Waves H-Comp
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Waves H-Comp

H-Comp, Software compressor from Waves.

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moosers 08/09/2009

Waves H-Comp : moosers のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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The Waves Ltd. H-Comp wasn’t hard to install at all and after getting everything in synch with my iLok I had it up rather quickly.  I didn’t have any compatibility errors and really didn’t have any problems getting it up and running.  The interface of the software is laid out smartly and even though there is kind of a lot going on it won’t take users too long to get used to everything.  The plug-in has a ton of different parameters including knobs for ratio, punch, attack, threshold, release, mix, and output.  The release also has a great feature where you can synch it up to the BPM of the song that you are using this with.  There is also a knob for the amount of ‘analog’ that you want, which is a new thing in Waves’ new line of hybrid plug-ins.  There is also a meter that you can set to either show input, output, or gain reduction and a button to use this strictly as a limiter as well.  A manual wasn’t necessary for me, but for new users might not be a bad idea if you aren’t all that experienced.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I have used the Waves Ltd. H-Comp on a Mac G5 that runs with a Pro Tools HD system.  I’ve never had a problem running a few of them at a single time, but generally will only use one or two at a time as I like to mix and match different compressors.  It really depends on what type of system you are running this on because this will take up a decent amount of processing power, but if you have an adequate machine you shouldn’t have too much trouble with it.  Pro Tools LE users will probably run into more problems than HD ones, as is the case in general with plug-ins.

OVERALL OPINION

I only recently started using the Waves Ltd. H-Comp as it is a fairly new plug-in, but already I can see that it is definitely one of the better compression plug-ins that Waves has released.  It sounds great on a variety of instruments, especially vocals and guitars.  However, it offers a ton of control over your sound so it can really be used on anything.  The new line of hybrid plug-ins that Waves has released are pretty impressive and the Waves Ltd. H-Comp is a fine example of what they have to offer.