Waves Audio Now Shipping PSE Plugin

Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Primary Source Expander (PSE) plugin. PSE lets users reduce stage bleed and sensitivity to feedback when a mic is idle by automatically lowering mic levels between musical phrases – perfect for live sound and for mixing live recordings.

At the heart of the Primary Source Expander plugin is a precision expander, tailored especially for melodic sources such as vocals, guitars, strings, brass, woodwinds and more. The user determines both the threshold and the amount of attenuation while PSE works like a fader when the source drops below the set levels.

PSE also provides advanced sidechain and ducking controls for greater consistency and precision when treating complex live scenarios.