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The Seamless Sound Experience

Effortless enjoyment of music and entertainment with studio-quality sound and expansive spatial audio. Online meetups with the quality and presence of face-to-face conversation. Sound that automatically optimizes for the environment, setting, and individual preferences. Instantly turn inspiration to production with access to empowering creative tools.

History

  • First light 1992

    Waves was first-to-market with audio processing software for sound engineers and music producers. Back then, few experts believed that software could do the job of gear that lined the walls and equipment racks of ’90’s era sound studios. Most were skeptical that a software UI could replace the bright lights, sliders, switches, and big knobs. Then, Waves turned the industry on its head with the revolutionary Q10 Paragraphic equalizer. Q10, and the L1 Ultramaximizer plugin that followed, exceeded quality expectations and offered virtual UIs that opened up unimagined creative workflows.

  • Fast-forward to 2007

    In a pivotal year for consumer electronics, Waves launched Maxx. Maxx began with a bold idea to port sound processing algorithms from the Waves professional audio suite to consumer devices. Starting with MaxxBass, Waves developed a comprehensive suite of audio solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers and chip makers. These solutions radically enhanced sound quality and optimized acoustic performance for the small, power efficient speakers systems found in devices like smartphones, laptops, TVs.

  • A grand opening in 2009

    The Waves consumer electronics division opened its doors in the Bay Area with a mission to license and promote Maxx technologies.

  • Industry accolades in 2011

    Waves was honored with a Technical GRAMMY Award® for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

  • Finding voice in 2013

    Having established MaxxAudio as the leading output rendering suite in the industry, Waves brought the foundational algorithms for MaxxVoice to market including beamforming, noise reduction, and echo cancellation.

  • 2016 brings technical innovation

    While the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive ushered in a new era of virtual reality, Waves reached another major technical milestone with the launch of Nx 3D audio.

  • 2019 and beyond

    Now, almost three decades since Q10, Waves technologies power enhanced audio and voice in millions of laptops, mobile phones, smart speakers, and more. Waves announced Nx Speakers at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Nx for Android mobile on earbuds featuring patented moving-reference technology launched in Summer 2020. Once again, Waves has set the stage to stun the skeptics and astonish the industry.

Locations

Headquartered in Tel Aviv’s thriving tech scene, the Waves Consumer division has offices in Kiev Ukraine, Knoxville Tennessee, and state-of-the-art sound labs in Taipei.

  • Waves USA

    2800 Merchant Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37912

    Phone +1- 865-909-9200

  • Waves Israel

    Azrieli Center 3
    The Triangle Tower, 32nd Floor
    Tel-Aviv 6701101, Israel

    Phone: +972-3-608-4000

  • Waves Ukraine

    Spasska St. 5, Office 40,
    5th floor, Kiev, 04071

    Phone: +044 220 05 04

  • Waves Taiwan

    9F B, No.335,
    Sec. 2, Dunhua South Rd.,
    Da’an Dist., Taipei, 10669, Taiwan

    Phone +886-2-23220100

  • Taipei Sound Labs

    Purpose-built in 2019, Waves’ state-of-the art testing facilities in Taipei meet the highest industry standards.

    • Designed and constructed by PAL Acoustics
    • Fully anechoic room
    • Four ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) rooms
  • Tel Aviv Sound Labs

    Dedicated spaces for device tuning, product testing, and product development

    • Whisper rooms
    • Testing workbenches
    • Project studio workstations