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Old 05-22-2018, 09:27 PM
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Default Waves vs Fab filter

I just recently purchased the waves bundle but the fab filter full bundle looks like masterful software compared to the waves bundles. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: Waves vs Fab filter

Which Waves bundle?(there are several). I use lots of Waves plugins, but I love the Fabfilter EQ(and its on the master track in every session I do). Fabfilter has a much nicer look(and I like that I can re-size the plugins) but I can't say that either sounds better than the other.
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Waves vs Fab filter

I am not going to open a can of worms on this since I'm a "whatever tool does the job best at the time" kind of guy so I will just suggest demoing and making your own decision from actual use
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Waves vs Fab filter

I'm an avid (no pun intended) user of both but if I had to pick one package I'd go Fabfilter 100%

Fabfilter ProQ2 is by far more flexible with a better GUI than any individual Waves EQ. In natural phase mode it's hard to beat sonically. Fab's Desser is also probably the most full featured and cleanest on the market and blows R-Desser out of the water. This stands true for pretty much all of their other plug ins.

Waves does have some nice emulations which I use for a bit of character here and there. Scheps73 and NLS find their way into most of my mixes these days. I can't live without their Dorrough meters either.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:41 PM
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They are both very good. I have to say that I've been using a lot of the Schepps Omni Channel. It certainly has a vibe. Lot's of them actually.

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