At the Waves press conference this morning, plenty of new products were unveiled. My favorites were the Signature-Series plug-ins from Chris Lord-Alge and Jack Joseph Puig. Each features dedicated plug-ins for vocals, guitars, drums and more. They’re due out in March and will cost $800 each. Puig and Lord-Alge were both present at the press conference and talked about and demoed their plug-ins.
Waves also announced two plug-ins modeled from classic processors used by Eddie Kramer: a Helios mic pre and a PIE Compressor. Kramer demoed the plugs and said, “When I plug this in I feel like I’m home again. Indeed, the plug-ins sounded very impressive. Kramer played a stereo room drum track, first without processing (which sounded pretty good), and then with the two new plugs dialed in. The track sounded awesome; deep, punchy, and nicely compressed. The Kramer plug-ins are due out in February and will come in native and TDM versions.