From our award-winning API and SSL 4000 Collections to the critically-acclaimed JJP and V-Series bundles, Waves Modeling sets the industry standards for precision, innovation, and most importantly, audio quality. Waves proprietary hardware emulation techniques transcend conventional modeling, making the real sound of rare vintage processors available to producers, artists, and engineers everywhere.
Connoisseurs of vintage recording equipment know that no two units of the same make and model sound exactly alike. Tubes, transistors, capacitors, and other components work together to give each piece its own unique personality. So when Waves models popular vintage hardware units, we turn to heavyweight producers and engineers like Chris Lord-Alge, Eddie Kramer, and Jack Joseph Puig.
Chris, Eddie, and Jack worked closely with us through every phase of development. Together with personal presets from the artists themselves, Waves Modeling Artist Collaborations deliver the distinctive sound of the world’s most in-demand audio processors, as used by the world’s most in-demand audio professionals.
Waves begins the modeling process by acquiring the very best hardware reference units available. Then, with meticulous attention to detail, we analyze every attribute, behavior, and response of the originals. Finally, we replicate their performance in the digital realm, tweaking and adjusting algorithms and parameters to truly capture the distinctive tonal personality of each device. The result is sonic depth, nuance, and detail that make Waves plugins virtually indistinguishable from the original units.