NAMM 2016: Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room

New plug-in promise to put optimal mix room acoustics right inside your headphones      21/01/16

NAMM 2016: Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room

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Waves Audio has introduced Waves Nx, which they describe as a Virtual Mix Room plugin that puts you in the sweet spot – everywhere you go. They say that Waves Nx gives you the optimal acoustics of a great mix room – right inside your headphones.

A spokesperson told us, "Powered by Waves' groundbreaking Nx technology, this plugin lets you hear, on headphones, the same natural depth, natural reflections, and panoramic stereo image you would be hearing from speakers in an actual, physical room. You can now enjoy all the advantages of headphones – portability, affordability, privacy – with all the acoustic benefits of a great-sounding, fully professional mixing facility."

Here, in Waves' own words, are just some of the advantages Waves Nx has to offer:

  • Waves Nx "unmasks" your headphone sound, letting you hear everything with real-world dimension, rather than flat in your head. This way, you can hear all the elements of your mix accurately laid out in space, just as you would in the sweet spot of a beautiful-sounding room.

  • Waves Nx finally bridges the gap between monitoring on speakers and monitoring on headphones: no longer do you have to worry that what you've mixed on headphones will sound different once you switch to speakers. By letting you hear on headphones the same natural depth and stereo spread you would be hearing on external monitors, Waves Nx puts an end to constant cross-referencing between the two.

  • Need to spend hours at a time mixing on headphones? By delivering the natural listening experience of a physical room, Waves Nx makes the headphone experience comfortable and ear-friendly over long periods of time.

  • Want to mix for 5.1 surround on your regular stereo headphones? Waves Nx lets you do exactly that – a true revolution in the world of surround mixing.


  • Most important: Waves Nx does all this without coloring your sound in any way. What you hear is your mix, exactly the way you want it to sound – only now you have a more accurate way to monitor it on headphones.

  • Use Waves Nx with real-time head tracking – taking advantage of your computer's camera or the Waves Head Tracker unit – and enjoy the enhanced realism of being in the Virtual Mix Room, anywhere and everywhere you go.

Waves Nx key features:

  • Get the great acoustics of a professional mix room – inside your headphones
  • Hear natural depth and real-world stereo image over headphones
  • Bridge the headphone/speaker gap – put an end to constant cross-referencing between headphones and speakers
  • Mix for 5.1 surround on your regular stereo speakers
  • Use Waves Nx with real-time head tracking for enhanced realism

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