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Waves Introduces Studio Classics Collection

By PSW Staff February 1, 2008

Waves Studio Classics Collection.

Anaheim, CA (January 2008) At the Winter NAMM show Waves Audio introduced the new Studio Classics Collection bundle, comprised of three audio legends together for the first time in one box: the award-winning SSL 4000 Collection, The API Collection and classic British V-Series. This new bundle offers Waves’ analog audio console emulators in a convenient package while allowing end users the flexibility to chain or combine any combination of the programs together with just the click of a mouse. Waves’ R & D team went to great lengths to re-create these legendary consoles – they do not just mimic the components and circuit schematics; they recreate every last nuance of original actual hardware behavior.

Developed under license from Solid State Logic, a manufacturer of professional analog and digital consoles, the Waves SSL 4000 Collection includes three modeled plug-ins based on the SSL 4000 Series: the SSL E-Channel (modeled on the renowned Black Knob equalizer), the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, and the SSL G-Equalizer (modeled on the SSL G Series EQ292).

Developed in association with API (Automated Processes Incorporated), The API Collection features four precision processors based on API modules: the 550A 3-Band Equalizer, the 550B 4-Band Equalizer, the 560 Graphic Equalizer, and the 2500 Stereo Compressor.

The Waves V-Series, developed by modeling classic British analog components, offers three Vintage models that capture the sound of the consoles found in the world’s most exclusive recording studios. Included are the V-Comp, a classic feedback-based stereo compressor/limiter design with de-esser; V-EQ4, emulating a classic 4-band console EQ with HF bell/shelving switch and multiple HF center frequencies; and V-EQ3, modeled after two highly regarded 3-band console EQ modules with continuously variable boost and cut at three bands, particularly suited for vocal, midrange and bass frequency control.

Gilad Keren, CEO of Waves Ltd., commented on the new collection: “The Studio Classics Collection underscores our ongoing commitment to providing audio professionals the tools they need in intuitive, state-of-the-art formats. The SSL 4000 Collection, The API Collection and V-Series represent essential components that produce classic sounds, and Waves is proud to make them available in one package as the latest generation of audio processing technology. The range of sounds at your fingertips in this box is staggering, embodying a huge amount of music history while pushing forward in new and exciting directions.”


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