Sonic Academy is offering the Waves OneKnob Louder ($49 value) plugin as a free download for all of their registered and subscribed users (registration process is free) until June 23rd, 2020.
OneKnob Louder is a limiter/compressor plugin developed by Waves. It is part of the Waves OneKnob Series, a collection of eight plugins that are optimized for performing a single task by using a single control knob. OneKnob Louder boosts the volume of the processed audio by applying compression (with automatic makeup gain) and peak limiting to the signal. The plugin can increase the RMS by up to 24 dB on single tracks and mixes.
Of course, the OneKnob series is not the right choice if you’re looking for effects that you can fine-tune or if you need high-precision processing. That said, these plugins can be a tremendous workflow efficiency boost when you’re working on a mix, and you need to do something quickly – boost the loudness, add a bit of reverb, some quick delay, etc. OneKnob Louder is one of the better plugins in the collection, and it’s certainly worth checking out for free, as long as you don’t mind the bumpy Waves update plan.
Regularly priced at $49 (currently on sale via Waves for $39.99), Waves OneKnob Louder is a free download for all registered Sonic Academy users for one week only. To get your free copy of OneKnob Louder, first, you’ll need to sign up for a Sonic Academy user account or log in to your existing account. Once you’re logged in, locate the “1 Reward Available” button in the user area.
Clicking this button will take you to the rewards section of the account. You will see the free OneKnob Louder license and two additional Sonic Academy $2.50 store voucher codes that are unlocked after reaching Level 1. However, the free Waves plugin is available for all account levels (even Level 0).
Clicking the license button will show a pop-up screen where you’ll be asked to confirm your email subscription. This can be done only once, meaning that only one OneKnob Louder license is available for each account.
Finally, after confirming your subscription and claiming your free license, the activation code will be shown in the rewards section of your user account. You will need to redeem this code in your Waves user account to download and activate the OneKnob Louder plugin for free. The offer expires on June 23rd, 2020.
On a related note, Waves is currently running a storewide sale, offering up to 51% OFF in combined discounts on select plugins and plugin bundles. Use the coupon code CREATIVE40 to apply a 40% OFF discount to your orders. Free plugins included when spending $50 or more. Find more info at Waves.
More info: Waves OneKnob Louder (free @ Sonic Academy until June 23rd)