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Waves Nx Review – Headphone Mixing Plugin

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48 thoughts on “Waves Nx Review – Headphone Mixing Plugin

  1. I think this one is highly suited for voice over narration, tutorials or kinda radio simulations..than to emulate a real monitors situation. in my opinion…anyway..great plugin as most of waves plug and be happy.

  2. yeah..i've got this but never used it before…my question is, at each level can the room simulation interfere with the reverb used in the project..it could this affect the perception and induce some errors concerning the amount of reverb used?

  3. Thanks for that review, man. Really appreciate your effort. I think the rotation feature comes from its use in converting surround formats, so one has the option to preview surround elements in a stereo session. Again thanks for sharing your thought, I will definitely check it on a surround premix, that I‘m working on.

  4. Could the room ambience be for seeing what the mix sounds like in different environments? For you can listen to what the mix sounds like in like a car or when you're outside of the studio. That's how I would use it anyway.

  5. It sounds pretty decent when you tweaking while listening . What does' '' it doesn't affect the music'' mean? It isn't designed as a mastering plug-in? BUt it doesn't sound funny at all when you were tweaking it while the music is playing

  6. I don't have an acoustically treated room At the moment, is this along with a pair of DT770's sufficient for a bit. Think i could possibly take a couple months to really get familiar and use them to get some pretty good mix results ?
    Along with using some Metering plug ins as well.

  7. There has certainly been a few different products similar to this. Not having tried any of them, I'm sure they all work quite well. Some of the others would be Focusrite's VRM Box & Focusrite Sapphire Pro DSP models (all of these are discontinued products) hardware/software combos or the 112db Redline Monitor vst plugin. I'm sure the Waves offering will be top notch

  8. Since L&R can be collapsed into mono up front. I think it might help simulate Mixing in Mono.. If I'm correct, then switch back to stereo to do your panning & check. Does that make any sense? Otherwise, one should maintain the equilateral triangle position rule.

  9. In a properly treated mixing room, it would be pretty dead/isolated in the mix position, and live/ambient in the back. That way, you can get a feel for how most people will hear it

  10. I think you should leave it on all the time. The point of this plugin is to run it as the last thing on your master channel to emulate a room within you headphones. Then you mix your song INTO the plugin. Of course it will sound bad if you are to turn it on and then after a time turn it off.

  11. This shouldn't be used to mix in… it should be used as another form of reference… I still mix in headphones and leave this plug de-activated on my master bus. I just engage it every now and then to get an idea of how the mix may sound on speakers, I tweak the room ambience while doing this and if anything stands out as needing fixing I'll bypass the plugin and fix it within the mix. I find it definitely does get me closer to the pin with first exports using only headphones.

  12. I wonder why misunderstandings of the actual effect and scope of Waves plug-ins are so common? Is it Waves that make a bad job explaining what their plug-ins do? I think it might be so.

    NX is great. Center is great and is not a mid/side tool in the traditional sense and so on. Yet misinterpretations keep popping up for years.

    Waves presentation videos of late are indeed really really bad at explaining things. That's why third party reviews are so useful.

  13. It seems a better tool,or better than Tone Boosters "Isone"which is one of the very few other plugins that attempt this concept-[though Tone Boosters are great plugins] I'm using it with Sony MDR-7509HDs,and it seems okay,though[as a hypothetical comparison] it's not like my Samson Rubicon r6A's just turned into Unity Audio Rock monitors[though Iv'e never even heard Rocks],I just guess I may not be owning a pair just yet,due to $$$ in Australia,but I applaud Waves for making a move on what could be a much needed mixing tool,that is way cheaper than buying new monitors.

  14. Cool plugin. I can see it being used in a mix on certain instruments for a certain effect that u may be trying to reach for. But as far as mimicking a studio environment, in my opinion you can just use waves S1 imager and a Reverb to get the same effect.

  15. This is not a new thing, IRCAM hear has already achieved this(not the head rotating thing). Still I like Waves NX since I think it has more of an unaltered sound than IRCAM hear.

  16. This is the best review of this plugin I could find. I have a question though: how does it "see" your face? Do you need to have a webcam connected to the computer?

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