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Waves C6 Multiband Compressor

FOH Staff • New Gear • September 26, 2010

Waves Audio's C6 Multiband Compressor builds upon the C4's functionality, adding two additional floating bands plus a sidechain feature, for one-stop vocal and instrument shaping.
The C6 lets users zero in on problem frequencies, and with four crossover bands plus two additional floating bands and the sidechain feature, the C6 can be used for  vocal and instrument shaping, de-essing, de-popping, feedback management and more.


Designed for studio, live sound and post production engineers, the C6 provides total control over dynamics and EQ, from feedback management to in-depth vocal shaping.


Features include:


  • Internal/external sidechain per band
  • Individual band Listen mode
  • Four crossover bands plus two floating bands
  • Dynamic EQ, compression and expansion
  • Double precision bit resolution processing
  • ARC Auto Release Control
  • Up to 24-bit, 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC- and Mac-compatible


"The ability to have six bands of fully-sweepable dynamic EQ on the mix bus makes the C6 an all-important tool for live sound engineers," said FOH engineer and Waves Live Division product specialist Ken "Pooch" Van Druten. "By itself, it does the work of two or three different plugs that I used to use."


Waves C6 Multiband Compressor is available separately (U.S. MSRP: $250 Native/$500 TDM) and as part of the Waves Mercury bundle. Mercury V7 owners covered by Waves Update Plan receive the C6 at no additional charge.


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