With full control and recall via a plug-in or the front panel, this hardware EQ promises full integration in a modern DAW-based setup.
Wes Audio are one of a small handful of innovative companies who are making possible the seamless integration of analogue hardware into a software DAW workflow. It’s something they’ve achieved by developing bespoke DAW plug-ins which control sophisticated 500-series analogue modules connected to the computer via USB. It’s a very elegant and practical solution. The 500-series module still works as a conventional stand-alone analogue hardware processor with front-panel controls, but it also functions as a fully integrated DAW plug-in, with all the associated preset and recall functions that go with that. Reloading a DAW project resets the analogue hardware exactly, and in an instant. All that is required is an audio interface with sufficient I/O with which to connect the hardware modules.
I’ve already reviewed the company’s two earlier products in this NG500 (‘Next Generation 500-series’) format: the Mimas FET compressor (SOS Jan 2016) and Dione VCA compressor (SOS Aug 2016). The latest addition to the NG500 family is the Hyperion, which is...
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