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Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets, introduces Element, its first-ever synthesizer. Powered by Virtual Voltage™ technology,  Element is an analog-style polyphonic instrument engineered to deliver  the fat, gritty sound of the classics, with all the precision,  flexibility and control of contemporary digital synths. Element includes a vast array of convenient features and functions,  including integrated effects, a 16-step arpeggiator/sequencer, MIDI  Learn for all controls and a massive preset library, with total  tweakability. Plus, all parameters are laid out right in front of the user, so when inspiration strikes, there’s no need to  scroll through page after page to customize sounds. Searing leads,  booming basses, ethereal pads, electro-percussion, sequential motions,  mind-blowing FX and lots more: Element does it all.

London-based  Yoad Nevo, who has enjoyed a successful career as a producer/engineer  for such artists as Air, Goldfrapp and Pet Shop Boys, in addition to being a longtime Waves developer, was instrumental in the  development of Element. He states, “In my work, I use synthesizers  quite a bit. Even though I have a large collection of analog synths, I’m  always on the lookout for cool new virtual instruments. So when Waves decided to build a synth from the ground up, there were  certain things I made sure it had. We knew we wanted to create a synth  that would be straightforward and easy to use, so we started with a  basic subtractive synthesis engine. We then developed the engine further, adding features and functions along the way, until  it grew into a mature synth.”

Nevo  continues, “Element provides fat sound right off the bat, but also has  very comprehensive editing capabilities, which I used to create most of  its presets. We made sure to include all its features on a single page: the step sequencer, modulation matrix  and effects section, everything. Whether scrolling through presets of  creating completely new sounds from scratch, we saw to it that Element  would provide users with instant sonic gratification.”

Waves Element is now available at a U.S. MSRP of $200, with a special introductory price of $99. Visit www.waves.com for more information.
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