Waves H-Delay Hybrid Delay
Waves H-Delay Hybrid Delay

H-Delay Hybrid Delay, Software Delay/Echo from Waves.

Hatsubai 06/27/2011

Waves H-Delay Hybrid Delay : Hatsubai's user review

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The Waves H Delay is another part of the Hybrid series. This combines analog and digital delays, along with modulation and filters to create some of the best delays ever heard. The famous PCM42 was especially famous for this kind of sound, and this plugin is modeled after that famous delay. The plugin itself is super simple to use. You have three main sections -- the delay section, modulation section and filter section. By adjusting the knobs in each of these sections, you can create everything from a simple eighth note dotted delay to some crazy modulated delay that would make The Edge proud. The layout is very easy to get accustomed to, so no issues there. I also did not experience any compatibility issues on my Mac Pro. I can't comment on the manual as I never bothered reading it, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what everything does on this.


The biggest issue with this plugin is that it's a 32 bit plugin. While this doesn't really matter on my machine with Logic Pro thanks to its built-in 32 bit bridge, it might matter to those who are forced to work in a 64 bit only environment with no such bridge. Waves plugins are always rock solid. They're well known for being extremely stable and never taking up too much memory inside your DAW. This is especially necessary when you start using multiple instances of plugins. I run a Mac Pro with OS 10.6.x, and I never had any issues when it came to the software acting up. I've had the Mercury bundle for probably half a year or so, and I've always received excellent support from the guys over at Waves.


This is my most utilized Waves plugin ever. I use it for everything on guitars, am able to create some extra space on the snare with it, can thicken up the bass and even use it for vocals. There's just so much that you can do with it that it's crazy. My main usage, however, is using it for guitar leads. It has saved me tons of frustration when dealing with mixes where the guitars were way too dry.