• Waves Audio adopts NDI for cloud-based productions with the Waves Cloud MX mixer

    Waves Audio announces support for NDI (the globally standardized video-over-IP technology) with the Waves Cloud MX Audio Mixer, a cloud-based audio mixer.

    The move to cloud-based broadcasting has accelerated rapidly over the past two years. Broadcasting and media companies have been able to migrate many production tools to cloud environments.

    One key technology that has helped facilitate this transition is NDI (Network Device Interface), a high-performance network protocol for transporting media streams over Ethernet. NDI, part of the Vizrt Group, is a royalty-free technology that allows video and audio sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs, and infrastructure upgrades while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.

    Broadcast and media production teams can now add Waves’ Cloud MX Audio Mixer directly in the cloud workflow with easy routing of audio inputs and outputs via NDI.

    “We adopted NDI technology, as it is a proven system for professional cloud production environments,” says Mick Olesh, Waves Managing Director and EVP of Sales. “The ability to process, mix and route all audio streams in the cloud, and without converting protocols, simplifies the workflow so that production teams can now focus on delivering a superior sounding program feed to the audience.”

    Waves’ Cloud MX Audio Mixer is NDI-compatible, fitting into NDI-based environments, with easy patching and routing of NDI audio streams.

    “The cloud is revolutionizing live production and creative workflows; broadcasters and creators need professional audio tools to manage audio streams seamlessly over the cloud. With Waves Audio adopting NDI, the Cloud MX Audio Mixer now offers mixing, processing, and routing without the need for converting or transcoding, thanks to NDI and its wide adoption.” says Suso Carrillo, NDI Marketing Lead at Vizrt Group.

    Waves Cloud MX Audio Mixer can be deployed on AWS, facilitating integration with new or existing cloud production systems. Cloud MX Audio Mixer also makes it possible to scale productions with any number of audio mixers.

    All Waves Cloud MX Audio Mixer packages come with the cloud-licensed Waves eMo plugins (eMo D5 Dynamics, eMo F2 Filter, and eMo Q4 Equalizer), which form the mixer’s channel strip. Audio capabilities can be expanded further by upgrading to Cloud MX Audio Mixer Plus, with 11 extra cloud-licensed plugins such as the Primary Source Expander for automatic mic bleed elimination, the legendary Renaissance Vox vocal compressor, the F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ, MaxxBass, the L2 UltraMaximizer and more; or to Cloud MX Audio Mixer Premium, which adds over 150 cloud-licensed plugins, including the Dugan Speech plugin for real-time automatic mixing of multiple mics. Each of these packages are available as 1-month or 1-year licenses.
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