Waves Audio is celebrating its 25th anniversary, an occasion that also marks the advent of the digital plugin itself — a concept that has revolutionized every corner of audio production over the last quarter-century.
Twenty-five years ago, Waves introduced the world’s first audio plugin, the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer. With its introduction, Waves not only transformed the way we work in the recording studio, it also created an entirely new industry sector: software-based audio signal processing. The Q10 revolutionized the professional audio industry, transforming the way we work with audio and giving the computer a new status in music recording. For the first time, it offered high-end professional sound quality in the box that was on par with the sound provided by hardware gear.
What was then considered a surprising foray into computer-driven sound processing tools has since become a prevalent industry standard. Waves tools are now being 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 – hence Waves’ motto, “Where there’s sound – there’s Waves.” For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011.
To celebrate 25 years of innovation, Waves has redesigned and added new features to three all-time classic plugins: the Q10 Equalizer, the AudioTrack channel strip plugin, and the L1 Ultramaximizer level maximizer/peak limiter.
These revamped 25th Anniversary editions include new plugin features, as well as a choice between two graphic user interfaces – the classic ‘Legacy’ interface, and the new ‘Modern’ interface created especially for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.
Waves has launched an Anniversary Sale with up to 80% off. Partner Plugin Boutique offers up to 90% off in a sale which ends September 30th, 2017.
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