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Waves HLS Channel - Helios Console Modeled Channel (TDM)

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You Pay: $300.00
Product Highlights
  • The Sound of a Classic Helios Console
  • Modeled in Association with Eddie Kramer
  • TDM for Avid Pro Tools HD Systems
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7

The HLS Channel TDM 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.

Main Features

Authentic Modeling
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
  • Input: controls the input level
  • Output: controls the output level
System Requirements
Mac Properly configured Pro Tools HD system running under OS X

Due to constantly changing requirements, for comprehensive hardware specifications and system requirements, please refer to Avid's website at Avid

PC Properly configured Pro Tools HD system running under Windows 7

Due to constantly changing requirements, for comprehensive hardware specifications and system requirements, please refer to Avid's website at Avid


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