Waves IR-360 Native - Surround Reverb Plug-In

Waves IR-360 Native - Surround Reverb Plug-In

Waves IR-360 Native - Surround Reverb Plug-In

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Product Highlights

  • 5.1 Surround Sound Reverb
  • Real Sampled Spaces
  • Includes Over 100 Impulse Responses
  • RTAS/AudioSuite
  • VST
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7
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Waves IR360 overview

  • 1Description

The IR-360 from Waves is a surround-capable convolution reverb plug-in that provides superior reverbs and ambiences. The main difference between this plug-in and other convolution reverbs is unlike other convolution reverbs, the Waves' 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.

The plug-in offers the best of both approaches by allowing controls such as pre-delay, room size and density to actually affect the convolution, not just "filter the result" in order to produce parameter changes. The IR-360 plug-in also allows for capturing impulse response from any space or favorite device.

IR-360 is not supported on Pro Tools LE, Logic Audio, Digital Performer or Live 7. It functions in Native mode on Pro Tools TDM systems and as a VST plug-in for Nuendo and Cubase.

Surround convolution reverb plug-in with traditional "artificial reverb" parameter manipulation
Extensive library captured using new state-of-the-art techniques
Tools provided to capture custom impulse responses. The user can now capture the sound of a favorite acoustic space or hardware devices
Convolution Start Control can trim the beginning of an impulse response to eliminate unwanted predelay
Allows for adjusting the buildup slope of the early reflections to control their attack sound, from crisp to smooth
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
Paragraphic EQ controls the reverb's color using a Renaissance based four-band paragraphic EQ
Convolution Length Control allows control over the length of the actual real-time convolution. Therefore the CPU load can be reduced if desired by using a shorter convolution length while maintaining the RT60
A "low CPU" mode utilizes intelligent algorithms that require less CPU usage while preserving high sound quality and definition
Double precision bit resolution processing
Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution
Mono, Mono-to-Stereo, and Stereo components


CPU Mode: Full CPU or Low CPU
Reverse: On/Off
IR Graph
  • Gain and Time: -90 dB to 0 dB, 0 to 10 seconds
  • Envelope: -60 dB to +30 dB, with bypass and clear functions
  • Zoom: In and out on the time axis
  • Zoom Reset: Defaults to 6 second display
Reverb Damping
  • Low Freq: 16 Hz to 16 kHz
  • Low Ratio: 0.10 to 2.00
  • High Freq: 1,000 Hz to 21 kHz
  • High Ratio: 0.10 to 2.00 Reverb EQ
    • Low Shelf Filter: -24 dB to +12 dB, 16 Hz to 16 kHz, Q: 0.71 to 1.41
    • Low Bell Filter: -24 dB to +12 dB, 16 Hz to 16 kHz, Q: 0.26 to 6.50
    • High Bell Filter: -24 dB to +12 dB, 1,000 Hz to 21 kHz, Q: 0.26 to 6.50
    • High Shelf Filter: -24 dB to +12 dB, 1,000 Hz to 21 kHz, Q: 0.71 to 1.41
    Reverb Time Section
    • Convolution Start: 0 to 1 second
    • Convolution Length: 0 to 6 seconds
    • RT60 Indicator: 0.1 to 10 seconds
    • 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%
    Latency: Shows the current latency in mS
    Dry: 0 mS to 30mS delay of the dry signal
    ER Buildup: 0 mS to 150 mS
    ER/TRX Crossover: -100 mS to 100 mS
    Crosstalk: 0 to 100 (IR-1 Efficient module only)
    Dry/Wet: 0% to 100%
    Dry Gain: -inf. to 0 dB
    Front/Rear Balance: 0 to 100
    Front/Rear Pre-Delay: 0 mS to 80 mS
    Wet Properties
    • Direct: Off to 0 dB
    • Direct Pre-delay: 0 mS to 500 mS
    • Early Reflections: Off to 0 dB
    • Early Reflections Pre-delay: 0 mS to 500 mS
    • Tail: Off to 0 dB
    • Tail Pre-delay: -100 mS to 500 mS
    Output Gain Fader: -50 dB to 0 dB
    Output Meter: -30 dB to 0 dB with peak hold and clip indicators
  • Waves IR360 specs

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

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

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