« Add that 80s shine »Published on 06/14/11 at 21:05
Waves plugins have always been some of the most stable plugins I've experienced. They're cross platform compatible, so they'll work with both PCs and Macs. As a Mac user, that's a huge advantage for someone like me. They run in 32 bit mode, but Logic uses a wrapper-like application that runs so you don't interfere with your 64 bit interface. I've tried this on various different buses, and it seems to work on anything with ease. It even works nicely on MIDI, which I found a bit surprising. There are no performance issues at all, and that's a huge plus when working in a DAW filled with all kinds of synths and tracks running tons of plugins. These plugins came with my Mercury package, and I've had that for a few months now.
I've used this plugin on some clean tones and leads for that 80s sound, but it's a somewhat limited plugin. It can work on vocals, depending on what you're doing with them, but considering I mostly play heavy metal, the plugin has limited usage in my application.