Waves Audio has responded to the difficulties facing the 2010 FIFA World Cup telecasts by unveiling a solution that dramatically reduces the problematic sound of the omnipresent Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans.
In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters about the continuous Vuvuzela blasts, Waves engineers quickly devised a solution to decrease the amount of noise.
Working in conjunction with a major television broadcaster, Waves crafted a real-time processing chain consisting of two plugins which proved effective in solving the task at hand: The WNS Waves noise suppressor and the Q10 paragraphic equalizer.
These two audio plugins together not only reduce the Vuvuzela noise, they increase the intelligibility of the game announcers’ play-by-play action and color commentary.
In fact, the processing chain is already being used by several major broadcast outlets.
The processing chain for Vuvuzela noise reduction is now available as load-and-use sessions for Pro Tools, Waves MultiRack, and Cubase.
These sessions may be downloaded here.