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Emagic Logic Pro Plugins vs. Waves Gold Plugins?

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Erik:
I'd go as far as to say that for ANY given task, you can find a better tool than a Waves or an Emagic plug-in.

Beyond that, the Waves bundle and the Emagic stuff have next to nothing in common.  They don't support the same hosts and they don't do the same things.  As far as I'm concerned you're comparing moldy apples to moldy oranges because neither company represents the state of the art in signal processing.

--Erik

drew:
So what IS good Erik? just curious.

Rob G:
Erik,

Quote:.....They don't support the same hosts and they don't do the same things.......

-Erik


Now wait a minute.  Waves Gold Bundle plugins, & Logic Pro's plugins both work on the Mac platform whether it be host, or TDM.  The forementioned Waves plugins work along with Logic Pro's plugins via Audio Units(OSX), & VST(OS 9) in Logic Pro(host wise).  Logic Pro's plugins work right along with the forementioned Waves plugins in the TDM world via Logic Pro's ESB TDM plugin.  This works(without question).  I use this set up in one way, or another through out my regular work week.  Also Logic Pro has EQ's, Compressors, Flangers, & etc. just like the Waves Gold Bundle does(host ,or TDM version).  Please clarify your statement.

'Rob G'.

Erik:
If you're talking about using this stuff in Logic, then what's the point?  Are you asking whether you should add the cheap bundle of Waves crap to the really cheap bundle of crap that comes with Logic?

Likewise there's a big difference between being "TDM compatible" via ESB versus being an actual TDM plug-in.

There are vastly different processors in both bundles.  Yes, they both have comps, reverbs and EQ but they don't really line up if you compare feature to feature.

And if you're on Windows or TDM it's a pointless comparison anyway.

I'm not sure what the point of the poll is.  Price?  Performance?  Quality?  Waves Gold isn't even the most desirable Waves bundle, and I use the term "desirable" loosely.

I am, however very sure that you can do FAR better by going elsewhere for your processing regardless of what you're trying to do or what platform you're trying to do it on.

I'm not going to name names, but if you invest even a few hours doing listening tests before you shell out your money, you'll be able to figure it out.

--Erik

Rob G:
Erik,

Quote:"If you're talking about using this stuff in Logic, then what's the point? Are you asking whether you should add the cheap bundle of Waves crap to the really cheap bundle of crap that comes with Logic?

Likewise there's a big difference between being "TDM compatible" via ESB versus being an actual TDM plug-in."

                       -Erik

No.  I'm not necessarily talking about using these plugins just in Logic.  I'm asking for 'objective' opinions regarding which plugin bundle overall has the highest, or better quality plugins between the two irregardless of host, OS system, or TDM compatibility.  The Waves Gold, & Logic Pro plugins to me are like two different toolbox sets of generic 'bread & butter' plugins.  Not necessarily the highest quality plugins but useful.  Like your general hardware store bought flashlight.  Not the night vision goggles ,or electron microscope that the MDW EQ plugin is.  So do you have an opinion in this area based upon the forementioned criteria I've set forth.

'Rob G.'

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