Waves OneKnob Filter
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Waves OneKnob Filter

OneKnob Filter, Software Filtro from Waves in the Oneknob series.

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Hatsubai 15/06/2011

Waves OneKnob Filter : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Easy to use filter"
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Waves has recently released a new products for those who need something very simple to use. The software is part of the OneKnob series, and just as the title says, these plugins only have one single knob to control the effect. In a way, these plugins are a bit gimmicky. However, they really do work quite nicely. The plugin is very simple to use. It acts as this filter that cuts the high end as you turn the knob towards zero. It's mainly used for people trying to create a sweep effect, so I find it's best to use with automation. The OneKnob Filter is included in the OneKnob package series or the Mercury bundle. Both of these will get you the product, so it's not like you're just buying a single plugin. In one way, it can be a bit of a pain as the OneKnob package alone is around $300ish. Even though it includes seven of their plugins, I find it to be a bit of a ripoff. The Mercury bundle makes it a bit easier to swallow, but that thing costs a ton anyway, so you'd better be getting every single plugin that Waves offers.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Waves plugins have always been some of the most stable plugins I've experienced. They're cross platform compatible, so they'll work with both PCs and Macs. As a Mac user, that's a huge advantage for someone like me. They run in 32 bit mode, but Logic uses a wrapper-like application that runs so you don't interfere with your 64 bit interface. I've tried this on various different buses, and it seems to work on anything with ease. It even works nicely on MIDI, which I found a bit surprising. There are no performance issues at all, and that's a huge plus when working in a DAW filled with all kinds of synths and tracks running tons of plugins. These plugins came with my Mercury package, and I've had that for a few months now.

OVERALL OPINION

This plugin has a fairly limited use as it's a strong filter mainly used for electronica music. If you're big on that kind of stuff, this plugin could be very useful. For the kind of music I make, it seems to have a fairly limited use. That said, its ease of use and sound make up for it.