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Waves Nx Provides New 3D Audio Experience for Spotify Users

Starting today listen to any song on Spotify in 3D audio with newly updated Waves Nx app

SAN FRANCISCO – February 7, 2017Waves Audio, the world-leading developer of audio DSP technologies, today announced a major update to the Waves Nx mobile app that gives users the ability to experience all streaming music and audio content from Spotify® in fully immersive 3D audio. The updated Waves Nx app which requires use of the Waves Nx head tracker is available as a free download starting February 7th on the App Store and Google Play.

Waves Nx is a completely new, user-centric listening experience that enables 3D audio on any headphone set with any content regardless of how it was encoded. The technology replicates on headphones the way audio would sound if it were played on high-end surround sound speakers in the real world. The groundbreaking Waves Nx technology has been heralded by audio professionals for its uncanny reproduction of the ideal auditory conditions present within recording studios and top-tier listening rooms.

Benefits of Waves Nx

  • Waves Nx works with any headphones you already own. There’s no need to invest in new accessories or replace your favorite headphones.
  • Waves Nx adds 3D Audio to any content. It doesn’t require music, video or games to be specially encoded.
  • When available, Waves Nx allows playback of 5.1 or 7.1 content, realistically replicating the sound of several surrounding speakers using just your headphones — experience it on the road or simply lying in bed.

How Does It Work?
Waves Nx 3D Audio Technology recreates on headphones, the same auditory cues your ears would hear in the real world such as sound waves that reaches your left and right ears at different times, and sound bouncing off the walls of a room. Waves Nx is able to do this by using the head tracker to sense where your head is positioned in real time and using digital sound processing to reproduce a fully authentic and immersive virtual listening environment. Rather than flat and static sounding left and right channels, the result is a real, dynamic and variable sensory experience that sounds like speakers in a physical room, but on any set of headphones.

Pricing and Availability
Waves Nx for mobile devices is available as a free download for iOS and Android and requires use of the Waves Nx Head Tracker for $49. Waves Nx is also available as a desktop app for Windows and Mac for $9.99 and can work with or without the Waves Nx Head Tracker. For more information or to purchase Waves Nx visit us at www.waves.com/nx.

Useful Links
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waves-nx/id1150889138
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waves.ai.nx

About Waves Audio Ltd.
Waves is the world-leading developer of audio DSP technologies and the driving power behind hit records, major motion pictures and popular video games the world over. A recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award, Waves is acclaimed by top professional and prosumer users worldwide. More than 250,000 recording studios, mixing and mastering facilities use Waves’ portfolio of cutting edge technologies on a daily basis to create top-selling music, movies and games. Waves’ professional technologies, 25 years of expertise, and passion for sound are now utilized to meet mobile audio challenges and deliver premium audio experiences on consumer electronics devices.