, intuitive operation. Tightening up your bass has never been easier.
Renaissance Axx Channel
A precision channel strip combining the finest equalization, compression, limiting, and gating in one convenient plug-in, Renaissance Channel is a complete audio mixing chain that delivers extreme flexibility and performance.
Featuring a streamlined, optimized interface, the Renaissance Compressor delivers classic warm compression and expansion utilizing technologies from Waves' renowned C1 Parametric Compander and the legendary L1 Ultramaximizer.
Nothing ruins a great vocal track like excess "ess" and "shh" sounds. The solution is Renaissance DeEsser, a state-of-the-art sibilance attenuator which reduces undesirable high frequencies while preserving the integrity of your source. With a variety of presets for both male and female voices, Renaissance DeEsser makes it simple to zero in on the problem spots and clean them up with accuracy and ease.
Featuring realtime EQ graphing, vintage-modeled filter curves, and extended internal headroom, the Renaissance Equalizer is a versatile Paragraphic EQ with warm, analog-style sound.
With rich reverb tails, an advanced early reflection system, and dual-band EQ and damping controls, Renaissance Reverb delivers quality sound and performance with extraordinary density and texture.
A uniquely powerful dynamics processor optimized especially for vocal tracks, Renaissance Vox features simple streamlined controls for compression, gate/expansion, limiting, and level maximization.
S1 Stereo Imager
Ideal for stereo tracks as well as full mixes, the S1 is a unique and powerful set of tools that uses psycho-acoustic spatial imaging techniques to enhance and alter stereo separation.
The world's most advanced pitch-shifting and time-shifting processor, SoundShifter lets you change keys, change tempos, change durations, and manipulate the time-pitch continuum with unmatched accuracy and clarity. For tonal transformation and transposition, SoundShifter is simply all you'll ever need.
Inspired by the legacy of the classic analog tape delays, SuperTap's extensive modulation, panning, and filter options give it unprecedented processing power. Sync to your host tempo or tap it in; SuperTap gets you into the right groove.
Perfect for breathing new life into drum loops, accentuating, or attenuating instrumental attacks, and modifying room acoustics, TransX is a revolutionary processor that shapes transients and revitalizes individual tracks and full mixes.
Featuring a flexible graphic interface and powerful editing parameters, TrueVerb combines reverb with an Early Reflections simulator to create extraordinarily natural-sounding virtual acoustic spaces.
Waves Tune LT
Waves Tune LT is a special edition of Waves Tune that delivers the same great sound as Waves Tune, yet uses an intuitive interface with simplified controls.
When you need to transpose, harmonize, modulate, and transform your sound, UltraPitch is the answer. With factory presets including essential classic setups, UltraPitch is great for thick stereo chorusing, doubling, parallel harmonies, vocal slap and spread effects, and much more.
UM225/UM226 Stereo-to-Surround Processors
From music to movie soundtracks and beyond, audio engineers are upmixing all sorts of content from stereo to surround, to capture the excitement of today's full, multi-speaker environments. And when the original multitrack sessions aren't available, they have to work with stereo mixes. Presenting the UM225 and UM226 stereo-to-surround processors, two new music software tools that bring Waves quality to the new surround soundscape. Experienced engineers know that in order to achieve optimal surround from stereo, they need to maintain the character of the original mix, including absolute levels, relative levels, and relative positions in space. At the same time, they want to realize the potential of the center, rear, and LFE channels, for a rich, enveloping 360° mix. Using patented center- and rear-channel extraction processes, together with a unique LFE channel enrichment process, the UM225 for 5.0 and the UM226 for 5.1 deliver improved surround imaging, for a wider soundscape with better separation. For sound designers who want to use stereo effects on surround soundtracks; for engineers updating archive material to today's HDTV surround standard; for keyboardists who need 5.0 or 5.1 output for virtual instruments; for post-production specialists who want to enhance LFE effects like explosions, earthquakes, and street rumble; and for recordists that require creative conversion of stereo sources to surround in real time, the UM225 and UM226 are incredibly versatile, stereo-to-surround processors that give you exceptional audio quality.
Using time constants and a fixed nominal output gain, the V-Comp recreates the rich lush buss sound of the vintage 2254 hardware compressor. This super-responsive dynamics processor packs a recognizable musical punch heard on countless hit records. Its controlled, gentle compression can really glue a mix together.
Vocal Rider is the first of Waves pioneering series of Mix tools. Simply put, Vocal Rider rides the levels of vocal tracks, automatically. Instead of manually riding the physical mixing console fader, or tediously drawing in each individual level change on a DAW track, Vocal Rider plug-in does it for you, making it a true timesaver. All you need to do is set the target range of the vocal level in relation to the rest of the mix. Then, Vocal Rider compensates for all deviations from the target, intelligently raising or lowering the vocal volume, instantly. And, unlike everyday compression, Vocal Rider adds absolutely no additional coloring to the track. The Vocal Rider Live component includes an exclusive Spill control to differentiate the vocal from background instrumentation and noise, for better tracking and performance.