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moosers 22/09/2010

Waves DeBreath : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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The Waves Ltd. DeBreath plug-in is a unique piece of software that allows you to control the amount of breath heard in a voice recording. It's pretty simple to use and was easy enough to install with the entire bundle of Waves plug-ins. I haven't used the plug-in very often since I've gotten the bundle, but I have messed around with it enough to get a good idea of what it does. The interface is really pretty simple, as you can view either just the breath in your voice, or the full sound. It has to graphs - one for either voice/just breath, and one for energy (gate) threshold. It then has sliders for controlling the amounts of each, a reduction slider, fade in and fade out, and an option for adding some room tone to help your work sound more natural.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I'm running the Waves Ltd. DeBreath plug-in at home in Pro Tools LE 8 with a Mac Book Pro lap top. The computer has a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM, while I run Pro Tools LE with a Digi 002R audio interface. Thus far I haven't had any issues at all running the plug-in within this configuration. I haven't had a need to run more than one of them at a time however, so I wouldn't expect this to tax my system very much at all. Having said this, in general it doesn't seem like it will take up too much processing power.

OVERALL OPINION

The Waves Ltd. DeBreath is overall a really cool plug-in as there aren't any that I've seen out there that are quite like it. In theory it's a great idea, and the execution is pretty good here as well, as there is definitely a lot that can be done with the plug-in. You definitely need to know how to tweak the plug-in well, as sometimes it sounds more realistic than others, but in general I'd say the plug-in pretty much does as advertised. I'm not sure that I see myself using this plug-in all that much in the future, as I'm usually not one to tweak vocals this much. However, I definitely see why this would be a useful tool and I'm sure that in the future there will be times that it comes in handy. I wouldn't have bought it if it didn't come with the complete Waves bundle, but I'm definitely happy to have it.