Waves Doubler
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Waves Doubler

Doubler, Software Chorus from Waves.

Hatsubai 06/26/2011

Waves Doubler : Hatsubai's user review

« A complex Haas effect plugin »
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The Haas effect is one of the most used (and maybe overused) effects out there. It can really thicken up a mix. Basically, you're doubling a track, delaying it a touch and then maybe adding some modulation to it. That creates the illusion that it was done twice and gives you a super thick sound. To use this, you simply enable it on your buss and start adjusting. I didn't experience any compatibility issues, so I can't comment on that. I never read the manual, but that's because I don't have the patience. This plugin is one of the harder plugins to use that Waves offers. I recommend testing out the different presets and seeing how they work to get a good grasp of how what is effecting what. After that, you should have a good idea as to how everything works.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

This plugin is more complex to use. It sound great, but it can be a real pain if you're just looking for a quick Haas effect. I usually just do that kind of stuff manually as it's quicker for me to get the results I want. I usually stay away from this on distorted guitars, but it can work out nicely for clean guitars that were only one take. Check it out, you might like it.