Waves Announces Headphone EQ Calibration for Nx Virtual Mix Room

July 7 2017, 03:10
Digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools specialist, Waves Audio announced an update to its recently introduced Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room plugin – a new headphone EQ calibration feature. Added in response to popular demand, this new feature leverages the processing capabilities of the Nx solution and allows users to select a correction EQ curve for specific popular headphone models.
Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room plugin graphic user interface, including the new headphone EQ calibration feature.

Nx Virtual Mix Room is a virtual monitoring plugin that recreates the three-dimensional acoustics of a professionally treated mix room on any set of headphones. This allows users to hear on headphones the same depth and panoramic stereo image they would hear from speakers in a physical room, enabling to properly judge how headphone mixes will translate to speakers.

Based on precision headphone measurement data provided by www.headphone.com, the Nx plugin’s new EQ calibration curves are designed to balance out any extreme features in your headphone’s frequency response, correcting them toward a common frequency balance. This provides a more transparent starting point for monitoring and mixing.

The following headphone models are currently supported by Nx:
Audeze EL-8 (Closed-Back)
Audeze iSINE 20
Audeze SINE
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
AKG K-702
Beyerdynamic DT-880 (250 ohm)
Beyerdynamic DT-990 (250 ohm)
Sennheiser HD-280 Pro
Sennheiser HD-600
Sennheiser HD-800
Shure SRH-440
Sony MDR-7506

According to Waves, using Nx Virtual Mix Room with the available EQ calibration files, “users can now mix and monitor on headphones with greater confidence than ever, experiencing precise, reliable high-end sound in the studio, at home or on the road.”

Waves is one of the world’s leading developers of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 200 audio plugins. Waves technologies are used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 20 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications.
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