More and more consumers and businesses are depending on online voice and video communications. As the novelty of VoIP fades and demand increases, users are becoming aware of its limitations, most notably poor voice quality. We strain to understand others and even shout into (or at) our computers. In addition, cellphones are plagued by their own set of sound problems. Poor sound quality is so common that we accept it as the price we pay for the convenience and economy of online or mobile communications.
It doesn’t have to be this way… Waves, borrowing from its award-winning audio processing tools that make music, television, movies, and games sound great, offers a unique set of technologies that make VoIP and cell phone communications come alive with superior vocal quality and intelligent enhancements.
MaxxVoice is a suite of state-of-the-art voice and communication solutions that provide cutting-edge technologies for intelligible noise-free conversations and conferencing on any device. Based on the same professional Waves processors used in audio forensics and post-production facilities, MaxxVoice includes innovative directional and adaptive background noise reduction, advanced echo cancellation, intelligent volume and dynamic controls, and much more. Understanding is togetherness, MaxxVoice brings people together for business and for life.
Based on microphone-array technology, MaxxBeam differentiates between desirable sounds inside the “beam” and undesirable sounds outside of it, suppressing both stationary and non-stationary unwanted noise from outside the beam. MaxxBeam’s Auto Beam feature is a directional steering function that enables the beam to track and locate the main speech source, giving users the freedom and flexibility to communicate from most anywhere. Auto Beam also controls the width and scope of the beam automatically adjusting to one or more user’s positions to improve the clarity of multiple speakers or a single speaker on the move.
MaxxBeam’s Real-time Configurable Beam Direction lets users instantly focus the array from narrow directional beams for single users to wider beams for conference calls. At narrow beam settings, MaxxBeam reduces all signals originating from outside the beam, at wide settings, diffused noises and room reflections are suppressed.
MaxxBeam™ offers tremendous microphone placement flexibility, and works with any matching microphones. MaxxBeam is perfect for consumer-grade microphones as its Automatic Microphone Calibration can compensate for differences in microphone pairs. Best of all, MaxxBeam simplifies hardware design, and is compatible with a wide variety of microphone types.
- Reduces noise to improve intelligibility
- Automatic microphone calibration
- Support for various microphone types
- Flexible microphone placement
- Real-time configurable beam direction
- Single user and conference modes
- No bundled hardware required
Based on the Waves WNS Noise Suppressor engineered for professional audio post-production facilities, MaxxNR uses adaptive multi-band dynamics with zero latency or phase distortion, resulting in transparent natural sound.
By intelligently analyzing the input signal, MaxxNR determines which frequency ranges contain undesirable background noise and dynamically reduces them to minimize ambient and environmental noise while maintaining crystal clear voice quality.
A primary cause of echoes is feedback, where the microphone picks up sounds coming from your device’s speaker, and room reverberation where the person speaking is far from the microphone or in a room with poor acoustics. To minimize this effect, MaxxEC (a true full-duplex echo canceller) uses algorithms Waves developed for professional audio to reduce echo leak and room reverberation without making voices sound unnatural (common with other echo cancelers). Waves MaxxEC frees you from annoying echoes and room reverberation so your conversations can flow. After all, saying it once is enough.
With a full spectrum 10-band graphic equalizer, MaxxEQ is also perfect for customizing your sound for streaming media, movies, music, and games. Just like its professional counterparts the Renaissance EQ and Waves Q10 (a TEC Hall of Fame inductee), MaxxEQ’s intuitive paragraphic user interface makes click-and-drag adjustments quick and easy for developers and end-users alike.
To optimize microphone performance, Waves took our all-in-one dynamics processor, MaxxVolume, and configured it especially for voice input. Using a powerful combination of compression, gating and leveling, MaxxVolume ensures a strong and steady vocal input to your microphone for more intelligible clear communication.
Communicating directly with your device’s OS, DeKey isolates telltale keystroke noises and removes them without affecting voices. Plus, DeKey understands that not all clicks are the same and constantly adapts to sounds to improve affectivity.
Sibilance overloads sound processors and masks the voice. DeEsser intelligently analyses the frequencies of sibilance and removes them reducing hissing sounds for more intelligible, clear, and pleasant vocal quality during online and mobile communication.