WAVES VST Plug-ins?

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by Doublehelix, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Has anyone had a chance to try out the new WAVESplug-insfor VST? (version 3.2.1 - it is a public beta that the Tech Support guy I talked to said was "extremely stable")

    Is this one of those things that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

    What benefit will a VST plug-in give me over a Direct-X plugin with Cubase?

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I tried it on my XP version and it crashed like crazy!! I havent tried it on my 2k version yet but have been meaning to!! It gives you better performance on your CPU..taxes it less! I'll try it tonight and let you know
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Any progress Opus??? I know you are busy!

  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I'm redoing my system today...I'll let you know tonight!! I swear!! I promise!!!
    Opus :D
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    well...I installed it and it's wierd how now when I start Nuendo it gives me the list of Waves plugins during the Nuendo splash screen..interestingly all I have to do is click somewhere on the screen and it goes away...hmmm? Anyways...Again, I dont really see a performance boost of any sort just yet..what I do see is that it loads a hell of a lot faster than before..so, it is worth it in the long run..usually when I play a song and enable a Waves effect for an insert it will pause the song or cause some wierd issues..so this helps tremendously..it really depends on your system and how powerful it is..So in conclusion..install it!! You can only gain from it loading a plugin a hell of a lot faster!!
  6. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    So the stability was OK? That is my main concern!

  7. i use Wave gold bundle 3.2 i belive it is under XP with Nuendo and Cubase...i've never had any problems.
  8. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Just an update for those who are interested...

    I installed the Waves beta VSTplug-ins and they have worked flawlessly so far. I had a couple of hiccups however during the installation, so hopefully this will help anyone else who has a similar setup.

    First off, physically remove any of the Waves DLLs that you have not authorized. (I have 3 of their packages for example, the Native Power Pack, Ren I, and Ren II.) Having the unauthorized DLLs on the computer causes error messages to be generated when you select the WaveShell function (This is where you access all the Waves VSTplug-ins. These errors are telling you that you are not authorized to use theplug-ins etc...Get rid of the unauthorized DLLs, and things work just fine.

    [It is interesting to note that I now have the choice of using the old DirectX versions **or** the new VST versions from within Cubase VST/32 5.1]

    Secondly, I had problems with Wavelab. First I got the authorization problem error messages when I tried to enter Wavelab, and then when I finally got into Wavelab...I had *no* Wavesplug-insat all...not the older DirectX ones (3.2), *or* the newer VST ones (3.2.1)! Ouch! I finally contacted Waves (*great* tech support, btw...) and they told me to copy the WaveShell.DLL file into the Wavelabplugins directory in *addition* to the one that exists under the Steinbergplugins directory...weird to have to have 2 instances of the same DLL on the computer, especially when it is for 2 pieces of software from the same company (Steinberg), but it now works flawlessly!

    The VST versions of theplug-insare pretty cool for a couple of reasons that I can see, and maybe more that I can't...

    1) They load *much* more quickly! (like *instantly*!)

    2) They can be automated like any other VST plug-in (pretty cool!).

    Finally, while I was on the phone with the Waves tech support guy, he told me that they just released a new version of the RenVerb and also one of the EQ's (sorry, I can't remember which one now...it is not one that I own) that use *much* less resources. I d/l'ed the file and installed it, and I was really impressed as to how much more efficient the reverb was than the previous version. If you don't have it yet...this is a *must* download!!!



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