Waves Introduces Maxxstream Software For Streaming Media
Waves Audio introduces MaxxStream, which according to them is an all-in-one software solution which uses Waves processors to condition and optimize the audio quality in streaming media formats for better, clearer sound. Consisting of the MaxxStream application with its plug-in chainer, as well as SNMP-monitoring utilities, we’re told that MaxxStream lets streaming media providers harness the power of the Waves audio tools.
The MaxxStream chainer is designed to hold up to eight Waves plug-ins and support up to 16 encoder instances simultaneously. A single input channel may also be directed into several MaxxStream stations and processed specifically for each designated target. Additionally, it performs multiple high-quality sample-rate conversions to multiple bit rates in real time, and it combines audio capture and conditioning into a single, real-time process.
MaxxStream also doubles as a standalone software processor for live audio. Users can connect their sound source to their audio card or external I/O, and load MaxxStream with Waves plug-ins for a powerful stereo multi-effects unit.
MaxxStream comes bundled with more than 50 factory presets, taking the guesswork out of creating streaming configurations. It also uses 32-bit floating point processing throughout, as well as a Watchdog utility and basic SNMP monitoring and control. It is compatible with Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003.
MaxxStream comes in two configurations:
- MaxxStream Pack includes:
- AudioTrack for equalization, compression, and gating,
- Renaissance Vox for vocal enhancement
- L1 Ultramaximizer for limiting and level maximization ($500 MSRP)
- MaxxStream Pro Pack includes
- C1 Parametric Compander for compression, expansion, gating, and equalization
- C4 Multiband Compressor for multiband expansion, limiting, compression, and EQ
- L1 Ultramaximizer for limiting and level maximization
- MaxxBass for psycho-acoustic bass extension
- S1 Stereo Imager for spatial enhancement
- Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer for precision frequency-shaping
- DeEsser for reducing sibilance (“ess” and “shh” sounds)
For more information, visit their web site at www.waves.com
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