Waves Q-Clone
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Waves Q-Clone

Q-Clone, Other software EQ from Waves.

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Hatsubai 07/18/2011

Waves Q-Clone : Hatsubai のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Vintage hardware EQ clone"
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The Q-clone is basically a unique plugin that allows you to select between different EQs out there by utilizing different impulses. You can even create your own from your hardware you have. That allows you to store certain sessions into this plugin without having to go through the hassle of recreating them. The plugin itself is extremely simple to use in that you just adjust your hardware to where you'd like it and select save. Just hook it up to whatever you want to EQ or monitor, and go from there. It's crazy simple to use, and Waves even has a demonstration video as to how this plugin actually works. I never read the manual, but once you watch the video, it's really not needed.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Waves is, by far, one of the best software companies out there when it comes to things like performance and stability. First of all, this plugin is cross platform compatible. That means that nearly anybody can use this without any issues. As a Mac user, that's a huge plus for me. The plugin itself is rock solid, and I've never experienced a single crash directly related to utilizing this plugin inside of my DAW. There is one one issue that I did experience, and it's why I rated it a 9 instead of a 10. This plugin is a 32 bit plugin inside of OS X. Today, we're mostly living in a 64 bit world. For Logic Pro to utilize this plugin, it needs to run a special bridge application so I can have my higher RAM limit inside the actual DAW. I realize that the plugin is kinda old, but I'm hoping Waves will update this for 64 bit operation in future updates. I've been using the Mercury bundle for the past half a year or so, and it's been a wonderful experience.

OVERALL OPINION

This plugin isn't utilized a lot anymore, I've found. It's mostly because smaller studio people like me don't really utilize outboards that much. We're more concerned about space and budget, so keeping everything inside the DAW solves both those problems. The presets add a great sound to whatever I'm looking to modify, but I tend to just grab the regular EQ whenever I need it. It's a bit more transparent, and I'm more used to utilizing the Logic Pro EQ than any other EQ out there.