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Knoxville company mutes World Cup vuvuzelas

South+Africa+Soccer+WCup+Sp.jpgFor World Cup viewers annoyed by the unyielding buzz of the vuvuzela trumpets, Waves Audio has a solution.

The technology company with offices in Knoxville and Tel-Aviv, Israel, has developed a filtering product that broadcasters can use to diminish the trumpet blasts and at the same time “bring out the intelligibility of the announcers” and enhance sounds coming from the field itself, said Tim Holbert, internal sales and customer support manager.

Notice that he said “intelligibility” and not intelligence.

The filter is actually two of Waves Audio’s existing products — WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer — that when used together are effective in filtering out the constant drone of the South African trumpet.

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