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Interface for the Waves Primary Source Expander plugin


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Waves Audio Introduces the Waves Primary Source Expander Plugin

141st International AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2016 Waves Audio (booth 721), a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, introduces the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin. With the Waves Primary Source Expander, you can automatically reduce microphone gain levels between musical phrases and enjoy more gain before feedback and reduced stage noise without affecting your source’s original tone. This plugin is designed for live sound and for mixing live recordings.

Whether you are mixing live at the venue or working on a live recording in the studio, Waves Primary Source Expander will help you raise the levels of vocal and instrument mics without creating feedback, without amplifying extraneous background noise – and without losing the natural ambience of your location.

At the heart of this plugin is a precision expander, tailored especially for melodic sources such as vocals, guitars, strings, brass, woodwinds and more. PSE works like a fader that smoothly attenuates the channel's level when the source goes below a certain threshold. You determine both the threshold and the amount of attenuation.

With just a few simple controls, PSE is a highly effective tool that you can, for the most part, set and forget, ensuring that you mics are as loud and noise-free as they can be.

Waves Primary Source Expander features:

  • Reduces feedback and stage or background noise
  • Smoothly attenuates levels when source drops below user-defined threshold
  • User-friendly GUI for quick operation – set and forget
  • Internal and external sidechain with HP/LP filters
  • Ability to control release time

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About Waves Audio Ltd.:
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 200 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 20 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves Maxx technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, LG, TCL, Lenovo, Asus, Denon and more.

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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
Tel Aviv 67023, 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: https://clynemedia.com

Waves Audio is exhibiting at booth 721 at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA.


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