Waves Introduce Vuvuzela Noise Reduction

In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Waves is proud to unveil a solution which dramatically reduces the problematic sound of the omnipresent Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans.

Working in conjunction with a major television broadcaster, we've precision-crafted a preset processing chain which drastically decreases Vuvuzela noise: The WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Equalizer. Together, they not only minimize Vuvuzela noise, they increase the intelligibility of the game announcers' play-by-play action and color commentary.

The processing chain for Vuvuzela noise reduction is now available as load-and-use sessions for Pro Tools, Waves MultiRack, and Cubase.

WNS Waves Noise Suppressor is a real-time noise reduction plugin which is unsurpassed for noise suppression in both indoor and outdoor environments with constant or modulating noise. Originally engineered for reducing noise from dialogue in film and video, WNS has since proven itself invaluable as a broadcast tool.


WNS Waves Noise Suppressor

Q10 Equalizer delivers precision equalization in any audio situation: broadcast, recording, mixing, mastering, and more. With power and features that far surpass the capabilities of analog gear, the Q10 lets you create spectral modifications that range from subtle to extreme.


Q10 Equalizer

How It Works

A combination of dynamic broadband noise suppression and notch filtering are utilized to create the Vuvuzela noise reduction processing chain. Routing schemes and parameter settings were painstakingly adjusted, contrasted and, compared; multiple instances of each plugin, with different settings, were ultimately used to achieve optimal results.

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