Waves H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer

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Waves' new H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer is a mixing/mastering plug-in featuring vintage and modern EQ "inspired by the finest British and American consoles," offers the company. Included are seven different filter types per band: US Vintage, UK Vintage 1, UK Vintage 2, US Modern, UK Modern, Digital 1 and Digital 2, in addition to a newly-developed asymmetrical bell filter. A keyboard graphic lets users choose frequencies by clicking on notes, and an exclusive MS Mode allows users to apply different EQ to Mid and Side content. Also featured is a flexible real-time frequency spectrum analyzer with multiple display options.

Waves H-EQ Controls:

  • Input Fader controls the signal input level.
  • EQ Modes: Stereo/Linked, Dual/Unlinked, MS Mode
  • EQ Filters: HP, LF, LMF, MF, HMF, HF, LP
  • Analog Type toggles between analog characteristic types.
  • Analog Level controls the level of the combined noise and hum.
  • THD Level controls the level of harmonic distortion added to the signal
  • Keyboard lets users choose frequencies by clicking on notes.
  • Analyzer presents a real-time graphical display of the input signal, output signal or both, as well as the EQ curve.
  • Analyzer In displays the input signal, post-input fader.
  • Analyzer Out displays the output signal, post-output fader.
  • L/M turns on the display of the left side only in Stereo mode, or the M in M/S mode.
  • R/S turns on the display of the right side only in Stereo mode, or the S in M/S mode.
  • Freeze stops the frequency graph.
  • Peak Hold stops the frequency graph at its highest peak point.
  • Analyzer Scale displays the energy level measured by the analyzer.
  • EQ Scale displays the EQ curve being applied to the signal.
  • Band Markers allow users to manipulate the EQ bands using the band markers.
  • Output fader controls signal output level.
  • Phase flips the phase of the signal by 180 degrees.
  • Trim displays the maximum peak level of the output signal and its distance from 0 dBFS.

Price: $200 and $300 (Native and TDM, respectively); free to owners of Waves Mercury via Waves Update Plan coverage

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