In this extended show & tell review, team member Marcus Huyskens has takes an in depth look at the latest Reverb from Waves, H-Reverb. H-Reverb is the latest in waves' hybrid line, featuring a new 'finite Impulse Response reverberation technology'.
As described by waves:
"New technologies open new creative horizons. H-Reverb is a pioneering FIR reverb based on innovative Finite Impulse Response reverberation technology, providing richer, deeper reverb tails that sit beautifully in the mix while breathing crisp air into your tracks."
The FIR engine that powers H-Reverb lets you shape and customize the reverb decay envelope beyond the standard linear forms, resulting in perfectly gated, real reverse, and dense reverb tails that don’t muddy up the mix. Taking things one step further, H-Reverb incorporates Waves’ advanced analog modeling along with a drive control, offering signal behavior that until now was found exclusively in high-end hardware reverb devices. This unique design also enables input drive, a technique favored by many top engineers.
To top it all off, H-Reverb includes an impressive library of artist presets from the industry’s leading mixing engineers, as well as presets inspired by vintage and modern classics. These presets may be the perfect space you’re looking for, or simply the perfect point to start from.
By fusing classic reverb concepts with forward-thinking features that break new ground in digital reverb processing, H-Reverb provides uncompromising sound quality and boundless creative control."
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."