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Waves H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer v9.91

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Waves H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer - featured

Waves H-EQ. It’s the best of all worlds.


Highlights

H-EQ is a uniquely powerful hybrid equalizer, featuring vintage and modern EQ inspired by the finest British and American consoles; seven different filter types per band, including a newly-developed, one-of-a-kind asymmetrical bell filter; an intuitive keyboard graphic that lets you choose frequencies by clicking on notes; an exclusive MS Mode so you can apply different EQ to the sum of a stereo signal and its difference; and a flexible real-time frequency spectrum analyzer with multiple display options.

  • Hybrid equalizer plugin
  • Seven filter types per band: US Vintage, UK Vintage 1, UK Vintage 2, US Modern, UK Modern, Digital 1 and Digital 2
  • Newly-developed asymmetrical bell filter
  • Exclusive MS matrix mode: Apply different EQ to the sum of a stereo signal and its difference
  • Keyboard graphic: Choose frequencies by clicking on notes
  • Real-time frequency spectrum analyzer

Updates

v9.91


  • All plugins now have control mapping for Avid S3 and S6 control surfaces.

  • H-EQ: New H-EQ Lite components that require less CPU and are well suited for live sound or when processing resources are limited. They do not include the Spectrum Analyzer and Analog sections.

  • H-EQ: New Solo function - Any parametric band can now be soloed by touching its Frequency, Q, or Gain controls. This provides a momentary check of the band’s processing. For a latching solo of a band, click on its solo button.

  • H-EQ: New Smooth feature which eliminates noises that can occur while controls are moved in certain older H-EQ versions. When a session with instances of older H-EQ versions loads, ‘Smooth’ will automatically set to Off. New instances of H-EQ in new or old sessions will load with Smooth On.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Support for up to 6 Nx Head Trackers at the same time.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Nx Head Trackers can be renamed from the WavesHeadTracker application. The name is permanent and saved on the Nx Head Tracker device itself.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: The Head Tracker's status color is now also shown in the plugin's tracking device drop down menu.

  • Waves Central 1.3.1.4: Support for installing version 9.91.

Mac

  • CPU -Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • Memory
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 10.10.5 - 10.12.6
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Support for Visually Impaired Users

  • Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
  • VoiceOver Utility enabled
  • Pro Tools 12.7
  • Logic 10.3.1

Please note: Preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar is currently not supported (will be added soon).

Windows

  • CPU - Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core
  • Memory
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 64 bit
    • Windows 7 with SP1
    • Windows  8.1
    • Windows 10
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes (pops)

Mac Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.3 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.2 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.3.4 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 - 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 - 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)
  • Maschine 2.6.6 (VSTi only)
  • Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 (VSTi only)

Windows Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.3 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9.0.0 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 -14 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 - 11 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 - 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 - 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.5 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)
  • Maschine 2.6.6 (VSTi only)
  • Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 (VSTi only)

Exceptions and Notes (pops)

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