Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Greg Wells PianoCentric plugin, part of the Waves Signature Series.
The piano can be a tricky instrument to mix due to its wide frequency range and varying dynamics.
No one knows that better than multiple GRAMMY-nominated producer, songwriter, musician and mixing engineer Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry, Mika, One Republic, Twenty One Pilots), who has songs on over 85 million units sold, and who is himself an accomplished pianist and piano aficionado.
Created in collaboration with Greg Wells, PianoCentric is a user-friendly one-knob plugin that gives users direct access to the customized tools, signal flow and piano processing techniques perfected by Wells. Waves Greg Wells PianoCentric is a quick solution for shaping your piano or keyboard recordings, with options varying from gorgeous full-range piano to lo-fi filtered sounds.
Greg Wells comments: “The PianoCentric plugin is something I wish every studio I ever worked in had. The piano is a hard instrument to record and even harder to make sit in the mix properly. I have been playing piano as a studio musician for 30 years. Any time I heard an engineer do something that got me closer to the piano sound in my head, I paid very close attention. Under the hood of the PianoCentric plugin is every technique I’ve learned over the years of how to make the piano sound amazing in the studio. I designed this plugin to reach two different destinations. One destination is gorgeous punchy piano that will cut through any mix with lots of drums and other elements. The second and opposite destination is more like an old bullet microphone in mono, inside the piano—lo-fi and a little crunchy. Enjoy.”