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Waves Audio is a company that develops professional level audio and signal processing software, including the world renowned Waves plugin suites. Use for questions relating to Waves software. If you want a tag for the time/amplitude graphical representation of sound, use "waveform".

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Shape and dimensions of a parabolic cone for effect soundwave redirection

I am working on a small home audio project which I think contains an interesting and challenging physics/audio engineering problem which I have zero knowledge of how to solve. The speaker driver is ...
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What makes these "sweeping" artifacts happen in high pitched audio?

Whenever you record somebody screeching in a very high pitched manner, you will usually get distortions. I will link to some examples (warning: LOUD) Example 1 [48kHz signed 16bit wav]: this almost ...
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How do I use Impulse Responses from Waves in another convolution plugin

I have the Waves IR plugin and it has a lot of good impulse responses but the plugin itself isnt very good and all the impulse responses come in .wir. How could I use these impulse responses on the ...
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Effect of sound waves striking an object

I am trying to understand the effect an acoustic wave has on an object. I have two speakers, one on top of another, and both emitting a Sine wave of 64Hz generated in MATLAB with a sampling rate of ...
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How do I recreate this detuned synth?

I've been looking to recreate this sound from All I Want by Rome In Silver for a long time and I can't figure it out, can anyone help? It's the detuned chords in the intro and that come in at the ...
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What gives a square wave harmonics, and not a sine wave?

A square wave has an intense amount of harmonics, producing a bright sound. But a sine wave has none, and is a dull sound. Why does the square wave create harmonics and not a sine wave?
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Shockwaves: loudness or speed?

I got into figuring out decibels, and loudness measurements, and found the number 194dB as the boundary at which a sound starts distoring itself, namely creating vacuums which supposedly turn into ...
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On proper use of Waves L2

Should I use the L2 plugin as a limiter before or after rendering a project?I mean,which would be better for the project to run nicely?
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Threshold and Out ceiling in Waves L2

Am not able to figure out the proper balance between threshold and out ceiling in Waves L2 and the audio is getting distorted.How should I settle this?To be more specific,how should I set the ...
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How does a cardboard paper towel roll amplify the sound?

My daughter and I did a project and made this: http://osxdaily.com/2014/07/28/diy-iphone-speakers-paper-towel-roll-plastic-cups/ We hypothesized that the sound was "amplified" because it directed ...
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How do sound waves work that make certain intervals sound good?

I'm learning waves in my physics class and I was wondering, how do sound waves work that make certain intervals sound good. Why does a M3/P4/P5 sound really good while m2/M2 sound (kind of) bad?
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Solving for Amplitude and Frequency in WAV files

So I'm able to successfully find all the information about a WAV file except the amplitude and the frequency (hertz) of the big sin function by reading the binaries in the file (which are ...
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Creating something like a "Virtual Aperture" with speakers, particulary for directional bass

I'm asking as I can't find the key things to google for this. I've got an issue where I want to make the bass more directional, and I understand one way is to put the speakers a certain distance apart ...
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Algorithm to detect time of striking each key in wave file

Suppose I have a wave file (*.wav) with a piece for piano solo recorded in it. It's not a midi file, keep that in mind. My question is: do you know of any plugin or any algorithm or any article in a ...
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Relationship between amplitude and loudness (again)?

I feel that this type of question has probably been asked a zillion times before, but after reading the basics of audio and sound there is still something basic that I'm unsure of... Consider a pure ...
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Pulse wave duty cycle

I'm trying to grasp how pulse waves work. I know that a pulse wave with a duty cycle of 50% is basically a square wave. I read the following on this website: "Of course, there's nothing stopping us ...
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Can a digital sound wave take any shape?

I'm studying the topic of sound waves in digital audio. I have a basic understanding of the concepts of frequency, amplitude, samples, and how it all comes together to create a sound with a distinct ...
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How do you do waves "at sea"?

I'm always puzzled with this. What do you use to create an"at sea" feel of waves? I find that all we got is "breaking" waves.
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Compare two recordings

I record myself saying the word "titillate", followed by a very nice recording of the same word which I found from the internet and which I hope my voice can be trained to be as closer to ...
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Waves S360 R360 Room Emulation

I was looking for any posts on waves S360 and R360 used together for room emulation and couldn't find anything... I'm using them on a feature right now and I'm really thrown off by some of the design ...
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Waves LoAir layering

How is everyone using LoAir? do you bounce it on the effect more often, or do you bounce it, and then layer it with the original? I was trying to do it before with just the "Direct" mix, but it seems ...
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Batch Processing Wave Plug-Ins

I have some dialog that needs to be batch processed with H-Delay. Using Nuendo 5.5.3 - is there a way too apply Wave plug-in fx into the separate regions without having to cut them up again out of a ...
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Theory of incorporating bone conduction (sound through solids) in sound design

Since sound sounds so much different compared to through the air, through a solid, I think that this affects the way we perceive the world. Sound waves are traveling through our bones, body, and our ...
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Alternatives to Waves S360° Imager plugin?

Hi all Do you know any alternative plugin to the Waves S360 (I work with Pro Tools)? I'm looking for something like the Rotate function in the Euphonix console: the Waves S360 imager is the only ...
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Waves Native Power Pack

Right now Sweetwater is selling this package for $180. I don't have any Waves plug-ins and am still using the EQ and D-Verb that came with Pro Tools. Would this be a wise investment?
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Waves plug-ins don't work on Mac's bootcamp?

I have the waves silver bundle and use it on my mac with pro tools no problem but I also have windows XP installed on my bootcamp side of the drive where I run Sonar 8.5 and Sound Forge. For some ...
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Waves silver plug-in bundel for sound design?

Im going with the waves silver bundel on saturday because it is only $418 right now at sweetwater.com here is the bundel http://www.waves.com/content.aspx?id=8675 Any reasons why not to get it? I ...
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Help On Getting Some New Gear?

Hello I am upgrading from Cubase LE 5 and also looking to replace the rubbish on-board sound-card. I am buying the new Pro Tools 9 & Waves Studio Design Suite as my upgrade. I have been looking ...
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Difference between Waves MaxxBass and Waves LoAir?

I could read the manuals but I'm feeling lazy today. Who has used both and can shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of each?
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