Waves MaxxBass
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Waves MaxxBass

MaxxBass, Software Exciter/Enhancer from Waves in the MaxxBass series.

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Hatsubai 10/07/2011

Waves MaxxBass: Produktbewertung von Hatsubai (content in English)

"Neat bass shaper, but easy to overuse"
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In electronica music, the number one thing you always want is some huge bass that really thumps you in your chest. Because of that, Waves made this plugin to help those who are trying to achieve that crazy low end that really gets your body moving. The plugin has a cutoff frequency that allows you to adjust it from 32 Hz to 256 Hz, a radio knob to allow you to compress from 1.00:1 to 4.00:1, response, high pass filter, decay, input gain fader, original bass fader, maxxbass fader, output meter and monitor section settings to all help you shape that low end you're looking for. The plugin itself might be a touch daunting for those who have never used something like this, but once you start moving knobs, you should get the hang of it. I've never read the manual, so I can't really comment as to how well it's written. To enable this, simple call it up in your DAW on whatever buss you want for some crazy low end.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've never experienced a single issue while running these plugins, and I don't really expect to. Waves is pretty famous for being one of the best companies when it comes to overall stability and performance. The plugins are always rock solid. The plugins themselves are cross platform compatible, so both OS X and Windows users alike can utilize these without any issues. It also doesn't take up too much RAM, which is a huge plus. There is one issue, however. This is a 32 bit plugin, and I'm not a huge fan of the way my DAW implements these. My DAW is a 64 bit DAW, and for me to use these, it launches a special bridge application. It's a bit annoying as they disappear while in the background. I'm hoping that Waves updates these in the future so I don't have to keep using this app. I've been using the Waves bundle for the past six or so months, and it's been one of the best purchase decisions I've ever made.

OVERALL OPINION

In my spare time, I do electronica music. Clear chest pounding bass that doesn't sound muddy or hinder other instruments in the mix can be a huge pain, and it's what I'm constantly battling. This plugin helps me shape those low end instruments quite a bit easier than if I wouldn't have it. I wouldn't use it for much other than electronica, however.