Waves Offers Remote Audio Collaboration

US Waves Audio's Waves Stream Service promises remote music collaboration in a single click      27/03/24

Waves Audio is now shipping Waves Stream, a remote audio collaboration service that they say allows music and audio creators to share audio directly from their DAW with their co-creators or clients, in real time, at industry-leading audio quality.

A spokesperson told us, "Waves Stream offers ultra-low latency, secure link sharing, and unique features such as integrated mic control – all within a streamlined UI that makes remote audio sharing as easy as clicking the big 'stream' button. Whether you want to share your latest production ideas with a co-writer, share a mix for instant real-time feedback, or receive audio for collaboration, you can now easily share your DAW audio with producers, musicians and mixers working remotely, as if you were in the same room."

Here's more details from Waves...

With Waves Stream, your sessions are conveniently accessible anytime, anywhere, enabling recipients to open them in any browser without requiring plugins on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

The Waves Stream Send plugin includes a Mic talkback function which allows you to provide real-time commentary on a song or mix you're sharing while playing it – similar to a studio's talkback function. By simply sidechaining any channel that has a mic connected to Waves Stream, you can effortlessly share your thoughts with easy gain control. This is especially helpful when you're seeking approval or final sign-off from the person you're collaborating with.

Waves Stream is private and Secure, ensuring that your audio will reach ONLY whomever you intended. First, every stream is a one-time, single-use link guaranteeing privacy and confidentiality. Second, if someone doesn't click on a link within five minutes of you sending it, the stream will terminate. For added protection, you have the option to easily password-protect your links.

With Waves Stream, you can start sharing pro-quality audio from your DAW audio within seconds, without disrupting your creative flow. Simply load the Waves Stream plugin onto your master bus or on a designated track, press the big play button, and share the link.

Listening via the Waves Stream web player requires no license. The Waves Stream web player is readily available to anyone with a Waves Stream link. Furthermore, you can choose to listen either via a web player or a DAW. If you prefer to listen to incoming audio through your DAW, you simply use the "Receiver" plugin included in your Waves Stream license.

Waves Stream is not just a collaboration tool -- it's also an easy way to check your own mixes outside of your usual environment. Hearing your mixes outside the studio offers a truer perspective of how it will sound in the "real world." With Waves Stream it's a no-brainer. Simply pull out your phone, scan the Waves Stream QR code, loop your audio – and listen through your AirPods, car speakers, or anywhere else.

Waves Stream's uncompromising audio quality is powered by the Waves Falcon codec, which is Waves Audio's proprietary technology, meticulously created explicitly for this service to guarantee industry-leading audio quality with better dynamic detail.

Waves Stream features:

  • Collaborate remotely by sharing your DAW audio in real time
  • User-friendly UI for easy one-click audio sharing
  • Listen anywhere via web player (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone)
  • Also listen in your DAW: 'Receiver' plugin included in your license
  • Mic talkback function: Communicate directly via Waves Stream
  • Check your own mixes away from your studio via easy QR code
  • Lossless audio powered by proprietary Waves Falcon codec
  • Secure & private: One-time links, optional password protection
  • Ultra-low latency via peer-to-peer connection

Pricing and Availability:

As an internet-based service that relies on a dynamic web infrastructure for real-time remote communication, Waves Stream is offered on a SaaS (software-as-a-subscription) model.

Waves Stream is available to users either as a standalone monthly or annual subscription (separate from any other Waves subscription), or as part of the larger Waves Creative Access subscriptions (Waves Essential and Waves Ultimate). It is also available to Waves Mercury bundle owners with a current Waves Update Plan.

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