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Review: Waves Redd

Submitted On October 31, 2013 by Contributor:



Build Quality

Ease of Use


Overall Value

Total Score

93/ 100

Review Details

Price: $200


Great emulation of a vintage aggressive console sound

each mode has 2 separate channels emulated

Saturation is very analog sounding

high and low pass filters are smooth and great for tone shaping



not as low on CPU as i would have liked

only two filters no High And low pass so only for tone shaping

My Review

I have owned this for quite some time now and after using it and actually getting to hear the real thing a few times I have really started to like this plugin when i want to do ether really nice analog style distortion or aggressive console coloring . the plugin is pretty simple you get 2 emulations the Redd 17 the Redd 51 the Redd 51 has two diforent valve emulations.


both the Redd 17 and 51 use a high and low shelf and a bass Pad or Lift and distortion and noise.

One thing that is pretty cool is that both plugins actually run in Dual mono Stereo or MS.

A nice little thing that waves did was they modeled 2 channels on each plugin so in reality you get about 6 emulation because each channel sounds different and since the Redd 51 has 2 flavors or colors in one plugin with the 2 channels each sounding diforent depending on the valve amp you chose its actually4 in that one plugin.

the Redd 51 has a pop and classical setting that have different sounds and even changes how the eq reacts all in all its a decent plugin for adding bite to guitars filling snares and adding a nice growl to bass guitars. I would highly recommend demoing them and trying them on they are perfect when you want a vintage or aggressive tone

Also at the time of this review there is a waves sale check sites like audio deluxe and dont crack to get great deals and extra money off the sale remember you have to log in to see the deals.

Recommend to a friend

About The Contributor

Jerry Mateo

Freelance Audio Mixing and Mastering Engineer. Graduated with Honers from SAE Institute of the Recording Arts

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