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Old 16th November 2009
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Waves C4 distortion

While the C4 is great on vocals I notice it tends to distort sibilance with ARC on.

Actually I tend to dislike ARC on most Waves plugins, but I feel weird for thinking that, like I need to get some kind of use of it.

Anyone know what I'm talking about or am I trippin
Old 16th November 2009
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Originally Posted by scius ➡️
While the C4 is great on vocals I notice it tends to distort sibilance with ARC on.

Actually I tend to dislike ARC on most Waves plugins, but I feel weird for thinking that, like I need to get some kind of use of it.

Anyone know what I'm talking about or am I trippin
I don't use any Waves stuff but to my understanding the ARC, being auto release control, perhaps is in some way mishandling low frequencies with too short of a release at those given moments of distortion you are hearing. That's my conjecture...
Old 17th November 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scius ➡️
While the C4 is great on vocals I notice it tends to distort sibilance with ARC on.

Actually I tend to dislike ARC on most Waves plugins, but I feel weird for thinking that, like I need to get some kind of use of it.

Anyone know what I'm talking about or am I trippin
ARC is only placed on the 2bus (Master Fader!!)
Its a ROOM CORRECTION app and you MUST know your **** when using it.
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Originally Posted by phillysoulman ➡️
ARC is only placed on the 2bus (Master Fader!!)
Its a ROOM CORRECTION app and you MUST know your **** when using it.

I don't think he's talking about the "room correction" software by IK.
'ARC' is an automatic function parameter on the Waves C4 compressor that adjusts release times according to the program material changes.
Old 18th November 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by phillysoulman ➡️
ARC is only placed on the 2bus (Master Fader!!)
Its a ROOM CORRECTION app and you MUST know your **** when using it.
word philly I was talking about the Automatic Release Control thats on a lot of Waves plugins like the C4, Rcomp, etc etc.
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Originally Posted by scius ➡️
word philly I was talking about the Automatic Release Control thats on a lot of Waves plugins like the C4, Rcomp, etc etc.
OK cool.
My bad
Old 18th November 2009 | Show parent
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It never hurts to check the ARC and hear what it's doing. It's a variable release so it can be more versatile than the "manual" settings. That said, I don't use it very much.
Old 18th November 2009 | Show parent
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I like them on vocals too, but never noticed any distortion on it....or maybe I did and I kinda liked it haha
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