Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Loudness Meter Plus (WLM Plus) plug-in. The second generation of the WLM Loudness Meter plugin, the WLM Plus brings anticipated enhancements and features new correction and adjustment tools. WLM Plus is fully compliant with all current ITU, EBU and ATSC specifications, including new, dedicated presets meeting ARIB TR-B32, OP-59 and the current Discovery Channel requirements.
The plug-in also includes two presets useful for gaming content creators for leveling, when working on Sony ASWG (Audio Standards Working Group) loudness scanner – geared towards portable and home based devices. It offers comprehensive Momentary, Short Term, Long Term and True Peak readouts, as well as a unique warning and logging system that keeps track of users’ levels and alerts them when they have exceeded them or fallen short. The Waves WLM Plus Loudness Meter is currently available with a US MSRP of Native $400 and SoundGrid $600, which at the day of writing is equivalent to ฿0.49 and ฿0.73.
For those of you still unfamiliar with the above currency, that is the symbol for Bitcoins, which Waves will now accept as valid currency for purchasing products. Gilad Keren, Waves CEO and co-founder, added “In order to mitigate the current volatility of the exchange, the Bitcoin exchange rate will be calculated to the sliding 24-hour average at the time of purchase [based on the average rate from this site: https://bitcoinaverage.com/#USD|nomillibit].”
In a final piece of Waves news, the company recently announced an expanded relationship with Taiwanese computer and hardware manufacturer ASUS. This agreement will incorporate Waves MaxxAudio Master processing into all ASUS products that feature the company’s SonicMaster technology. The announcement was made earlier on at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wrapping up today in Las Vegas, Nevada.