Users' questions

Is Waves NLS any good?

Is Waves NLS any good?

It’s got wonderful presence and warmth and when you push it hard it just keeps sounding beautiful and musical. The mic option on all three is a real treat, providing a great way to get very usable distortion, and again sounds just like it should.

What does Waves NLS channel do?

Waves modeled over 100 individual channels in all, capturing the unique color, character, and behavior of each and every input and summing bus amp. NLS delivers the richness, depth, and harmonic complexity that only analog gear could deliver – until now.

Where do waves go in NLS?

To simulate console preamp coloration: The NLS Channel is placed on the first insert of your DAW audio tracks, and the NLS Buss can then be inserted at any point on the buss or master track.

What is non linear summing?

In real non-linear summing, all of the inputs running into a summing rail/resistor network *affect the sum* simultaneously by causing non-linear behaviours in the response of the rail. Input B’s affect on the rail is *modified* at every moment by input A.

What is summing in audio?

In audio, summing refers to combining two or more signals together. In analog mixers, signals are usually summed together by sending them from their source – usually somewhere after the channel fader – to a common bus, which in turn feeds another gain stage.

What is SSL E Channel?

The SSL E-Channel delivers the incomparable sound of the Solid State Logic 4000-series console’s all-discrete design and its Class A, VCA chip. The equalization section of the SSL E-Channel is based on the renowned Black Knob equalizer, developed in 1983 with legendary producer George Martin.

What is analog summing?

How Analog Summing Works. At its most basic, summing simply refers to combining multiple tracks into a single stereo master track. If you’ve been recording and mixing in a DAW, then you’ll be familiar with routing your individual tracks, buses, and auxiliary channels to your master fader.

What is a summing buss?

A summing amplifier simply sums multiple audio streams to stereo, while the DAW’s mixer is used to perform the mixing functions of balancing and panning. To put it simply, if it has level controls and/or pan pots on the inputs it is a line mixer, not a summing mixer.

Why is analog summing better?

Proponents argue that summing individual tracks or stems through an analog summing box rather than inside of the DAW yields a warmer sound with improved depth and dimensionality.

What’s the difference between SSL E and G?

The E-Channel delivers the classic big-console sound we all know and love, while the G-Channel adds notable midrange punch that enables individual elements like vocals or guitar to pop through the mix a little more.

Are SSL plugins any good?

The SSL compression sound is arguably the most emulated in history, with scores of plugins and hardware devices claiming to mimic the sonics of the famed SSL G Console Buss Compressor. Surprisingly, while the Native Bus Compressor is absolutely stellar, it hasn’t been my most used dynamics tool from the bundle.

What kind of plug in is the waves NLS?

Waves NLS. Waves are the latest manufacturers to try to package the sound of large-format mixing consoles in plug-in form. The NLS plug-in interface changes to reflect which of the three consoles you’ve chosen. Here, the NLS Channel plug-in (left) is in its SSL guise, while the Buss plug-in is emulating Mike Hedges’ vintage EMI TG-series desk.

Where does the NLS channel go on a mixing console?

To mimic the performance of a mixing console, NLS Channel is meant to be put on the last insert on each channel and NLS Buss on the first insert of the master bus.

Is the Neve 5116 compatible with waves NLS?

Finally, Yoad Nevo took two classic Neve 5116s and had them custom-built into one very impressive console the length of a living room. The Waves NLS suite (‘non-linear summing’) consists of the NLS Channel and the NLS Buss plug-ins, and is available for Mac OS and Windows, in TDM and all the usual native formats.

What kind of mastering tools do waves use?

Get your tracks ready for streaming with Waves’ pro mastering tools, from the industry-standard L2 and L3 level maximizers, to vintage models like Abbey Road TG Mastering and J37 Tape, to the precision WLM loudness meter.