Waves have been relatively quiet on the surround front recently until now. They have just released the DTS Neural Surround Collection which is made up of 3 plugins, designed to provide seamless conversion between mono, stereo and surround and is priced at $499.
Developed under license from DTS®: the Waves DTS Neural Collection has three plugins for upmixing stereo sources, downmixing 5.1 and 7.1 surround audio, and converting mono content to stereo and is ideally suited for the multi-channel support in Pro Tools HD.
The DTS Neural™ Surround Collection is designed for live sports and music broadcasts, internet streaming, and post-production for television and film.
Waves DTS Neural Surround Collection Feature Summary
- Developed under license from DTS
- Real-time conversion of stereo audio to surround, surround to stereo, and mono to stereo
- Includes DTS Neural Surround UpMix, DTS Neural Surround DownMix, and DTS Neural Mono2Stereo
- The industry standard for television and radio broadcasting and film/TV post-production
- Plug and play! Easy to integrate and use immediately
- Streamlined interfaces
- Compatible with all popular DAWs/hosts
Waves DTS Neural Mono2Stereo
This plugin suite converts mono audio sources into stereo content, which can then be turned into 5.1 or 7.1 surround.
It is designed to assist in the creation of surround content for live broadcast, production and post-production. DTS Neural Mono2Stereo gives you control over how mono elements are positioned and perceived in the final stereo mix. You can render mono channels into stereo for stereo broadcast and streaming. The resulting stereo content can then be converted to 5.1 or 7.1 surround using the DTS Neural Surround UpMix plugin.
Waves DTS Neural Surround DownMix
This plugin processes 5.1 or 7.1 surround content into a 2-channel stereo mix, representing placement across the soundscape as intended by the content creator.
Featuring patented Active Correction Technology from DTS, DTS Neural Surround DownMix is designed to fix common stereo processing issues such as comb filtering and spatial inaccuracies. The result is a natural-sounding stereo mix that authentically replicates the spatial placement of audio cues as experienced in the original multichannel content.
Waves DTS Neural Surround UpMix
This plugin lets broadcast, post-production and mix engineers convert stereo audio to quad, 5.1 and 7.1 surround, as well as 5.1 to 7.1 surround, in cases where original source elements for standard upmixing are not available in the desired multichannel format. DTS Neural™ Surround UpMix provides controls for soundfield width and depth, channel layout, output levels, LFE filtering and final limiting.