Waves Jack Joseph Puig Vocals
Waves Jack Joseph Puig Vocals

Jack Joseph Puig Vocals, Software channel strip from Waves in the Jack Joseph Puig series.

Hatsubai 07/04/2011

Waves Jack Joseph Puig Vocals : Hatsubai's user review

« Works great for clean vocals »

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Jack Joseph Puig is one of the most famous music producers and engineers out there. Considering his popularity, it was only natural for Waves to do a plugin in collaboration with him. The Waves JJP Vocals plugin is a plugin to help mix and master vocals in a very easy "all-in-one" solution. The plugin has knobs for sensitivity, lows, highs, de-esser and comp, toggle switches for male, male 2 and female, and sliders for main, magic, space, attack, presence, master and attitude.

The plugin works by combining an EQ, de-esser and compressor all in one with its own little flare and character. To use this, you simply enable it on your vocal buss and go from there. It's super simple to use, and the interface is laid out nicely. I never read the manual, so I can't comment on that. However, you shouldn't have any issues using this if you're a first time user.


Waves plugins are amazing when it comes to stability and performance. First of all, these plugins are all cross platform compatible. That means that they'll work on both Windows and OS X without any problems whatsoever. They're usually fairly lightweight, and they don't take up too much processing power, nor RAM. There are a few exceptions, but this plugin is fairly lightweight. I do have one problem, however. The plugins are not 64 bit in OS X. To use these in my 64 bit environment, my DAW needs to enable a special bridge application to utilize these. I find it a bit annoying, and I'm hoping that Waves will update this down the road. I've been using the Mercury bundle for about half a year, and it's been amazing so far.


Vocals can be real tricky to master, but I like to treat them as lead guitars. I don't like to throw too many effects on them if I can help it, and this plugin is usually a good go-to solution for treating vocals. However, I usually find myself just using my own little concoction of plugins that I've come up with in the years I've been recording. To me, it's just easier that way. Also, I'm usually recording death metal vocals, so I don't get to use this plugin as often as I probably should.