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Old 03-20-2017, 07:46 AM
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Hello,

I have used the Waves Renaissance plugins since about 2003 and I still use these plugins till this day.

Renaissance Comp
Renaissance EQ

Started using the Renaissance Vox later than the previous 2.

I was a little ashamed to admit I still use these same old plugins since they are not the "latest and greatest". I was just watching a YouTube video and the producer was talking about still using the Renaissance Plugs after all these years so it made me wonder...

Anyone still using these on a regular basis as their go to plugins?

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:22 AM
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Hello,

I have used the Waves Renaissance plugins since about 2003 and I still use these plugins till this day.

Renaissance Comp
Renaissance EQ

Started using the Renaissance Vox later than the previous 2.

I was a little ashamed to admit I still use these same old plugins since they are not the "latest and greatest". I was just watching a YouTube video and the producer was talking about still using the Renaissance Plugs after all these years so it made me wonder...

Anyone still using these on a regular basis as their go to plugins?

Tony
There still ainīt nothing wrong with these as long as you know what you are using them for.
You probably wonīt succeed trying to use them for surgical applications yet using them to
shape material in a more musical way still will work for sure. Particularly if you make sure
the particular source suits the sound character of the particular Renaissance plugs.

Still 3 years ago for example they massively used Waves Renaissance plugs (compressor,
deesser, eq and even the reverb) on the leads and backings for JTīs 20/20 Experience as
well as for Jay-Zīs tracks. They also used MCDSP Filterbank and CompressorBank even on
the leads and on other stuff which ainīt the most current plug ins as well.

However as mentioned before if you know what you are using it for and the material does
suit the character of the Renaissance plug ins those are still useable and useful indeed as
they are very musical and smooth by default and they got a beautiful vibe.

The fact that there are so many more options available out there nowadays (compared to
when the Waves Renaissance plug ins were released once) doesnīt necessarily mean they
ainīt gonna work anymore.

Cheers.

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:44 AM
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Still using REQ6 everyday...
One of my favourites
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: The Waves Renaissance Plugins

Renaissance Compressor is still one of the most used. And the fact that Waves chose that algorithm to their hardware boxes says a lot.
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They get enough use here that I will never sell them. The Renn De-esser is my "go to"
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All the above....I use them also good stuff.

My fave is the the ren bass
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...The Renn De-esser is my "go to"
Waves scores well in this Fab video on how various De-Essers deal with the “Esses”:

How to use a De-esser on vocals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY--yk11EF4

Looks at DIGIRACK De-esser/dbx 902 (hardware insert)/Massey DE:Esser/Waves Renaissance DeEsser (with its Range feature + Split Mode)/OXFORD SUPRESSER/Eiosis EēDeesser

The Eiosis adds an interesting "different kettle of fish" ....
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I was a little ashamed to admit I still use these same old plugins since they are not the "latest and greatest".
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Ashamed? :) Latest does not always mean greatest, as well as old does not mean bad, and I believe Waves updates them. I use them regularly too, especially RComp, RBass and RVox. RComp is awesome.
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Ashamed? :) Latest does not always mean greatest, as well as old does not mean bad, and I believe Waves updates them. I use them regularly too, especially RComp, RBass and RVox. RComp is awesome.
Totally Agree !!

No need for the latest and ( not always ) greatest as you proved by still using them with satisfying results ... Something to learn here kids
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Totally Agree !!

No need for the latest and ( not always ) greatest as you proved by still using them with satisfying results ... Something to learn here kids
That was my thinking for the past decade, but how many conversations go like this:

Person 1) Have you upgrading to the latest version?

Person 2) No, I'm still on X.X

Person 1) Dude, you gotta have the newest version, you can (insert feature).

Person 2) I have no need for (insert feature... let's say freezing a track), I need TDM latency.

Person 1) Good lord, you are still on that ancient technology?

Then Person 2 feels like ass/ashamed because they can't freeze a track and blah blah like the cool kids.

This all goes back to hanging with the cool kids!
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