Waves Renaissance Compressor

Waves Renaissance Compressor

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Renaissance Compressor, Software compressor from Waves in the Renaissance series.

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Waves Renaissance Compressor tech. sheet

  • Fabricant : Waves
  • Modèle : Renaissance Compressor
  • Série : Renaissance
  • Catégorie : Software compressors
  • Fiche créée le : 29/09/2004

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Produktbewertung von moosers (content in English)

Waves Renaissance Compressor
I can't say too much about the installation process of the Waves Ltd. Renaissance Compressor as it was already installed on the machine at the studio that I have used it on.  There haven't been any compatibility issues or any other problems with it really that I know about.  The interface of the software isn't hard to follow at all and it only took me a few minutes to understanding everything that is going on here.  In terms of parameters you have sliders for threshold, ratio, gain, attack and release, which is pretty much the five standard parameters that are seen on most compressors. I've never seen the manual for the Waves Ltd. Renaissance Compressor plug-in so I can't say too much about it, but I don't think that one is necessary because of how easy the interface is to follow.


I've never had any problems running this plug-in and I have been able to run a bunch of them within a single session if I want to.  I use the Waves Ltd. Renaissance Compressor on an Apple G5 that runs with a Pro Tools HD system and this system is definitely enough for me to be able to run this plug-in effectively.  Even if you have Pro Tools LE I think that if your computer is fast enough that you generally shouldn't have a problem with running this plug-in as it won't take up much processing power. 


I've been using the Waves Ltd. Renaissance Compressor for about two years and it is definitely a nice compression plug-in.  Waves is known for making some of the best plug-ins out there as they are realistic sounding, which is the case with this one.  While it isn't my favorite plug-in compression out there, I do find myself using it a lot as it has a certain sound that makes it good for drums and guitars amongst other things.  The price isn't bad and is a great deal if you buy this within the Renaissance bundle.  If you are in the market for a nice compression plug-in that won't break the bank, I would definitely recommend looking at Waves Ltd. Renaissance Compressor.
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Produktbewertung von Hatsubai (content in English)"Analog sound with digital accuracy"

Waves Renaissance Compressor
Compression has been probably the number one effect ever since The Beatles started using it heavily. There is always a battle between trying to find a compressor that sounds organic and vintage, yet is accurate and fast enough for some of the more dense music out there. To be honest, there are all kinds of compressors out there, and a lot of them are great for specific things. This is a pretty good, overall compressor that can really aid a mix and help everything stand out a bit better. It's a simpler compressor than some of today's digital compressors in that it only has five sliders -- threshold, ratio, gain, release and attack. To use this, simply enable it on whatever buss you want compression on. I never read the manual, but you should be able to figure this out without reading anything.


Waves rules for audio plugins. For one, they're always rock solid and super stable. I've never had a single crash while using any Waves plugin, and the same goes for this. The plugin itself doesn't take up much RAM or processing power, which is a big plus for those who tend to have tons of plugins going on inside of their DAWs. The plugin is also cross platform compatible, so just about anybody can use this without any issues at all. There is one issue that I did experience, and that has to do with the actual coding of the plugin and today's recent OSes/DAWs. The plugin is a 32 bit plugin. However, my DAW and OS are 64 bit OSes. For Logic Pro, my go-to DAW, to utilize this, it needs to run a special bridge application. However, I'm not a huge fan of the way Logic implements that feature. I'm hoping that Waves updates these to 64 bit in the future. I've been using the Waves Mercury bundle for the past half a year or so, and it's been absolutely killer.


I've used this successfully on mixes when I didn't feel like messing with too many options. It delivers a solid sound, and it never let me down when I used it in a mix. However, my go-to compressor for all around mixing is still the standard Logic compressor. I'm just very used to how it works, and I'm able to work quickly with it vs. other compressors out there.

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