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Nx Ocean Way Nashville

Headphone mixing plugin models Ocean Way acoustics and monitors
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Create Headphone Mixes That Translate Effortlessly to Speakers


To create stellar mixes, you need a stellar mixing environment. The Nx Ocean Way plugin replicates the acoustics and monitoring systems of the stellar Ocean Way Nashville control rooms, over any headphones—so you can create better headphone mixes that translate reliably to all systems.

Designed by founder Allen sides, Ocean Way Nashville’s control rooms are the pinnacle of acoustic design and studio monitoring—an audiophile sound engineer’s dream. Now, the studio’s state-of-the-art acoustics and monitors are yours over any set of headphones, so you can always trust your mixing decisions.

  • Create better mixes on any pair of headphones
  • Mix within Ocean Way Nashville’s superior control room acoustics
  • Accurately judge mix depth, balance, stereo imaging, reverb
  • Includes EQ correction for over 270 headphone models
  • Check your mix on Ocean Way HR1 and HR5 far/near-field monitors
  • Avoid the claustrophobic feel, and pitfalls, of mixing with headphones
  • Supervised and approved by Ocean Way’s Allen Sides
  • Powered by Waves Nx® immersive audio technology
  • Adjust the amount of studio ambience on your headphones
  • Personalized head anatomy calibration for precise response
  • Ideal for collaboration—everyone mixes in the same environment
  • Optional head tracking for extra realism, via webcam or the Nx Head Tracker (bought separately)
Watch It in Action

Convert Your Headphones into a High-End Mix Room

  • World-Class Studio Acoustics in Your Headphones

    When you need to mix on headphones, the mixes also need to translate over speakers. Nx Ocean Way re-creates Ocean Way’s world-class mix room in your headphones, for the confidence that your mixes will always sound as intended.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • A Breakthrough in Immersive Modeling

    Designed from the ground up by Ocean Way founder Allen Sides, the Nashville studios were built to meet his vision of the ultimate recording, mixing and monitoring space. Supervised and fine-tuned by Allen himself, the Nx Ocean Way plugin is a breakthrough in accurate immersive modeling of this stellar acoustic environment.

  • Check Your Mixes on Ocean Way’s Speakers

    Before he even founded Ocean Way Studios, Allen Sides’ monitors had a “speaker-of-the-pros” reputation. Today, they are used in top professional studios—the few that can afford them. Now, you can check your mixes on the state-of-the-art HR5 reference near-fields, or the 4-way, high-resolution, “no limits” HR1 far-fields.

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

    Nx Ocean Way 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”
  • Powered by Waves Nx® Immersive Audio Technology

    Waves Nx uses channel crosstalk, inter-aural delays (ITD), filters (ILD), early reflections, and head motion tracking to replicate the immersive experience of hearing audio in the real world. All these are coupled with precision measurements of the acoustic response at the physical Ocean Way control rooms, to faithfully deliver the original monitoring experience.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Customize Your Mix Environment

    Use the accurate emulation of Ocean Way’s acoustics, or dial in wetter or drier ambience. For personal adjustment of the 3D effect to your head/ear anatomy, enter your personal head measurements into the plugin’s head anatomy calibration section.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Track Your Head Movements for Enhanced Immersion

    For the ultimate in realism, track head motion so that as you move your head, the sound changes as if you were moving your head in the studio. Track with your computer’s camera, or with the Nx Head Tracker for maximum accuracy.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material