For the letter U in our ongoing series of the A to Z of Waves, we have chosen the topic UpMix featuring the Waves UM 225 & UM226 plugins. UpMix is the process commonly used when stereo audio, such as a mixed stereo music file, needs to be UpMixed to multi-channel such as 5.1. UpMixing a stereo music track to multi-channel is a quick and useful workflow when an impression of a multi-channel mix of a stereo music file is required and the stems of the stereo music track are not available for mixing in multi-channel.
What Are The Waves UM225 & UM226 Plugins?
The Waves UM225 and UM226 plugins are straight forward to use enabling users to quickly convert (upmix) stereo material to 5.0 and 5.1 surround formats.
What's The Difference Between Waves UM225 & UM226?
There are slight differences between the two plugins, the main being inclusion of the sub channel in UM226. Users should use either or plugin, not both.
- UM225 – 5.0
- UM226 - 5.1
Using Waves UM225 & UM226 in Pro Tools
- Import stereo audio file to a stereo audio track in Pro Tools
- Insert either the Waves UM225 or UM226
- Pro Tools will change track to surround - assign it to the surround output or bus as required.
For more information and to purchase the Waves UM225/226 please visit the Waves website.