Waves Audio introduced the new SoundGrid Studio System at the 2014 NAMM show, an open platform that seamlessly integrates with all DAWs and SoundGrid-compatible I/Os.
With the SoundGrid Studio System, users can run a nearly unlimited amount of plug-ins; track and rehearse with full-on effects and near-zero latency; connect everything and everyone through a centralized hub; and network with multiple DAWs.
Further, the system is compatible with both Waves and third-party plug-ins.
The SoundGrid Studio System includes the following components:
SoundGrid Studio Application – Smoothly integrates with all DAWs and SoundGrid-compatible I/Os, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size, from a single DAW with one SoundGrid I/O, to a whole network of host computers, I/Os and SoundGrid DSP servers.
eMotion ST – The mixer component of the SoundGrid System. Integrates with StudioRack and lets users run SoundGrid plugins for low-latency monitoring and rehearsing outside of their DAW.
—8 input channels, 64 inputs from StudioRack
—2 stereo FX, 6 stereo aux bus/return, and a main mix buss
—8 insert slots per channel for SoundGrid plugins
—Connect multiple SoundGrid-compatible devices and hosts
StudioRack Virtual Plug-in Rack – A virtual plug-in rack designed to run plugin chains and offload plugin processing to a SoundGrid DSP server. The StudioRack plug-in opens as an insert on any channel, letting users run chains of up to eight plug-ins per rack, with the option of directing the processing to a host computer CPU or a SoundGrid DSP server.
—Compatible with Waves and third-party plug-ins
—Bridges Pro Tools HDX DSP and the SoundGrid DSP server in order to process plug-ins in low latency while recording
—Intuitive MIDI and quick-access controls
—Monitor mix integration with eMotion ST