Further stimulating Waves’ first decade of success was the development of the L1 Limiter, which established a new benchmark for dynamic controls. Still considered innovative close to a decade later, countless L-Series tools are relied upon daily in studios globally.
Fifteen years later, Waves has grown into the world’s leading developer and supplier of software-based audio signal processing technologies, while expanding to meet the demand for Waves processing in hardware-based products. Waves’ current product line has increased to over 90 processors, with over 250 component plug-ins, over 20 bundles, and several major hardware tools that have been widely embraced by the audio industry in music production, film, post production, live, and broadcast sound. Today, Waves full line of popular tools includes the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, the L3 and L3-16 Multimaximizers, the SSL 4000 Collection, the V-Series, the API Collection, GTR Guitar Tool Rack, Waves Tune, IR1 Parametric Convolution Reverb, the Renaissance Series, Z-Noise, and many more.
Year after year, Waves has received top industry accolades, including numerous consecutive Mix Magazine TEC Awards, Pro Audio Review PAR Excellence Awards, Guitar Player Editor’s Choice Awards, as well as honors from EQ, Electronic Musician, MacUser, and many, many others. Waves’ processors improve sound quality on hit records, major motion pictures and popular video games the world over.
Waves’ Maxx® technologies leverage its expertise in psycho-acoustics to provide custom semiconductor and DSP licensing solutions to consumer audio manufacturers worldwide. These solutions compensate for the acoustic quality limitations from small, low power speakers in today’s most popular CE products such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs, portable speaker systems, and mobile phones. Maxx® is already being used by the world’s most important audio and consumer electronics firms, including Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba, Microsoft, JVC, Delphi, Clarion, Samsung, and Altec Lansing, in televisions, laptops, cellphones, and portable audio.