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Waves 360° Ambisonics Tools

 


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Waves Audio Now Shipping the Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder,
Waves Nx Ambisonics and
Waves 360° Ambisonics Tools

The NAMM Show, Anaheim, California, January 25, 2018Waves Audio (booth 15301), a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, offers two new tools for Ambisonics, the most popular technique for mixing audio in a full spherical 360-degree sound field. (The most common Ambisonics format, used in VR as well as in Google and Facebook 360 videos, is a four-channel format called B-format.) The two new tools are the Waves B360 Ambisonics Encoder, a plugin for converting mono, stereo or surround audio into Ambisonics B-format; and Waves Nx Ambisonics, a new component of the Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room plugin, designed for monitoring 360-degree Ambisonics B-format audio on regular stereo headphones.

Waves B360 fits intuitively into a traditional mixing workflow, allowing users to convert regular mono, stereo or surround mixes into B-format, in order to deliver sound for 360-degree audio/video content. Users can place the plugin on each separate mono or stereo channel for precise positioning/panning of that channel in your 360-audio mix; or they can first complete the mix in a conventional stereo or surround environment, and then place B360 on the entire finished mix, simply as an Ambisonics B-format convertor.

To monitor 360-degree B-format mixes in a convenient, accessible way, Waves now offers Nx Ambisonics, a new component of the popular Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room, a plugin that recreates the three-dimensional acoustics of a professional mix room inside any set of stereo headphones.

For improved accuracy, Nx Ambisonics offers full personalization to users’ individual head measurements, as well as a visual spatial meter representing the audio frequency content in every direction of the three-dimensional sound field. For enhanced 3D realism that embraces the VR experience, Nx Ambisonics also offers an integrated high-quality, high-speed head tracking solution, using the compact Nx Head Tracker Bluetooth device or a computer’s camera.

For more information, please visit www.waves.com.


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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 150 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 25 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 technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, TCL, Fujitsu, Asus, Hisense 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: http://www.clynemedia.com


Waves is exhibiting at booth 15301 at The NAMM Show 2018 in Anaheim, CA.


 










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