Waves Audio and YouTuber Jason Yadlovski offer the Kramer HLS Channel ($249 list price) plugin as a FREE download for a limited time.
Kramer HLS Channel is a plugin that mimics the famous Helios mixing console. The developers even used the specific Helios mixing console from the Rolling Stones mobile truck as a reference. Waves created the plugin in partnership with Eddie Kramer, continuing their successful collaboration on a series of mixing plugins.
The interface places the preamp and EQ sections on the left and metering, volume controls, and parameter settings on the right. The workflow is straightforward, and Kramer HLS Channel won’t confuse you with unnecessary controls. Tweak the EQ to your liking and adjust the input gain to fine-tune the saturation.
Kramer HLS Channel is more than just a replica of the Helios EQs, as it also captures the distinct character, tonal quality, and gain of the console’s preamps. To make the experience even more authentic, the plugin includes a highly accurate VU meter that reproduces the sensitivity, response, appearance, and feel of the original meter.
Do you need Kramer HLS Channel if you already have an EQ and a saturation plugin (such as our free BPB Saturator)?
While it isn’t a must-have plugin, Kramer HLS Channel certainly delivers a useful combination of musical equalization and saturation in a compact package. You can save some time and perhaps even find some inspiration when mixing with a streamlined tool that sounds musical out-of-the-box.
If emulations of vintage audio gear aren’t your thing, then you probably won’t find Kramer HLS Channel particularly interesting.
The deal comes from Waves Audio and Jason Yadlovski’s YouTube channel. Watch the announcement video below for more information about the plugin.
Kramer HLS Channel is available for free download from the promo page linked below. You’ll need to log in to your Waves Audio user account to see the offer. Once logged in, visit the promo page and click the blue “GET KRAMER HLS CHANNEL FREE” button.
Kramer HLS Channel is available in 64-bit VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats for Windows and macOS. Please note that Waves Central is required for installation and activation purposes.
The deal lasts from 1/27/23 at 9am EST to 1/29/23 at 9am EST.
Get the deal: Kramer HLS Channel (FREE for 48 hours!)
A big thank you to BPB reader PureFire for the info!
Thanks for everything Tomislav, much appreciated 🙏😉💛
Thanks! Instantly added to our account/products.
Even not sure when we will use it , but let it stay :)
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thanks gat it
Ok, this one grabbed, thank you!
Thank you Purefire and Mr.Tomislav, for this wonderful freebie from waves. Not sure if I am gonna use it but I really appreciate it anyways. :D
Great share PureFire, thank you.
BIG THANK YOU PUREFIRE!!
OK, I know that this is super picky, but instead of saying “for 48 hours”, is it possible for you to put the date and time by which the offer expires? Otherwise, we have to somehow determine when the 48 hours started, and that’s really hard to do. Thank you so much.
Hi Lindsay, that’s a great suggestion, thank you. Added to the article (last paragraph).
gracias tio Tomi eres lo maximo👍
gracias tio Tomix eres lo maximo amigo lindo👍
I do appreciate the constant giveaways by Waves! Very cool! But I must say the original price of 250 bucks for what is basically just a fixed frequency eq (with some coloring) in it’s core, is quite a hefty price.
It’s a very old and well known psychological way
to sell better, initiating great discounts (fake mod),
but which works superb for nowadays population :)
The price made a little bit more sense a decade ago, but now I can’t see anyone paying anything close to full for such a limited tool. The most interesting thing about it is probably the high band due to its unique contour… but it’s fixed to 4dB increments! If that were made fully adjustable it would be more useful in more contexts. I guess it does make decision making more simple.
Oh yeah… watch out for the EQ band frequency labels. Only a couple of them are accurate (for example, the 2.8k band is actually more like 3.1k).
Basically the price is around $30 most of the time.
I recently moved, so have limited internet, but BPB is prob one of the only sites i still regularly check lol
thanks for this as always
BFM (Big F*ing Meters) by OSC Audio is free for a limited time:
Thank you! Article coming soon.