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Eddie Kramer HLS ChannelbyWaves
 Eddie Kramer HLS Channel by Waves is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
Eddie Kramer HLS Channel
Product Eddie Kramer HLS Channel
Developer Waves
Price (MSRP)
$200
Type / Tags MasteringChannel StripDynamics (Compressor / Limiter)Exciter / Enhancer
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
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10.0
 
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Developed in association with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the HLS Channel was meticulously modeled on a Helios mixing console just like the one he used in historic sessions at London's Olympic Studios (In fact, Waves actually managed to get their hands on the Helios from the Rolling Stones mobile truck, which was used on a slew of classic recordings during the early '70s). In addition to modeling the Helios EQs with their sweet saturation, high-end presence, and fat low-frequency boost, Waves even modeled the unique behavior, coloration, and drive of the console's preamps. To top it all off, the HLS Channel features a precision-modeled VU meter that recreates the sensitivity, ballistic behavior, look and feel of the original.

Features:

  • Modeled Mic & Line preamp drive.
  • Analog noise & hum for added realism.
  • EQ bypass mode.
  • Up to 24-bit 96kHz resolution.
  • Mono and Stereo components.

Controls:

  • Source Select toggles between Mic and Line levels.
  • Preamp determines the amount of preamp coloration.
  • High Frequency Gain controls high shelf gain at 10 kHz.
  • Mid Gain sets the amount of gain applied to the midrange bell filter.
  • Mid Frequency selects frequency for the midrange bell filter.
  • Mid Mode selects between boost (PK) and cut (TR).
  • Low Band Freq/Cut is used to select the boost frequency, or the amount of attenuation of the 50 Hz low shelf.
  • Low Band Boost sets the amount of boost (in dB) for the selected frequency.
  • EQ Cut turns the EQ on (in) and off (cut), while maintaining the analog and preamp characteristics.
  • Analog controls turns the analog noise and hum modeling on and off, and sets the pitch of the hum to match either European or American currents.
  • Noise pads the modeled noise and hum by 20 dB.
  • Meter toggles the meter display between input and output monitoring.
  • Clip LED lights up when levels exceed 0 dBFS.
  • VU Meter displays input or output level in dBVU.
  • VU Calibrate controls the VU meter headroom calibration.
  • Trim displays the maximum peak level of the output signal and its distance from 0 dBFS.
  • Input controls the input level.
  • Output controls the output level.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By jam92189
August 14, 2012

I have Had the Tape, Tubes & Transistors bundle for a little while now. I love the whole bundle. This eq Is Smooth and clean and I love the coloration I get from the preamp emulation. the High end boos is pretty smooth and does not get harsh. I don't really use the mid range boost much. but the low end boost is pretty nice. Also you will need to gain stage this plugin. I notice that I get a kinda bad sound when just blasting it with noise.

Now I use a ADK PC with 3.6 GHZ i7 And 8 gigs of RAM and the CPU hit is basically none.

the plugin is stable and looks cool. I love the eq for the high end boost and really would say if your going to get a small bundle get this one. oh and get it from WAVES UNIVERSE that's where I got it from. the prices are worlds better than on the waves normal site. but remember to shop around there are deals many places.

um yea that's it great eq I am liking the whole bundle and love the pie comp. to be honest my more used tape emulation is still my roundtone but the waves one is pretty decent to.

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Aloysius
Aloysius
26 August 2012 at 8:22am

WAVES UNIVERSE (''the prices are worlds better than from anywhere else'') is a good tip but don't forget to shop around. If you have an Account at AudioDeluxe, you'll often find their 'in cart' prices on Waves products to be a tad cheaper. ;)

jam92189
jam92189
29 August 2012 at 7:53pm

really thanks ill check that out and edit the review

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