Developer Wavegrove released a transient designer plug-in named Haave. The plug-in allows for multi-band transient shaping and thus deeper interventions. So it’s more of an equalizer that offers additional transient shaping possibilities, which is kind of exciting! What’s more, the price is quite right.
Wavegrove Haave – transient equalizer
Haave by Wavegrove is a transient shaping plug-in for audio and instrument tracks. Graphically, it resembles a regular four-band equalizer. You can set the frequency, transient (edge or tail) and gain. Individual bands can be toggled or bypassed. The lowest and highest bands can act as switchable shelf filters. The Edge and Tail controls can be used to focus on the punch or the sustain of the audio track.
Additionally, the small screw pots let you fine-tune the functions with additional parameters (soft, time). The input signal can be processed in stereo or mid/side and can be adjusted to be quieter or louder from the Trim control. Finally, there is a Dry / Wet balance control to blend between the dry and processed signal. Overall, Haave may turn out to be a great addition to your plug-in collection for the price.
Transient shapers have evolved considerably from the days where humble plug-ins of this kind only let you have more or less of the sharper, punchier sound possible with this kind of processing. Last year, I reviewed Pancz, which I still consider a prime example of a modern transient shaper.
Wavegrove Haave – Price and availability
Haave is available from the Wavegrove Gumroad web store for USD 20. If you support the developer via Patreon, you can download additional effects with your monthly subscription. The plug-in works under macOS and Windows in AU, VST, and VST3 formats. There is no demo version, presets, or a PDF user manual.