Waves Premiers UM225 & UM226 – Stereo-to-Surround Processors
Waves Audio has introduced the UM225 and UM226 Stereo-to-Surround Processors, two new upmixing tools. The UM225 is designated for 5.0 and UM226 is for 5.1.
Audio engineers are often called upon to upmix from a wide variety of source materials these days, and when the original multi-track sessions are not available, they have to work from stereo mixes. Enter the UM225/226. Key UM225 and UM226 features include channel de-correlation and ambience; enhanced clarity and separation of frontal center; profile modes for film and music; advanced LFE channel LoAir enrichment with cutoff-frequency control; adjustable rear channel ambience; and an intuitive surround graph. Waves uses a patented center and rear channel extraction processes, together with a unique LFE channel enrichment process, to deliver improved surround imaging, and a wider soundscape with better separation.
The UM225 and UM226 are available together as a single collection. They are also available in Waves Mercury and 360-degree Surround Tools. Users of Waves Mercury and 360-degree Surround Tools covered by Waves Update Plan will receive the UM225 and UM226 at no additional charge.
Waves UM225 and UM226 will set you back $600 for the TDM version and $300 for the Native. More information on the Waves UM225 and UM226 Stereo-to-Surround Processors.