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Waves dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter v9.91

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Waves dbx 160 Compressor / Limiter - featured

Considered one of the best drum compressors ever, the original dbx® 160 stands tall among its peers, boasting a very clean sound with minimum THD. The fast-acting dbx® 160 compressor was used in almost every major recording in the late ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s, and later models in the 160 series also became industry standards.


Highlights

Created in collaboration with dbx®, the Waves dbx® 160 compressor / limiter plugin is an authentic-sounding software version of this storied piece of hardware. In addition to its meticulous modeling of the vintage compressor, the Waves dbx® 160 plugin incorporates unique and exclusive features not found in the original hardware, such as Waves’ MS Matrix, mix and noise controls, and a stereo component. The result is a must-have compressor / limiter for use in the studio, live, or both.

“To get closer to the realism of live performance” has been a goal of dbx® since the company’s inception in the 1970s. This goal has come full circle with the Waves dbx® 160 compressor / limiter plugin, which enables you to achieve stunning realism in the studio or to add nuance to an actual live performance.

  • Created in collaboration with dbx®
  • Meticulous modeling of the original dbx® 160 compressor
  • Designed for both studio and live use
  • MS matrix
  • Mix & noise controls
  • Stereo component

Updates

v9.91


  • All plugins now have control mapping for Avid S3 and S6 control surfaces.

  • H-EQ: New H-EQ Lite components that require less CPU and are well suited for live sound or when processing resources are limited. They do not include the Spectrum Analyzer and Analog sections.

  • H-EQ: New Solo function - Any parametric band can now be soloed by touching its Frequency, Q, or Gain controls. This provides a momentary check of the band’s processing. For a latching solo of a band, click on its solo button.

  • H-EQ: New Smooth feature which eliminates noises that can occur while controls are moved in certain older H-EQ versions. When a session with instances of older H-EQ versions loads, ‘Smooth’ will automatically set to Off. New instances of H-EQ in new or old sessions will load with Smooth On.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Support for up to 6 Nx Head Trackers at the same time.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Nx Head Trackers can be renamed from the WavesHeadTracker application. The name is permanent and saved on the Nx Head Tracker device itself.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: The Head Tracker's status color is now also shown in the plugin's tracking device drop down menu.

  • Waves Central 1.3.1.4: Support for installing version 9.91.

What's new in v9.27?

  • dbx 160: Closing the plugin GUI and reopening it no longer causes the preset name to change to "Preset A".
  • dbx 160: Added support for AVID S3 and S6 control surfaces.
  • dbx 160: Fixed hum noise frequency in stereo component to 50Hz instead of 100Hz.
  • Fixed various possible crashes and graphical problems in plugins with resizable GUIs.
  • Fixed a problem where WaveShell-AAX may fail to load and is declared as an invalid AAX plugin.
  • Fixed an issue where on Mac Yosemite the 'Save Preset' window will remain open after clicking OK.

Mac

  • CPU -Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • Memory
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 10.10.5 - 10.12.4
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Windows

  • CPU - Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core
  • Memory
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 64 bit
    • Windows 7 with SP1
    • Windows  8.1
    • Windows 10
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes:

  • Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, and Dorrough require minimum screen resolution 1280x1024 / 1600x1024.
  • SoundGrid Studio Application: For SoundGrid Studio Application system requirements, visit the product page Support tab.
  • SoundGrid I/Os: If you wish to use the eMotion ST mixer, see the system requirements on the SoundGrid Studio Application page under the Support tab. If you are not using eMotion ST, see the specs above.
  • Waves Central: to run on Windows 7 with SP1 64bit, KB 2999226 must be installed.

Mac Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.7.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.1 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.2 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 - 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.15 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.1.6 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 - 3.3.4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 - 8.6.4 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)

Windows Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.7.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.2 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9.0.0 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.15 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.4.2 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

  • 32/64 bit: Version 9 supports all audio hosts above in 32-bit, and 64-bit where available.
  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.
  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.
  • eMo Generator: when using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.
  • Reel ADT on windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab and Sound Forge.
  • Codex & Element are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, and REAPER.
  • Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano and Electric Grand 80 Piano are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, and Garage Band (on i7).
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
  • In addition, it is not supported on Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
  • DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.
  • NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
  • UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
  • Sidechain is supported on Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio 12, REAPER and Studio One only.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT: are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, and Ableton Live (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported.).
  • SoundShifter: on Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
  • On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
  • MIDI Support: the following hosts don't offer MIDI support: WaveLab, Main Stage, Pyramix, Garage Band, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Q-Clone: is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Media Composer, FL Studio.
  • Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • InPhase & InPhase LT: sidechain not supported on Logic.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools 11 and up (HD required), Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Sonar.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Sonar Platinum and Wavelab.

 

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