Waves IR1 - Convolution Reverb Plug-In

Waves IR1 - Convolution Reverb Plug-In

Waves IR1 - Convolution Reverb Plug-In

Waves IR1 - Convolution Reverb Plug-In

Waves IR1 - Convolution Reverb Plug-In IR-1




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Product Highlights

  • Convolution Reverb with Parametric EQ
  • Includes Over 100 Impulse Reponses
  • 4 EQ Bands to Tune Reverb Response
  • Low CPU Mode
  • 64-bit Processing
  • Audio Units
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
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Waves IR1 overview

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The IR-1 Native from Waves is a convolution reverb plug-in that provides superior reverbs and ambiences. The main difference between this plug-in and other convolution reverbs is that the IR-1 reverb allows editing of all the traditional reverb parameters.

Electronic "artificial" reverbs offer the advantage of more control of individual reverb parameters, but their disadvantage is the lack of accuracy reproducing real acoustic spaces. Conversely the attraction of sampling or convolution based reverbs is the accurate reproduction of natural acoustic spaces. Their chief drawback is the inability to control reverb parameters in the familiar and flexible fashion offered by traditional artificial reverbs. IR-1 offers the best of both approaches by allowing classic parameters to actually affect the convolution, not just "filter the result" in order to produce parameter changes.

The IR-1 comes with a library of over 100 impulse responses that recreate a mixture of real sonic environments and classic hardware devices.

Convolution reverb plug-in with traditional "artificial reverb" parameter manipulation
Extensive library, including over 100 impulse responses, captured using new state-of-the-art techniques
Uses unique Impulse Response (IR) manipulation techniques to allow shortening and lengthening (times 4) of the Reverb Time while maintaining acoustic coherence and preserving the natural envelope and frequency content
Size control adjusts the room size and applies acoustic modeling methods on the actual IR ER (Early Reflections) portion to make the space smaller or larger while maintaining its signature
A graph-based multiple breakpoint envelope allows unlimited options for re-shaping the reverb's decay behavior
ER/Tail/Direct Independent Control analyzes the IR for the early reflection/reverb tail (ER/Tail) boundary marker and allows the classic control of gain and pre-delay for each portion
Renaissance-based four-band paragraphic EQ controls the reverb's color
A "low CPU" mode utilizes intelligent algorithms that require less CPU usage while preserving high sound quality and definition
Mono and stereo components
Up to 24-bit / 96kHz resolution


CPU Mode
Full CPU or Low CPU
IR Graph
  • Gain and Time: -90dB to 0dB, 0s to 10s
  • Envelope: -60dB to +30dB, with bypass and clear functions
  • Zoom: In and out on the time axis
  • Zoom Reset: Defaults to 6s display
Reverb Damping
  • Low Freq: 16Hz to 16kHz
  • Low Ratio: 0.10 to 2.00
  • High Freq: 1,000Hz to 21kHz
  • High Ratio: 0.10 to 2.00
Reverb EQ
  • Low Shelf: -24dB to +12dB, 16Hz to 16kHz, Q 0.71 to 1.41
  • Low Bell: -24dB to +12dB, 16Hz to 16kHz, Q 0.26 to 6.50
  • High Bell: -24dB to +12dB, 1,000Hz to 21kHz, Q 0.26 to 6.50
  • High Shelf: -24dB to +12dB, 1,000Hz to 21kHz, Q 0.71 to 1.41
Reverb Time Section
  • Convolution Start: 0s to 1s
  • Convolution Length: 0s to 6s
  • RT60 Indicator: 0.1s to 10s
  • Ratio: 0.25 to 4.00
Reverb Control Parameters
  • Size: 0.25 to 4.00
  • Density: 0.25 to 4.00
  • Resonance: 0.25 to 4.00
  • Decorrelation: 0 to 100%
Shows the current latency in mS
0mS to 30mS delay of the dry signal
ER Buildup
0mS to 150mS
ER/TRX Crossover
-100mS to 100mS
0 to 100 (IR-1 Efficient module only)
0% to 100%
Dry Gain
-inf. to 0dB
Wet Properties
  • Direct: Off to 0dB
  • Direct Pre-delay: 0mS to 500mS
  • Early Reflections: Off to 0dB
  • Early Reflections Pre-delay: 0mS to 500mS
  • Tail: Off to 0dB
  • Tail Pre-delay: -100mS to 500mS
Output Gain Fader
-50dB to 0dB
Output Meter
-30dB to 0dB with peak hold and clip indicators
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Waves IR1 specs

System Requirements Mac
Core Duo 2.3 GHz
OS X 10.6.8 to 10.7
1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
Host application that supports Audio Units, RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats

Intel Core 2 Duo GHz/AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
Windows 7
1024 x 768 32-bit minimum display resolution
Host application that supports RTAS, AudioSuite, and VST plug-in formats

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