Tel Aviv, Israel (September 30, 2010)–Waves Audio has launched its C6 multiband compressor. According to the company, the C6 builds upon the functionality of its predecessor, the C4, and takes it to the next level.
The C6 offers four crossover bands plus two additional floating bands and a side-chain feature, so the C6 can be used for vocal and instrument shaping, offering de-essing, de-popping, feedback management and more. The C6 is targeted for studio, live-sound and post-production engineers. For mixing and mastering in the studio, the C6 provides creative compression, dynamic EQ, flexible side-chaining and more. For live sound, the C6 has control over dynamics and EQ, from feedback management to in-depth vocal shaping. For auto-ducking of music and ambience under speech in a post-production setting, the C6 side-chain lets users carve out just the vocal frequency range, instead of attenuating the entire signal.
FOH engineer and Waves live division product specialist, Ken “Pooch” Van Druten, stated, “The ability to have six bands of fully sweepable dynamic EQ on the mix bus makes the C6 an all-important tool for live-sound engineers. By itself, it does the work of two or three different plugs that I used to use.”
The C6 is available separately and as part of the Waves Mercury bundle. Mercury V7 owners covered by Waves’ update plan receive the C6 at no additional charge.