Waves C6

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by engineer971, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. engineer971

    engineer971 Active Member

    Dec 24, 2010
    Roanoke, IL
    I just purchased the Waves C6 6 band compressor and I really don't know how to use it yet. Is there some manual on the plugin to help me?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    You need to learn what all the dials on a preamp actually do theoretically and actually. The famous sticky is here. Fourth post down by Shotgun. Other than that you just need to practice spinning knobs with single purpose goals in mind like crunchy or soft or limit etc.
  3. Big K

    Big K Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Munich / Germany
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    Maybe start with simple compressor technique, first.
    This C6 six-band , just like the UAD Precision Multiband compressors, are racehorses and even seasoned engineers have to think twice once in while what they are doing.
    Also, if you don't know multi band compressors well, you can produce more desaster then you do good with it. Multibands are NOT first choice in most mixing situations, anyway.

    Watch Precision Multiband Plug-In | Universal Audio
    It shows the features of good Multiband comp. But ignore the dude saying it would be an ideal tool for the novice, as well...
    It is Not! Otoh, if you know it well, you could mix a song with it, not using any additional EQ.
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