KNOXVILLE, TN – Knoxville-based Waves Audio says it has released a noise reduction solution that can dramatically reduce the annoying sound of the continuous blasts of Vuvuzela trumpets during broadcasts of World Cup soccer matches.
“In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters about the continuous Vuvuzela blasts, Waves engineers feverishly began devising a solution to decrease the amount of noise,” the company says. We hope broadcasters quickly take advantage of this, because the noise from those horns makes us feel like they’re playing soccer in our head.
Working in conjunction with a major television broadcaster, Waves crafted a real-time processing chain consisting of two plugins which proved effective in solving the task at hand: The WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer.
These two audio plugins together not only reduce the Vuvuzela noise, they increase the intelligibility of the game announcers’ play-by-play action and color commentary. In fact, the processing chain is already being used by several major broadcast outlets.
WNS Waves Noise Suppressor is a real-time noise reduction plugin that is unsurpassed for noise suppression in both indoor and outdoor environments with constant or modulating noise. Originally engineered for reducing noise from dialogue in film and video, WNS has since proven itself invaluable as a broadcast tool.
Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer delivers precision equalization in any audio situation: broadcast, recording, mixing, mastering, and more. With power and features that far surpass the capabilities of analog gear, the Q10 is capable of spectral modifications that range from subtle to extreme.
Waves is a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves’ Maxx technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Sony, Sanyo, JVC, Toshiba, and many others.
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