Waves releases Jack Joseph Puig plug-in collection

The PuigChild 670 emulates a classic Fairchild compressor.
The PuigChild 670 emulates a classic Fairchild compressor.

Having previously designed a collection of presets for the company, producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig has now endorsed a complete Waves plug-in collection. This features three processors: the PuigChild 660 & 670 compressor/limiter, the PuigTec EQP-1A program equalizer and the PuigTec MEQ-5 mid-range equalizer.

Each plug-in is a software version of a vintage hardware box that Puig uses to create his sound.

The PuigChild 660 & 670 takes its lead from the Fairchild 670 compressor, which was a must-have for any serious producer back in the day. The PuigTec EQP-1A, meanwhile, emulates the Pultec EQP-1A, and can pull the clever trick of boosting and cutting the same frequencies simultaneously, thus creating a resonant shelf.

Finally, there's the PuigTec MEQ-5 - this emulates another Pultec processor, the MEQ-5.

All the plug-ins look suitably 'vintage', and if Waves' track record is anything to go by, they'll deliver a classic sound, too.

The Jack Joseph Puig Collection is available now in native (RTAS, VST and AU) and TDM formats for Mac and PC. The former bundle costs $800 and the latter $1600.

Detailed spec information is available at the Waves website, where you can also download a demo.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.