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Waves releases RS56 Passive EQ plugin

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Waves has announced the release of the RS56 Passive EQ effect plug-in, developed in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios.

Waves R56 Passive EQ
The Waves RS56 passive equalizer is an extremely musical-sounding EQ.

A passive equalizer with powerful sound-shaping capabilities, the RS56 Universal Tone Control was originally introduced in the early 1950s and used in Abbey Road Studios to prepare recordings for the record-lathe, as part of the process we now know as “mastering.” Later, Abbey Road’s pop engineers began using the RS56 for studio recordings because of its abilities to dramatically manipulate sound – unlike the basic treble and bass EQs found on the mixing consoles of the time. This earned it the nickname “The Curve Bender.”

Waves and Abbey Road Studios have faithfully recreated the unique magic of the RS56, using advanced circuit modeling techniques based on the original schematics. Like its hardware predecessor, the Waves: Abbey Road RS56 passive EQ plugin features three bands with four selectable center frequencies for each and six different filter types, plus independent or linked control over the left and right channels. The result is an extraordinary equalizer that is as effective today as it was when it was created over half a century ago.

RS56 Passive EQ features

  • Based on the legendary RS56 Universal Tone Control passive EQ.
  • Three bands with four selectable center frequencies for each.
  • Six different filter types.
  • Independent or linkable left/right controls.
  • Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios.

The RS56 is available to purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (native) / $149 USD (Soundgrid).

More information: Waves / RS56 Passive EQ

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Singomakers releases Waves Element Synth Patches

Singomakers Waves Element

Singomakers has launched Waves Element Synth Patches, a collection of sounds for the Element software synthesizer by Waves.

Re-Zone and Singomakers are very proud to present you this extremely hot patches pack for the first and revolutionary synthesizer “Element” from legendary manufacturer – Waves!

If you don’t own “Element” yet, don’t worry, as we exported all HQ 24 bit wav samples for this collection and made sampler patches especially for you! So even if you don’t have Waves “Element” you can import all its power into your favorite sampler!

In detail expect to find one patches bank file (.exp) with 70 presets for Waves Element, including: 28 Bass Patches, 28 Lead Patches, 8 Sequence Patches, 6 FX Patches.

The sound pack costs £19.95 GBP.

More information: Singomakers / Waves Element Synth Patches

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Waves releases GEQ graphic equalizer plugin

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Waves has announced the release of GEQ, a full-featured graphic equalizer with both Classic and Modern mono and stereo components, featuring 30 ISO bands plus high and low pass filters, a high precision floating parametric EQ bell filter, and a real-time analyzer.

Waves GEQ (Classic)

Waves GEQ Classic 30-bands graphic equalizer effect plug-in.

GEQ Classic components use traditional proportional Q filters inspired by the renowned DN series 1/3 octave equalizers, which narrow the filter width as you increase a band’s gain; GEQ Modern components utilize special Flat-Top filters which eliminate the artifacts associated with band interaction, and provide perfect plateau and stair-stepped responses.

Set band gains one-by-one, or draw your curve via touch-screen or mouse. Finally, GEQ’s integrated real-time analyzer lets you compare the difference between two sources. Created for live sound but equally useful in the studio as well, GEQ is powerful proof that all equalizers are not created equal.

GEQ features

  • 30 ISO bands with selectable 6 ,12 & 18 dB scales.
  • Independent HPF, LPF and parametric bells per side.
  • Classic component with Proportional Q filters.
  • Modern component with non-interactive Flat-Top filters.
  • Real-time analyzer.
  • Zero latency.

GEQ is now available for the introductory price of $99 USD (regular $200 USD). GEQ is Native and SoundGrid compatible, and included in Mercury, SoundGrid Pro and SoundGrid SD7 Pro bundles.

More information: Waves / GEQ

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Waves releases Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection

Waves has released the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection, a collection of 6 effect plugins that were designed to be innovative, effective and easy to use.

Waves Manny Marroquin Signature Series

Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning mixing engineer Manny Marroquin takes the Waves Signature Series to a new level with six hybrid plugins that bring his unique workflow to your studio.

Alongside his personalized versions of tried-and-true favorites like EQ, reverb, delay and distortion, Manny introduces the innovative new Tone Shaper and Triple D plugins which are destined to become mixing essentials as well.

Combining inspiration from his impressive collection of unique and boutique hardware, together with the fruits of his imagination, the Manny Marroquin Signature Series gives you direct access to the same tools Manny uses to mix hit after hit after hit.

The collection is available to purchase for $299 USD.

More information: Waves / Manny Marroquin Signature Series

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Waves, DiGiCo & Soundtracs partner to bring DiGiGrid

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Waves, DiGiCo, and Soundtracs have introduced DiGiGrid, a product range destined to provide the audio market with a new solution that delivers an open approach to audio, plugins, control and audio resource networking.

From the studio to the stage and back again, today’s digital productions are getting more and more complex, with higher track counts, CPU-hungrier plugins and increasingly demanding real-time requirements – not to mention portability, expandability and connectivity issues. Now, Waves, DiGiCo and Soundtracs have joined forces to create hardware and software processing solutions to address these needs with DiGiGrid, which enables users of Native DAWs, Pro Tools and MADI-enabled live and broadcast mixing consoles access to Waves SoundGrid audio networking and real-time processing. DiGiGrid offers a full line of SoundGrid I/Os, Pro Tools-to-SoundGrid I/Os and MADI-to-SoundGrid I/Os.

In the studio, DiGiGrid systems provide the power and performance needed to meet the most taxing mixing challenges. DiGiGrid systems are expandable and ideal for users of all levels, from budget-minded audio enthusiasts to full-fledged multi-studio facilities. And because they use Intel-based SoundGrid DSP Servers to perform audio processing, DiGiGrid systems ensure maximum versatility and compatibility today, tomorrow, and into the future.

Live on stage, DiGiGrid MADI-to-SoundGrid interfaces enable users of any MADI-enabled console to take advantage of low-latency networking and processing, perfect for both FOH and monitor applications. Live processing and recording has never been easier, thanks to the flexibility and simplicity of DiGiGrid systems.

DiGiGrid Components features

  • DiGiGrid IOS — Perfect for personal production studios, the DiGiGrid IOS is an 8 x 8 I/O which includes a built-in SoundGrid DSP server and certified SoundGrid switch. With 8 mic / line inputs, 8 line outputs, 2 headphone outputs, MIDI In/Out/Thru, SPDIF and AES outputs, DiGiGrid IOS is an all-in-one audio interface that brings the power of SoundGrid in a convenient, comprehensive solution.
  • DiGiGrid IOX — Ideal for professional facilities with separate performance rooms, the DiGiGrid IOX expansion I/O features 12 mic / line inputs and 6 line outputs, plus 4 individual headphone outputs, for customizable mixes for each performer.
  • DiGiGrid IOC — An I/O custom-designed with control rooms in mind, the DiGiGrid IOC includes 2 mic inputs, 8 line inputs, 8 line outputs and 2 headphone outputs, plus 16 AES digital outs ADAT for additional connectivity options.
  • DiGiGrid SWI — The DiGiGrid SWI 5-way network switch is tested and certified for full SoundGrid compatibility, ensuring smooth setup and flawless performance straight out of the box.
  • DiGiGrid DLS — With 64 digital inputs / 64 digital outputs plus a built-in SoundGrid DSP server and certified SoundGrid switch, the DiGiGrid DLS Pro Tools-to-SoundGrid Interface is the ideal integrated solution for users who want to expand their existing systems while enjoying the convenience of an all-in-one hardware interface.
  • DiGiGrid DLI — With 64 digital inputs / 64 digital outputs, the DiGiGrid DLI Pro Tools-to-SoundGrid Interface was custom-engineered for users of large Pro Tools systems who require the extra processing power of a dedicated SoundGrid DSP server.
  • DiGiGrid DMI — Interface option to allow Digigrid system devices to access DiGiCo SD Rack and D Racks for massive system input expansion with a wide range of format configuration choices.
    • MGB MADI-to-SoundGrid Coaxial Interface – 2 MADI ports, up to 128 Inputs & 128 Outputs
    • MGO MADI-to-SoundGrid Optical Interface – 2 MADI ports, up to 128 Inputs & 128 Outputs

More information: DiGiGrid

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Waves intros IR-Live Convolution Reverb effect plugin

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Waves Audio has announced the IR-Live Convolution Reverb, a reverb effect plug-in customized for live sound use.

Waves IR-Live Convolution Reverb
The upcoming Waves IR-Live Convolution Reverb plug-in.

Like its predecessor, the IR1, the IR-Live is convolution-based, using sound samples called “impulse responses” (or IRs for short.)

Featuring a simple and intuitive interface, IR-Live is compatible with Waves MultiRack Native and SoundGrid platforms, as well as all of IR1′s impulse responses, including those of world famous venues such as Wembley Stadium, CBGB’s and the Grand Ole Opry. In addition, IR-Live includes samples of the world’s best-sounding hardware reverb units.

With IR-Live, FOH/live sound engineers now have virtual access to the magic of convolution-based reverb from Waves.

The IR-Live Convolution Reverb will be available soon with a MSRP of $250 USD and an introductory price of $100 USD.

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Waves announces Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection & GEQ Graphic Equalizer Plug-in

At NAMM 2013, Waves has announced the upcoming release of the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection.

Waves Manny Marroquin Signature Series

Waves Audio (booth 6824) announces the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection, custom plugins developed in collaboration with GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Maroon 5, Shakira).

The collection consists of six plugins: Delay, Reverb, EQ, Tonal Shaper, Distortion and Triple D (DeEsser, DeHarsher, DeBoxer).

Waves has also announced the GEQ Graphic Equalizer plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Waves GEQ

Developed primarily for live users (but sure to find a home in the studio as well), GEQ features selectable cut and boost at 1/3 octave intervals, using two unique filter types.

GEQ features

  • Classic component with proportional Q.
  • Modern component with independent non-interactive filter types.
  • 30 ISO bands.
  • 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB selectable cut & boost.
  • Independent HPF, LPF and a parametric bell per side.
  • Zero latency.
  • 2 input RTA with external input options.
  • RTA input difference mode with auto-suggest function.
  • Link L/R.
  • Touch Support with Fader Draw functionality.

The Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection and GEQ Graphic Equalizer Plug-in will be available soon with pricing TBA.

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