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Nx Germano Studios New York

Headphone reference plugin models the iconic NYC studio’s acoustics
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Get Reliable Reference for Your Mixes—On Any Headphones

Originally known as The Hit Factory, Germano studios in New York City have churned out hit after hit from the 1970s to this day. Serving rock, hip hop, and R&B’s elite—from David Bowie and Stevie Wonder to Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna—the Hit Factory’s big, modern sound has earned it a place of honor in the history of recording.

Now, thanks to the accuracy of Waves Nx® immersive audio technology, you can mix in the Hit Factory’s famous control room—and achieve better, more reliable mixes on headphones. All this, plus EQ correction curves for over 270 popular headphone models, make Nx the ultimate headphone reference plugin.

  • Mix with the assurance of working in a first-class mix room
  • Better reference for mix depth, panning, reverb, low-end response
  • Delivers three-dimensional spatial acoustics on any headphones
  • EQ correction curves for over 270 popular headphone models
  • Models every acoustic nuance of the famed Germano Studio 1 (formerly The Hit Factory)
  • Choose from Germano’s 3 sets of custom reference monitors: Exigy S412G, NS10, Germano A2
  • The bold, modern acoustics are ideal for hip hop and R&B
  • Mix in stereo or 5.1 surround—on any stereo headphones
  • Perfect for remote collaboration—mix in the same acoustic space
  • Dial in your favorite mixing ambience, from dry to reflective
  • Personalized head anatomy calibration
  • Supports head tracking for via webcam or the Nx Head Tracker (purchased separately)
Watch It in Action

A Hit Factory in Your Headphones

  • Better Mixes—Anytime, Anywhere

    Sometimes, headphones are your most convenient monitoring option. But mixing on headphones can be unreliable: you might easily add too much ambient reverb, or too much low end, etc. Nx Germano corrects the inherent limitations of the headphone experience, so you can create mixes that will translate perfectly to any system.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Mix in a Legendary Control Room

    Giants from Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Notorious B.I.G. to Kendrick Lamar have had their music recorded and mixed in New York City’s Hit Factory, later renamed Germano Studios. Now you have access to a three-dimensional replication of this stellar mixing space.

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  • Accurate Acoustics and Low End Response

    The Germano/Hit Factory rooms have been known for their power, punch, and club-worthy low end response. The Nx Germano plugin brings these acoustic qualities to headphones, thanks to precision acoustic measurements of the Germano control room, coupled with Waves Nx® immersive audio technology.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • EQ Correction for 270 Headphone Models

    Nx Germano uses the state-of-the-art Harman Headphone Target Curve method to correct EQ response for over 270 studio headphones, including models by Sony, Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser, AKG, Audio Technica, Audeze, Focal, and dozens more brands.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Choose from 3 Sets of Trusted Studio Monitors

    Reference your tracks on three sets of classic stereo monitors: The must-have NS-10M nearfields, Germano Acoustics AEON 2, and the powerful Exigy custom-designed speakers from SGD and Troy Germano—their low end response is amazing.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Mix and Monitor Surround Sound—on Any Stereo Headphones

    Germano Studios New York is known for its exemplary surround monitoring. This plugin includes surround monitoring as a separate component. Now, even a stereo headphone mix can reflect surround mix placements.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Track Head Motion for Extra Realism

    When you move your head in a studio, it affects how you hear the sound. Your computer’s video camera, or the dedicated Nx Head Tracker, can track head motion to give a VR-like, hyper-realistic experience.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material