As the WAVES' Gold Bundle catch phrase states, "We have everything you need from production to mixing and basic mastering", it includes the Renaissance series that provides natural and musical processing and aggressive sound creation and popular plug-ins that support various mixes such as H-Comp and H-Delay. In the Gold Bundle, there are higher level bundles that contain more plug-ins, so many people may be interested in this. This time, I would like to introduce one of those high-end bundles, as well as the benefits of upgrading to Horizon!
Recommendation point 1 The number of plugins has increased from 42 to 80!!!
Recommended plug-ins from Horizon recording
Vocal Rider is actually an overwhelmingly popular WAVES plug-in. Many people are concerned that it takes a lot of time and effort to find the right settings for the compressor processing of a vocal track, or to write and adjust automation depending on the part being sung.
In such a case, if you use Vocal Rider, you can easily and naturally compress by simply moving the fader up and down to achieve a natural finish.
When doing vocal processing, this is one of the plug-ins that is so convenient that you can't go without it once you’ve tried it, and both the convenience and quality will save you an overwhelming amount of time.
A balancer that automatically adjusts the volume of the bass. Unlike synth basses, raw bass inevitably has variations in volume and it takes a long time to adjust. Bass Rider will be helpful in such a case. Like Vocal Rider, it automatically adjusts the volume and gives a natural finish while retaining the good points and the raw nuances.
Needless to say, the most used comps in the history of recording are the 1176, LA-2A and LA-3A. Musical compression is used by people from recording to mixing. WAVES's CLA-76, CLA-2A and CLA-3A are the only modeling compressors that model the three best-maintained real machines owned by one of the world's top engineers, Chris Lord-Alge.
Tape, Tubes and Transistors
Eddie Kramer, a "living legendary engineer" who has worked on works by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and other huge artists. Modeled by actually using borrowed rare equipment owned by Olympic Studios in London, which he has used for many recordings. "Three Ts (Tube, Tape, Transistors)" has been revived as a plug-in. This is for when you want the thickness and warmth that are lacking from digital recordings.
・Kramer HLS Channel
・Kramer PIE Compressor
・Kramer MPX Master Tape
Horizon contains all of WAVES's best mastering tools in the L-series. The L3-16 with 16 bands, and can be used not only for mastering but also on tracks and buses. More than 20 years after its release, the L2 with its unique character is still popular. Finally the roughly distorted L1 which is popular for limiting. Not only for clean mastering, but also for deeply colored maximization.
・L1 Ultramaximizer (also included in Gold)
Recommendation point 2 WUP service is available for 1 year!
WUP (Waves Update Plan) is a plan that allows you to upgrade your WAVES product free of charge during the target period if there is a version upgrade / update. Normally, when you purchase a WAVES product, it comes with a one year WUP. If you upgrade after that period, you will need to renew the WUP for a fee.
However, if you upgrade from Gold to Horizon, WUP will be added for one year on the Horizon side. Therefore, rather than updating Gold's WUP for one year, upgrading it will update the WUP while allowing you to use the Horizon plug-in, so there are cases where it is actually advantageous!
For more information on WUP, please check the domestic distributor page below.
Distributor site information page
* Even after the WUP has expired, the already installed plug-ins and the acquired additional plug-ins will still be available for use. You can continue to use the product in the environment supported by your license.
● Advantages during the WUP period
You can always stay updated with the latest version during the WUP period. Regardless of major version update or minor update, the latest version update released is available free of charge.
● Advantages of having the latest version
2nd license option available! Two licenses are provided for V9 and later products, and you can activate and use the product at the same time in two different environments. Please refer to the distributor site information page for details.
● Addition of bonus plugins
At the time of a major update, new plugins will be provided as bonus plugins for new plugin releases.
Recommendation point 3 The upgraded version is on sale at times
In addition to the regular version, WAVES may make it easier to purchase an upgraded version by holding a sale. Single plug-ins sold separately on the manufacturer's site cost 3000 yen or more. However, if, for example, you upgrade from the 42-type Gold to the 80-type Horizon at the time of manufacturer’s sale, you can get 38 plugins at far less than a single plug-in. You can get many recording plug-ins for the price of 1.
As I introduced at the beginning, the following products that can be upgraded from Gold at a great price are now on sale!
Why don't you take this opportunity to get an upgrade to Horizon?!!