Waves introduces Dugan Automixer and Speech Bundle

Waves Audio has announced that its new Dugan Automixer + Dugan Speech bundle are now available.

The plugins are designed to save live or broadcast engineers the need to manually ride faders while trying to keep up with several people talking at once through multiple channels of speech mics.

The bundle includes two plugins for auto-mixing multiple mics in real time: the new Dugan Speech for integrated use inside the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixing console, and the Dugan Automixer for other major live sound consoles.

With the Dugan Speech plugin, the Dugan Automixer interface is incorporated into a designated layer mode within the eMotion LV1 mixing console, which users can easily access from any LV1 channel. With non-LV1 consoles, it can be used together with the Dugan Automixer plugin via the Waves MultiRack plugin host.

The plugins control the levels of multiple microphones automatically and in real time, dramatically reducing noise, feedback and comb filtering from adjacent microphones. They ensure that system gain remains consistent, even when several speakers are talking at the same time. They make ‘perfectly matched’ crossfades, without any signal compression and without a noise gate that would cause undesirable artifacts.

Developed with pro audio inventor Dan Dugan, both plugins are powered by his patented voice-activated process. Owners of the Dugan Automixer plugin with Waves Update Plan coverage can upgrade to the bundle at no added cost.