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Contact: Clyne Media, Inc.
Tel: (615) 662-1616
Fax: (615) 662-1636

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WAVES IMPROVES SOUND FOR SAM BROADCASTER

— Waves’ MaxxStream software, which optimizes sound quality for streaming media, expands its functionality with two new packages for Spacial Audio’s SAM Broadcaster™ —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, September 18, 2008 — Waves Audio now offers two complete sound enhancement solutions for Spacial Audio’s SAM Broadcaster™, a popular application used by thousands of streaming media providers. MaxxStream is Waves’ all-in-one software solution which uses Waves processors to condition and optimize the audio quality in streaming media.

Bandwidth-efficient and light on CPU, MaxxStream is loaded as a plug-in within SAM Broadcaster. Using compression, equalization, level maximization, and more, MaxxStream brings punch, focus, and clarity to online broadcasts. It's never been simpler to create a unique, distinctive sonic signature for streaming systems. With professional quality processing like multiband dynamics control, bass extension for full sound, overshoot-free limiting, paragraphic equalization, SAM users can take advantage of the same tools used on hit records, major motion pictures, and popular video games worldwide.

MaxxStream comes in two convenient configurations:

MaxxStream Pack includes
- AudioTrack for equalization, compression, and gating
- Renaissance Vox for vocal enhancement
- L1 Ultramaximizer for limiting and level maximization
($500 MSRP)

MaxxStream Pro Pack includes
- C1 Parametric Compander for compression, expansion, gating, and equalization
- C4 Multiband Compressor for multiband expansion, limiting, compression, and EQ
- L1 Ultramaximizer for limiting and level maximization
- MaxxBass for psycho-acoustic bass extension
- S1 Stereo Imager for spatial enhancement
- Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer for precision frequency-shaping
- DeEsser for reducing sibilance (“ess” and “shh” sounds)
($1600 MSRP)

For more details, visit www.waves.com or www.maxxstream.com.


About MaxxStream
As streaming enjoys unprecedented growth, Waves addresses the need for high quality audio conditioning by offering solutions that provide comprehensive streaming processing. Consisting of the MaxxStream application with its plug-in chainer (which holds up to eight Waves plug-ins and can support up to 16 encoder instances simultaneously), as well as SNMP-monitoring utilities, MaxxStream lets streaming media providers harness the power of the same acclaimed Waves audio tools used by top engineers and producers on hit records, in major motion pictures and in popular video games. From compression and equalization to limiting and bass extension, MaxxStream supports all Waves plug-ins. It is also easy to install and easy to implement, running transparently between users’ audio source and encoder. The result is streaming audio that is clearer, punchier and more bandwidth-efficient. MaxxStream also doubles as a standalone software processor for live audio. Users can connect their sound source to their audio card or external I/O, and load MaxxStream with Waves plug-ins for a powerful stereo multi-effects unit. MaxxStream comes bundled with more than 50 factory presets, taking the guesswork out of creating streaming configurations. It also uses 32-bit floating point processing throughout, as well as a Watchdog utility and basic SNMP monitoring and control. It is compatible with Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003.


About SAM Broadcaster

SAM Broadcaster™ is streaming audio software with a punch, delivering professional sound with crossfading, gap killer, beat matching, volume normalization and 5-band compressor/limiter. Handling even the largest media libraries, SAM is powerful radio broadcasting software, featuring easy-to-manage categories. It offers advanced playlist rotation logic and scheduling; streaming encoding capability for aacPlusv2, MP3, mp3PRO, WM9 and Ogg formats, playing on Winamp, Windows Media Player, Live365, MusicMatch and many other applications; support for all major streaming servers, including SHOUTcast, Windows Media, Live365, SteamCast and IceCast; real-time statistics and listener information; website interface capability, with artist, title, album, cover art and other information displayed for listeners; StreamAds advertising platform, generating additional revenue; and bandwidth-saving aacPlusv2 streaming encoders, delivering near CD quality at only 48kb/s.

For more information on SAM Broadcaster, please visit www.spacialaudio.com.

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About Waves Ltd.:
Waves is a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Waves has ten years of expertise in the development of psycho-acoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception of hearing to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and multimedia titles. Waves offers computer software solutions and hardware plus software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. Waves also offers semiconductor with embedded software solutions under the Maxx brand for the consumer electronics audio applications. Waves’ Maxx technology dramatically enhances audio performance in consumer applications and has been licensed to several leading companies, including Motorola and Microsoft. For more information, visit the Waves web site at http://www.waves.com.

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Waves Contacts:
North America Offices:
Waves, Inc., 2800 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912;
Tel: 865-909-9200, Fax: 865-909-9245, Email: info@waves.com, Web: http://www.waves.com

Corporate Headquarters Israel:
Waves Ltd., Azrieli Center, The Triangle Tower, 32nd Floor, 132 Derech Petach-Tikva,
Tel-Aviv 67027, Israel; Tel: 972-3-608-4000, Fax: 972-3-608-4056, Email: info@waves.com,
Web: http://www.waves.com

Waves Public Relations:
Clyne Media, Inc., 169-B Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN 37221;
Tel: 615-662-1616, Fax: 615-662-1636, Email: robert@clynemedia.com,
Web: http://www.clynemedia.com

 


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