Waves Enigma
Waves Enigma

Enigma, Other Effect Plug-in from Waves.

Hatsubai 06/27/2011

Waves Enigma : Hatsubai's user review

« Crazy versatile modulator »

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The Waves Enigma is a crazy hardcore modulation effect that utilizes different LFOs reverbs, filters, feedback loops and all kinds of other stuff to create some of the most unique and bizarre modulated sounds you've ever heard. The layout itself is pretty complex, and there are ton of options to choose from. The main portions you'll be dealing with are the notches, modulators and feedback sections. These are what you mainly use to get the sound you're looking for. Because this is so hardcore when it comes to its interface, I recommend trying to find some online tutorials on it and following along. It'll help explain how everything works a bit better. I've never read the Waves manuals, so I can't comment on those. I never experienced any issues when it came to setting it up since Waves plugins are very simple to install and are compatible on nearly every machine today.


Waves plugins are always rock solid. They're known for being super stable and never taking up too much memory inside your DAW. This is especially necessary when you start using multiple instances of plugins. I run a Mac Pro with OS 10.6.x, and my main DAW is Logic Pro. Everything worked fine, but these plugins are 32 bit only. While it's not a big deal with Logic thanks to their 32 bit bridge, it's still somewhat disappointing since everything is 64 bit today. Hopefully they'll fix that with the next major update. I've had the Mercury bundle for probably half a year or so, and I've always received excellent support from the guys over at Waves.


This is probably one of my heavier used plugins by Waves simply because it can do so many things. I can create everything from a simple modulated delay to some insanely bizarre sound effect that makes it sound like the earth is ending. I highly recommend checking this plugin out.