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Waves' award-winning audio processor plug-ins are the standard technology for thousands of audio professionals in content creation. The current product line includes over 90 processors that have been embraced by the audio industry in music production, film, post, and broadcast.

Bass Rider

Bass Rider is an innovative, easy-to-use plug-in that rides bass levels automatically and delivers perfect bass levels, without changing the natural sound of your bass. Optimized especially for the frequency range and envelope characteristics of bass instruments, Bass Rider covers all the basses: DI, amplified, acoustic, synth, upright — you name it.

A real timesaver with dedicated studio and live components, Bass Rider keeps bass levels in check and solid throughout your mix. Unlike a compressor, Bass Rider works note by note, without disturbing their inner dynamics, so they sustain and decay naturally. With Bass Rider, you’ll never mix bass the same way again.

  • Rides bass levels automatically
  • Optimized for bass instruments
  • Dedicated studio and live components
  • Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU


H-EQ is a uniquely powerful hybrid equalizer, featuring vintage and modern EQ inspired by the finest British and American consoles; seven different filter types per band, including a newly-developed, one-of-a-kind asymmetrical bell filter; an intuitive keyboard graphic that lets you choose frequencies by clicking on notes; an exclusive MS Mode so you can apply different EQ to Mid and Side content; and a flexible real-time frequency spectrum analyzer with multiple display options. There are seven filter types per band: US Vintage, UK Vintage 1, UK Vintage 2, US Modern, UK Modern, Digital 1 and Digital 2.

  • Newly-developed asymmetrical bell filter
  • Exclusive MS matrix mode: apply different EQ to mid and side content
  • Real-time frequency spectrum analyzer
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU


Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, Tape, Tubes & Transistors features three meticulously-modeled vintage plug-ins: Kramer Master Tape, HLS Channel, and PIE Compressor. Together, they recreate Eddie’s golden audio chain, which he used to record musical icons like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles. Now, the legendary sound of London's Olympic Studios can be yours — with Tape, Tubes & Transistors.


The cure for tweak fatigue. Mixing has never been this fast — or this much fun. This bundle contains several plug-ins like the Brighter, which adds brightness up a track, or the Pressure, which is ideal for percussive sources like loops and drum busses. There are many others — so be sure to find your favorite ones.

Kramer Master Tape

Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, the Kramer Master Tape plug-in is modeled on a rare vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel machine. With adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter, and noise parameters, the Kramer Master Tape provides comprehensive control over the contours of your sound. And to top it off, we’ve added a flexible slap & feedback delay, ideal for rock, dance, dub, you name it. For recording, mixing, mastering, and more, bring the richness and warmth of real tape saturation to your DAW with the Kramer Master Tape plug-in. It’s the reel deal.

  • Modeled on a rare vintage 1/4" reel-to-reel machine
  • Adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter
  • Slap & feedback delay
  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU

Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter

Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the new Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter® plug-in delivers all the unique character of the rare original hardware unit, with all the advantages of software. When it was originally introduced in the mid-1970s, it brought its distinctive sound to select sessions by leading recording artists, traveling from studio to studio as an exclusive (and expensive) rental unit. The original Aural Exciter was highly regarded for its ability to increase and enhance presence, brightness, and vibrancy on vocal and instrumental tracks alike. It was even credited as a "session player" on best-selling albums by the likes of Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor, engineered by Val Garay, who worked closely with us on the development of the plug-in.

  • Faithful model of the rare tube-powered original
  • Adds brightness, vibrancy and depth
  • Mix and AX modes for insert or send configurations
  • Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU


Vocal Rider is the first of Waves pioneering new series of Mix tools. Instead of manually riding the physical mixing console fader, or tediously drawing in each individual level change on a DAW track, Vocal Rider 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. The new Vocal Rider Live component includes an exclusive Spill control to differentiate the vocal from background instrumentation and noise, for better tracking and performance.

  • Keep steady vocal & dialog levels automatically.
  • Save time by automating the vocal riding part of the mixing process.
  • Write the automatic riding to an automation track for fine tuning.
  • Real-Time means no latency and no pre-scan needed.
  • Up to 24bit 96kHz resolution


Developed in association with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the HLS Channel was meticulously modeled on a Helios mixing console just like the one he used in historic sessions at London’s acclaimed Olympic Studios. (In fact, we actually managed to get our hands on the Helios from the Rolling Stones mobile truck, which was used on a slew of classic recordings during the early ‘70s.) In addition to modeling the Helios EQs with their sweet saturation, high-end presence, and fat low-frequency boost, we even modeled the unique behavior, coloration, and drive of the console’s preamps.

  • Modeled Mic & Line preamp drive
  • Analog noise & hum for added realism
  • EQ bypass mode
  • Up to 24bit 96kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components


Developed in association with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the PIE Compressor was precision-modeled on a vintage Pye compressor like the ones he used in historic sessions at London’s acclaimed Olympic Studios. A mainstay in esteemed British studios throughout the classic rock era, the original Pye processors are considered by many to be among of the best buss compressors of all time. The Waves PIE plugin features a meticulously modeled VU meter with superfast refresh rates that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity, and ballistic behavior of a physical analog meter.

  • Analog noise & hum for added realism
  • Compression and limiting modes
  • Auto-makeup gain
  • Up to 24bit 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components

C6 - Multiband Compressor

For years, the C4 has been a favorite of studio engineers the world over, and in live sound, it's quickly become a must-have for front-of-house and monitor professionals as well. To create the C6, we took the tried-and-true functions of the C4, and added two additional floating bands plus a sidechain feature, for one-stop vocal and instrument shaping. Equally at home in the studio, live, and in post production, the C6 lets you zero in on problem frequencies with surgical precision. Perfect for de-essing and de-popping in the studio or onstage, the C6 gives you all the multiband compression and dynamic equalization you need to control, tame, and shape your sound.

  • Internal/external sidechain per band
  • Individual band Listen mode
  • Four crossover bands plus two floating bands
  • Dynamic EQ, compression & expansion
  • ARC™ Auto Release Control
  • Up to 24bit, 192kHz resolution

Sound Design Suite

With over 30 plugins hand-picked especially for sound designers and post production facilities, the Waves Sound Design Suite is a comprehensive and cost-effective collection of audio plugins that provides all the essentials — without breaking the bank. From conventional effects to creative sonic textures, Sound Design Suite covers all your bases. With compression, EQ, pitch shifting, level maximization, and more, you get everything need to mold, modulate, and mangle your sound. If you've been looking for an all-in-one, off-the-shelf audio processing solution, Sound Design Suite is it — no more mixing and matching plugins from different bundles. Whether you work in TV, movies, or games, the Waves Sound Design Suite gives you essential sound-shaping tools, for endless sound design possibilities.

  • Extensive Collection of Audio plug-ins
  • For Sound designers and post production facilities
  • Developed together with Scott Martin Gershin and Charles Deenen
  • From conventional effects to sonic textures
  • Compression, EQ, Pitch Shifting, Level Maximization etc.

Tony Maserati Artist Signature Collection

7 Application-Specific Audio plug-ins, created in collaboration with multi-platinum mixing engineer Tony Maserati. The VX1 Vocal Enhancer, GTi Guitar Toner, B72 Bass Phattener, and ACG Acoustic Guitar Designer now all feature both Insert and Send modes.

VX1 Vocal Enhancer, Gti Guitar Toner, B72 Bass Phattener, ACG Acoustic Guitar Designer, DRM Drum Slammer, HMX Harmonics Generator


With over 90 stellar processors and over 250 component plug-ins, Mercury features more Waves in one package than ever before! From time-domain effects to equalizers, from dynamics control to noise reduction, from guitar sound modeling to the sound of classic analog components, there has never been such a comprehensive collection as this. The Mercury Collection offers more effects, more channel components, more mix down tools, more processors than ever before in one place.

360 Surround Tools, The Waves Dorrough Meter Collection, The JJP Collection, API collection, Diamond Bundle, GTR3, IR & IR 360, L3-16 Multimaximizer, L3 Multimaximizer, MaxxVolume, V-Series, Vocal Bundle, Z-Noise


A comprehensive collection of audio processing tools, Diamond brings unparalleled signal processing power to your studio, for tracking, mixing, mastering, creative sound design, and audio restoration. Diamond now includes MaxxVolume, Q-Clone, Waves Tune LT, L3 Multimaximizer, L3-LL Multimaximizer, and IR-L Convolution Reverb as well as all the plug-ins found in Waves Platinum, Restoration, and Transform bundles. From dynamics, equalization, and reverb to pitch correction, spatial imaging, and beyond, Diamond is a must-have for every serious studio — including over 40 plug-ins.

L1, L2 & L3 Ultramaximizer, L3 Multimaximizer, L3-LL Multi & Ultra, MaxxBass, Linear Phase Equalizer & Multiband, TrueVerb, S1, Renaissance Axx, Bass, Compressor, Channel, Renaissance DeEsser, Equalizer, Reverb , Vox, C1 & C4, PS22 TDM only, MetaFlanger, MondoMod, DeEsser, IR-L, Doubler, Doppler, Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer, Q-Clone, AudioTrack, Paz Psychoacoustic Analyzer, Enigma, SuperTap, Waves Tune LT


Waves Silver is an affordable collection designed with personal production studios in mind. With reverb, compression, equalization, level maximization, and more, Silver features 16 essential plug-ins that will take your music to the pro level. Now, you can join the ranks of the engineers and producers that count on Waves Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Mercury to deliver hit after hit after hit. When it’s time to go pro, it’s time to go Silver.

TrueVerb , L1 Ultramaximizer, Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer, C1 ParametricCompander, IR-L Convolution Reverb, SuperTap, Doubler, DeEsser, S1 Stereo Imager,RenaissanceAxx, Renaissance Compressor, Renaissance Equalizer, MaxxBass, MondoMod, Enigma, Paz Psychoacoustic Analyzer

JJP Collection

The Fairchild 670, the Pultec EQP-1A, and the Pultec MEQ-5 are among the most sought-after pieces of gear in audio history. Jack Joseph Puig is among the most sought-after producers and mixing engineers in the music industry. When JJP requires the perfect sound, he turns to these studio legends. Now, Waves has precision-modeled these rare pieces and captured every detail of their rich harmonic complexity.

Fairchild 670, Pultec EQP- 1A, Pultec MEQ-5

Studio Classics Collection

When it comes to audio hardware modeling, Waves sets the standard to which others aspire. Our plug-ins don’t just mimic components and circuit schematics; they recreate every last nuance of actual hardware behavior. Now, Waves has captured the most respected recording consoles in the world. The consoles that made music history. The big budget studio sound.

API 550A, API 550B, API 560, API 2500, V-EQ3, V-EQ4, V-Comp, SSL G-Channel, SSL G-Equalizer, SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, SSL E-Channel


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 the most amazing guitar tones you will ever hear coming out of your computer. And now you can buy the GTR3 software and Studio Guitar Interface separately or together, at special new prices.

25 Guitar Amps, 7 Bass Amps, 29 Cabs, 26 Stomps, Multiple Mics and Mic Settings, Custom Hardware Interface, Realistic Dynamic Response, Expert Presets and FX Chains, Sync-to-Host BPM Effects, Drag-and-Drop Simplicity, Real-Time MIDI Control, Standalone or DAW Ready

Native Power Pack

With everything from reverb, delay, and equalization to compression, limiting, and level maximization, Native Power Pack is a perfect introduction to the Waves experience. Whether you are just getting started or you are expanding your production palette, NPP gives you the power.

TrueVerb, L1 Ultramaximizer, Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer, C1 Parametric Compander, IR-L Convolution Reverb, SuperTap, Doubler, DeEsser, S1 Stereo Imager, RenaissanceAxx


Wembley Arena. Grand Ole Opry. Sydney Opera House. CBGB’s. Birdland. Want to record in the world’s greatest venues? Now you can. IR1 puts the meticulously captured sound of these and many other renowned spaces in your hands. It lets you capture the sonic characteristics of your favorite rooms and hardware, and shape the reverbs with pinpoint accuracy. Everybody wants to play the big rooms. With the IR1, you’re there.

IR-L, IR-1


Waves is pleased to present the newest member of our acclaimed L-Series, the 16-band L3-16 Multimaximizer. With EQ, limiting, maximization, and a variety of sonic flavors ranging from analog warm to digital cool, all-in-one mastering has never sounded so good. Powered by Waves patented PLMixer™ Peak Limiting Mixer technology, the L3-16 delivers unparalleled loudness with unprecedented control. No matter what genre, no matter what sound, with the L3-16, L3, and L3-LL, you'll stand out from the crowd, loud and clear.

L3-16 Multimaximizer, L3-LL Multimaximizer, L3-LL Ultramaximizer, L3 Multimaximizer, L3 Ultramaximizer

360° Surround Tools

When sound engineers for major motion pictures need a comprehensive set of processors for mixing 5.1 surround sound, they turn to Waves 360° Surround Tools. Conceived and created especially for surround production, 360° Surround Tools includes compression, limiting, reverb, spatial enhancement, and much more. For the creation of sophisticated, accurate surround mixes for today’s multi-channel listening environments, absolutely nothing compares.

C360 Surround Compressor, L360 Surround Limiter, LFE360 Low Pass Filter, IDR360 Surround Bit Re-Quantizer, R360 Surround Reverb, M360 Surround Mixdown, M360 Surround Manager, S360 Surround Imager, S360 Surround Panner, MV360°, UM225/UM226

WNS Waves Noise Suppressor

The first in the new line of dedicated Waves post-production tools, the WNS Waves Noise Suppressor is a real-time multiband processor for fast and effective broadband noise suppression on dialog tracks. Suitable for both indoor and location recordings with constant or modulating environment noise, WNS delivers superior sound quality with minimal artifacts.

  • Zero latency means perfect picture sync
  • Designed especially for dialog
  • Low CPU usage
  • Multiple simultaneous instances
  • Significantly more affordable than hardware
  • User-definable frequency range selection
  • Up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible


For years, sound design and post production professionals have been waiting for a subharmonic synthesizer plug-in that delivers the earthshaking sound of hardware. The wait is over. More than just a subharmonic generator, LoAir features adjustable frequency and low-pass filter controls to shape your ultra low-end. Plus, it’s the only subharmonic plug-in available which lets you process polyphonic content, as well as create an LFE track from stereo or 5.0 sources.

  • Add weight, drama, and depth
  • Enhance existing subharmonics
  • Processes polyphonic source material
  • Full session recall, full automation
  • Mono, stereo, 5.0-to-5.1, and 5.1-to-5.1 components
  • Up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible