Germano Makes Waves

Plugin collaboration for better headphone mixes


12 April 2022

Signal processing developers, Waves Audio, are now offering the Waves Nx Germano Studios New York plugin. The plugin brings the A-list acoustics of the legendary Germano studio – originally known as The Hit Factory – to your own set of headphones. Monitor your mixes in a precise model of the iconic control room, complete with its custom-built stereo and surround monitoring systems so that you can create better mixes, anywhere your headphones are.

For nearly five decades Germano Studios has been a choice for producers and artists across all genres. From David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson to Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Post Malone, J Balvin and Kanye West. The plugin reproduces the acoustic response of Germano’s Studio 1 control room, based on acoustic measurements combined with Waves Nx spatial technology, which consists of channel crosstalk, inter-aural delays, filters, room reflections, and head motion tracking.

You can check your mixes through Germano’s stereo monitors, which includes the NS10 near-fields, the custom Exigy S412G four-way system with dual 18-inch subwoofers, and the Germano Acoustics A2s. You can also mix for surround on headphones, with Germano’s 5.1 system equipped with five Germano Acoustics A2 speakers and subwoofer. Nx Germano Studios also supports head tracking via your webcam or the Waves Nx Head Tracker Bluetooth device for an enhanced, realistic 3D spatial effect.

Waves Nx Germano Studios New York features:

  • Headphone monitoring plugin for better mix reference
  • Created with Germano Studios New York precision model of Germano’s famed Studio 1 control room
  • Check your mixes on Germano’s three sets of custom studio monitors: Exigy S412G, NS10, Germano Acoustics A2s
  • Mix for surround with Germano’s custom-built 5.1 system
  • Better reference for mix depth, panning, reverb, low-end response
  • Three-dimensional acoustic response on all headphone models
  • Personalized head anatomy calibration
  • Supports head tracking for enhanced realism, via webcam or the Nx Head Tracker (purchased separately)

With studios such as Abbey Road Studio 3, Ocean Way Nashville, and Chris Lord-Alge’s Mix LA already part of the Nx range, Germano Studios New York is the latest in the series of plugins that reproduces the acoustics of world-famous mixing studios. Now you can cross-reference your mixes in the world’s best mixing environments wherever you are.


Waves: waves.com
Australian Distributor: sound-music.com


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