Waves just slashed pretty much every plugin down to only $29.99 - including the channel strip we swear by

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Nearly every producer has a few Waves plugins in their arsenal, and with every Waves plugin reduced to just $29.99, now’s the time to add some more. Waves’ wide-ranging selection of studio tools means that whether you’re producing post-punk bands or mixing techno, you’ll find something useful in the sale that covers creative saturation tools right through to utilitarian channel strips.

With a whopping 239 plugins (yeah, we counted them) in the sale, plus a free plugin if you spend $50, or two free plugins when you spend $70, there aren’t many better sales opportunities to fill any gaps you have in your existing plugin collection. There are some select exclusions from the sale, but with so many on offer, we can’t see anyone missing these too much. There’s no word on when the sale will end either, so get clicking quickly to take advantage.

All Waves plugins: Just $29.99

All Waves plugins: Just $29.99
Including newer plugins like Waves Tune and Clarity Vx, as well as classics like Scheps Omni Channel and R-Bass, this incredible sale at Waves is a great opportunity to complete your plugin collection. Whether you need tools like EQs and compressors or creative options like delays and reverbs, with every plugin at just $29.99 you’d be crazy not to pick up a couple.

Of course, we couldn’t resist having a look at the sale ourselves to see if there was anything we wanted, so if you’re looking for suggestions these are what we’d go for. Scheps Omni Channel is probably one of the best channel strip plugins ever made, giving you some incredibly useful tools for shaping the elements of your mix. It features five modules with a preamp, EQ, de-esser, compressor, and gate that will have you covered for pretty much any mixing scenario. Designed with Scheps himself, there are also loads of great presets to give you a starting point for dialling in your mix, whether you need to tame a dynamic bass guitar or add some sparkle to a piano.

We love the sound of tape saturation, so Waves’ J37 tape plugin was the next one that caught our eye. Great for enhancing individual elements or just being placed on your mix as a whole, it's based on the famous Studer machine at Abbey Road Studios. While it’ll work on pretty much anything, we love using it on drums and other groups of tracks to really bring the performance together. The wow and flutter settings are powerful for creative moves, allowing you to add unique touches to your tracks that you won’t find elsewhere, pushing way beyond any traditional tape tones you might have heard before.

Finally, we can always recommend the classic Waves Renaissance Bass plugin. It’s such a simple tool yet completely transformative when it comes to adjusting the low end of your mix. It adds harmonics to both the low and high frequencies of your bass tracks, giving more weight and clarity to the low end, which is especially useful as your music will likely be played on smaller speakers. You’ll need a gentle touch to get the best out of it, but for us, there’s really nothing else quite like it on the market, and at $29.99, it’s an absolute steal.

Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at MusicRadar. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on audio interfaces, studio headphones, studio monitors, and pretty much anything else home recording-related. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog.  A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and producing bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the UK in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at.