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Version 2.5 of the complete line of plug-ins from Waves is now available for purchase and download. This latest release includes many new features listed below, as well as enhancements and bug fixes.

New in Version 2.5 for Mac

New Features

  • MultiRack - Now with MIDI/OMS snapshot automation
  • Pro Tools TDM
    • Mackie HUI support & generic MIDI controller support.
    • Master bypass automation.
    • 'Sample Delay' display support; engage by 'option-clicking' on the Volume bar.
    • The standard ProTools menu (enable, disable, automation) will open when you press 'Command option-control' and click on the plug-in individual control that you want automated.
    • Control command click on a control to display it's automation graph.
    • The new WaveShell 2.5 supports the Pro Tools 4 side chain feature using Renaissance Compressor, C1 Gate and C1 Comp.

Fixed bugs in plug-ins and WaveShells

PAZ and REQ
  • Fixed: In previous 2.3 version, PAZ and Renaissance EQ crash in ProTools if stereo PAZ is loaded first, then a stereo REQ 6-band, onto the same DSP chip. This usually happens when you open a session, or specifically insert these processors in this specific order.
S1
  • Fixed: When using S1 in AudioSuite, the meters no longer stay "lit" after previewing stops.
C1
  • Fixed: Pressing the 'bypass' and clicking the 'Setup B' button (to switch to the other preset) no longer causes Pro Tools TDM to crash.
PAZ
  • Fixed: Inserting PAZ (TDM) with Renaissance EQ no longer causes a crash.
  • Fixed: Demo time for all Native host applications is now 90 seconds.
Q10
  • Fixed: When operating a filter with Q = 0.5 and dragging it to the right side of the screen, the graph no longer flattens out.
AudioTrack
  • Fixed: When operating a filter with Q = 0.5 and dragging it to the right side of the screen, the graph no longer flattens out.
DeEsser
  • Fixed: In ProTools automation, Audio and Sidechain controls now listed correctly.
WaveShell-VST
  • Now supports Stereo inserts, group sends and group inserts.
  • The demo shell now has a separate preference file for where the Waves plug-ins is stored.
  • Fixed crashes:
  • When canceling dialog that asks where is the Waves plug-in folder.
  • When there is no valid Waves plug-in inside the Waves plug-in folder.
  • Name that appears in VST's menus and displays is now shorter ("WaveShell").
  • Fixed bug concerning the way plug-ins set-ups are saved with the song. Now version 2.5 plug-ins opens correctly from pre-saved songs.
WaveShell-MAS
  • Fixed crash when trying to run unauthorized Waves plug-ins in non-demo mode.
  • Now 'bypass' mode is compatible with the behavior of 'bypass' in other Waves environments. This implies that in most plug-ins the bypass preserves levels!
  • Now 'bypass' mode does not freeze the VU meters.

New in Version 2.5 for PC

New Features

  • Overall CPU Consumption of most plug-ins has been reduced
  • Demo plug-in controls are fully functional
  • Interfaces improved and more suitable for 256 color displays
  • Setup files are now cross-platform compatible
  • Escape button resets most recent value changes
  • Double-click for value buttons corrected (previously three clicks were needed)
  • Saving a setup to an existing filename doesn't delete old settings
  • Shift-clicking on a toggle button selects the button without changing the state
  • General bug fixes

Plug-in-specific fixes and updates

AudioTrack
  • Q compensation: for bell-type filters, when frequency rises towards 20KHz, Q is automatically raised. Before, the filter flattened when Q was low (e.g. 0.5) and the frequency=20Khz. Activating the filter bands: bands that are off ('out') are switched on ('in') by dragging their marker or by setting a filter's Q using Alt + marker. The bands are NOT switched on by changing a filter's value using the value buttons.
  • Fix: for applications that use AudioTrack's bypass: the sound was attenuated by 12dB.
  • Fix: after switching a filter off using the 'In/Out' button it's marker stayed on.
  • Fix: When setting one of the bell filters from sections 2-4 to a frequency value lower than the section's limit (by button edit), the graph was showing the incorrect frequency.
C1
  • Fix: in components that include an equalizer, there was an FPU-denormalization problem when switching between key modes during preview when using the equalizer, resulting in huge CPU consumption.
  • Fix: Large CPU consumption in Cubase VST when sound becomes zero in Split mode and Wideband mode.
  • Factory presets numbering has changed from alphabetic letters to numbers.
  • For demo, only C1+ component is available.
DeEsser
  • The threshold value is now not affected when loading factory presets. The threshold control value depends upon the audio input amplitude and is always set by the user.
L1
  • Fix: during preview, using IDR type 2, when switching quantization level to 12 or 8 the sound became very noisy.
  • Fix: At the beginning of the process, there was an attenuation of the sound.
MaxxBass
  • The input gain value is now not affected when loading factory presets.
RCL
  • The input gain value is now not affected when loading factory presets.
  • Clicking on an input or output VU peak meter now resets both left and right values.
  • Fix: during preview, there were 1-pixel wide lines that stay on the VU display. That happened when moving other windows around.
Qn
  • Q compensation: for bell-type filters, when frequency rises towards 20KHz, Q is automatically raised. Before, the filter flattened when Q was low (e.g. 0.5) and the frequency=20Khz. Factory presets numbering has changed from alphabetic letters to numbers.
  • Fix: the auto-trim always displayed -0.1 while previewing with a flat equalizer.
S1
  • A new component, "S1 No IDR", has been added.
TV
  • Tail button: after opening the button for edit, it is now possible to type in "auto" or "auto tail" for auto tail; "no" or "no tail" for no tail.
  • Fix: the predelay parameter has been limited to 160 mS. Before, the limit was 200 mS and the predelay stopped functioning at some point.
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