Waves G-Channel
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Waves G-Channel

G-Channel, Software channel strip from Waves.

US public price: $199 VAT
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Hatsubai 16/06/2011

Waves G-Channel : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"The famous SSL G-Channel"
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Waves has already done the E-Channel, so what better one to do than add another one? This time, they're doing the SSL G-Channel. This is part of the extremely famous SSL 4000 collection that mimics the Solid State Logic SL 4000 console series all in plugin form. That means you don't need a huge room full of consoles. Instead, you can just load up one of these plugins and go for it. This has the EQ and dynamics/compressor control all in one convenient unit. The hardware allows for some real heavy manipulation of the overall frequency band, and that's one of the biggest selling points of the SSL series. On top of that, they're crazy musical. I find myself using this often.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Waves plugins are some of the best out there, bar none. For one, they're cross platform. For a Mac user, that means the world. I'm always trying to support companies that support Mac, and Waves has been pretty good about that since the whole Intel switch. I've used these in Logic without any problems. Although they're 32 bit plugins, Logic will add a bridge to allow you to use them in a 64 bit environment as to not limit you to the amount of ram you can utilize. On top of that, these things are rock solid. I've never had a crash with Waves plugins at all.

OVERALL OPINION

Just like in my E-channel review, I use this and the E-channel a lot. Both of these have something unique to offer, and it's not uncommon to find me using both of these on a mixdown. It all depends on the overall tone you're going for, and sometimes I mix it up just for fun. I can never truly choose between the two, so I recommend you try both out. They're both wonderful plugins that sound very musical and are extremely versatile. Just be sure not to pirate these as Waves works hard for their money.