Waves Unleashes Vuvuzela Trumpet Killer For Broadcasters – Forgets Consumers
Waves Audio has unleashed a duo of plug-ins to combat the torturous sound of the Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans for broadcasters of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters about the continuous din of the Vuvuzela, Waves engineers devised a solution to decrease the amount of noise for broadcasters, but left consumers in the dust.
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.
The processing chain for Vuvuzela noise reduction is now available as load-and-use sessions for Pro Tools, Waves MultiRack, and Cubase. Unfortunately, if you watch the broadcasts via ESPN, your out of luck…