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11-10-2003, 01:00 AM
HI~ i need recommendations~~
I got digi002 and i use protools LE. I want to buy new plug- ins.
Can somebody tell me if i should get the Waves gold bundle or TC native?
Far as i know, sweetwater has waves gold bundle upgrade for digi002 for 600 bux. The plug ins from the TC native for Mac is only 400 dollars. I really want to know which one is a better plug-in. Waves seems to have lot of stuff but i only really need EQ, reverb, compressor (which TC natives bundle offers). Also TC natives EQ seems lot easier to use than waves. Can anybody tell me about Tc native stuff?? I really want to mix well professionally so any recomendations would be much appreciated. I need good reverb, EQ, and compressor
11-10-2003, 08:17 AM
I really like the TC stuff, however, I almost always find myself going to the waves first. I prefer the waves comps and EQ's to the TC's. I actually even prefer the waves reverbs, but they are very processor hungry so I would usually go to the tc first since it still sounds pretty good.
11-10-2003, 09:28 AM
Also you didn't mention if you already had one of the other waves bundles... You can't use the upgrade ($600.00) if you don't have one of the bundle below the gold. If not, it's more like $999.00 for the full version. I like both too, but usually go for the Waves first.
11-10-2003, 10:04 AM
He's got one of the Digi 002 "promo" bundles, and there is an upgrade path to Waves Gold for it.
I'd also do the Waves. All of them may not be the absolute best examples of their type, but they're all very useful plug-ins. If you can't get a project done with Waves Gold, you're probably in trouble for reasons other than lacking plugins.
I only have the TC PowerCore plugins rather than the TC Native, and with the exception of the PowerCore reverbs, the Oxford, and the TC Chorus/Delay which are indispensable to me, they are a second-call to the Waves. There are some nice things in there, but they're more esoteric and not as useful every day.
This may not apply to the Native bundle, I know. But the Waves is standard, perhaps not flashy, but standard go-to stuff for a whole lot of people.
11-10-2003, 03:30 PM
thanks for all your replies.. And yeah.. i have the standard plug-ins for digi002 that came with my Protools LE.. The upgrade to waves gold bundle cost only 600 dollars.. right?? i just wanna make sure..
Also..thing about TC natives was that it only has four essential things.. and it seemed lot easier to use.. Is waves pretty well made program?
ANd thank you for all your replies!!:banana:
11-10-2003, 09:46 PM
Yes $600.00 is right, just woke up this morning when I replied to your post. Duh, I just did the upgrade myself a few weeks ago. Sorry about the confusion!
11-14-2003, 06:01 AM
For the extra $200 definately go and get the Waves Gold bundle. Once issues with OSX settle down and I upgrade my Mac and Protools to version 6, I'll consider getting the Gold bundle as well. Many people cringe at the price but to be honest this bundle offers alot more than a half decent hardware fx unit at the same price!!!!!! Everything short of precision dedicated mastering and resotration tools are there (although it would be nice to have a ptich correction device along the lines of Autotune thrown in as well???????). And there are no amplitude style distorition fx either. But everything else is well covered.
I must say that I think very highly of the basic digirack fx already shipping with Protools LE! Last year I recorded a clients album using nothing else then my Digi 001 (and the factory plug ins). The mastering engineer who mastered the tracks was amazed that I only used these plugs but that is the absolute truth. The mod delays are absolutely 1st class IMHO!!!!!!!:).
Anyway you can't go wrong with the Waves Gold bundle for $600!!!!
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