Waves C6 Multiband Compressor Plug-in

Multiband Compressor Plug-in with 6 Bands of Dynamic EQ - Mac/PC RTAS, AU, VST
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Precise Multiband Compression!

Whether you're in the studio, running live sound, or handling post-production tasks, you need a flexible compressor. And the Waves C6 is just the one to get the job done. An evolution of the super-popular Waves C4 compressor, the C6 adds two floating bands and a sidechain feature. In other words, it's your one-stop plug-in compression and dynamic equalization solution for vocal and instrument shaping.

With the flexibility of C6, you'll easily be able to zero in on problematic frequencies. It's excellent for de-essing and de-popping, both onstage and in the studio. Really, the Waves C6 plug-in is poised to handling whatever kind of controlling, taming, and shaping your sound needs. For those reasons, it's no wonder the C6 is already getting praise from prestigious sound engineers, including Ken "Pooch" Van Druten (Mixer/FOH Engineer for Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Kiss). Van Druten digs the C6, saying "The ability to have six bands of fully sweepable dynamic EQ on the mix bus makes the C6 an all-important tool for live sound engineers. By itself, it does the work of two or three different plugs that I used to use."

That's quite the compliment.

From mixing and mastering to live and post work, the Waves C6 multiband compressor is your complete shaping solution. Get yours today!

Waves C6 Multiband Compressor Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • Internal/external sidechain per band
  • Individual band Listen mode
  • Four crossover bands plus two floating bands
  • Dynamic EQ, compression & expansion
  • Double precision bit resolution processing
  • ARC Auto Release Control
  • Up to 24bit, 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
Get the super-flexible Waves C6 Multiband Compressor plug-in into your studio, live, and post workflow!

Tech Specs

Software Type Compressor
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 64-bit
Format AAX Native, RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, AU, SoundGrid
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon or higher, 4 GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon or higher, 4 GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Manufacturer Part Number C6TDM

Customer Reviews

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A New Way to Live

I'd say you need to approach this plugin differently than you do a compressor on a single band!. think of it more as a dynamic equalizer. where you can help some frequencies pop out a little more than others and maybe tame does muddy ones "from time to time" creating excitement in top end or smoothing transients on upper mid frequencies. it's all up to what you want it to do. you will discover that the end result is more natural and effective!. this plugin is worth every penny!.
Music background: Musician, Mixing Engineer Apprentice


The question isn't what does it work on, but what doesn't it work on! I haven't found a single thing that this thing doesn't bring to life. It's great on everything from drums to vocals to cleaning up the 80 hz range on a master mix. Highly recommended.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Hobbyist, Musician

Great tool

It gets the job done but tone-wise, I don't hear anything special. I'm primarily using it to squash muddy vocal frequencies. Because I've recorded electric drums, in my apartment, it's hard compressing a stereo track that has kick, snare, toms and cymbals. So with this multi-band compressor, I was able to squash the kick more than the snare and so on.
Music background: Always learning
See also: Compression Software, Waves, Waves Plug-ins: Dynamics