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Waves offers free H-Comp plugin

Cyber Monday this year starts with a no-brainer offer from Waves: free H-Comp plugin.

H-Comp Hybrid Compressor is a dynamics processor that combines the modeled behavior of transformers, tubes, and transistors, together with the power and precision that only a plug-in can provide.

In addition to standard compression control parameters (Threshold, Attack, Ratio, Release), H-Comp features additional controls that offer unique sound design possibilities:
Mix provides an easy way to achieve Parallel compression, which usually requires special setup and additional tracks.

Limiter activates an output limiter that prevents peaks above 0dBFS.
Punch allows transients to pass through the compressor, even with very fast attack times, in order to better preserve transient behavior.

Sync provides sync-to-host and sync-to-BPM Release time control. Setting the correct Release for a compressor generally involves attention to both the sound of the compression as well as its musical interaction with the signal. Therefore, Release times are often related to the interval between drum strokes, or other sharp onsets. In other words, Release times often correspond to the track’s BPM. H-Comp’s Sync feature allows you to set Release times using intuitive musical values.

Analog Modes lets you choose between 4 Analog Modes which correspond to sound qualities which are usually associated with and perceived as analog hardware sound.

Get it directly from Waves website.

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