Waves PS22
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Waves PS22
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moosers 28/12/2010

Waves PS22 : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Waves Ltd. PS22 is a mono to stereo emulation plug-in, giving you the ability to take mono tracks and split them into a stereo spread. It's only available for TDM/HD systems for whatever reason. It's got three components to it - the PS22-Spread, PS22-Split, and PS22-XSplit. One of it's primary uses is for restoring old recordings, but it's also great for simply taking a mono track and make it more spatial in a stereo spread rather than just copying the track and panning the two. I don't own the plug-in at home, but have used it when I need it at the studio where I work, as you can process things with it and it's good to go once you do so. There's a lot of ways you can affect the sound, as it's got a slew of parameters within the three different components of this plug-in. However, I usually just use it for it's basic features. I haven't checked out the manual for this plug-in, nor do I anticipate needing to look at one.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The studio I work at has the Waves Ltd. PS22 plug-in running on all of their systems. I've used it to do one time processing mostly for making a mono track into true stereo. It's a Pro Tools HD system with a MacPro computer that has dual 2.66 Ghz Intel Xeon processors and 10 GB of RAM. Since I've used it as an Audio Suite to process, it doesn't take up much processing power since it's just a one time thing. Either way, most systems should be able to handle running this plug-in without any problems.

OVERALL OPINION

The Waves Ltd. PS22 is a great utility plug-in to have around and is one that comes in pretty much all of the major TDM plug-in bundles. You can't get it for LE systems or something similar, although I'm not 100% sure why. Even though I can't have it at home on my Pro Tools 9 system, I use it when I need it at the professional studio that I work at. You'd be surprised how useful something like this can be, and I don't know of any other plug-ins out there that will do this. I don't know if you can buy it individually, but if you have a Pro Tools HD system with just about any Waves bundle you'll have it. Of course it's not really worth it to buy a full bundle just for this, but the PS22 is a great addition to have and should be explored by everyone who has one of these bundles.