By PSW Staff • August 11, 2016 Phil Wright's DiGiGrid interface. Always on the look out for interesting stories, DiGiGrid caught up with Phil Wright, from Phil Wright Sound, to see what he was up to with his DiGiGrid interfaces. Wright has spent more that 20 years working in the live sound industry, providing services from mixing, through to system design, post production and project management. With a career that started in Theatre, he progressed through the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and then Sound by Design where he mixed many large classical gigs and earned extensive experience working at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Since turning freelance a few years back, Wright has been building an inventory of his favorite tools, and the DiGiGrid IOS has become an essential part of his kit. At the time, Wright was looking for a SoundGrid Server to support his use of Waves plugins in live applications. Instead of investing in a standalone server unit, Wright opted for the IOS; an integrated interface that incorporates analog I/O with a SoundGrid Server and a 4 port network switch. Wright explains the reasons for his choice “I have always found DiGiCo consoles to be the best, and the DiGiGrid system was the logical extension. I started with an MGB and it grew from there. “I use it mainly as a server for live shows, supporting artistes I look after in a range of non-touring situations where we have different house consoles every day. It’s really useful to one day connect to a waves/SoundGrid enabled device, the next day via a MADI port using my MGB and then sometimes via the analog IO on the IOS when using older digital or even analog consoles. With IOS I can keep my FX handy regardless of the mixing platform.” “I like the fact the IOS is silent, which means that I don’t have to hide it during classical music / theatre shows. I also like how much grunt it has. I’ve not yet run it out of processing. And it goes without saying that it sounds awesome” By building the IOS into his standard packages, Wright is able to quickly deploy his favorite reverbs and compressors, giving him much better consistency for artists when he’s not touring a console or control package. Wright sums it up “With my IOS, and my Waves package on a show, I can quickly and easily access the creative tools that help me do my job.” DiGiGrid Phil Wright Sound Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Digigrid Engineer International Plugins Processors Software Sound Reinforcement · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound. Subscribe Today!