Tuesday, October 27, 2015

AES NEWS - Waves Audio Director of R&D Itai Neoran to Lecture at AES

KNOXVILLE, TN, October 27, 2015 — Itai Neoran, Director of Research and Development at Waves Audio, will be giving a lecture on FIR reverberation as part of the Immersive Audio Signal Processing and Effects Workshop at the upcoming 139th International AES Convention, taking place October 29 to November 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  
The workshop (October 31, 10:00–11:30 am, Room 1A14, Technical Program Sessions) will discuss multi-channel and surround effects. Neoran’s lecture will focus on the concept of FIR reverberation and on enhancing the statistics of the desired reverb, the sensation of space, and inter-aural correlation.  
Neoran has been developing professional and consumer audio processing tools since 1994, one of which is the Waves H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb plugin. FIR Reverberation, the topic of Neoran’s lecture, is among the key technologies behind H-Reverb.   
Neoran comments, “I am extremely thankful to be invited to lecture at AES. It offers me the opportunity to tell the story of Waves H-Reverb and explain how this processor enables us to control some the most important spatial qualities of reverberation, including echo density, modal density, build-up, decay shapes and stereo image.”   

To learn more: To visit Waves at the AES convention, visit Booth 437. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Press Release- Waves Audio Announces Waves Central

Press Release - Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, announces Waves Central, a new system to replace the current Waves License Center, providing license management and plugin installation (for Waves 9.6 and above) in one easy-to-use interface.  
Until now, users had to activate their licenses through the Waves License Center, then install the plugins using the online installer or (mainly on Mac OS’s) by downloading a huge installer file.  
With the release of Waves Central, activation and installation will both be done within the new interface. Users will no longer need to download installers. They will now be able to manually install the plugins they choose, or simply click on the EASY INSTALL & ACTIVATE button to automatically install all of their licensed plugins.  
Waves Central will be available soon as a downloadable application. Waves users with an account login will be able to download the application for free from the Downloads section at ( The same login info will be used to log in to Waves Central in order to perform product installations and license activations.  

Waves Central covers installations and activations for full products as well as product demos, and provides online installation and activation solutions, as well as solutions for offline installation and for writing licenses to a USB device (for use with computers not connected to the internet).

Monday, October 19, 2015

Press Release - The New 10MX Atomic Clock from Antelope Audio: The Culmination of Two Decades of Leadership in Digital Audio Technologies

In 1990, a University of Michigan Engineering School graduate named Igor Levin set out to make 'superior sound, simplified' by trailblazing developments in the world of digital conversion and audio clocking technology. His innovations were already recognized by a number of sound engineers around the world, when in 2005 Levin and Antelope Audio introduced the oven-controlled crystal oscillator: the most stable clocking solution ever produced. A couple of years later he revealed the benefits of Atomic clocking for the audio industry. Now, following more than two decades of refinement, Antelope announces its latest innovation in audio clocking technology: the 10MX Atomic Clock.

Press Release - The 10MX builds on Antelope's clocking legacy by fusing proven technologies and advances in industrial design to deliver a product without compromise. The new product combines the atomic precision of the legendary 10M with the sophisticated Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) algorithms of the Trinity into an aesthetically stunning 1U enclosure.

"The 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock and Trinity Master Clock combination has proven to be the 'gold standard' and the ultimate clocking reference in many top recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world," commented Igor Levin, CEO and founder, Antelope Audio. "In our development of the 10MX, we wanted to raise the bar. We listened to our customers and delivered exactly what they asked for: the best features of the 10M and Trinity in a combined, 1U package."

10MX: Supporting Sampling Rates up to 768 kHz
As digital devices continue to proliferate the audio signal chain, high quality clocking solutions have never been more critical. The Antelope 10MX is perfectly suited to recording, mixing and mastering environments and is an ideal companion to a variety of live sound applications in delivering refined clarity and three-dimensionality. Housed in a compact and futuristically designed 1U rack box, the 10MX is manufactured with premium components to deliver the most stable clocking solution in the world. The new, smaller and more efficient Rubidium oscillator demands less power consumption and therefore emits less heat radiation.

The 10MX features multiple atomic outputs, enabling up to ten devices to be clocked simultaneously over 10MHz. Four BNC outputs provide Word Clock (WC) signal, supporting an astounding sampling rate of up to 768 kHz. In addition, four more WC outputs are available through AES and S/PDIF. All features on the new 10MX master clock can be accessed from either the front panel or via the included software control panel, which is available for both OS X and Windows.

The 10MX is expected to ship in mid-November and is priced at $5,995. For more information, please visit

Monday, October 12, 2015

Press Release - Radial's Headload Prodigy™ is now shipping

Vancouver, BC - Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Headload Prodigy is now shipping.

The Headload Prodigy is a combination load box and DI that enables one to drive a guitar amp at a higher output in order to maximize the tone, yet produce a lower stage volume when needed.

Like the original Headload, the Prodigy employs custom made cement-encrusted resister coils to convert the excessive power from the amplifier to heat and is able to withstand up to 100 watts RMS. The Prodigy may be used in three different ways, depending on the need. First, it may be used as a simple direct box connection via a built-in Radial JDX Reactor™. This combines a reactive load with a proprietary filter bank to emulate the tone of a 4 x 12 half stack using a Shure SM57. The second is as a load box where you can attenuate 50% of the output power for use on quiet stages.  Third, the Prodigy can be used without a cabinet for completely silent recording.  In all cases, the balanced JDX output is available. This is transformer isolated to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops and is equipped with a pin-1 ground lift and polarity reverse.  One simply connects the head to the Headload Prodigy and the desired speaker output to suit.

In order to optimize the playing experience for in-ear monitors, a dual band EQ on the front panel is included.  To add greater connectivity options, two additional ¼" outputs are included with one that is post EQ, post JDX, the other pre EQ, pre JDX. These can be used to feed additional amplifiers, effects racks or recording systems and adjusted using the front panel level control. Headphones have their own control for volume.

Housed in 14-gauge steel, the Headload Prodigy features Radial's unique book-end design that creates protective zones around the switches and controls. An internal I-beam construction adds tremendous rigidity, protecting the internal PC board from torque which could lead to solder joints going cold prematurely.  One or two Prodigys may be rack-mounted into a single 19" rack space using an optional rack kit. Power is supplied by an external 15VDC supply.

MAP for the Headload Prodigy: $399.99 USD

Monday, October 5, 2015

Optimizing Ableton with Multiple Drives

Do you use Ableton live for performance or recording purposes? Well, using multiple hard drives are the key to remove data collisions and bottlenecks that will reduce your artistic vision. Ableton recommends using 4 different hard drives for your projects. Make sure all the drives are formatted in your computer's native format:

1) System drive (SSD): This one should hold your program application
2) Samples and Libraries (SATA3-7200RMP): This one holds your packs, samples and sound libraries.
3) Audio Recording and Caching (SATA3-7200RMP): This is especially key if you are using higher bit rates for your audio recordings.
4) Backup (Any type): This is to have a backup of your files etc.

For information on how to set these in Ableton Live, check out the link below.

Ableton Help File