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Founded in 1998 by MIT Media Lab Ph.D. Bill Gardner, Wave Arts develops professional audio processing software for a variety of markets.

Our principal products are plug-ins for digital audio workstation software. These provide audio processing functionality needed for mixing, mastering, audio restoration, and sound design. Used by recording studios, television and radio stations, and musicians, our plug-ins combine innovative algorithms with thoughtful user interfaces designed for efficient workflow. Our plug-ins sound great, are easy to use, and don’t hog CPU resources. We support our plug-ins with frequent updates to address bugs and compatibility issues, and provide prompt customer support via email.

Wave Arts also develops and licenses technology products. Recently developed technology products include vSpace, a high-definition 3D voice conferencing system; VQE, echo cancellation and voice enhancement for softphones; and AudioFix, a fully automatic system for video soundtrack post production. Legacy products include ART, an automatic surround sound equalization system for AV receivers, MobileSynth, a General-MIDI ringtone generator for cellphones, and WaveSurround, a virtual surround system for playback of 5.1 and 7.1 content over stereo headphones or speakers.

The Wave Arts Team

Bill Gardner

DSP guru and Wave Arts president Dr. Bill Gardner earned his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, and before that spent 7 years developing software and signal processing algorithms at Kurzweil Music Systems. He has written significant publications in the area of reverberation and 3-D audio processing. Bill is a weekend warrior guitarist and member of the Audio Engineering Society.

Alex Westner

An experienced product strategist, product manager and business developer, and an MIT Media Lab alum, Alex Westner is a lean innovator and a delighter of customers. He’s shipped over 100 pro audio software and hardware products, closed dozens of technology licensing deals and created numerous partnerships.

Jeff Allison

Over the last 20+ years, Jeff has worked as a soundware engineer for multiple hardware and software instrument companies , as a touring keyboard programmer for Peter Gabriel(2002-2009), and as a drummer for countless bands in and around the Boston area.  He operates his own home recording studio where he enjoys recording and mixing projects for singer/songwriters, and has composed for film and TV.