Waves plugins and bundles: huge price drops on top music production software

Waves plugin deals 2019
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Yep, you read that right, Waves is currently offering silly discounts on some of its most popular and best-selling plugins and bundles. 

The plugin manufacturer has become one of the biggest on the planet since launching their first piece of software in 1992. Ever since, they’ve been providing pro musicians and bedroom producers alike with quality analogue hardware emulators and unique processors and effects.

Waves’ monster sale is underway and it could be your chance to load up on some new software and supercharge your production.

Deals include $100 off the awesome new Abbey Road Studios 3 (opens in new tab) and $130 off Waves Tune Real-Time (opens in new tab) tuning for vocalists. Elsewhere, you can enjoy a massive $500 off the plugin stacked Gold bundle (opens in new tab) or bag the SSL 4000 Collection for just $299 (that's $500 off the original price).

These prices not low enough for you? If you’re shopping for solo plugins, buy two and get a further 25% off the second one, buy 5 and get 30% of the third and fifth, or get 35% off your sixth plugin and beyond.

We don't know how long this sale will last, and prices are changing quickly (going up and down), so we've dug deep and selected some highlight...

The top Waves plugin deals

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Abbey Road Vinyl: was $249, now $49 @Waves (opens in new tab)

Abbey Road Vinyl: was $249, now $49 @Waves (opens in new tab)
Give your music the vintage warmth of vinyl records played on classic turntables and needles with this precise model of Abbey Road Studios’ vinyl cutting and playback gear.

CLA-76 Compressor/Limiter: was $249, now $39 @Waves (opens in new tab)

CLA-76 Compressor/Limiter: was $249, now $39 @Waves (opens in new tab)
If you’re recording drums, this is the one. Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-60s Class A line level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 (‘Blacky’ and ‘Bluey’) offer the superfast attack that made the originals studio legends.

API 2500: was $299, now $69 @Waves (opens in new tab)

API 2500: was $299, now $69 @Waves (opens in new tab)
The API 2500 is a versatile dynamics processor that lets you shape the punch and tone of mixes with accuracy. With both ‘feed back’ and ‘feed forward’ compression types, the API 2500 boasts a wide range of musical parameters, making it an engineer's favorite.

Abbey Road Studio 3: was $199, now $99 @Waves (opens in new tab)

Abbey Road Studio 3: was $199, now $99 @Waves (opens in new tab)
The Abbey Road Studio 3 plugin brings the acoustic environment of the legendary Abbey Road Studio 3 control room to your headphones, so you can have better reference for your mixes.

PuigTec EQs: was $299, now $69 @Waves (opens in new tab)

PuigTec EQs: was $299, now $69 @Waves (opens in new tab)
The PuigTec EQP-1A is a top replication of the original hand-crafted EQ unit owned by iconic producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig (U2, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga) and heard on dozens of popular recordings by Weezer, Black Crowes and many more. 

J37 Tape: was $299, now $49 @Waves (opens in new tab)

J37 Tape: was $299, now $49 @Waves (opens in new tab)
Waves collaborated with Abbey Road to present the J37 tape saturation plugin, a precision model of the machine used to record many of the greatest masterpieces in modern music. Controls include Tape Speed, Noise, Wow and Flutter.

The best Waves plugin bundle bargains

CLA Classic Compressors: was $599, now $89 @Waves (opens in new tab)

CLA Classic Compressors: was $599, now $89 @Waves (opens in new tab)
Bag yourself four compressors that have been used on music from Green Day and Peter Frampton and James Brown, and are considered true classics by audio engineers around the world.

Waves Horizon: was $3,999, now $549 @Waves (opens in new tab)

Waves Horizon: was $3,999, now $549 @Waves (opens in new tab)
Look at that price! Horizon comes complete with over 75 audio plugins for production, including CLA Classic Compressors, Kramer Tape, Tubes and Transistors, plus JJP Analog Legends, Vocal Rider, Bass Rider, L3 and L3-16 Multimaximizers and more.

Waves Gold: was $799, now $299 @Waves (opens in new tab)

Waves Gold: was $799, now $299 @Waves (opens in new tab)
Waves Gold brings a wealth of signal processing power to your studio, featuring over 40 essential audio plugins for mixing and mastering, including Waves Tune LT, IR-L Convolution Reverb and Doubler.

Waves GTR3: was $129, now $49 @Waves (opens in new tab)

Waves GTR3: was $129, now $49 @Waves (opens in new tab)
A must-have for recording guitarists. For GTR3, Waves sampled modern and vintage amps from Fender, Marshall, Mesa Boogie and Vox to help you achieve the most amazing tones using just your guitar and a computer.

Waves Diamond: was $2,999, now $499 @Waves (opens in new tab)

Waves Diamond: was $2,999, now $499 @Waves (opens in new tab)
Want access to over 65 powerful audio mixing and mastering plugins? Diamond includes every tool you’ll need in the studio, from dynamics, EQ and reverb, to pitch correction, spatial imaging and beyond. 

SSL 4000 Collection: was $749, now $299 @Waves (opens in new tab)

SSL 4000 Collection: was $749, now $299 @Waves (opens in new tab)
This collection offers all the power of the original SSL 4000 mixing console. Featuring the G-Channel, SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Master Buss Compressor and SSL G-Equalizer, your music will sound so great it will feel like you’re working with a real SSL 4000.

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