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— Powerful new plug-ins offer hi-res sound transformations —

Leading audio software plug-in manufacturer Waves Ltd. is showing the Transform Bundle, a powerful collection of novel and exciting new sound transformation tools. The four plug-ins that comprise the package are Sound Shifter, Doubler, TransX, and Morphoder, supporting sample rates up to 96 kHz.

Sound Shifter allows shaping of time and pitch with the ability to pitch shift over an octave with a time ratio of 50-200%, enabling users to fit music to any duration while maintaining fidelity, punch, groove, and transients without smearing. An extensive preset library provides presets for most common (like NTSC/PAL conversions) and some unusual time- and pitch-related applications.

The Doubler adds dimension and fattens up tracks with double-tracking, exciter-style, and harmonization-type effects. Two- and four-voice doubling are provided with 100 cent detune range plus one octave downshift, and up to 200 cents of pitch modulation, providing a vast range of effects with maximum control including independent gain, pan, delay, feedback, detune, and modulation settings for each voice.

TransX is the cutting-edge tool for shaping attacks and transients, controlling and shaping dynamics for the punch you need to get your sound across — without the artifacts or cliché “over-squashed” sound. TransX includes wideband and multiband transient contour shaping, automatic transient detection, and control over transient sensitivity, balance, release, and threshold. The result is unparalleled control of dynamics at a level impossible to experience with regular compressors. Users will achieve a better mix without sacrificing dynamics and add life, bite, and punch to a track without surrendering balance.

The Morphoder takes the concept of the vocoder and expands the possibilities. It will create the classic voice effects of traditional vocoders, generate modern electronic rhythm tracks, and more. Offering clean and crisp vocoding, the Morphoder adds unique features such as formant shifting and compressor-enhanced filter release dynamics, among others. It’s incredibly fun to use and experiment with, generating unique and innumerable new effects.

“The Waves Transform package offers four innovative tools in one package,” remarked Gilad Keren, CEO Waves Ltd. “They’re designed to be your ‘secret tools’ for audio magic. The new processors control and shape time, pitch, dimension, punch, and instrument characteristics in a totally new and mind-opening way, allowing users to shape their music in a way that was previously impossible.”

All of the Transform Bundle processors include comprehensive, intuitive graphic-based displays and superbly-crafted virtual control surfaces that make experimentation fast and fun while allowing rapid access to frequently-used effects from the user’s own palette of sounds and presets.

The Transform Bundle supports native and TDM systems via TDM, RTAS, and AudioSuite, on both Windows (including XP) and Macintosh (including OS X) systems. The Waves Transform Bundle is currently available with pricing as follows: Native ($1200.00 MSRP) and TDM ($1800.00 MSRP).

Nearest Waves dealers and further information on the Transform Bundle can be obtained from the Waves web site, www.waves.com.

Waves has built a reputation for quality and technical leadership to the professional audio signal processing market. Waves is the market leader for software plug-ins used in the audio content creation process for music, movies, and computer games with over 150,000 users worldwide. Waves offers both the broadest selection and the highest quality set of software solutions available. Its software solutions support over 20 different audio editing environments, both for native CPU operation (Windows and Mac operating systems) and DSP accelerator solutions.

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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

Waves Public Relations:
Neilson/Clyne, Inc., 169-B Belle Forest Circle, Nashville, TN 37221;
Tel: 615-662-1616, Fax: 615-662-1636, Email: rclyne@neilsonclyne.com,
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