July 27, 2004
Waves has expanded its range of processing tools for guitarists,
vocalists, and other musicians using native, host-based systems with the
Musicians Bundle II.Featuring two of Waves' legendary signature processors
— Renaissance Compressor and Renaissance EQ — the Musicians Bundle II also
includes two delay and ambience tools, SuperTap and Doubler, plus a unique
vocal processor, Renaissance Vox.
Renaissance Compressor recreates the warm sound and simple operation of classic
analog hardware compressors. The Renaissance Compressor features ARC (Auto
Release Control) and Opto/Electro modes with a brickwall (L1 style) limiter
on the output. Renaissance EQ has user-selectable filter types that respond
like classic analog/tube processing, adding air and smoothness while maintaining
clarity and space.
Offering control for vocals, the Renaissance Vox is designed to be powerful,
while also being easy to use. Created to enhance and focus vocal clarity while
reducing background noise, the Renaissance Vox is ideal for lead vocals, instrument
tracks, or radio voiceovers.
Additional plug-ins in the Musicians Bundle II focus on time domain effects.
The Doubler is an automatic double-tracking device that will make any instrument
or vocal larger than life, adding depth and dimension to the sound. Employing
an innovative combination of delay and pitch modulation, the Waves Doubler
creates a whole new gamut of time-domain doubling effects. The SuperTap plug-in
features six powerful multi-tap delays with up to six seconds of mono or stereo
delay, EQ-style filtering, rotation, gain, and precision control of delay times.
In addition, there's the ability to add modulation and different feedback modes,
along with tempo/tap pattern insertion. SuperTap can create wild delays, incredible
ambient effects, and unique room sounds.
A 14-day free demo of the Musicians Bundle II is available from authorized
Waves dealers or at www.waves.com. The
Musicians Bundle II is currently shipping with an MSRP of $200. It is available
for native systems via RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, DirectX (Win), and MAS (Mac).
For more information, visit their web site at www.waves.com