Tel Aviv, Israel (December 3, 2008)–Waves Audio has introduced two new upmixing tools for post production and music, the UM225 and UM226 Stereo-to-Surround Processor.
Audio engineers are being called upon to upmix from a wide variety of source materials, and when the original multi-track sessions are not available, they have to work from stereo mixes. According to the company, using Waves’ patented center and rear channel extraction processes, together with a unique LFE channel enrichment process, the UM225 (for 5.0) and UM226 (for 5.1) deliver improved surround imaging, for a wider soundscape with better separation.
Key UM225 and UM226 features include channel de-correlation and ambience; enhanced clarity and separation of frontal center; profile modes for film and music; advanced LFE channel LoAir enrichment with cutoff-frequency control; adjustable rear channel ambience; and an intuitive surround graph.
The UM225 and UM226 are available together as a single collection. They are also available in Waves Mercury and 360-degree Surround Tools. Users of Waves Mercury and 360-degree Surround Tools covered by Waves Update Plan will receive the UM225 and UM226 at no additional charge.