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WAVES INTRODUCES THE JACK JOSEPH
— Iconic Producer/Mixer works closely with Waves to create plug-ins
that are destined to be the next generation of legacy audio products.
Introducing the PuigChild 660 & 670, PuigTec EQP-1A and PuigTec
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 7, 2008 — Following
closely on last month’s introduction of Free downloadable Waves
presets from multiple GRAMMY®-winning Producer/Mixer Jack Joseph
Puig (JJP), the company has once again rocked the recording industry
with a collection of plug-ins based on some of the most sought-after
vintage pieces of gear in audio history. Waves introduces the Jack Joseph
Puig Collection — the culmination of an ongoing Waves Research
& Development project that has lasted over 3 years.
Connoisseurs of vintage recording equipment know that
no two units of the same make and model sound exactly alike. Tubes,
capacitors and other components (not to mention wear-and-tear over time)
work together to give each piece its own unique personality. So when
Waves decided to model the rarest of rare studio hardware (the Fairchild
670, the Pultec EQP-1A, and the Pultec MEQ-5), there was only one logical
choice of whom they should work with to bring to market a pedigree collection
of vintage processors: Jack Joseph Puig.
Legendary among audio aficionados for his extensive collection
of exceptional, hand-picked vintage outboard gear, Puig not only shared
his knowledge and expertise on these devices, but he also gave Waves
exclusive access to model his most prized processors (which are acknowledged
by leading artists and producers as the finest examples of these units).
Working in Puig’s personal recording space, located at Los Angeles’
legendary Ocean Way Recording Studios, Waves’ R&D team painstakingly
analyzed and modeled each processor’s every attribute, replicating
its sound and behavior to the point where the software was virtually
indistinguishable from hardware. Puig became an indispensable part of
the development process, greatly assisting the Waves team by testing
and fine tuning the software models of his hardware, as well as contributing
an extensive library of his personal presets.
“As time goes by, there are fewer and fewer examples
of these heirloom processors for artists, engineers or producers to
have access to,” stated Jack Joseph Puig. “Not every studio
or engineer has had the luxury that I have had to be in the same creative
space as some of these magnificent pieces of equipment. The three vintage
processors that Waves and I have modeled are reference standard pieces
of what that particular processor is supposed to sound and feel like.
Now, through the Waves Puig Collection, users around the world have
the beautiful benefit of actually being able to use a piece of equipment
that they might never have had the opportunity to work with. In a way,
we are helping to preserve a piece of audio history.”
The PuigChild 660 & 670 Compressor/Limiter
Throughout the vinyl era, the original Fairchild stereo 670 compressor
and its mono counterpart, the 660, were ubiquitous. From the recording
studio to the record lathe, the Fairchild was renowned for its advanced
compression techniques and incomparable sound. With the PuigChild 660
& 670 Compressor/Limiter, Waves has captured every distinctive nuance
of Jack Joseph Puig’s Fairchild 670, along with every detail of
its rich harmonic complexity. Key features include: Lateral Vertical
Mode (MS Compression) for Optimal Stereo Imaging; Linked & Unlinked
Modes; Digidesign Icon Support; Up to 24-bit 192 kHz Resolution; Mono
and Stereo Components; TDM, RTAS, VST, AU support; PC and Mac Compatibility.
Key controls include: Input Gain -20 to 0; Threshold 0
to 10 (0.1 steps); Time Constant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; On/Off; Mains Off,
50Hz, 60Hz; Link Left/Right, Linked, Lateral/Vertical; Output -18dB
to 18dB (0.1 steps).
The PuigTec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
The Pultec EQP-1A is renowned for its warm and round low frequency equalization
and its beautiful high frequency boost; it also has the unique ability
to boost and cut the same frequencies simultaneously, thereby creating
a resonant shelf. Conceived and created for broadband equalization,
the original EQP-1A features four low boost/cut frequencies, three high-cut
frequencies and seven HF boost points, along with a bandwidth control
for shaping the high boost curve. Waves’ PuigTec EQP-1A is a remarkable
replication of Jack Joseph Puig’s original handcrafted unit, heard
on dozens of popular recordings from artists including Weezer, The Black
Crowes and Panic at the Disco.
Key features include: Unique resonant low shelf boost;
Digidesign Icon support; Up to 24-bit, 96-kHz resolution; Mono and Stereo
components; TDM, RTAS, VST, AU support; PC and Mac compatibility.
Key controls include: Low Band Boost 0 to 11 (18 dB boost,
0.1 steps); Low Band Attenuation 0 to 11 (18 dB cut, 0.1 steps); Low
Band Frequency 20Hz, 30Hz, 60Hz, 100Hz; High Bell Boost 0 to 11 (18
dB boost, 0.1 steps); High Bell Bandwidth (Q) 0 to 11 (0=sharp 11=wide,
0.1 steps); High Bell Frequency 3kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12kHz,
16kHz; High Shelf Attenuation 0 to 11 (18 dB cut, 0.1 steps); High Shelf
Frequency (Atten Sel) 5kHz, 10kHz, 20kHz; In/Out; Output -18dB to 18dB
(0.1 steps); Mains Off, 50 Hz, 60 Hz.
The PuigTec MEQ-5
The distinctive tonal characteristics of the MEQ-5 have made the original
Pultec hardware a mainstay at high-end studios for decades. The midrange
PuigTec MEQ-5 and the broadband PuigTec EQP-1A together constitute one
of the best-known equalization chains in audio history.
Key features include: Digidesign Icon support; Up to 24-bit,
96-kHz resolution; Mono and Stereo components; TDM, RTAS, VST, AU support;
PC and Mac compatibility.
Key controls include: Low Mid Frequency 200Hz, 300Hz,
500Hz, 700Hz, 1000Hz; Low Mid Peak 0 to 11 (10dB boost, 0.1 steps);
Mid Frequency 200Hz, 300Hz, 500Hz, 700Hz,1000Hz, 1.5kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz,4kHz,
5kHz, 7kHz; Mid Dip 0 to 11 (10dB cut, 0.1 steps); High Mid Frequency
1.5kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz; High Mid Peak 0 to 11 (10dB boost 0.1
steps); In/Out; Output -18dB to 18dB (0.1 steps); Mains Off, 50 Hz,
The JJP Collection is currently available separately as
well as part of the Waves Mercury bundle. For more information on the
Jack Joseph Puig Collection, please visit www.waves.com.
For the past 15 years, Waves has been at the helm of the
digital audio revolution, creating the groundbreaking products that
have changed the way people make music. In recording, mixing, mastering,
broadcast, live sound, gaming and surround sound, Waves continues to
set the benchmark for professional audio signal processing. Used in
over 10,000 recording studios by more than 100,000 users worldwide,
the Waves sound can be heard in major motion pictures, on popular video
games, as well as on hit records selling well over 100,000,000 units.
About Jack Joseph Puig
Over the past three decades, JJP has helped redefine the role of the
mixing engineer in contemporary music. And as a producer, he relies
on vintage hardware and cutting edge software to create complex aural
tapestries that capture and transcend the recording artists’ vision.
He has worked with countless hitmakers, including Green Day, U2, Sheryl
Crow, the Rolling Stones, Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, Counting Crows,
No Doubt, Mary J. Blige and many more.
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