Tel Aviv, Israel (November 20, 2009)–Waves has launched its first two dedicated Waves Post Production tools, the Waves WNS Noise Suppressor and the LoAir a sub-harmonic generating plug-in.
The Waves WNS Noise Suppressor is a real-time multiband processor for broadband noise suppression on dialog tracks, suitable for both indoor and location dialog recordings containing constant or modulating environment noise.
Designed from the ground up especially for post professionals, the workflow, approach, and interface of the WNS will be familiar to post engineers. According to the company, WNS offers true Pro Tools integration, multiple simultaneous instances, full recall and full automation. And because all processing takes place in-the-box, there’s no loss in sound quality resulting from I/O conversion.
The LoAir sub-harmonic generating plug-in creates and enhances LFE content or “rumble” and is intended for sound designers who want to add dramatic effect to existing audio. LoAir consists of four separate components: Mono-to-Mono, for creating and enhancing subharmonic frequencies on existing LFE tracks; Stereo-to-Stereo, for generating LFE content from Stereo signals (Outputs LFE or Stereo + LFE); 5.0-to-5.1, for generating LFE content from a 5.0 signal; and 5.1-to-5.1, for increasing subharmonic frequencies on existing LFE tracks.
Reputedly the first subharmonic plug-in of its kind for Pro Tools, LoAir features adjustable frequency and low-pass filter controls to shape users’ ultra low-end, and is said to be the only subharmonic plug-in available which lets users process polyphonic content, as well as create an LFE track from stereo or 5.0 sources.