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H-Delay Hybrid Delay

Delay / Echo Plugin by Waves
H-Delay Hybrid Delay by Waves is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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H-Delay delivers everything from old school PCM42-style effects to slap-back echo, ping-pong delay, and tempo-sync with modulation.


  • Up to 3500 ms delay time.
  • Variable pitch delay time behavior.
  • Analog character modes.
  • Infinite feedback support.
  • LFO-controlled pitch modulation.
  • LoFi mode.
  • Tap + BPM sync.
  • Full MIDI support.


  • Delay – 1 to 3500 ms or BPM Multiples (note values).
  • BPM/Ms – Display Mode Toggle.
  • Sync – Host/Manual.
  • Modulation Depth – 0 to 100.
  • Modulation Rate – 0.1 to 6000 Hz.
  • Ping Pong – On/Off.
  • Feedback – 0 to 200.
  • Phase Reverse L/R – In/Out.
  • LP Filter – 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  • HP Filter – 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  • LP/HP Filter Link.
  • Dry/Wet Mix – 0 to 100.
  • Analog – Off, Modes 1 to 4.
  • LoFi – On/Off.
  • Output – +/-18 dB.
  • Output Meter – -48 to 0 dBFS.
  • Tap Pad.

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Average user rating of 3.00 from 1 review
H-Delay Hybrid Delay

Reviewed By oskroskroskr [all]
December 24th, 2013
Version reviewed: 10 on Mac

Hi there. Messing around with this a whole bunch today so thought I might treat you to a quick review...

PROS: You can do relatively long delay times, there's a lot of tame plugs out there that won't let you go as long and slow as you want to. The GUI looks good, nice big knobs. When you switch between BPM host and free time (ms) modes, the units of measurement change but the actual time remains the same (makes life faster if you're going for slightly off delays!). Also the "analog tape delay sound" is probably the smoothest I've come across. You know what I mean - the pitch shifts if you change the delay time while it's working. In this way it's a good tool for live jams and feedback loops. The filters are good too, better than most. There's a "mod" function which applies an LFO to the pitch of the delay.

CONS: The ping pong is not a dual stereo ping pong. It just splits the stereo into left and right. Ok, this may be the norm but what's so good about the norm? Why not embrace the deluxe? You also get a couple of "analog" options and a "lofi" switch. This is nice but it's mostly very subtle and if it was up to me I would have tucked these options in some out of the way menu.

VERDICT: H-delay does the basics really well and it doesn't waste your time with a lot of frills you'll almost never use. But there's still room for improvement...

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