Waves promises better reverb tails with H-Reverb plugin

If you're going to release a reverb plugin these days, it's got to offer something to make it stand out from the crowd. In the case of Waves' H-Reverb - a 'hybrid reverb', no less - that something is a supposedly "pioneering" algorithmic FIR (Finite Impulse Response) technology that promises "richer, deeper reverb tails that sit beautifully in the mix while breathing crisp air into your tracks".

In practical terms, this means that you can shape and customise the reverb's decay envelope in non-linear ways. H-Reverb features Waves' analogue modelling technology, while there's also a Drive control and a library of presets from leading mixing engineers.

H-Reverb is available now in native plugin formats for the introductory price of $199 (regular price is $349). You can find out more, download a demo and buy it on the Waves website.

Waves H-Reverb features

  • Impulse-variable resonant filtering for creating unfamiliar and advanced reverb effects
  • EQ and dynamics module for compression, ducking and de-essing
  • ADA analog modelling and drive control for input clipping
  • Full buildup timing and shaping
  • Pre-delay BPM sync
  • Artist presets from the industry's leading mixing engineers
  • Support for full 5.1-channel surround setups
Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.