Automatic Release Control: Auto-adjusts release time
Renowned for its transparency and punch, L1 has been the standard tool used on countless hit recordings over the past couple of decades.
L1 maximizes both the level of the digital signal and the resolution of the final file. It offers superb re-quantization for all bit depths, including 24, 20, 16, 12, and 8-bit outputs. Its look-ahead peak limiter enables you to increase sound file resolution and production master levels with precise control and dithering options.
L1’s limiter section is capable of a very fast, overshoot-free response. Because a typical music signal contains many high-intensity, short-duration peaks, simple normalization of the file may result in a low average signal level. L1 can significantly increase the average signal level of an audio file without introducing audible side effects.
Peak limiter / level maximizer plugin
Industry standard for mastering & mixing music or multimedia
Two components: L1 Limiter and L1+ Ultramaximizer
Increased Digital Resolution™ dither with noise-shaping filter
Double precision bit resolution processing
25th Anniversary edition includes Legacy and Modern interfaces
NEW 25th Anniversary features: True Peak domain setting, Automatic Release Control
Codex & Element are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
CLA MixHub and Scheps Omni Channel The insert slot is not supported under Bitwig Studio.
DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 surround not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 surround not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.
eMo Generator: When using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.
DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.
Dorrough Stereo: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Stereo is available in MultiRack, SoundGrid Studio and StudioRack.
Dorrough Surround: Only the vertical version of Dorrough Surround is available in MultiRack.
Grand Rhapsody Piano, Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano, Clavinet and Bass Slapper are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Cakewalk by BandLab, Reason, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, Garage Band (on i7), Maschine and Komplete Kontrol.
InPhase & InPhase LT: Sidechain not supported on Logic.
NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools (HD required), Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Cakewalk by BandLab.
Q-Clone is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Media Composer, FL Studio. Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
Reel ADT on Windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab.
SoundShifter: On Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only. On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
Waves Tune & Tune LT are fully supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, Ableton Live (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported). Waves Tune & Tune LT is also supported on the following hosts, but without ReWire support: Audition, Reason, Bitwig Studio.
X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
In addition, it is not supported on Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
B360 Ambisonics Encoder – 5.1 to 4.0 and 7.1 to 4.0 are not supported by Logic Pro X.
What’s New in v11
Released Oct 28th, 2019
All Waves plugins: Across-the-board software update to version 11.
Redesigned interfaces for all eight Renaissance plugins:
Users can now switch between three skins for each Renaissance plugin: Two new skins – Light and Dark – in addition to the existing Legacy skin.
Real-time frequency analyzer added to the Renaissance EQ and Renaissance Channel plugins.
Renaissance Channel interface completely revised and streamlined based on user feedback, making R-Channel more intuitive and easy to use.
Added: Over 700 presets by leading producers & engineers added to the Renaissance plugins.
Plugins added to premium bundles:
OneKnob Pumper, MetaFilter, and Greg Wells ToneCentric added to Platinum.
OneKnob Pumper, MetaFilter, Greg Wells ToneCentric and Cobalt Saphira added to Diamond.
OneKnob Pumper, MetaFilter, Greg Wells ToneCentric and WLM Plus Loudness Meter added to Horizon.
Infected Mushroom Pusher added to Mercury, Pro Show and SD7 Pro Show.
Added: NKS support for over 40 additional plugins.
Added: EQ Curve support on Pro Tools and Avid S6 for the following plugins: AudioTrack, eMo F2, eMo Q4, F6, GEQ, H-EQ, LinEQ, Q10, RenEQ, RenChannel, RS56
Added: “Set as default preset” to all plugins.
Added: Over 700 presets by leading producers & engineers added to multiple plugins.
Improved: Loading time of several plugins.
Improved: Smoother plugin controls movement with the mouse.
Improved: Responsiveness of moving controls with the mouse wheel on Windows.
Improved: Peak reading accuracy in Pro Tools under AudioSuite.
Improved: Added “Skip All” to unlicensed plugin message in Logic Pro.
Improved: Plugins with skins will open with the last used skin.
Fixed: Cubase 10 freeze during launch when Waves plugins have no licenses.
Fixed: Sample-based instruments crash Logic Pro when changing the sample rate after freezing a track.
Fixed: Waves instrument applications crash when trying to open them without a license.
Fixed: Master Bypass is missing from the Pro Tools automation window.
Fixed: Removed the bypass button for all Waves instruments in Pro Tools.
Fixed: MIDI Program change in VST3.
Fixed: Abbey Road Chambers may crash Logic Pro in a session with some Eventide plugins.
Fixed: Abbey Road TG Meter Bridge input meters do not respond to input gain changes.
Fixed: Corrupted sound processing when moving Brauer Motion between channels in Pro Tools.
Fixed: Multi-selecting all Threshold controls in C4 and C6 is not possible.
Fixed: Trans-X output level is not saved in the session when inserted into CLA MixHub in Cubase and Studio One.
Fixed: CLA MixHub modules On/Off are missing in Pro Tools automation window.
Fixed: Selected wavetable is not indicated correctly in Codex.
Fixed: Flow Motion crash when clicking undo/redo after switching Setup A/B.
Fixed: Right channel was delayed in Greg Wells VoiceCentric mono to stereo when bypassed.
Fixed: H-Reverb X-Time control movement is inverted in reverse mode.
Fixed: Nx head tracker application wrongly reopens after removing the Nx plugin.
Fixed: Abbey Road Studio 3 Head Tracking and Head Modeling menus do not open using a touch screen.
Fixed: OneKnob Driver wrong delay compensation.
Fixed: OneKnob Driver stereo component flips the audio signal’s phase.
Fixed: Impossible to control PRS SuperModels with the mouse after opening menus using touch.
Fixed: Crash when loading some Scheps Omni Channel stereo presets in Ableton Live VST3.
Fixed: Scheps Omni Channel automation and solo functionality issues.
Fixed: PuigChild compressor settings are not saved in sessions when inserted into Scheps Omni Channel.
Fixed: TRACT IIR on/off controls don’t work until an EQ parameter is changed.
Fixed: TRACT IIR filter mouse movement in sub zoom mode is too fast and hard to control.
Fixed: Waves Tune preset loading issues.
Fixed: Waves Tune Real-Time is under the Effects instead of Pitch Shift category in Adobe Audition.
Fixed: V-EQ4 graphic issues when inserted in Scheps Omni Channel or CLA MixHub.
Various other fixes and improvements.
Waves Central 11.0.40: Support for installing version 11.
November 4, 2018 Changes to V10
Improved: Overall GUI responsiveness of all plugins.
Added: “Netflix 2018” preset to WLM and WLM Plus.
Added: F6 global control mapping to Avid S3.
Fixed: F6 RTA default setting load.
Fixed: Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain Load/Save preset menus in MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack SoundGrid, and eMotion ST.
Fixed: Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain loading in GarageBand.
Fixed: Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain is located in the Effects category instead of Mastering in Adobe Audition.
Fixed: MultiRack SoundGrid connected to DiGiCo consoles freezes when moving controls on Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain.
Fixed: GTR ToolRack crash when starting/stopping playback and simultaneously changing cabinets, amp types or microphones.
Fixed: GTR ToolRack & Stomp don't update latency when stomps are inserted.
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