Waves Q-Clone

Waves Q-Clone

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Q-Clone, Other software EQ from Waves.

5 user reviews
Prices starting at $50 Average price: $50

Waves Q-Clone tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Waves
  • Model: Q-Clone
  • Category: Other software EQs
  • Added in our database on: 02/01/2005

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Waves Q-Clone user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Hatsubai's review"Vintage hardware EQ clone"

Waves Q-Clone
The Q-clone is basically a unique plugin that allows you to select between different EQs out there by utilizing different impulses. You can even create your own from your hardware you have. That allows you to store certain sessions into this plugin without having to go through the hassle of recreating them. The plugin itself is extremely simple to use in that you just adjust your hardware to where you'd like it and select save. Just hook it up to whatever you want to EQ or monitor, and go from there. It's crazy simple to use, and Waves even has a demonstration video as to how this plugin actually works. I never read the manual, but once you watch the video, it's really not needed.


Waves is, by far, one of the best software companies out there when it comes to things like performance and stability. First of all, this plugin is cross platform compatible. That means that nearly anybody can use this without any issues. As a Mac user, that's a huge plus for me. The plugin itself is rock solid, and I've never experienced a single crash directly related to utilizing this plugin inside of my DAW. There is one one issue that I did experience, and it's why I rated it a 9 instead of a 10. This plugin is a 32 bit plugin inside of OS X. Today, we're mostly living in a 64 bit world. For Logic Pro to utilize this plugin, it needs to run a special bridge application so I can have my higher RAM limit inside the actual DAW. I realize that the plugin is kinda old, but I'm hoping Waves will update this for 64 bit operation in future updates. I've been using the Mercury bundle for the past half a year or so, and it's been a wonderful experience.


This plugin isn't utilized a lot anymore, I've found. It's mostly because smaller studio people like me don't really utilize outboards that much. We're more concerned about space and budget, so keeping everything inside the DAW solves both those problems. The presets add a great sound to whatever I'm looking to modify, but I tend to just grab the regular EQ whenever I need it. It's a bit more transparent, and I'm more used to utilizing the Logic Pro EQ than any other EQ out there.

moosers's review

Waves Q-Clone
I can't speak too much about the installation process with the Waves Ltd. Q-Clone as the one that I have used already had it installed and I wasn't involved in the process.  I can say that since it has been installed I haven't encountered or heard of anyone else encountering any problems related to compatibility, installation, or otherwise.  The interface of the software didn't take me all that long to figure out as everything is laid out nicely.  The plug-in is really two in one - the one with the graph and parameters itself and another one that allows you to import hardware EQ settings.  I have mostly thus far used the presets as they sound pretty great, but there are really endless possibilities with this plug-in and this new type of technology.  The manual is helpful and is definitely a good idea to have around if you are unfamiliar with how to use this.


So far I can't say that I've had any problems at all running the Waves Ltd. Q-Clone plug-in.  I have been using it a professional studio that has a Pro Tools HD system and an Apple G5 computer.  I can't say that I've thus far had any problems running the plug-in, although I haven't used more than a few of them at a time.  I think that as long as you have an adequate system that you are able to run the plug-ins that you already have on well, this won't present any problems.  I've only been using the software for a matter of months as it is a relatively new product.


Overall, Waves Ltd. Q-Clone is a very impressive plug-in.  Just the idea of it itself is new and exciting and when you hear the results I promise that you will be even more exciting.  While it can sometimes take some time to make sure that you have imported everything the right way and that it is effective, it is definitely worth it as the sounds are some of the best that I have heard from a plug-in.  The price of the Waves Ltd. Q-Clone plug-in isn't unreasonable considering the versatility that this has to offer.  Waves Ltd. Q-Clone is absolutely a plug-in that I recommend checking out if you want to try some new technology out or are looking for a great software EQ.

guyroots's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waves Q-Clone
No pb, like most software now


Plug not very greedy.
very correct.


Presets that sound very well indeed!
its smooth and effective presets.
by ds that are against the patch in the hardware gate is ca ....
test with a universal audio and avalon converted with motu, sound proves Funny quality over the original .. ca "behringerise" anyway not bad !!
dgage is a disturbing medium (lose flexibility apparatus) ... her that I did not have when I catch her with the same material .... So eq are less accurate on machines original.
bad experience for me ?? I ask to consult other review

they are a good plug eq because as I said above +, presets are really nice.
Digital state05/11/2005

Digital state's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Waves Q-Clone
No prob!


Less greedy than the L3 exemple.Trés stable.
A good PC will do muscled as usual.


2 months I bought this wonder because I could listen to it before.
The mastering presets are excellent, the vocals, guitars and bass like, we swim in the bliss! (I have not tried cloning, because I have the wrong hardware stuff so it is useless ...)
From everything I've tried ... um ... no comparison is a rocket.
It is through against very expensive but largely justified on non-standard perfs!
For me it is the rolls of the Waves plugs!

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