Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room Plug-in

Virtual Mix Room Plug-in - Mac/PC AAX, RTAS, AS, VST, AU, SoundGrid
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AAX Native
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RTAS
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Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room Plug-in
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Mix Within an Ideal Acoustic Space, Virtually

Mixing with headphones instead of studio monitors? Use the Waves Nx virtual mix room plug-in to hear the depth, natural reflections, and stereo imaging of a top-notch acoustic space with your favorite pair of reference headphones. Nx re-creates the nuances of listening to speakers in a real space, giving you the real-world perspective you need to make mixes that translate outside of your headphones. And with customization for your specific head size and shape, as well as support for head tracking to allow you to "move" within the virtual listening space, Sweetwater is sure you'll be impressed with the Waves Nx virtual mix room plug-in.

Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room Plug-in Features at a Glance:
  • Virtual Mix Room plug-in for enhancing the realism of headphone monitoring
  • Allows you to hear the depth, natural reflections, and other nuances of a real acoustic space in your headphones
  • Perfect for mixing for stereo, 5.0 and 5.1 formats
  • Helps your headphone mixes translate to real-world speaker systems
  • Head Tracking support allows you to move freely within your virtual acoustic space (webcam required, not included)
Mix in a virtual acoustic space, with the Waves Nx Virtual Mix Room plug-in.

Tech Specs

Software Type Mix room emulation
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit, 64-bit
Format AAX Native, RTAS, AS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel processor i3 or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel processor i3 or higher, 4GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.9.5-10.11.3
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 SP1 or later
Manufacturer Part Number AMBSCSV2

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 7 reviews
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5/5

More detail and space

It sure makes a difference. Can hear more detail and space.
5/5

Seriously exceeds expections!

You need to demo this to believe it. It seriously takes all the claustrophobic, stuffiness out of your headphones, spreads the sonic spectrum out in a larger area that you can make much better sense of. I also didn't realize how fatiguing headphones can be until I switched Nx on and off again. I used Audio-Technica M50's with Nx, and it's fantastic. I am sometimes forced to mix on headphones. In the past, I've tried to refrain from making any big decisions when listening on cans. The horror that strikes when you finally listen to your headphone mix on monitors, ugh. It's disheartening. With Nx, I'm not longer horrified the morning after! The first day demoing Nx on my laptop, I was able to clean up some bass guitar clarity and muddy low-end drum stuff on headphones. When I listened to that mix back in the studio... huge improvement. The short of it is, mixing on headphones is no longer something you should try to avoid. Even in the studio, I cross reference now with headphones more effectively because of Nx. I never turn Nx off either. I've learned that turning it off brings me instantly to a place of ear fatigue that's very uncomfortable. I don't regularly use the head tracking feature. It's cool, and I'll turn it on occasionally to get additional perspective, but it's definitely not a necessity to make this a useful tool. I ignored this plugin for a while assuming it was just hype and nonsense. Only a few minutes into the demo though, and I was convinced. No regrets at all on this one! Take the time to demo it for sure!
Music background: Songwriter, Recordist, Punk, Music Nerd
5/5

Thankful

All I can say is this software makes ALL the difference in the world! My 'room' is so not conducive to mixing at all, this fixes the problem. Saved loads of $'s on room treatment! Thank you Sweetwater and Waves!!!!!!
5/5

Don't have a room?

I have tendinitis bad, ringing ears. And, I'm also so poor if I had to pay a nickel to take a dump I'd have to throw up. I have got to write that blues song. But! I do have head phones! This software is the answer people. So easy to get a good mix, and quick. My mentor has been in the business out west since the 60's, seen the switch from analog to digital. After buying this software I started getting "This is the best mix I've heard you do so far Dude" statements. Don't have a room? Don't have the $'s to build one? Spend the $'s and get this, you'll be glad you did, OH! And did I say, the gang at Sweetwater is AWESOME!
5/5

San dimas high school football rules!

I saw this plug promoted on youtube, and didn't click through to play the vid i was originally looking for. As a person with hearing loss in one ear, i've always had to cheat, cocking the good ear towards the source. But with headphones and LRC vintage mixing, the maracas would be absent unless i reversed the cans. And in a milieu of amplitude and toontrack and motel rooms, i find myself working in the environment of headphones more and more often. The video head-tracking has some delay, but it beats tracking/mixing in mono or flipping the headphones. When the "IMU tracker" comes out i will certainly try it out. Waves user since 99, and this is the one that will keep me coming back (because it is independent of the rest of my WUP). I'm not aware of its equivalent.
Music background: musician first, recordings arts distant 2nd.

Sweetwater Advice

Andy Miller

I use Waves Nx both on the master buss in my Pro Tools sessions and for headphone mixing and tracking through my DiGiGrid IOS real-time plug-in processor. All of the sonic imaging - front to back and left to right - translates to my monitors, so late-night headphone mixing is no problem. The best part for me is the way the headphone cues make even panned mono signals sound natural, without the stuffy closeness of traditional headphone monitors. It feels like I'm not even wearing headphones!
See also: Waves, Waves Plug-ins: Utility