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Waves Sub Align v9.91

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A survival tool for live sound engineers

Take control of the sub frequencies in PA systems where the subs are tied in with the tops and the system processor is inaccessible – and get a clearer, punchier mix no matter what venue you're mixing in.


Highlights

Sub Align is a must-have survival tool for any live sound engineer. This plugin lets FOH engineers align sub and top speakers in PA systems where the subs are tied in with the tops, and the system processor is inaccessible. By doing so, Sub Align offers a revolutionary solution to a problem live sound engineers have been struggling with on a daily basis.

  • An essential survival tool for live sound engineers
  • Full control over your sub and top alignment
  • Adds punch and clarity
  • Quick and easy to use
  • Dramatically improves your live sound

The Problem

The physical position of tops and subs and the distance between them are critical for the overall punch and clarity of the PA system. However, most performers and engineers play small and mid-sized venues, where very often the tops and the subs are not properly aligned. In order to clear floor space, the subs are usually stacked at the sides of the venue or all the way in the back, causing the sound to be smeared and unfocused. To make things worse, the system processor is seldom accessible to the live sound engineer, and the PA subs are tied in with the tops.

The Solution

Sub Align puts YOU in charge of the venue’s PA sound with a simple and original solution: by giving you control over the delay between your tops and subs and creating a crossover point between them, it enables you to “move” your subs back or forward in relation to the tops, until you reach the alignment point that sounds best to your ears. No longer do you have to waste precious time fighting unaligned PA systems with EQs and compressors. To achieve extra clarity and punch, Sub Align also gives you control over the subs’ volume and polarity/phase.

Take Control

Don’t let badly aligned PA systems dictate how your mix will sound! Sub Align puts the control in your hands, enabling you to get a clearer, punchier mix no matter what venue you’re mixing in.

Updates

v9.91


  • All plugins now have control mapping for Avid S3 and S6 control surfaces.

  • H-EQ: New H-EQ Lite components that require less CPU and are well suited for live sound or when processing resources are limited. They do not include the Spectrum Analyzer and Analog sections.

  • H-EQ: New Solo function - Any parametric band can now be soloed by touching its Frequency, Q, or Gain controls. This provides a momentary check of the band’s processing. For a latching solo of a band, click on its solo button.

  • H-EQ: New Smooth feature which eliminates noises that can occur while controls are moved in certain older H-EQ versions. When a session with instances of older H-EQ versions loads, ‘Smooth’ will automatically set to Off. New instances of H-EQ in new or old sessions will load with Smooth On.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Support for up to 6 Nx Head Trackers at the same time.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Nx Head Trackers can be renamed from the WavesHeadTracker application. The name is permanent and saved on the Nx Head Tracker device itself.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: The Head Tracker's status color is now also shown in the plugin's tracking device drop down menu.

  • Waves Central 1.3.1.4: Support for installing version 9.91.

Mac

  • CPU -Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • Memory
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 10.10.5 - 10.12.4
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Windows

  • CPU - Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core
  • Memory
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 64 bit
    • Windows 7 with SP1
    • Windows  8.1
    • Windows 10
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes:

  • Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, and Dorrough require minimum screen resolution 1280x1024 / 1600x1024.
  • SoundGrid Studio Application: For SoundGrid Studio Application system requirements, visit the product page Support tab.
  • SoundGrid I/Os: If you wish to use the eMotion ST mixer, see the system requirements on the SoundGrid Studio Application page under the Support tab. If you are not using eMotion ST, see the specs above.
  • Waves Central: to run on Windows 7 with SP1 64bit, KB 2999226 must be installed.

Mac Compatible Hosts

 

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.7.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.1 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.2 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 - 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.15 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.1.6 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 - 3.3.4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 - 8.6.4 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)

Windows Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.7.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.2 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9.0.0 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.15 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.4.2 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

  • 32/64 bit: Version 9 supports all audio hosts above in 32-bit, and 64-bit where available.
  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.
  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 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.
  • Reel ADT on windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab and Sound Forge.
  • Codex & Element are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, and REAPER.
  • Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano and Electric Grand 80 Piano are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, and Garage Band (on i7).
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
  • In addition, it is not supported on Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
  • DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.
  • NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
  • 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.
  • Sidechain is supported on Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio 12, REAPER and Studio One only.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT: are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, and Ableton Live (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported.).
  • SoundShifter: on Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
  • On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
  • MIDI Support: the following hosts don't offer MIDI support: WaveLab, Main Stage, Pyramix, Garage Band, Premiere, and Audition.
  • 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.
  • InPhase & InPhase LT: sidechain not supported on Logic.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools 11 and up (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 Sonar.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Sonar Platinum and Wavelab.

 

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