Waves (Knoxville, Tenn.) has announced the new Version 3.5 software upgrade, available for free to all users of Version 3.0 and higher. In addition to more processors supporting high sample rates (96 and 192 kHz) and dual processors, Version 3.5 focuses on optimization of system processor usage by loading optimal software code for the specific processor being used.
Version 3.5 provides superior optimization of digital audio signal processing to free up processing power so that the user can run additional plug-ins or carry out other operations. On the Mac, eight of the standard plug-ins (Ren Reverb, True Verb, C4, Ren EQ, Ren Comp, Ren Vox, Ren Bass, Ren De-Esser) have been optimized. Other upgraded features include enhanced support of dual processors and control surfaces like the Digidesign Pro Control, Control 24 and Mackie HUI. On the PC, V. 3.5 features optimization of all processors, support for Direct X 8 with automation and dual-processor support. For Digidesign’s HD TDM system users, additional versions of processors supporting 96k and 192k sampling rates are included.
"This is really the culmination of nearly two years of research and implementation," stated Gilad Keren, CEO and co-founder of Waves. "We have not only raised the level of performance of our own product, but we have gone to extensive lengths to optimize our entire code base in an effort to fully realize the benefits granted by the new CPU architectures available. In each case, the result is completely different code that has been hand-tweaked to provide maximum performance. Through the program's self-customization, we have also cut out many of the doubts and troubles associated with working with a given software platform on multiple machines. With the new Waves 3.5 upgrade, the customer can be sure that their software indeed has been setup for their specific needs."
The Waves Version 3.5 upgrade is available from the Waves Website (www.waves.com) or from your local dealer, and will also be included in new standard Waves bundle software. It is free to users of Version 3 and higher, and free to Version 2.X users with the purchase of a Version 3 upgrade.