The New Standard in MultiBand Dynamics for the Studio or Live

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Waves C6 Multiband Compressor Native
The New Standard in MultiBand Dynamics for the Studio or Live - Includes SideChain

For years, the C4 has been a favorite of studio engineers the world over, and in live sound, it's quickly become a must-have for front-of-house and monitor professionals as well. To create the C6, we took the tried-and-true functions of the C4, and added two additional floating bands plus a sidechain feature, for one-stop vocal and instrument shaping. Equally at home in the studio, live, and in post production, the C6 lets you zero in on problem frequencies with surgical precision.

Perfect for de-essing and de-popping in the studio or onstage, the C6 gives you all the multiband compression and dynamic equalization you need to control, tame, and shape your sound.

For mixing and mastering, the C6 gives you the power to shape any sound, with creative compression, dynamic EQ, flexible sidechaining, and more.

For FOH and monitor mixers alike, the C6 provides total control over dynamics and EQ, from reducing crowd ambience to in-depth vocal shaping.

For auto-ducking of music and ambience under speech, the C6 sidechain lets you carve out just the vocal frequency range, instead of attenuating the entire signal.


  • Internal/external sidechain per band
  • Individual band Listen mode
  • Four crossover bands plus two floating bands
  • Dynamic EQ, compression & expansion
  • Double precision bit resolution processing
  • ARC™ Auto Release Control
  • Up to 24bit, 192kHz resolution
  • Mono and Stereo components
  • Supports TDM, RTAS, Audio Suite, VST, AU
  • PC and Mac compatible


  • Input Gain Fader –inf. to 0dB
  • Range -24dB to +18dB per band
  • Gain -18dB to +18dB per band
  • Attack 0.5ms to 500ms per band
  • Release 5ms to 5,000ms per band
  • Threshold -80dB to 0dB per band
  • Energy Level Meter -80dB to 0dB per band
  • Solo per band
  • Bypass per band
  • DynamicLine™ Graph Shows reduction curve -18dB to +18dB, 16Hz to 20kHz
  • Frequency Band Marker Graphic control over Frequency/Gain per band
  • Master Controls Global control of threshold, gain, range, attack and release settings
  • Release Type ARC™ or Manual
  • Behavior Opto or Electro
  • Knee Type Soft to Hard, 0.00 to 0.75
  • Crossover Bands
  • Low 40Hz – 250Hz
  • Mid 100Hz – 5993Hz
  • High 2kHz – 16kHz
  • Crossover Band Q 0.1 to 0.75
  • Floating Bands 16Hz – 21kHz
  • Floating Band Q 0.35 to 60
  • Output Gain Fader -18dB to +18dB
  • Output Meter -80dB to 0dB with peak hold and clip indicators
  • SideChain Controls
  • Source is used to choose the SideChain source: Internal / External
  • Listen is used to monitor the SideChain signal
  • SC Mode determines the frequency range of the Side Chain signal: Wide / Split
Waves C6 Multiband Compressor Native
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