The HLS ChannelTDM from Waves models a Helios mixing console just like the one used in historic sessions at London's acclaimed Olympic Studios.
HLS Channel was developed in association with producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, one of the premier engineers at Olympic Studios during that classic period of rock n' roll. Waves modeled the unique behavior, coloration, and drive of the Helios console's preamps. The equalizers were modeled for their sweet saturation, high-end presence, and fat low-frequency boost. The HLS Channel also features a precision-modeled VU meter that recreates the sensitivity, ballistic behavior, look, and feel of the original.
Modeled on a Helios from the Rolling Stones mobile truck, which was used on classic recordings in the early '70s.
Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution
Mono and Stereo components
Source Select: toggles between Mic and Line levels
Preamp: determines the amount of preamp coloration
High Frequency Gain: controls high shelf gain at 10 kHz
Mid Gain: sets the amount of gain applied to the midrange bell filter
Mid Frequency: selects frequency for the midrange bell filter
Mid Mode: selects between boost (PK) and cut (TR)
Low Band Freq/Cut: selects the boost frequency, or attenuation of the 50 Hz low shelf
Low Band Boost: sets the amount of boost (in dB) for the selected frequency
EQ Cut: turns the EQ on (in) and off (cut), while maintaining the analog and preamp characteristics
Analog: toggles analog noise and hum modeling on/off, and sets hum pitch to either European or American current
Noise: pads the modeled noise and hum by 20 dB
Meter: toggles the meter display between input and output monitoring
Clip LED: lights up when levels exceed 0 dBFS
VU Meter: displays input or output level in dBVU
VU Calibrate: controls the VU meter headroom calibration
Trim: displays the maximum peak level of the output signal and its distance from 0 dBFS