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Waves releases SoundGrid Studio System, StudioRack & MultiRack v9.7

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Waves has launched SoundGrid Studio System, a real-time processing and networking platform designed to bring your studio up to light speed.

Waves SoundGrid Studio System

It allows your DAW to offload its plugin processing and enables your devices to communicate with one another and with the devices of the people you work with.

The SoundGrid Studio system integrates seamlessly with all DAWs and SoundGrid-compatible I/Os, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size—from a single DAW with one SoundGrid I/O, to an entire network of host computers, I/Os, and SoundGrid DSP servers.

SoundGrid Studio System features

  • Real-Time Processing – Run hundreds of plugins simultaneously.
  • Low-Latency Monitoring – Track and rehearse with full-on plugins in near-zero latency.
  • Networking – Connect everything and everyone through a centralized hub.
  • Seamless Integration – Connect multiple DAWs using the SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver.
  • Open Architecture – Compliant with SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins.
  • Components
    • SoundGrid Studio Application – For managing the SoundGrid network on your host computer.
    • eMotion ST Mixer – Low-latency monitoring for tracking and rehearsing.
    • StudioRack – For running plugin chains, saving & loading their presets, and offloading their processing to a SoundGrid DSP server.
    • SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio Driver – Connects any DAW to the SoundGrid network as a software I/O.

StudioRack

StudioRack is an advanced software rack designed to save and run Waves plugin chains.

Waves StudioRack

It is compatible with most DAWs and allows you to save your own plugin chain presets, including the individual presets of each plugin within your chain. And no matter on which DAW you saved your presets, StudioRack will load them on any DAW.

StudioRack features

  • Compatible with most DAWs.
  • Presets for plugin chains can be saved to and loaded from any DAW.
  • Up to 8 plugins per rack.
  • Fully automatable.
  • Quick access to plugin parameters within your chain.
  • Intuitive MIDI control over all plugins.
  • Avid Control Surface support.

StudioRack Native is free for Waves plugin owners covered by the Waves Update Plan.

MultiRack v9.7

MultiRack SoundGrid and MultiRack Native v9.7 bring many new advances and improved stability and are compatible with the new SoundGrid Studio System.

Waves MultiRack Native

MultiRack 9.7 supports the new line of DiGiGrid I/O interfaces and continues to support Allen & Heath M-Waves, Yamaha WSG-Y16, and DiGiGrid MGB/MGO MADI interfaces.

As part of the groundbreaking release of the SoundGrid Studio System, all new 9.7 installer versions of Allen & Heath M-Waves, Yamaha WSG-Y16, and DiGiGrid MGB/MGO MADI interfaces include the new SoundGrid Studio Application with its SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver, opening up a whole new world of possibilities.

MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio & StudioRack v9.7 downloads are now available from Waves.

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Waves launches Abbey Road Collection

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Waves Abbey Road Collection

Waves has announced the release of its Abbey Road Collection bundle of plug-ins.

Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, Waves’ Abbey Road Collection features a lineup of exquisite plugins that meticulously model the fabled studios’ legendary microphones, consoles, tape machines and signature effects, as heard on countless historic recordings and pop masterpieces.

The Abbey Road Collection includes the acclaimed REDD consoles, RS56 Passive EQ (‘the Curve Bender’) and J37 Tape, as well as the vintage King’s Microphones and the pioneering Reel ADT.

The collection is available for the introductory price of $480 USD (native) / $720 USD (SoundGrid).

More information: Waves / Abbey Road Collection

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Waves releases Vitamin harmonic enhancer plugin

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Waves has announced the release of Vitamin, a sonic enhancer effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Waves Vitamin

Vitamin is a multiband harmonic enhancer that can make any track sound powerful and full of spark by mixing an enriched version with the original signal.

No matter what you use it on, Vitamin opens up the sound in a way that truly complements and enhances your mixes, ensuring they get all the nutrients they need.

Vitamin features

  • Parallel multiband harmonic enhancer with five individual bands.
  • Control over the crossover frequency points between bands.
  • Control over the mix of the direct signal with the enhanced version.
  • Per-band stereo width control.
  • Punch control for smoothing or accentuating punchiness and dynamics.
  • Zero-latency processing.

Vitamin is available for the introductory price of $99 USD (Native) / $149 USD (Soundgrid).

More information: Waves / Vitamin

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Waves CLA-76 compresssor/limiter 75% off at Plugin Boutique

Plugin Boutique has announced a limited time sale on the CLA-76 compressor/limiter effect plug-in by Waves.

Waves CLA-76

Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-60s Class A line level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 (“Blacky” and “Bluey”) offer the superfast attack (as quick as 50 microseconds!) that made the originals studio legends.

With an exclusive “ALL” control that recreates the original’s explosive “All-Ratio-Buttons-In” mode, plus modeled pre-amp distortion for that extra edge, the CLA-76 delivers some of the most powerful drum sounds imaginable.

CLA-76 features

  • Modeled compressor plugin.
  • Based on the famed mid-’60s Class A line level limiting amplifier.
  • Superfast attack.
  • Sounds excellent on drums.
  • Exclusive ALL controlZero latency.
  • Pre-amp distortion modeling.

The plug-in is available from Plugin Boutique for $120 USD until April 30th, 2014.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Waves CLA-76

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Plugin Boutique Partner Focus – Waves Gold Bundle 67% off

Plugin Boutique is running a partner special on Waves Audio, offering the Gold Bundle at a 67% discount for a limited time.

Waves Audio Gold Bundle

The industry’s most popular plugin bundle, Gold brings a wealth of mixing and mastering power to your studio, including many of our most sought-after plugins like the legendary L1 Ultramaximizer, C4 Multiband Compressor, H-Comp, and H-Delay. With compression, EQ, reverb, and more, Waves Gold contains all the essentials you need to take your mixes to the next level.

Gold Bundle features

  • Over 30 essential audio plugins for mixing and mastering.
  • Great introduction to the world of Waves.
  • Includes compressors, equalizers, reverbs, effects and more.

The Gold Bundle is available from Plugin Boutique for £199 GBP until April 1st, 2014 (regular £580 GBP).

More information: Plugin Boutique / Waves

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Waves releases Reel ADT plugin

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Waves has introduced Reel ADT, an artificial double tracking effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Waves Reel ADT

Waves/Abbey Road Reel ADT is the first plugin to successfully emulate Abbey Road Studios’ pioneering process of Artificial Double Tracking.

The effect that became an integral part of Abbey Road’s signature sound was initially created at the famed studios in the 1960s to meet the needs of some very special clients: The Beatles.

All the character, depth and panoramic sound of this inimitable classic effect can now be created digitally, simply and for real: Reel ADT.

Reel ADT features

  • Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios.
  • Genuine tape-sounding ADT plugin.
  • For the first time ever, a full exact recall automation of the ADT effect.
  • Different tape sounds for source and ADT signals.
  • Exclusive 2-voice component.
  • Separate drive control for each path.
  • Manual and automatic control MIDI-assignable manual control for the most authentic user experience possible.

Reel ADT is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD for Native (regular $200 USD) / $300 USD for Soundgrid.

More information: Waves / Reel ADT

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Waves releases MetaFilter effect plugin

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Waves has launched MetaFilter, a filter effect plug-in in Native formats.

Waves MetaFilter

Designed around a multimode filter with extensive modulation options and powered by Waves’ Virtual Voltage technology, Waves MetaFilter has everything you need in a sound-shaping filter plugin. The versatile MetaFilter creative effects unit provides all the warmth, depth and fatness of classic analog filters, along with the modern control and endless flexibility distinctive of Waves tools.

MetaFilter lets you individually modulate the filter’s cutoff, resonance and delay time using three separate modulators – a 16-step sequencer, an LFO, and an envelope follower with a sidechaining option – making it easy to achieve effects such as filter sweeping, tremolo, auto wah, rhythmic gating, ducking, and hypnotic modulating delays with saturation buildups.

MetaFilter features

  • Three separate modulators: 16-step sequencer, LFO, and envelope follower with sidechaining option.
  • Fat analog sound quality.
  • Intuitive MIDI Learn.
  • Fully modulatable analog delay.
  • Powered by Virtual Voltage technology.
  • Endless sound-shaping possibilities.

The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX), priced at the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $200 USD).

More information: Waves / MetaFilter

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