"It would be really cool if Waves..."

It would be really cool if Waves could adapt NS-1 for V-Mix. V-Mix already uses VST-3 or whatever, and I would be very happy to help beta-test such a product.

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It would be really cool, if Waves’ marketing department would get it’s act together.
Today CLA MixHub is discounted to $39,99 and it’s claimed to be the LOWEST PRICE EVER.
Not even six months ago CLA MixHub was $39,00.

I really like your products and your passion, but stuff like this really hurts my trust in Waves. I appreciate great deals as much as the next person, but not at the expense of being held for a fool. And stuff like that has been happening frequently over the last couple years.

Also, what’s up with the MSRP? I can’t remember the last time any plugin (I think TRACT & B360 are the only exceptions) has actually been offered at MSRP. Not even Abbey Road Studio 3, introduced 9 months ago, has ever been at it’s $199 MSRP. And yet, transfer fees & WUP fees are still based on the MSRP. But how am I supposed to believe in a “manufacturer’s suggested retail price” when not even the manufacturer seems to care about it’s own suggestion?

Thanks for pointing out this honest mistake. Your feedback has been heard.
Regarding MSRP - these are the full listed prices, and we do our best to always offer the lower prices for our customers, and yes, to push our sales.

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If I were to hazard a guess @krabbencutter, and I’m in no place to know for sure, butI would say the reason for not “permanently” reducing their prices is a marketing decision more than anything and not juts so they could offer sales and move more units.

Waves have been long associated for good quality and their place in the big studios for over 25 years. They only really got to where they are by continuously serving the pro field and to continuously out do themselves. This is why it would be very important to them that their older plugins could still open up in projects from 20 years back.

The trouble is, if they start premaritally reducing their prices, these big studios that have been with them for a very long time might start getting very nervous. As often the expense of something is tightly associated with quality. It isn’t strictly true, but at the back of people’s mind they will be registering cheaper plugins as something that is largely consumer driven and of less quality. I’ve noticed they’ve seen a couple of backlashes over something like quite a few years back.

So by offering sales, not only do the spark people to spend, but they get to keep the old price that signifies quality to their mainstays. Well, that is my educated guess anyway. I expect they will slowly move towards a more permanent price reduction eventually, but only after convincing all those concerned that quality will not be affected.

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Wouldn’t it be great if Waves provided two licences for each plugin, without the need to transfer licences, or mess around with USB keys.

I frequently work in the studio, but also a reasonable amount on the laptop.

My other pro audio effects all provide for two licences and some as many as you like as long as they’re only your devices.

Even for people that only have the studio computer, when transferring across to a new system it’s good to be able to install all of your applications and test it thoroughly for a few months to ensure all your, or your clients projects open on the new computer.

I was just about to buy some more bundles when I realized this limitation, so I didn’t proceed with my order. Hopefully Waves updates this policy to bring it more in line with the industry as it is today, so I can buy some more plugins again as there’s a few I’d quite like :slight_smile:

Hey @AudioNut

Thanks for suggesting this.
We are listening.

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Thanks for the speedy response Yishai!

Appreciate you sharing the info and yes, I’m aware of that, but sometimes we just want to make, mix, or master music instead :slight_smile:

All of my plugins from Plugin Alliance, Eventide, iZotope, Soundtoys and too many more to even think of right now, simply grant you two licences as they realise that fact and also understand that the single DAW in the studio is how it was, not how it is today. Companies like Xfer also grant access to as many computers you own, as long as they are yours. I have a lot of products like that and it’s something that almost always makes them a first choice when there are alternatives.

Like I said, it should be about the music. We spend enough time registering, installing, updating and activating all the software these days and transferring licences at the start of each session is inefficient and just another thing that gets in the way!

Hopefully you guys can just tweak that a little and provide at least two licences per purchase at a minimum in the not too distant future. Although at my current rate of building out the new DAW I should probably slow down on buying so many effects and synths, so maybe it’s not such a bad thing! :wink:

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“It would be really cool if Waves added a Mix knob” to the API 2500 because API themself just did it in the updated hardware so there’s absolutely no excuse anymore :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


I wish Waves simplify purchase ‘protocol’. I actually bought Bass Rider plugin, then I struggled for? 2-3 days trying to go through the obstacle course to have it downloaded/installed/activated. The website was so clanky that it would reject a new password (which I wrote down immediately!?) or presented page with lots of everything but my download or activation code. Finally I gave up, asked and got my money back, …and never (unless…) again will do any buying from Waves!!

Hi @okakba,

I am sorry to hear you experienced purchasing our product this way.
I assure you thousands of users get through this, and if they encounter any issues - contact tech support and are happily assisted until they are working with their products.
I hope next time you are interested in a product from waves, we can turn you around - just call or contact support and they will walk you through the process so you can enjoy our great products.

Yeah I noticed that. In fact, I think I said something similar on some forum somewhere else too.

But if they’re going to do that then they should admit in a sidechain filter and put the Noise on a dial, as opposed to a switch.

Love the Waves Platform, been using LV1 for about 1.5 years now, and Plugins for many, many years, and got some improvements inside LV1 it would be great…

1- More User Defined Keys were available
2- Colour Coding of channels / groups / DCAs, etc… preferably customisable.
3- Redundant Servers could be used alongside rather than as a spare… (maybe FX processing only as a start? or Rack A attached to 1 server, and Rack B attached to the other?)
4- HUI was supported, allowing XTouch’s to receive Metering Data
5- Spill works on V10 on XTouch on the ‘Nudge’ key, but not V11… would be great to have that back.
6- OSC / More Key commands were included in the software
7- Secondary displays could have more than one screen open on it in the same tab, rather than having multiple windows open. eg, channel, patch and scene all on one screen, with mixer 1&2 and setup on the other.
8- Move faders off the screen to allow more space for Aux/Rack, etc, when using a controller
9- Scaleable GUI for LV1, even if its just 1080p rather than a full range of options.

Hope these are helpful / happen soon.

Also to be able to structure a session how you would like, rather than fixed to the 16/32/64 channel variants. Similar to how Digico let you Structure a console before starting work on a session.

1 - old plugins and waves mastering bundle plugin redesign
2 - add spectrum to multi band compressor like c4, linmb and c6
3 - c4, c6 and studiorack multi-band to be more phase coherent for better transparency
4 - calibration option for various compressor emulations

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Just want to whole-heartedly agree with the much needed feature of changing the key or “scale root” as the UI calls it through midi input from a keyboard…Please, please, please!!



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Would be cool is Soundgrid servers and studiorack worked with vst instruments (such as codex) as well as FX

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I second the notion for an uninstall option for individual plugins/licenses.

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Thanks for fixing Point 5 in my above list in the latest LV1 V11 update. Hope to see the rest real soon!!

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Thank you!
I believe we’ve also addressed point no. 1 :slight_smile:
Anyway, all your suggestions have been forwarded.

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Hi Odel,

I was meaning more User Assignable Keys than the 8 we can currently use alongside the 8 mute groups.
16+ would be amazing! Currently using F1-F8, so adding F9-F12 should be relatively simple to code.
Let me know if this feature has been added and I’m just not on the correct screen.
I’m running LV1 V11.0.65

Thanks for forwarding all the suggestions either way!

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