Waves deploys a cloud audio mixer

Pay as you go – the basic plan costs $750 per month

Posted: June 8, 2022

Waves Audio has introduced a cloud-based audio mixer for various broadcast and media production applications, and broadcasters may find it attractive both for its features and for its “mixing as a service” pricing model.

Called on Cloud MX Audio Mixerit includes audio mixing, processing and Waves plugin integration.

The mixer is NDI compatible, for patching and routing of NDI audio streams. “It’s also easily deployed on AWS, making it easy to integrate with your cloud production systems,” says Waves.

The company highlights the benefits of being able to scale productions with any number of audio mixers, without the expense of shipping or maintaining onsite resources.

There are different versions; each comes with cloud-licensed Waves eMo plug-ins (eMo D5 Dynamics, eMo F2 Filter, and eMo Q4 Equalizer), which form the mixer’s channel strip.

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A promotional image from Waves Audio.

The available updates are Cloud MX Plus Audio Mixer, along with 11 other cloud-licensed plug-ins, including Primary Source Expander for automatic mic leak elimination, Renaissance Vox vocal compressor, F6 band-floating dynamic EQ, MaxxBass, and L2 UltraMaximizer; and the Cloud MX Premium Audio Mixerwhich adds 150 plugins “covering all audio needs”.

Control options include support for multiple touchscreens and touch mixing with the Waves FIT Controller and/or Mackie/MIDI controllers.

The basic package costs $750 per month or $7,500 per year. Upgrade versions cost $1,000/$10,000 and $1,500/$15,000 respectively.

Noting that the mixer supports deployment to Amazon Web Services, Waves added, “At the heart of…next-gen workflows are cloud-based production tools that enable remote onboarding (REMI) and distributed operations. Waves’ Cloud MX audio mixer can now be integrated into cloud production environments to process and deliver high-quality audio for media content distributed to regional or global audiences.

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