WAVES announced several new tools for precision mastering applications - the Masters Bundle. These include linear phase equalization and multiband processing which result in absolutely no phase distortion created by previous software and hardware tools. The sound is more transparent with better musical balance. These processors along with the award-winning L2 Ultramaximizer, are now offered in the new Master bundle from Waves.
Audio mastering professionals are continually looking for methods to deliver more pristine audio quality in their recordings. In direct response to their demands to eliminate phase distortions from their work, Waves has developed the Linear Phase Equalizer and Linear Phase Multiband. The linear Phase Equalizer utilizes an innovative FIR (Finite Impluse Response) filter implementation that introduces no phase distortions. This innovative design also overcomes the variable latency of traditional IIR (Infinite Impluse Response) filter implementations that add phase distortions, while offering a user-friendly tool with a user interface similar to Waves popular Renaissance Equalizer. The Linear Phase Multiband supports independent gain and dynamics (compression, EQ, and limiting on five user defined frequency ranges, while adding linear phase crossovers. The Linear Phase Multiband extends Waves award-winning C4 Multiband Parametric Processor to an even higher quality standard for purist mastering on full range mixes. In addition, Waves award winning limiter the L2 Ultramaximizer is included in Masters bundle. The L2 adds ARCTM (Automatic Release Control) to provide extra gain during mixing. "For the past 10 years, Waves has prided itself on the ability to provide the mastering community with tools producing better sound with an intuitive user interface," stated Gilad Keren, CEO of Waves Ltd. "Our Master bundle sets a new standard for mastering applications with higher sonic capability plus a greater degree of functionality. We're confident that audio mastering professionals will be surprised at the dramatic quality improvement offered by Masters bundle."
The Masters bundle will be available from Waves dealers in February 2002. It is available in Native and TDM versions. The Native version supports RTAS, AudioSuite, VST, MAS and DirectX formats on Macintosh and Windows PC platforms. The Native version includes hand-coded optimization for Motorola's Altivec, Intel's Pentium3/4 and AMD's Athlon microprocessors to improve audio processor efficiency. The TDM version adds support for Digidesign's ProTools and new ProTools|HD systems on the Macintosh. The MSRP for Masters TDM is $1,800 and $900 for Masters Native.