Waves Audio, a provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, an occasion that also marks the advent of the digital plugin itself.
Twenty-five years ago, Waves introduced the world’s first audio plugin, the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer. According to Waves, this introduction “transformed the way we work in the recording studio, it also created an entirely new industry sector: software-based audio signal processing.”
Game-changing tools during the past 25 years by Waves have included the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, which changed the way level maximization and peak limiting are handled by mixing and mastering engineers today; and Waves’ modeling of classic studio legacy hardware, which delivered to any audio engineer or home producer the sound of the SSL and API consoles as well as original rare gear from Abbey Road Studios.
To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, Waves is now shipping revamped and reskinned versions of three of its classic plugins: the Q10 Equalizer, the AudioTrack channel strip plugin, and the L1 Ultramaximizer level maximizer/peak limiter. These revamped 25th Anniversary editions include new plugin features, as well as a choice between two graphic user interfaces created especially for the 25th Anniversary celebrations.