As a product inventor and developer, Yoad has been a part of the core team of audio software developers at Waves since 1996. Since then, he’s been credited for several patents in the field of digital audio, such as Real Time Convolution and Stereo to Surround algorithms. Yoad’s involvement with Waves can be heard on countless hit records, feature films and consumer audio devices.
A leading brand in the field, Waves won a Grammy Award in 2011 as well as several TEC Awards for their products. In 2012, Yoad’s Neve V51 mixing desk at Nevo Sound Studios was modeled by Waves and released as the Waves NLS – a very successful non-linear summing plugin. In 2013, Yoad was heavily involved with the design of Waves’ first venture into the world of virtual synths, Element, which saw great success and raving reviews. Yoad has worked closely with Abbey Road Studios and Waves on the modeling of the classic REDD console and RS56 Passive Equaliser, and was instrumental in the production and the release of Meta Filter, an innovative sequenced filter aimed at EDM DJ/producers and Vitamin, a dynamic harmonic enhancer released in 2014.
When he’s not producing, mixing or creating plug-ins, Yoad regularly hosts Webinars, demonstrating everything from how to mix drums through to the intricacies of mastering and how to use Waves plug-ins for mixing vocals. These internet-based seminars are used by producers from all over the world as a means of accessing the specialist knowledge Yoad has at his fingertips.
Yoad’s book Hit Record – An Inside Track To Music Production is the ultimate source of information for producers looking to perfect their sound. In it, he shares the exclusive recording techniques and personal musical insights he’s developed over more than two decades of studio experience.
Below are some of the most popular Waves products Yoad has worked on as a developer:
L2, L3, L3-16, Linear Phase EQ, Linear Phase Multiband Limiter, API 550A, API 550BA, API 560, API 2500, C4 Multiband Compressor, Center, CLA-2A, CLA-3A, CLA-76, DeBreath, DeEsser, Doppler, Doubler, Enigma, Waves GTR, H-Comp, H-Delay, IR1, IR360, LoAir, MaxxVolume, MV2, MV360, MetaFlanger, MondoMod, Morphoder, Q-Clone, Q10, Renaissance Bass, Renaissance Channel, Renaissance Compressor, Renaissance DeEsser, Renaissance EQ, Renaissance Reverb, Renaissance Vox, S1 Stereo Imager, SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, SSL, G-Equalizer, SSL E-Channel, SoundShifter, SuperTap, R360˚, S360˚, S360˚, LFE360˚ Low Pass Filter, L360˚, C360˚, M360˚ Surround Mixdown, M360˚, Surround Manager, Trans-X, TrueVerb, Vocal Rider, Waves Tune, WNS, UltraPitch, UM225 / UM226, V-Comp, V-EQ3, V-EQ4, X-Crackle, X-Hum, X-Noise, X-Click, Z-Noise, H-Delay, H-Eq, H-Comp, Vocal Rider, Bass Rider, REDD, RS56, Element, Meta Filter and Vitamin.