Spectre is a sound-shaping tool that combines the best features of an enhancer coupled with a graphical parametric equaliser.

Spectre processes the difference between the input signal and the EQ signal, introducing harmonic content to just the part of the spectrum that you want from a variety of saturation algorithms based on classic recording hardware.

Spectre can be used on individual tracks, sub-mixes, the entire mix and is ideal for mastering.

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Insert it in a track and see for yourself what Spectre can do for you.
Available for VST, AU and AAX (32 / 64 bit).


Spectre does not work like a conventional equalizer. Spectre introduces harmonic content that was not in the original recording, bringing colour and life to the sound not possible with a conventional EQ, this ability to offer almost phantom content across the audio spectrum led us to the name Spectre.

Spectre process the incoming audio with a five parallel band EQ, it extracts the difference between this signal and the dry input and process it through one of the eight saturation algorithms included, then it mixes it back with the dry signal. The result is a signal with character, full of color, with bigger and warmer low frequencies, shiny shimmering highs and powerful mids that any other processor just can’t give you. 



Spectre is more versatile than a simple enhancer as you can choose from eight different saturation algorithms to get different colours. Spectre can go from the warmth of valve to a harsh digital clipper, from creamy tape saturation to a chip bit crusher.

  • Tube.
  • Warm Tube.
  • Solid.
  • Tape.
  • Diode.
  • Class B.
  • Bit.
  • Digital.

You’ll find an additional mode which can be really useful: Clean. This mode doesn’t saturate the difference signal, converting Spectre into a parallel EQ where the results feel extremely natural, almost like if there were no process at all. It takes away the harshness of traditional EQ plug-ins and brings in the sweetness of parallel processors.

“The new Spectre from Wavesfactory is the most interesting plugin I’ve tried in a while.”

– Jonas Westling  (Paul McCartney / Lady Gaga)

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Optional 4x and 16x oversampling modes offer pristine audio quality with no aliasing even with aggressive settings.
With 3 saturation modes: subtle, medium and aggressive you have a quick way of warming up your tracks. Adjust the harmonics with the input and output volume parameters for a more precise control over your music.
Spectre can process:

  • Mono and Stereo signals.
  • Left or Right channels only.
  • Mid / Side channels only.

When we say it’s the ultimate enhancer we really mean it.

Press Kit

Download the press kit containing the press release and high resolution pictures of the User Interface with and without background, along with Wavesfactory and Spectre logos.

Copy Protection

No iLok or challenge response needed for registering Spectre.
At the time of the purchase you’ll receive an e-mail containing a user name and a serial number.

System Requirements

Mac OSX:

  • 10.7 or higher.
  • DAW capable of hosting VST or AU, or Pro Tools.
  • Intel processor.


  • Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • DAW capable of hosting VST plug-ins, or Pro Tools.