Ahhh. That's Better.
Long Story Shorter...After dropping off the grid and playing nothing but my acoustic guitar for ten years, I finally get bored and decide to start making electric music again. So I buy a DAW, get some gear, and start composing and recording. Having a lot of fun mostly, but after many, many hours of tweaking and frustration, a question remains: Why can't I get my mixes to sound right? I mean, I'm not really a pro, but I did go to school for this back in the day and I'm not a noob either. Then, Lo, a sale, a nearly desperate impulse buy of this Waves Gold bundle, and this brings the answer: The mixing plug-ins that came with my DAW are Garbage.
This Waves stuff is the complete opposite of garbage. The included V-series plug-ins alone are more than worth the price I paid. I have barely begun to chew on the ooey-gooey goodness contained herein and already the sound coming out of my speakers has improved 500%. Another loyal follower you have earned, o Waves. Thank you.