Reason Studios is offering the H-Comp Hybrid Compressor ($179 value) plugin by Waves as a completely free download from their website until August 30th, 2020. THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED.
This is the third Waves freebie this month, following the MaxxVolume Volume Leveler and Waves Berzerk Distortion plugins. Considering that the company is also running a massive 40% OFF sale (use coupon code MAGIC40 to get the discount), now is as good a time as any to test Waves software and see if it fits your workflow.
H-Comp Hybrid Compressor is a compressor plugin inspired by analog hardware. It models the behavior of analog compressors powered by transformers, tubes, and transistors, using the technology that Waves used to develop their SSL 4000 Collection, V-Series, and API Collection plugins. The result is a versatile, analog-style dynamic processor that is fit for almost any mixing task.
The plugin offers four processing modes, all of which are based on different types of analog hardware. The release behavior is modeled after analog gear, too, and it includes a handy BPM-sync feature. H-Comp Hybrid Compressor also comes with an external sidechain input, an output limiter/clipper, transient pass-through control for added punch.
So, how do you get the H-Comp Hybrid Compressor for free?
Waves H-Comp is offered as an exclusive freebie at the Reason Studios website. First, sign up for a free Reason Studios user account. Then, add the H-Comp to your shopping cart and apply the coupon code FREECOMP to get the plugin free of charge. After entering the code, the price will automatically drop to zero.
Once the checkout is complete, you will receive the license code that should be redeemed at the Waves website. Log in to your Waves user account (you may need to register first), visit the “Register New Products” page, and paste your license key. And voilà, the H-Comp Hybrid Compressor is now added to your Waves account, and you can install it at any time.
Do you need another compressor plugin in your arsenal? As always, that’s on you to decide. H-Comp is somewhat of an oldie, but it’s also one of the more popular Waves plugins. The interface is very intuitive, making the H-Comp the perfect fit for beginners. And if you want to check out even more effects of this type, read our list of free compressor VST plugins.
H-Comp Hybrid Compressor is available as a VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin for digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. The free download offer ends on August 30th, 2020.
UPDATE: This offer has expired.
More info: H-Comp Hybrid Compressor (FREE @ Reason Studios until August 30th)