Top producers and engineers use Waves audio processing for sound in movies, music, and games, to arouse emotions by delivering an audio experience that transcends the limits of previous technologies. Waves recognizes this audio experience is only as good as the device it’s played on.
From content creation to delivery, Waves Maxx® maximizes audio experience for all consumers by integrating our award winning professional technologies into consumer electronic devices. The Waves Maxx® suite offers consumers unparalleled sound performance for music, movies, and games, as well as streaming media on smart assistance devices, laptops, mobile devices, AR/VR, TVs, and more. Now what sounded great in the studio will sound great at home or on the go.
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Waves Maxx® Suite Features
Audio Experience Output Processing
MaxxEQ is an easy to use, full spectrum, ten-band graphic equalizer enabling the power to design EQ curves and shape frequency responses with accuracy and ease—perfect for customizing your own sound. MaxxEQ can also intelligently adapt to sound sources for hassle free audio optimization when streaming media, movies, music, and games.
For manufacturers, MaxxEQ’s intuitive paragraphic user interface makes click-and-drag adjustments with surgical precision to enhance audio quality on any device quickly and efficiently.
MaxxBass uses the science of missing fundamentals allowing listeners to hear lower tones than those being reproduced. This delivers deep thundering lows you can really hear, even on small speakers. Whether you’re listening on smart speakers, mobile devices, laptops, or TVs, MaxxBass delivers the low frequency impact that makes music and movies come alive.
For manufacturers, MaxxBass acts as a virtual subwoofer on devices with ever-smaller speaker components, while not only maintaining but extending bass performance. Additionally, MaxxBass features parallel processes that work in tandem, delivering more low frequency detail with less low-mid range noise for pleasant bass you can feel and that continuously adjusts to the capabilities of your device’s output.
MaxxTreble lets you hear high frequency nuances in your music and movies with breathtaking detail and unparalleled clarity. Small speaker systems, especially those without separate tweeters, lack high frequency detail. This results in a lackluster muddy sound. In addition, other irritating mid-high frequencies are boosted to over-compensate for the missing highs. MaxxTreble delivers crystal clear high-end, while maintaining balanced midrange and bass.
For manufacturers, MaxxTreble applies a powerful, customizable combination of equalization and parallel dynamic compression to any selected frequency range between 500 Hz and 20 kHz. The end result is a crystal clear sound experience that adds shimmer and realism with increased RMS levels so that you don’t exceed your system’s ceiling.
MaxxStereo uses intelligent spatial imaging techniques to enhance stereo separation, widening the stereo field and sweet spot. This provides an immersive, enveloping experience so that any device sounds much larger. MaxxStereo also extends stereo content without affecting the integrity of center content like dialog. With MaxxStereo, the best seat in the house is right in front of your personal device or TV.
For manufacturers, MaxxStereo compensates for the physical limitations created by small speakers located in close proximity to one another. When listening to music or movies on smart speakers, mobile devices, laptops, or TVs, there’s simply not enough physical space to accommodate the stereo content emanating from two small speakers with minimal separation. MaxxStereo delivers enveloping stereo sound even for narrower devices or other design limitations.
Movie playback levels often result in dialogue that is too quiet, while the music and sound effects are annoyingly loud. MaxxDialog identifies “center” (dialog) information and allows the end user to adjust its level independently, resulting in clear dialog that doesn’t vanish behind background sounds.
For manufacturers, MaxxDialog’s patented center channel detection allows you to provide end users with loud, clear, and intelligible dialog on devices for mobile, smart, and home entertainment devices.
MaxxVolume delivers maximum volume levels and clarity without distortion for movies, music, streaming media, games, and online communications. Using acoustic modeling, MaxxVolume calculates not only the signal being fed to your speakers, but the relative volume heard by the listener. In addition, MaxxVolume automatically protects your system, so you can “crank it up” without the risk of speaker damage.
For manufacturers, MaxxVolume uses a powerful combination of high-level compression to increase RMS levels, low-level compression to increase the clarity of soft sounds, and noise gating to eliminate background sounds for audio clarity and definition at any volume level. MaxxVolume can even be used to implement intelligent, manufacturer-defined speaker protection mechanisms.
MaxxMultiband features dynamic compression and equalization to intelligently boost the audio performance of any device, while eliminating noisy resonance. MaxxMultiband divides audio content into several individual frequencies and then applies a powerful combination of compression, equalization, and automatic gain compensation to maximize the volume, bass, and overall sound quality of your device.
For manufacturers, MaxxMultiband can be used to eliminate unwanted device noises like buzzing and rattling, normally caused by uncontrolled frequencies dynamically, without negatively affecting audio quality.
MaxxSurround delivers enhanced 7.1 and 5.1 audio imaging from surround sound sources, creating an immersive multi-dimensional soundscape with breathtaking depth, realism, and separation well beyond the original surround content. With MaxxSurround, you won’t just be watching a movie, you’ll be in the middle of it.
For manufacturers, nearly any device can output a larger soundstage with maximized dynamic response and expanded spatial imaging from any 5.1 or 7.1 surround signal.
Maxx360° turns any stereo content into an enveloping 5.1 surround sound experience. Maxx360° automatically analyzes audio content, intelligently extracting each audio element and positioning it within a surround soundscape. It uses advanced center, rear channel, and low frequency extraction processing and enrichment to identify and separate signal channels. Maxx360° also maintains the character of the original mix, including the center channel for dialog clarity and intelligibility, while still enhancing the impact and excitement of low frequency special effects like explosions, earthquakes, and street rumble. With Maxx360°, you can fire up any stereo movie and experience it in surround sound glory.
For manufacturers, Maxx360° offers the ability to up mix 5.1 surround sound for end-users using only a stereo source.
Voice & Audio Experience Input & Output
MaxxNR eliminates background noise for online communications and user-generated content such as homemade videos. By automatically analyzing the input signal, MaxxNR determines which frequency ranges contain undesirable background noise and effectively reduces ambient and environmental irritants.
For manufacturers, MaxxNR uses adaptive multi-band dynamics with zero latency or phase distortion. This results in a transparent, natural sound without annoying background noise in devices developed for the exponentially growing VoIP and content development market.
MaxxLeveler eliminates the need to continuously adjust your volume by automatically maintaining comfortable listening levels for music, movies, streaming media, games, and more. MaxxLeveler evens out volume differences between various sources so you can fully experience soft scenes and loud action sequences without having to reach for the remote. MaxxLeveler uses two pre-programmed listening modes:
• Normal, featuring a wide dynamic range for everyday listening.
• Midnight, ideal for those times when you don’t want to disturb others.
For manufacturers, MaxxLeveler offers an easy solution to maintain user satisfaction on devices that have to handle multiple media sources. In addition, MaxxLeveler can protect speaker systems from overload.
Perfect for streaming media and VoIP, Waves’ Bandwidth Extension compensates for lower resolution encoding on compressed audio signals. This restores lost frequencies in order to provide a fuller spectrum output more closely resembling the original uncompressed signal. Waves’ Bandwidth Extension revives lost high frequencies by generating higher order harmonics from existing frequencies. Whether you’re limited by data or signal quality, you don’t have to limit your audio quality or voice intelligibility.
For manufacturers, since more and more devices need to multi-task between streamed content, mp3s, and VoIP, with band-limited compressed audio signals, reduced clarity, and intelligibility, it’s necessary to integrate an all-in-one solution to intelligently synthesize and expand narrowband signals. This improves audio input and output performance by simulating the sound of higher quality sample rates.