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Waves NLS Non-Linear Summer Plug-in - Native Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from Tulsa, OK. July 18, 2013Music Background:
    Musician

    Waves NLS

    All us home studio guys face the same problem... making our music sound like what is on the radio. I have thousands of dollars of plugins, and have come close but no cigar....until I bought the NLS plugin. It simulates what we don't have in our home studios....an expensive mixing board. I didn't realize how important this was until I watched a video review from the Pro Tool Expert. They gave it an editors choice award. I am in the process of re-mastering all my music using the NLS plugin. It has taken my music from good sounding to radio ready. My drums have come alive, my vocals are sitting on top, and it creates a smooth interactive spacial dynamic that give the music that refined and finished quality. This is a must have plugin for any home and project studios.....

  • from Glendale, CA March 21, 2013Music Background:
    Voice Talent, Audio, Music and Radio Professional

    Sounds great

    NLS sounds great. not exactly like the real thing but it does help when youre in the box. Dont expect it to make you a better mixer, because it wont, but it will enhance youre mixes. A tool is just a tool, until it is handled properly.

  • from New Braunfels, Texas August 24, 2013Music Background:
    Engineer Recording/Mixing/Live

    Waves NLS

    The ONLY reason i gave this a 4.5 is because you have to turn a knob... otherwise its the ever-popular Awesome button! i use Dangerous summing and NLS to get a comfortably OUT OF THE BOX feel/sound thats hard to get in this price range. Way to go Waves and thanks again to the Sweetwater staff! (thats you Jason)

  • from Batavia, NY December 3, 2012Music Background:
    Recording Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist

    Mostly happy

    This thing works great. It gives the mix space and sound incredible.

  • from September 13, 2012Music Background:
    Music Producer, Pro Musician, Recording/Mix Engineer

    Sum it or Start it in a Non-Linear Way!

    The Waves NLS just is what it is.
    Pros:
    -both Channel and Buss instances available
    -channel and buss instances "speak" to each other- (the ability to control individual instances from the group bus)
    -3 console options: SSL, TG/EMI, Neve
    -each "console" offers 32 DIFFERENT channels! (Yes all 96 actually sound different; some in dramatic ways- works well for Non-Linearity treatment of a real console. We're talking saturation here.
    -The "Mic" option is like a bonus to -get some real crunch!
    -"Drive" knobs to have it your way..

    Cons:
    -No input control (need to have a gain stage control before the plugin if you need to change the amount of level going in)
    -You will feel the CPU crunch if you don't have reasonable resources- CPU wise.


    This is definitely worth the buy. Subtle and professional with its proper use generally.

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