You only have a few hours left to download Waves’ Silk Vocal plugin for free

Waves Silk Vocal
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Waves' Silk Vocal plugin was a fantastic Black Friday freebie, but the company was never going to leave it free for long. In fact, the opportunity to get it for nothing is fast running out.

Silk Vocal is a ‘smart’ EQ and dynamics processor that’s designed to take your vocals “from raw to pro” in no time at all, and without the need for any other plugins. It promises to automatically detect resonances across 2,000 analysis bands, and then decide when and where its processing should be applied.

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Waves Silk Vocal: Free for Black Friday!

Waves Silk Vocal: Free for Black Friday!
This year's Waves Black Friday freebie is a must for anyone who wants a fast route to vocal perfection. It's a smart EQ and dynamics processor that will regularly retail for $79, but is free for this weekend only.

It’s not a completely automated process, though, as you have control over the amount of processing. The Low, Mid and High knobs are designed to remove boominess, harshness and sibilance respectively, and there are dedicated male/female voice modes. The single Dynamics control, meanwhile, enables you to ramp up the amount of “musical” compression. 

Other features include Auto Makeup Gain, a high-pass filter, a Speed control to adjust the envelope of the smart EQ processing, a Precision knob for adjusting the sharpness of the Q in each of the processing bands, a Gate and a Mix knob. 

As a further bonus, the free download also includes a license for Silk Vocal Live, a realtime version of the plugin that’s designed for - you guessed it - live use.

Regularly retailing for $79, you can download Silk Vocal for free, but only over the Black Friday weekend. It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. Make sure you don’t miss out on the other great Black Friday plugin deals, either.

Waves CLA-76: Was $249, then $49.99, now $29.99

Waves CLA-76: Was $249, then $49.99, now $29.99
This is an emulation of the UREI 1176, an ultra-fast response FET compressor with tube-like distortion. This version features two emulations of the 'Bluey' and 'Blacky' 1176 units owned by top engineer Chris Lord-Alge, which have a particularly characterful sound. The 1176 is also known for its 'all buttons in' mode which delivers a fantastic overdriven sound, and the CLA-76 models this effect perfectly. With a massive 88% off, this is a great time to buy this amazing plugin.

Waves Abbey Road Plates: $199, then $49.99, $29.99

Waves Abbey Road Plates: $199, then $49.99, $29.99
Waves Abbey Road Plates emulates four different physical plate reverbs from the iconic London studio. With these huge, cumbersome reverbs, the hardware had large metal plates that were vibrated by a transducer. Fortunately this plugin is a lot easier to use, but the effect is just as good as the real thing. Check out our tutorial on using Waves Abbey Road Plates here and get a massive 85% off in total with the special deal today.

Waves OVox: Was $149, then $59.99, now $35.99

Waves OVox: Was $149, then $59.99, now $35.99
Waves OVox is a very comprehensive vocal effects suite, an incredibly powerful toolbox that is able to vocode, double, synthesise and re-wire any vocal into new musical forms. Not just an effects plugin, OVox is a synth, vocoder, and vocal processor bundled into one massively capable package. It is therefore one of the most flexible and useful vocal applications to own, and now you can get it for what could be its lowest ever price. Check out our tutorial on using Waves OVox here and get a total of 76% off in the sale.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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. 

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