Waves Audio has announced the release of a Nx series plugin designed to bring the A-list acoustics of the legendary NYC studio originally known as The Hit Factory to your own set of headphones.

Nx Germano Studios New York lets you monitor your mixes in a precise model of the iconic control room, complete with its custom-built stereo and surround monitoring systems.

From David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson to Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Post Malone, J Balvin and Kanye West, Germano has been a top choice for celebrity artists of every genre. For nearly five decades, major producers and artists – from rock and pop icons to hip hop royalty – have flocked to Germano’s control rooms for their signature power, punch, and club-worthy low end.

The Nx Germano Studios plugin reproduces the precise acoustic response of Germano’s Studio 1 control room, based on precision acoustic measurements combined with Waves Nx® spatial technology consisting of channel crosstalk, inter-aural delays (ITD), filters (ILD), room reflections, and head motion tracking. Now you can check your mixes through Germano’s top-shelf stereo monitors: The NS10 near-fields; the custom Exigy S412G four-way system with dual 18-inch subwoofers; and the Germano Acoustics A2s.

You can also mix for surround on headphones, with Germano’s 5.1 system equipped with five Germano Acoustics A2 speakers and subwoofer.

Nx Germano Studios New York features

  • Headphone monitoring plugin for better mix reference.
  • Created with Germano Studios New York (formerly The Hit Factory).
  • Precision model of Germano’s famed Studio 1 control room.
  • Check your mixes on Germano’s 3 sets of custom studio monitors: Exigy S412G, NS10, Germano Acoustics A2s.
  • Mix for surround with Germano’s custom-built 5.1 system.
  • Better reference for mix depth, panning, reverb, low-end response.
  • Three-dimensional acoustic response on all headphone models.
  • Personalized head anatomy calibration.
  • Supports head tracking for enhanced realism, via webcam or the Nx Head Tracker (purchased separately).

Available for Windows and Mac in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, Nx Germano Studios New York is on sale for the intro price of $29.99 USD for a limited time (MSRP $199 USD).

More information: Waves Audio