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Waves, you can't live with them and you can't.....

Not for the first time and I hate myself for it. I had to format my pc due to some issues that are now sorted. And I'm sure many people will know what's coming next...... Waves (not so good) licence. Apparently my license is gone and I have tried everything to get them back and when I emailed them about it they gave me some advice that sadly didn't work and then reminded me about the 1 year only licence. I love H-delay and H-reverb and its seems that my only option is to buy the upgrade thing that would cost just short of £100. Surely a company shouldn't be working like this?

A warning about WAVES software!

I purchased Waves Diamond for $349 just about 3 1/2 years ago. When my motherboard failed, I replaced it and I was given a new Windows product key (no charge by Microsoft by the way). I wound up having to "recover" my Waves license. As it turned out, the motherboard that I bought was a lemon, so I just got a new computer, and once again I was prompted to "recover" my waves license again. Guess what Waves told me? I can only "recover" a license ONCE PER YEAR and in order to use Waves Diamond before June 14th, 2019 I have to PAY Waves $170 in order to get "covered" by Waves' "update plan".

Waves MS Matrix and breaking out LR info in Cubase

Hey everyone! It's been a few years since I've been an avid forum user, but this place profoundly shaped my life and career when I was a young engineer. I kinda want to start by thanking all of the veteran users (I don't know how many are still here haha), but I do have a question about a process I've been trying to figure out for a few days now..

Behind The Scenes at Waves

Yeah, it's obviously self-promotion, but it's interesting to hear the "behind the scenes" guys in R&D and Development talk about what they do. Too often, Waves only promotes their list of famous producers and engineers who have signed on as endorsees; but it's not as if guys like CLA or Dave Pensado are actually designing these processors... so it's kinda cool to hear from the guys who actually make these plugs happen.

Waves R-Channel 32 bit

I was putting the beginnings of a mix together this morning, working with the drum tracks.

The kick and snare are both live - the kick is an ancient Ludwig 22" from the 60's; it looks like it's been run over by a truck, but it sure still sounds good. ;) ( I have three vintage snares, a '68 Black Beauty, a '71 Suprasonic, and a Rogers wood snare).

Izotope Ozone, Waves Abbey Road ADT

Izotope Ozone

This is a collection of tools, including EQ, Gain Reduction, Reverb, Multi-Band Compression, Maximizer, Exciter and Imager. I downloaded a 10 day trial of this prog yesterday; I had heard from a few engineer friends that they thought it was pretty decent, so I thought I'd give it a go.

To be fair, I don't own and have never used boutique plugs like the UA DSP Library, which from what I've heard, has become the defacto standard for many engineers working in DAW land. My comparison is based on the average caliber plugs available.