Waves has introduced Reel ADT, an artificial double tracking effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.
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
Waves has launched MetaFilter, a filter effect plug-in in Native formats.
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.
- 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
Waves has announced Morgan Page EDM Toolbox, a bundle of Waves plug-ins hand-picked by Morgan.
From chart-topping powerhouses like Katy Perry and Madonna, to industry darlings Tegan & Sara and La Roux, Morgan Page has been called upon by every brand of hit-maker to paint their songs with new colors and sounds for the club scene. As with any medium, an electronic musician needs a palette to work from that can deliver equal parts creative inspiration and technical refinement.
Hand-picked by Morgan himself, the Morgan Page EMP Toolbox contains eight powerful Waves audio processors he uses most in his mixing and mastering sessions, ideal for electronic music producers of every shade of the spectrum.
Morgan Page EDM Toolbox features
- Maserati VX1 Vocal Enhancer
- Vocal Rider
- H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer
- NLS Non-Linear Summer
- L3-LL Multimaximizer
The bundle is available to purchase for the introductory price of $449 USD (regular $599 USD).
More information: Waves / Morgan Page EDM Toolbox
Waves has announced Dugan Automixer, a plugin that allows automatic cueing of multiple live microphones in real time.
Developed in association with renowned pro audio inventor Dan Dugan, the Waves Dugan Automixer is a groundbreaking software version of the popular Dugan Speech System Automatic Mixing Controllers used the world over.
Incorporating Dugan’s proprietary voice-activated process, the Waves Dugan Automixer plugin automatically controls the gains of multiple microphones in real time, dramatically reducing feedback, studio noise and comb filtering from adjacent microphones. It maintains a consistent system gain, even when multiple speakers are talking simultaneously, and makes perfectly matched crossfades, without any signal compression, and without a noise gate that may cause unwanted sonic artifacts.
Available for virtually any console, the Dugan Automixer is the ultimate solution for broadcast news panels, talk shows, houses of worship, film and television dialog recording, and any other discussion panel or conference scenario involving multiple microphones and participants.
The Dugan Automix is available to purchase for $500 USD (Native) / $750 USD (SoundGrid).
More information: Waves / Dugan Automixer
Waves has launched Scheps 73, an equalizer effect plugin based on the Neve 1073 equalizer and mic preamp.
Developed in association with world-renowned mixing engineer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Ray, Jay-Z), the Scheps 73 plugin is a colorful 3-Band EQ modeled on the classic 1073 console’s EQ and mic preamp module.
Empowered by Waves cutting-edge technologies, the Scheps 73 EQ features interrelated bands that adhere to the 1073’s original specs and precisely emulate its behavior: a fixed 12kHz high-frequency band, switchable low and midrange bands with cut and boost controls, and an 18dB/octave high-pass filter. Additionally, for the first time ever, a little-known 10kHz midrange band discovered in the original 1073 schematics but operable only on the rare 1078 channel strip has been modeled and incorporated into the plugin. And to top it all off, the Waves MS matrix has been added to let you apply different equalization to mid and side stereo content.
Using innovative procedures to model the acclaimed Marinair transformer, Waves has meticulously captured all the sonic characteristics of the 1073, including its harmonic distortion. These overtones were tweaked to perfection by Andrew Scheps himself, resulting in beautiful and authentic saturations.
The Scheps 73 is currently on sale for $99 USD in Native formats (regular $149 USD). It is also available for Soundgrid, priced at $225 USD.
More information: Waves / Scheps 73
Waves has launched WLM Plus Loudness Meter, a plugin that provides precision loudness measurement, metering, correction and adjustment tools for broadcast, movie trailers, games, packaged media and more.
Fully compliant with all current ITU, EBU and ATSC specifications, the WLM Plus offers comprehensive Momentary, Short Term, Long Term and True Peak readouts, as well as a unique warning and logging system that keeps track of your levels, alerting you when you’ve exceeded them – or fallen short.
WLM Plus also features Gain and Trim controls for correction of loudness levels and a True Peak Limiter, which save you the need to utilize additional equipment or software. Ideal for content creators, post production houses and cable head-end facilities, WLM Plus is an affordable, all-in-one cross-platform, multi-format loudness metering software solution.
WLM Plus Loudness Meter features
- ITU 1770-3, EBU and ATSC compliant.
- Foreground, dialog, and average loudness measurements.
- Momentary, Short Term and Long Term readouts.
- Gain and Trim controls for loudness normalization and correction.
- True Peak meter and True Peak limiter.
- Mono, stereo, and 5.0, 5.1 components.
WLM Plus Loudness Meter is available to purchase for $400 USD (Native) / $600 USD (Soundgrid).
More information: Waves / WLM Plus Loudness Meter
Waves has announced that its Renaissance Bass plug-in is free in celebration of its upcoming Waves Black Friday 2013.
This weekend is our biggest sale ever.
To celebrate, we’re giving away a free plugin!
Renaissance Bass delivers richer, deeper lows that sound great on any system, and will make your tracks more powerful than ever.
And this weekend only – it’s completely free!
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Waves has announced its Refer a Friend program, offering Waves users a chance to earn Waves Rewards credit for referring friends.
I want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your loyalty and support as a Waves user. We share your strong passion for music and audio production, and one of our greatest rewards is knowing that our products may have played a part in helping you express your creativity.
Now we’d like to invite you to share your experience with Waves, and in return, receive a different kind of reward. We know that many of you have been kind enough to recommend Waves products to other musicians, producers and engineers, and we feel that you should be able to benefit from these referrals as well. That’s why we’ve decided to enable our loyal users to take advantage of a special rewards program that will allow you to earn Waves credit for every online referral you make that turns into a transaction.
Referral rewards credits are issued on new plugin and bundle purchases at waves.com only. (Upgrades, Waves Update Plan, Rentals, and YourWaves purchases are not included).
More information: Waves / Refer a Friend