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Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer v9.92

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Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer - featured

Waves Vitamin is a multiband harmonic enhancer and tone-shaping plugin that can make any track sound powerful and full of spark by mixing an enriched version with the original signal.


Highlights

With its zero-latency processing, Vitamin caters to studio and live mix engineers alike. Used as an insert on any track or buss, Vitamin instantly delivers a warm, vital result that is comparable to what you would get from a parallel chain of EQ, compression and saturation processors, but without the hassle.

Vitamin’s controls are intuitive, easy to use and immediately responsive, letting you smooth or accentuate punchiness and dynamics, determine the crossover frequency points between the plugin's five bands, and control the mix of the direct signal with its enhanced version. To top it all off, when Vitamin is in stereo mode, each band has a width control that lets you create wider sound images or make room for a vocal right in front of the mix – a great tool for mastering.

Whether used on vocals, guitars, synths, drums or an entire mix, Vitamin opens up the sound in a way that truly complements and enhances the original signal, ensuring your tracks get the nutrients they need.

  • Parallel multiband harmonic enhancer with five individual bands
  • Control over the crossover frequency points between bands
  • Control over the mix of the direct signal with the enhanced version
  • Per-band stereo width control
  • Punch control for smoothing or accentuating punchiness and dynamics
  • Zero-latency processing

 

Latest Updates

v9.92

  • Added: Waves instruments now allow saving presets in the preset menu of Komplete Kontrol and Maschine.
  • Added: New H-Reverb hardware preset '70 Tiled Room'.
  • Removed: Unsupported surround components from the plugins list in Ableton Live and Reason.
  • Removed: WNS Noise Suppressor's "Suggest" from automation enabled controls.
  • Fixed: Prompt to locate Waves plugin folder no longer appears for every account on Mac computers with multiple user-accounts.
  • Fixed: Control responsiveness while moving plugin controls via Ableton Live's interface.
  • Fixed: Modifying plugin parameters no longer blocks keyboard communication with Ableton Live.
  • Fixed: Long plugin scan and loading times in Logic Pro X on computers that are not connected to the internet.
  • Fixed: Possible crashes in Logic Pro X when loading sessions with Waves plugins and Soundtoys PanMan.
  • Fixed: Waves instruments no longer appear in Pro Tools' AudioSuite menu.
  • Fixed: The Sustain pedal on Grand Rhapsody Piano's GUI no longer gets stuck when clicking on it.
  • Fixed: Electric 88 Piano's 'Tune' parameter values for 'Drive Through' and 'Driving Home' presets under Komplete Kontrol and Maschine.
  • Fixed: AudioTrack possible level spikes when bypassing or switching presets.
  • Fixed: Q10 Equalizer link between L and R faders now properly works on touchscreens.
  • Fixed: DeBreath processed audio is no longer delayed when used in Pro Tools' AudioSuite.
  • Fixed: Greg Wells VoiceCentric & MixCentric possible CPU spikes under REAPER while no audio is passing through the plugins.
  • Fixed: GTR Solo issue in Pro Tools where some stomp control positions may not be correctly recalled when loaded in a session.
  • Fixed: Waves Tune Real-Time possible wrong display of scale note during automation.
  • Various other bug fixes.

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 - 10.12.6
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Support for Visually Impaired Users

  • Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
  • VoiceOver Utility enabled
  • Pro Tools 12.7
  • Logic 10.3.1

Please note: Preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar is currently not supported (will be added soon).

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 (pops)

Mac Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.3 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.2 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.3.4 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 - 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 - 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)
  • Maschine 2.6.6 (VSTi only)
  • Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 (VSTi only)

Windows Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.3 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9.0.0 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 -14 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 - 11 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 - 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 - 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.5 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)
  • Maschine 2.6.6 (VSTi only)
  • Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 (VSTi only)

Exceptions and Notes (pops)

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