In response to user requests, Waves Audio has announced support for the AAX Native plugin platform. Waves has always strived to support as many plugin platforms as possible, including VST, RTAS, TDM, AudioUnits and others. With this new development, Waves plugins now support the AAX platform, used by Avid HDX systems.
“AAX Native support has been a frequent suggestion from users,” Gilad Keren, Waves CEO and co-founder. “We are happy to respond to market demand with this new compatibility.”
Ed Gray, Director of Partnering Programs for Avid remarks, “Waves’ arrival onto the AAX platform with its AAX Native plug-ins is great news for our mutual users of Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools HDX. The range and quality of processors offered by Waves remains superior, and AAX compatibility will make Waves plug-ins an obvious addition to new and upgraded Pro Tools systems. We are grateful for this support.”
Waves Audio has also introduced its GEQ graphic equalizer plugin. Developed primarily for live users (but sure to find a home in the studio as well), GEQ features selectable cut and boost at 1/3 octave intervals, using two unique filter types.
Classic component with proportional Q
Modern component with independent non-interactive filter types
30 ISO bands
6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB selectable cut & boost
Independent HPF, LPF and a parametric bell per side
2 input RTA with external input options
RTA input difference mode with auto-suggest function
Touch Support with Fader Draw functionality
The GEQ Graphic Equalizer Plugin will be available soon.
Waves also announced the Manny Marroquin Signature Series Collection, custom plugins developed in collaboration with GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Manny Marroquin (Rihanna, Maroon 5, Shakira).
The collection consists of six plugins: Delay, Reverb, EQ, Tonal Shaper, Distortion and Triple D (DeEsser, DeHarsher, DeBoxer).