Anybody use waves SSL bundle ? Or the Native instruments one? Which is better
Love the Waves SSL Bundle. I use the SSL Compresser on every master buss.
The high end on the SSLEQ is beautiful as well for broad strokes but that specifically I utilize more for vocals as opposed to beats.
In regards to what's better is a personal preference. You can get whatever sound you're looking for with any of the tools you have available to you if you know how to work them. But PERSONALLY I'd take WAVES plugins over NI plugins any day of the week.
NI all day though if you're talking about virtual instruments.
Only thing outta waves SSL bundle that I like is the compressor. Using it on every mix tho, idk. SSL emus have a specific sound to them, in summation, snappier than most. Thats not necessarily a sound I go for on all tracks. Waves does have a better variety of emus than a lot of other suites, but they can be too aggressive. So having a balanced mix of the right plugins helps. NI's SSL works differently for some strange reason, not in a bad way, but not how many hardware SSL busses work. Their console emu sounds like a mix between an EMI buss 50% and an SSL @ 50 too. A little more round in its edges.
Hows the EQ ?