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Leading digital signal processing innovator Waves Ltd. has released an updated version of its acclaimed 360° Surround Toolkit, comprising an astounding set of powerful tools for surround audio production. The latest edition offers support for Windows XP, along with new HTDM and RTAS support.

The Waves 360° Surround Toolkit Update 5.0 provides the most flexible, effective and great-sounding surround localization, spatialization and envelopment capabilities, with elegant handling of rotation, width, distance panning, reverb and dynamics.

The Waves 360° Update 4.6 features support for Windows XP users, who now have access to all the processing power and comprehensive control offered by 360°, including TDM Accel, Native (DAE) and HTDM support. Macintosh OS X users will also benefit from the increased power of additional processing options offered via HTDM and RTAS.

The V4.6 features and functionality announced for Waves’ 360° Surround Bundle build on the impressive abilities of seven renowned plug-ins, which were specifically designed to meet the demands of multi-channel audio processing.

The Surround Manager allows the calibration of a studio setup for all industry standard surround release formats, and includes flexible bass management, while the Surround Reverb includes six channels of completely de-correlated reverberation with special front and rear surround control. The Surround Imager adds distance panning, generating early reflections and shuffling (frequency-dependent localization) for greater low frequency spatialization.

The Surround Limiter is a 6-channel implementation of the acclaimed L2, while the Surround Compressor provides dynamic compression with flexible channel coupling and grouping for surround applications. There’s also a high quality, extra-steep lowpass filter for the LFE channel for fingertip control of the most powerful sub-bass sound effects.

The Surround Mixdown plug-in allows the derivation of Quad, LCR, Stereo and Mono mixes directly from the surround mix, greatly adding to studio productivity and compatibility between different format mixes of the same material; while the Surround Panner provides rotation and width for any input.

See your nearest authorized Waves dealer for further information on the 360° Surround Toolkit. Update 4.6 is available as part of the Waves Update Plan to current participants who are registered 360° owners. Visit your Waves dealer or find out more at www.waves.com.

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About Waves Ltd.:
Waves is a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Waves has ten years of expertise in the development of psycho-acoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception of hearing to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and multimedia titles. Waves offers computer software solutions and hardware plus software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. Waves also offers semiconductor with embedded software solutions under the Maxx brand for the consumer electronics audio applications. Waves’ Maxx technology dramatically enhances audio performance in consumer applications and has been licensed to several leading companies, including Motorola and Microsoft. For more information, visit the Waves web site at http://www.waves.com.

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Waves Contacts:
North America Offices:
Waves, Inc., 306 West Depot Avenue, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37917;
Tel: 865-909-9200, Fax: 865-909-9245, Email: info@waves.com, Web: http://www.waves.com

Corporate Headquarters Israel:
Waves Ltd., Azrieli Center, The Round Tower, 21st Floor, Tel-Aviv 67011, Israel;
Tel: 972-3-608-4000, Fax: 972-3-608-4056, Email: info@waves.com,
Web: http://www.waves.com

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Tel: 615-662-1616, Fax: 615-662-1636, Email: rclyne@neilsonclyne.com,
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