Waves has introduced PianoCentric, the second installment in their Greg Wells Signature series of plugins.
The PianoCentric plugin aims at making mixing piano much easier by giving the user direct access to the customized tools, signal flow and piano processing techniques perfected by Greg Wells. Developed in collaboration with Wells himself and based on years od experience and learning with other sound engineers, this new addition to the Waves Signature Series claims to let you quickly find the right sound for your piano or keyboard recordings, varying from gorgeous full-range piano to lo-fi filtered soundsv with just a simple interface.
According to Wells himself, this plugin was designed to reach two different destinations: one is gorgeous, punchy piano that will cut through any mix with lots of drums and other elements, and the second (and opposite) one is more like an old bullet microphone in mono, inside the piano – lo-fi and a little crunchy.
The PianoCentric plugin has an official MSRP of $149, but is currenty available for the introductory price of $99. It is already included in Waves' Mercury, Pro Show and SD7 Pro Show bundles. More details and demo version are to be found at www.waves.com.