Waves goes outside of its comfort zone to introduce their first ever soft synth, Element. Waves Element looks like a warning shot to Native Instruments’ Massive at first glance. But of course its so new that we haven’t played with it yet. So who knows at this point.  Still it looks like a virtual analog beast with enough controls to be a sound designers dream.

So what does Waves have to say about Element? It is said to be “Powered by Virtual Voltage™ technology, Element is an analog-style polyphonic instrument engineered to deliver the fat, gritty sound of the classics, with all the precision, flexibility and control of contemporary digital synths.”

Element includes a vast array of convenient features and functions. Like integrated effects. A 16-step arpeggiator / sequencer. MIDI Learn for all controls. And a massive preset library, with total tweakability. Plus, all parameters are laid out right there in front of you, so when inspiration strikes, there’s no need to scroll through page after page to customize your sounds. Searing leads, booming basses, ethereal pads, electro-percussion, sequential motions, mind-blowing FX and lots more: Element does it all.


  • Powered by Virtual Voltage™ technology
  • Integrated chorus, delay, reverb, distortion and bit crusher effects
  • 16-step arpeggiator / sequencer
  • Plugin and standalone components
Waves Element is priced at $99.
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