Waves have announced the H-Series Bundle, a collection of all the Hybrid H-Series plug-ins, the Waves H-Comp, H-EQ, H-Reverb and H-Delay. Normally the 4 plug-ins are priced separately at $886, the H-Series Bundle will be $599 but until April 30th the bundle will be $349.
This is a great addition to the Waves' range as the H-Series plug-in are in the team's favourite plug-ins. So in case you haven't come across these plug-ins here is some more on each of the plug-ins....
In this extended show & tell review, team member Marcus Huyskens has takes an in depth look at the latest Reverb from Waves, H-Reverb using Pro Tools. H-Reverb is the latest in waves' hybrid line, featuring their 'finite Impulse Response reverberation technology'.
When asked about his thoughts on the plugin, Marcus had this to say:
"Quite often I find myself reaching for separate reverbs to get the vibe and space I'm looking for in a mix. The great thing about this plugin, is that there is so much power under the hood. So if you If you like to tweak, then this is a reverb for you. Once you familiarize yourself with the controls, and what they do, the unique combination of parameters combined with the ease of use offers an endless sonic palette. In addition, theres also loads of control over shaping the eq of ER's and the tail, and dynamics eliminating the need for extra eq's, compressors, or de-essers. Also, if you are in a pinch, you can dial in a great sound in no time just working with the basic controls. 2 thumbs up from me."
Arguably the best delay plug-in around is Waves H-Delay. If you want to know what it can do then Russ shows 3 ways to use the Waves H Delay echo plug-in for mixing pop tracks in Pro Tools. In this free video tutorial he shows 3 completely different uses for it on piano, guitar and vocal and shows the power of automation in a mix.
From real old school PCM42-style effects like filtering, flanging, and phasing, to slap-back echo, ping-pong delay, and tempo-sync with modulation, H-Delay offers something different in a delay plug-in.
Dan Cooper featured the Waves H-Delay in his top 5 delay plug-ins. This is what he said...
It seems every time I open one of my old Pro Tools session I find an instance of H-Delay. This was my "go to" delay plug-in for many years. H-Delay has an analog character to the sound that is entirely unique to itself, especially when the LoFi switch is engaged. I have always found H-Delay to be a very quick plug-in to manipulate. The tap tempo feature is brilliant. I wish it was included in other delay plug-ins as more often than not I usually mix music that does not conform to a set tempo.
My standout feature: Tap Tempo
In this 2 part series Logic Pro Expert's Eli Krantzberg shows how to use the punch control on the Waves H-Comp plug-in to handle transient control.
Waves have designed the H-Comp to combine the modeled behavior of transformers, tubes, and transistors, together with the power and precision that only a plugin can provide. The result is a compressor with capabilities that engineers could only dream about back in the day. H-Comp lends a whole new meaning to the concept of THD: Total Harmonic Distinction.
In part 1 of this two part free tutorial series Eli shows in Logic Pro the effects of the different EQ models on some white noise, and see how the analog section effects the summed bands.
In part 2 hear how the US Modern type and the tilt style EQ in the Digital 1 type are used on different bands on a fretless electric bass part.
Waves H-EQ is a hybrid equalizer, featuring vintage and modern EQ inspired by the finest British and American consoles; seven different filter types per band, including a 'one-of-a-kind' asymmetrical bell filter; an intuitive keyboard graphic that lets you choose frequencies by clicking on notes; an MS Mode so you can apply different EQ to the sum of a stereo signal and its difference; and a flexible real-time frequency spectrum analyzer with multiple display options.
Existing Users Can Upgrade To The H-Series Bundle
Owners of Waves H-Reverb, H-Delay, H-EQ or H-Comp can upgrade to the H-Series at a discount