Waves RS56 Plugin

Those graphs look pretty clean, a might too clean I would say. Not that I have a 1950s RS56 laying around, but I’m going to guess it was a bit more noisy and added a bit more distortion than this plugin.

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Waves CLA-76 Black

Read more about the 1176, and UAD’s version here. Compare this to Waves Blue version, IK Multimedia Black 76, and  PSP’s “modernized” version.

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Waves CLA-76 Blue

Read more about the 1176, and UAD’s version here. Compare this to Waves Black version, IK Multimedia Black 76, and  PSP’s “modernized” version.

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Waves PuigChild 670

So you can find the hardware for about $50K more than the plugin. I would really like to compare them, so if someone can be kind enough to… Anyway, take a look at how the frequency response changes as soon as you turn the threshold.

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Waves J37 Tape

I have some things to say about tape emulations, and you can read them in my post, “The Joys of Analog Tape” on the UAD Ampex ATR-102 page. Take a look and see if you have any thoughts about it.

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Waves Kramer Tape

The tape delay feature is pretty nice, especially when you take out the hissy highs with the lowpass filter. If you use it as an aux channel, go ahead and drive it into some distortion and adjust to taste. Or ear. I have some things to say about tape emulations, and you can read them in my post, “The Joys of Analog Tape” on the UAD Ampex ATR-102 page. I’d be interested in knowing what you think about it.

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