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matthewgorman
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So the crazy kids over at Waves are running a special on the Renaissance Maxx Bundle. Online it is $199. Through Facebook they are offering another $50 off, so $149. Sale runs until 7/31

Can anyone out there give me a reason to keep my $149?

Who out there is using these plugs, and are they worth the cost?

IR-L Convo Reverb
Renaissance Axx
Renaissance Bass
Renaissance Channel
Renaissance Compressor
Renaissance De-esser
Renaissance Eq
Renaissance Reverb
Renaissance Vox
Waves Tune LT
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I got it for $99 a few weeks back. Still haven't played with most of the plugins lol
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The Ren bundle is my all-time favorite. I use Ren Bass, Ren Vox, and Ren Axx, and Ren Comp all of the time. Ren Verb is very nice, too. I have told a lot of people over the years that I think it is one of the finest and most useful bundles out there from any company, and at $149 it is truly a no-brainer, to me. I think I paid full price for it years ago, and I have never been disappointed. IR-L is outstanding, too -- I prefer it to the convo in S1. I like Melodyne over Waves Tune LT, and I prefer Waves plain old De-Esser over the Ren one, but the Ren version does give a little more sculpting control. These days I don't use Ren EQ much, but that is mostly because I like EQs that have a FFT display in the window, and a bit bigger window, and I also like using an EQ that gives you the ability to chose linear phase as an option for one or more bands.

There are those who would argue that the tools in S1 are just as good (and I think for the most part that is true), however, Waves does have a somewhat unique approach to their designs that heavily rely on applied psychoacoustics. They also very often have fewer, more simple controls that, (if I understand correctly), under the hood, are manipulating more than one factor in very subtle and musical ways. I've also noticed that they'll design certain controls such that, rather than having a really wide range of control where only a small portion of the control range is really useful, they'll take care to spread the most useful part of the range out over the travel of the knob or slider, giving you finer control where you really need it and leaving out the less useful extremes (where appropriate).

There are also a lot of other great (and inexpensive) bundles out there to consider. ToneBoosters is a line I'd highly recommend you check out if you are interested in getting some new flavors to play with but also want to watch your budget.

I really don't think anyone could go wrong with the Ren bundle, though. Just my two bits -- YMMV.
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Thanks for the feedback talmen. Just what I was looking for. Probably wouldn't have even asked the question if I had seen Mwright's deal for $99.

I do use a lot of the S1 stock plugs for utility work and such. SOmetimes I need a little flavor on top of that, so its good to have options. I was curious about the de-esser, since we don't have a native option (other than cobbling it together homebrew style). The Bass and Axx plugs look interesting.

Just find it hard to turn down 10 plugs for $15.00 apiece. Thanks again for the feedback fellas.
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My "deal" involved a 4th of July sale ($149) plus a $50 coupon they sent me IIRC...
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mwright137 wrote:My "deal" involved a 4th of July sale ($149) plus a $50 coupon they sent me IIRC...


Would have loved to have caught that one. Currently they are on sale for $199, with a facebook offer for $50 off that. Probably going to pull the trigger. Can't have enough shiney toys.
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mwright137 wrote:I got it for $99 a few weeks back. Still haven't played with most of the plugins lol


Do your self a favor and play with them. De-Esser I like a lot, and I am kind of preferring the convo reverb over Open Air, and I have been a pretty big fan of Open Air. In defense of Open Air though, it's a little more brittle then the Waves, but there is a lot more setting flexibility in OA that I could probably achieve the same/similar results.

The Bass plug has some very good possibilities too.
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S1Pro V2 (Special Dog Balls Edition), Melodyne Editor, Nomad Factory Studio Bundle, Waves Renaissance Bundle, Firestudio Tube, Faderport, Monitor Station, HP4 Headphone Amp Yamaha HS50 Monitors.
Shure Mics (57's, 58's, and a 1953 Unidyne), Various AKG, Various MXL Ribbon Mics.

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