Renaissance Bass uses patented technology that Waves developed for the original MaxxBass processor. Over the years Waves has been able to refine the algorithm for many licensing agreements, and felt i... Click To Read More About This Product
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Renaissance Bass uses patented technology that Waves developed for the original MaxxBass processor. Over the years Waves has been able to refine the algorithm for many licensing agreements, and felt it was time to bring the technology back to the pro audio world where it all started. Waves created the Renaissance Bass processor, with significant improvement in the psychoacoustic bass performance, easier adjustment, and clip-free performance. Here’s a basic explanation: the brain can reconstruct a “missing fundamental” from just the harmonics the ear is hearing. For example, if you have a radio with a small speaker, the bass guitar in a rock song, or the double bass in a concerto, cannot be reproduced by that very small speaker, that is, the fundamental pitch is too low for that speaker to produce. However, the harmonics are coming out of the speaker, and your ear can hear these harmonics. The “hearing mechanism,” of the brain recognizes that these harmonics are related to each other and reconstructs the missing fundamental. Therefore, you hear the low bass note, even though it is not coming out of that speaker. This phenomenon has been well known for centuries (pipe organ builders use exactly this technique to emulate very long pipes that might have been too expensive for the owner). Waves created the MaxxBass algorithm to do exactly this, taking the very low bass (user controllable) and creating harmonics that can be added into the signal (variable by user). Waves has patented this technology, refined it, and has put it into the Renaissance Bass processor.
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