With the Waves Jack Joseph Puig Artist Signature Collection, Waves captures the ideology and favorite technology of musical phenomenon Jack Joseph Puig in a plug-in form. Now you can create musical ma... Read More
With the Waves Jack Joseph Puig Artist Signature Collection, Waves captures the ideology and favorite technology of musical phenomenon Jack Joseph Puig in a plug-in form. Now you can create musical magic the way this studio vet has.
You may not know the name Jack Joseph Puig, but in the past 2 decades he's worked with and and shared Grammy Awards with a diverse group of musical acts from Sheryl Crow to U2, John Mayer to No Doubt. The list of hit albums he's put a stamp on, as a producer, mixer, A&R, and Executive Vice President at Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records is a veritable who's-who of Billboard Chart makers.
Over the past 3 decades, he has helped redefine the role of the mixing engineer in contemporary music. As a producer, he relies on vintage hardware and cutting-edge software to create complex aural tapestries that capture and transcend the artist's vision. With the Jack Joseph Puig Collection, Waves has managed to virtually capture his ideology and favorite technology in a plug-in form so you can create musical magic the way this studio vet has.
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) work together to give each piece its own unique personality. So when Waves decided they wanted to model the rarest-of-rare studio hardware (the Fairchild 670, the Pultec EQP-1A, and the Pultec MEQ-5), they turned to Jack Joseph Puig.
Legendary among audiophiles for his extensive collection of exceptional, hand-picked outboard gear, Puig gave Waves exclusive access to model his most prized processors, and worked closely with Waves through every phase of the development process. Together with many of his personal presets, these precise models deliver the distinctive sound of JJP's favorite classics.
Fairchild compressors are among the very rarest pieces of recording gear; it's rumored that less than 50 were originally manufactured. One of the first things Waves discovered when testing the Fairchilds they were able to get their hands on is that each model sounded different. In fact, even within the same stereo module, each channel could sound and behave differently. Only a few fortunate studios in the world have multiple units, with the opportunity to compare the subtle differences between them. In their quest to find the best sounding Fairchild, they were introduced to Jack Joseph Puig. He loaned them his very best sounding unit, which they painstakingly analyzed and modeled so that they captured its every attribute, replicating its sound and behavior to the point where the software was virtually indistinguishable from the hardware. Jack was an indispensable part of the development process, greatly assisting the Waves team by testing and fine-tuning everything, as well as contributing an extensive library of his personal presets.
So when you fire up the PuigChild, it's almost as if you were working together with the man himself at Ocean Way studios. Better yet, it's as if he loaned you his Fairchild. And not just any Fairchildâhis best Fairchild.
Custom-engineered and built by hand, the original Pultecs have long been a top choice of leading recording and mastering engineers. Pultecs are renowned for their ability to accentuate individual frequency ranges without significantly altering other frequencies.
The Pultec EQP-1A is renowned for its unique ability to boost and cut the same frequencies simultaneously, thereby creating a resonant shelf. The PuigTec EQP-1A is a remarkable replication of Jack Joseph Puig's original hand-crafted unit, heard on dozens of popular recordings from artists including Weezer, Black Crowes, and Panic At The Disco.
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 comprise a full range vintage EQ chain.