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Wave Breaker

Reviewed By Synami [all]
January 31st, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.0.1 on Windows

Very simple, albeit high quality limiter. The only current limiting model, Clarity One, is surprisingly clean but can also be pushed with the drive and saturate knobs if desired. Lots of visual feedback, GUI skinning and scaling are also appreciated.

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Wave Breaker

Reviewed By onerob [all]
July 23rd, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.01 on Mac

I like this plugin for the visual feedback it gives. The Saturation control seems to work well in addition to the look-ahead limiting. One thing that might be helpful is if the threshold slider moved in 0.1dB increments instead of 0.01.

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Wave Breaker

Reviewed By SARCASTICDAVE94 [all]
July 14th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on Mac

I was notified of this free plug-in, Wave Breaker. I downloaded it the other evening and tried it out. Very nice limiting with this. Graphical feedback is helpful even if I go by what I hear. Nice useful limiter. Have it on my Mac Mini M2 and Studio One 6.1 Artist DAW, runs flawless. Give it a try.

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Wave Breaker

Reviewed By Vospi [all]
July 12th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1.0.1 on Windows

upd-4: Everything is fine. I'm extremely happy to bump my score to 5. The bug was swiftly fixed. Awesome.

Extremely good first impression. Every One Synth Challenge guy should be jumping on this. I'll give it more time, but for now, you get my solid vote. Good luck.

P.S: One feature I would really wish for is channel linking. That would add a great deal of value for drums vs pads examples. So far, the two knobs approach to striking a balance between saturation and compression is fantastic. Once you know what to listen to (and there's a clear visual indication as well), you're off to understand the compression/limiting issue very well.


(From here, I list previous issues I had with the plugin, I no longer have the issues, it's fixed.

upd: ok. Once I press "disable" button in the latest stable legit FL Studio, it leads to a whole DAW crashing and closing immediately. Which makes this AWESOME plugin unusable for me. Please please fix this. I don't want to downgrade my developer challenge grade for this, because I was waiting for something that operates, looks and sounds like this for months and months. Please? If you need any extra info/videos, feel free to PM me. (Checked this on the latest FL Beta as well, same issue.). Deleting the plugin from the chain altogether doesn't cause the crash. Enabling one thread, disabling "smart disable" doesn't help, so these are not the features that cause incompatibility. Once again, it's all resolved once the plugin is bridged away from FL.
: A workaround for the issue below is Make Bridged option in FL Wrapper. I use a VST3 version.
: The Wave Observer didn't cause similar issues for me. Great, awesome GUI work.

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Wave Breaker

Reviewed By rattala [all]
July 8th, 2023
Version reviewed: 1 on Windows

I like it very much its clear and customizable GUI, it simply does what it promises and for me it does it very well. Straight to the point and with the before and after graphical feedback of the limited peaks. I lke it very much.

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Wave Observer

Reviewed By RobertSchulz [all]
July 3rd, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.6.1 on Windows

A plugin I've always been looking for. I have tried other wave analyzer plugins before, but they didn't work well on my system (either were too old or unstable).

A feature I never saw before is the option to monitor waveforms for both stereo channels at the same time. Very cool if you use spatial effects to the how the effect affects each channel.

Also available in VST2, not only VST3, which is nice since not all latest DAWs support VST3, for example Live 9.7 which I work with, doesn't.

The feature to resize the GUI in VST2 is very good as well.

Con: I appreciate the 4 different colorized themes but I really would love it if the developer could implement a dark background theme option. Better for the eyes, since I use dark theme in my DAW.

Also I would like to have a parameter to adjust the thickness of the waveform.

That's also the reason why only give 4 stars instead of 5, but if they could enhance that, it would be an absolutely great tool for me.

Response from pressplay1 from Press Play on September 29th, 2022

Hey, thank you very much for the review. I would like to draw your attention to Wave Observer Pro, which has several dark themes available. And I will think about the line width feature. Cheers.

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Wave Observer

Reviewed By SRMusics [all]
September 12th, 2021
Version reviewed: 1.4 on Windows

Great tool! It has all the functions I was looking for and has a pleasant design. I really like it.

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