NAMM06: Waves announce Z-Noise Plug-In

Noise reduction processor uses a revolutionarynew algorithm      18/01/06
NAMM06: Waves announce Z-Noise Plug-In


Waves have announced the latest in its ongoing series of inventive, world-class plug-ins: Z-Noise. Having set the standard for professional sound restoration with its acclaimed X-Noise plug-in, Waves claim to have outdone themselves with a processor that takes noise reduction to a whole new level. Z-Noise is not just a more precise version of X-Noise — it's based on a brand new algorithm that reconceptualizes the way noise is treated. Z-Noise’s breakthrough features include dynamic noise profiling, innovative transient preservation and increased low frequency resolution. Other noise reduction systems are limited by the restrictions of traditional band split methods. These limitations lead to smeared audio images that lack crispness and clarity. Z-Noise employs a brand new, ‘more musical’ algorithm, which delivers unparalleled low-frequency resolution and unsurpassed time sensitivity. Ideal for removing tape hiss, ground hum and computer noise, Z-Noise includes an array of features that make it the most comprehensive noise reduction tool ever. It gives users the power to shape their results with pinpoint accuracy, using a familiar 5-band EQ interface. Real-time operation means audio engineers can fine tune the Z-Noise parameters and hear their changes on the fly. Plus, it features advanced adjustable transient detection and enhancement which removes noise while retaining all the power and punch of the source recordings. And while other audio restoration methods require an isolated noise sample to deliver optimal results, Z-Noise features an exclusive Extract mode which eliminates that need, as well as an innovative Adaptive mode which specializes in reducing noise that changes over time.

Given their reputation for technical innovation and superior sound quality, Waves believe that the Z-Noise is equipped to become the favorite of leading audio restoration specialists and recording engineers the world over. More info:
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