Hazelrigg VLC

Powerful, elegant, all-tube preamp and eq.
$149.00 $99.00


Founded by brothers Geoff and George Hazelrigg, Hazelrigg Industries brings a unique artist-centric approach to designing studio equipment. Their debut offering, the VLC, is a versatile All-Tube Preamp and EQ combo that combines the legendary D.W. Fearn preamp design with modern functionality, delivering exceptional sonic transparency and headroom for a wide range of sources. Enlisting our component level modeling technology in concert with the team at Hazelrigg Industries, we were able to debut the world-class sonics of the VLC to the digital world.

Introducing, MixWave: Hazelrigg VLC.

The making of

Behind the scenes with Geoff and George from Hazelrigg Industries.

A swiss army knife

A versatile mixing tool, the VLC features Mic, Line and Instrument input options. Each mode has its own unique gain structure, saturation and EQ curve, making it ideal for a variety of sources. Add some D.W. Fearn magic and breathe new life into any audio signal.

Beautifully musical

The VLC delivers powerful tone contouring in the form of a passive-style EQ. Featuring High and Low Cut and Boost with corresponding Frequency Select switches for a variety of incredibly musical tone shaping. Encouraging you to mix by ear with frequencies selected to be, as the Hazelrigg founders simply put it, “the right ones."

Built for modern workflows

Exclusive plugin only features enable modern workflows to this industry staple. Get instant parallel processing with Dry/Wet mix controls, use the input and output filters to high-pass or low-pass before and after the signal while working beautifully on mono or stereo signals; bringing the Hazelrigg sound to a new age.

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The Hazelrigg VLC is exceptionally smooth and musical, offering a rich range of saturation tones that can elevate any sound source.

Angad "Bainz" Bains

Mix Engineer (Young Thug, Offset, YSL Records, Mario, Machine Gun Kelly)

The fellas at MixWave have done it again. I can’t praise the Hazelrigg VLC enough. Its exceptional clarity and rich, warm tones make everything sound more exciting.

Eric Emery

Mixer, Producer & Engineer (Blink 182, Travis Barker, Alice Cooper, Yungblud, Periphery, Saliva)

Not only has the Hazelrigg VLC sped up my workflow, it has help me achieve a tonality and saturation unlike I have achieved before.

Javon Gant-Graham 

Grammy-Nominated Mix Engineer (Goldlink, Justine Skye, Camilla Cabello, Andre’ 3000)

The VLC has been living on my 2bus, vocals, drums, bass. It does something that I haven’t experienced in the digital realm until now.

Joseph Chudyk

Multi-Platinum Mix Engineer (Kane Brown, Ghost, MxPx)

The VLC is my new go-to plug in to eliminate harshness and add fullness effortlessly.

Jeff Braun

Grammy Nominated Mix Engineer (Jelly Roll, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Russell Dickerson, Tyler Hubbard, Mitchell Tenpenny, Cole Swindell)

I feel like I should cashapp you for what you just did for the audio community with this plugin. It doesn’t sound like a plugin at all!

Preston “Prizzie” Reid

Grammy Winning Mixing Engineer & Producer (Omah Lay, Kanye West, Muni Long, Usher)

After using the Hazelrigg VLC, so many of my plugins are going unused. The sound of this thing is tremendously good.

Bob Horn

Mix Engineer, Producer & Musician (BTS, Timbaland, Usher, Lupe Fiasco)

These four switchable EQ knobs can make some of the most interesting, bizarre, and musical shapes I have ever heard. I make assumptions about what I am doing when turning knobs, but something more unpredictable and beautiful is actually happening. I never had the luxury of using the hardware, but I feel like I have now.

Ryan Schwabe

Mix & Mastering Engineer (Baauer, BAYNK, Fridayy, Tobi Lou, Ellie Goulding)

The Hazelrigg VLC is a great tool for simple and effective results. The broad stroke EQ helps contour sound in a unique way and the 3 way selector has great tonal differences.

Mark Parfitt

Mix Engineer (Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg)

MixWave has crushed it with this faithful recreation of one my favorite pieces of gear! It's very musical and easy to use. I throw it on an insert and every move I make with it has the potential to be the thing I need sonically.

Matt Cerritos

Mix Engineer & Producer (St.Vincent, Jeezy, Echosmith)

The Hazelrigg VLC has become a staple at the start of my vocal chain. I feel like I can get more out of my vocals and the further processing that I add by adding this on the chain in the first slot!

Benjamin F. Thomas

Mix Engineer (Lil Uzi Vert, Future, Travis Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Nicki Minaj, Fridayy)

Mixing with this plug-in is a total breeze. The Hazelrigg VLC makes everything stand out and it just sounds right.

Daniel Escobar

Mix Engineer (Lizzo, Sia, Flo Rida, Polo G, Offset)

I'm an all in-the-box mixer. Having access to a perfect digital version of this amazing piece of hardware is greatness. Now we have real tube sound in the digital domain! What an amazing product by MixWave!

Nacho Molino

Mix Engineer (Ruben Blades, Carlos Vives, Omara Portuondo, Natalia Lafourcade, Joan Manuel Serrat, Diego Torres)

The Hazelrigg VLC is immediately another MixWave plugin that I just won't mix without. If you're looking for real world analog in the digital domain, MixWave already makes it...

Lorence Of London

Mix Engineer & Producer (88GLAM, Makonnen, Don Toliver, AJ Tracey, Sneakbo)

MixWave has done something special once again with the Hazelrigg VLC.  Insanely musical and unique enough that I find myself reaching for it ahead of the many dozens of EQs in my arsenal.  It’s my new favorite tone shaper.

E. Dan

Producer & Mixing Engineer (Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Juicy J, Earthgang, J.I.D.)

At first I really loved this VLC plugin… Now I’m convinced it’s one of the greatest plugins ever made.

Keith Ross

Producer, Mix Engineer & Songwriter (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Fifth Harmony, Boyz II Men, Pitbull, Rickey Martin)

The VLC plugin is incredible. It’s virtually impossible to make it sound bad. Being able to not limit myself to the hardware and stretch out to wherever I want is a game changer.

Mike Avenaim

Mix Engineer, Producer & Drummer (Bebe Rexha, Maisy Kay, Ruel, Bea Miller)

MixWave does it again! As someone who’s strict on sonics, the Hazelrigg VLC plugin has a new home in all of my mixes.

Johnny Morgan

Mix & Mastering Engineer (Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco)

Hazelrigg VLC has been a mainstay on various parts of my mix process. I used it most often on the vocal bus, it has a certain character and eq curve that I'm obsessed with!

Brandon Rodriguez

Mixer & Producer (Stray View, Boiwhat)

System requirements

Available in 64-bit VST3 / AU / AAX
macOS 10.13 to 13 (Latest Update, Intel & Silicon Native)
Windows 10 or Newer (64-bit)
iLok License Manager & iLok account required (Free)
For more system requirements information, visit our Support Page.

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