Nx Ocean Way Nashville uses Waves’ Nx technology to put you in the virtual listening environment of Nashville’s Ocean Way recording studios. All you need is the plug-in and a pair of headphones. The software takes care of the frequency adjustments and the acoustic simulation of the environment. It’s like “virtual reality for the ears” – you can even expand the experience with the optionally available head tracker.
Waves Nx Ocean Way Nashville plug-in
Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios is considered a “high point” of acoustic design. The facility is built entirely according to the wishes of sound engineer Allen Sides – a luxury not many studio operators can afford. With this plug-in and the headphones of your choice, you can hear your mixes as if they were playing from the HR1 and H35 monitors at the studio’s control room.
According to Waves, the plug-in is compatible with all headphone models. With an additional control, you can adjust the ambience of the virtual studio. Personalized calibration to the anatomy of your head is also a feature.
The tracking function is very interesting – the plug-in records the movements of your head via a webcam or the optionally available Nx Head Tracker and adjusts the sound accordingly. This adds to the feeling of actually being in the studio rooms, which are conveniently known for their particularly large sweet spots.
Price and availability
Waves Nx Ocean Way Nashville is available for an introductory price of USD 35, down from USD 199. Use the coupon CREATE 40 during checkout. The plug-in runs under macOS 10.13.6 to 11.0.1 (Intel-only Macs) and Windows 10 or later in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX formats.