POW-R is compact and designed for portability. The algorithms operate optimally in both DSP and native software in digital audio workstation applications. POW-R is technically not noise shaping. Rather, the original POW-R algorithm is based on narrow-band Nyquist dither and is free from artifacts, such as "birdies" and "motorboating", present in other Nyquist-band WLR techniques. With POW-R, look-up tables are avoided and all audio program is dynamically decorrelated from Nyquist-band dither. To better target all audio sources, non-narrow-band techniques are also offered in the POW-R algorithm set.
The POW-R Consortium, LLC is an autonomous, non-competitive entity established for the sole purpose of maintaining and supporting the POW-R Algorithms. POW-R is a registered trademark of the POW-R Consortium, LLC (John La Grou, Chairman). POW-R is licensed to Apple Computer, Avid-Digidesign, SADiE, Sonic Studio, BIAS, Cakewalk Sonar, Merging Technologies, Ableton, Magix / Sequoia / Samplitude, and others.