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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES INTRODUCES UM225 AND UM226
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, December 2, 2008 — Waves
Audio introduces the new UM225 and UM226 Stereo-to-Surround Processors,
two audio tools that bring acclaimed Waves quality to the upmix soundscape.
From music to movie soundtracks and beyond, content of all types is
being upmixed from stereo to surround, expanding the listening experience
and creating multi-speaker surround environments. Audio engineers are
being called upon to upmix from a wide variety of source materials,
and when the original multi-track sessions are not available, they have
to work from stereo mixes. Using Waves’ patented center and rear
channel extraction processes, together with a unique LFE channel enrichment
process, the UM225 (for 5.0) and UM226 (for 5.1) deliver improved surround
imaging, for a wider soundscape with better separation.
Experienced engineers know that in order to achieve optimal
surround sound, they must maintain the character of the original stereo
mix, including absolute levels, relative levels and relative positions
in space. At the same time, they want to realize the potential of the
center, rear and LFE channels, for a rich, enveloping 360º mix.
For sound designers who want to use stereo effects on surround soundtracks,
for post-production specialists who want to enhance thunderous LFE effects
like explosions, earthquakes, or street rumble, or for audio engineers
updating archive material to the new HDTV surround standard, the UM225
and UM226 are extremely versatile, delivering the highest quality stereo-to-surround
processing available today.
Key UM225 and UM226 features include superior channel
de-correlation and ambience; enhanced clarity and separation of frontal
center; profile modes for film and music; advanced LFE channel LoAir
enrichment with cutoff-frequency control; adjustable rear channel ambience;
and an intuitive surround graph.
The UM225 and UM226 are available together as a single
collection. They are also available in Waves Mercury and 360º Surround
Tools. Users of Waves Mercury and 360º Surround Tools covered by
Waves Update Plan will receive the UM225 and UM226 at no additional
charge. For more information, please visit www.waves.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 fifteen
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.
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