Waves Audio (booth C852), a leading provider of audio processing solutions, offers Waves TRACT Loudspeaker Correction, a powerful corrective EQ and system time alignment tool for live PA systems or studio environments. Together with Rational Acoustics’ Smaart Audio Analysis software, TRACT makes correcting a sound system’s EQ quick and easy, yielding perfect results every time.
With Rational Acoustics’ Smaart® v8 or Smaart Di v2 audio analysis software running, the TRACT plugin allows you to view frequency and phase response in real time. Quickly take and merge snapshots of your system’s transfer measurements, and have TRACT instantly calculate a corrective FIR EQ curve.
Select from four reference frequency response curves, or save your own reference presets, allowing you to bring your familiar mixing canvas with you to any venue. You can augment TRACT’s calculated FIR with up to eight bands of low-phase IIR filter shapes, including bell, low/high shelves, flat-top, Butterworth and Linkwitz-Riley, tilt and all-pass.
The plugin is very low-latency with low phase distortion, and also includes a linear-phase FIR component. Use it in a live setting with Waves MultiRack, the Waves eMotion LV1 mixing console, or in your DAW.
With Waves TRACT Loudspeaker Correction and Rational Acoustics’ Smaart, you can easily, quickly and reliably get any sound system to perform at its very best, venue to venue, night after night.
Expected availability: June 2018.
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.
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