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NEW! Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip Plugin | Ultimate Review

NEW! Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip Plugin | Ultimate Review

The NEW Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip – Is it any good?

Waves released the NEW Magma Tube Channel Strip plugin which in my opinion is a great all-around plugin for tone sculpting. It has a great workflow and simplistic GUI that is intuitive and not overwhelming unlike some of the other channel strip plugins that Waves offers like the EV2, SSL E Channel, and SSL G Channel.

Waves - Magma Tube Channel Strip Plugin - Ultimate Review by Raytown Productions

Graphic User Interface of Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip

Magma Tube Channel Strip Features:

  • The rich analog Magma sound, in a full-on channel strip
  • Tube-based dynamics, EQ, and saturation
  • Glue your mix together with tube compression and drive
  • Add creamy tube saturation, from subtle to fully distorted
  • Add silky top end and super-fat bottom with a musical 3-band EQ
  • Control dynamics with subtle to aggressive tube compression
  • Get tighter, cleaner dynamics with Magma’s gate/expander

How does the Magma Tube Channel Strip Sound

The video below walks you thought the new Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip Plugin – everything from how the plugin works under the hood to the graphic user interface and even a demonstration on drums, bass, guitars, and vocals!

You will learn how to perfectly dial in the Magma Tubes Channel Strip to make your music sound great and some of my secrets to getting a larger-than-life sound.

The video is completely timestamped, so jump to your favorite parts!

00:00 – Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip Plugin Review
00:56 – Grab My Favorite Free Plugin Guide!
01:13 – Overview of GUI and Features
03:46 – Under the Hood of Magma Tube Channel Strip Plugin
05:38 – Is Magma Tube Channel Strip Same as BB Tubes?
08:04 – Snare Drum – Saturation and EQ
10:42 – My Expansion / Compression Trick!
12:55 – Kick Drum – Saturation and EQ
14:05 – Kick Drum – EQ Section
15:14 – Kick Drum – Dynamics Section
16:11 – Kick Drum | Original vs Magma Tube Strip
16:51 – Smashing Drum Room Mics
18:36 – Drum Rooms – Original vs Magma Tube Strip
18:51 – Bass Guitar – EQ and Saturation
20:24 – Bass Guitar – Dynamics Section
21:30 – Guitar Bus – EQ and Saturation
22:38 – Guitar Bus – Dynamics Section
23:21 – Guitar Bus Original vs Magma Tube Strip
23:44 – Vocals – Tube Channel Strip on Vocals
24:54 – Vocals – Gluing Vocals Together
25:55 – Vocals – Original vs Magma Tube Strip
26:11 – Considerations and Final Thoughts

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I'm an audio enthusiast, entrepreneur, and owner of Raytown Productions – an online mixing, mastering, and production studio. I love challenging artists and musicians to create art that is honest and resonates with others.

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