Waves gets FIT
Waves gets FIT
FIT comes with 16+1 motorised 100mm faders, each featuring mute, solo and select buttons
For audio engineers who prefer the tactile response of faders, knobs and buttons from console operations, Waves has designed its FIT Controller for the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer to function as a fully integrated 16 fader bank. FIT comes with 16+1 motorised 100mm faders, each featuring mute, solo and select buttons, a multifunction rotary control and a bright display for each channel. Fader banks are controlled using eight dedicated layer switches for toggling between the eight factory or custom layers in the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. The channel rotary controls can be set to adjust preamp gain or pan per channel with the corresponding function label shown in the display. In addition, the 16 select channel toggles can be set to User mode to provide easy access to Mute Groups and user-assignable keys.
Staying with the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer, Waves has also released MyMon, an iOS/android app that gives musicians onstage direct control of their monitor mix. Users can self-manage input channel levels, mute, pan, link multiple channels to a single fader and customise sound with the built-in master bus EQ.
In other news, SoundGrid BR1 is an AVB-to-SoundGrid bridge that adds real-time audio processing capabilities to AVB networks and currently supports PreSonus AVB networks. The BR1 is a rack-mountable unit that enables users to stream up to 64 audio channels between Waves SoundGrid and AVB protocols. It reportedly provides improved synchronisation, audio processing at ultra-low latency and reliability for switched Ethernet networks.
The manufacturer has also released a selection of plug-ins. V11 is the new version of Waves plug-ins that allows users to future-proof their sessions, ensure continued compatibility with the latest DAWs and operating systems and receive new plug-ins added to premium bundles. V11 is installed via a new version of Waves Central, an application that lets users install and manage Waves licences across different devices.
Berzerk, Abbey Road Saturator and MDMX Distortion Modules are three distortion plug-ins. Bezerk has been designed for wild, unhinged and creative distortion; Abbey Road Saturator provides an excited saturation effect; and the MDMX Distortion Modules include three distortion plug-ins based on Screamer, Overdrive and Fuzz.
OVox is a voice-controlled synthesiser and vocal effects processor that can be used as a plug-in or standalone app (with or without a DAW) to create vocoder, talkbox, harmoniser, pitch/tune and vocal arpeggiation effects. Finally, the SuperRack plug-in lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plug-ins with near-zero latency and operates in a SoundGrid audio-over-Ethernet network.