Waves Audio announces the addition of MOTU support to its Waves SoundGrid BR1, a device bridging AVB and SoundGrid networks, enabling Waves real-time plugin processing on any MOTU-based AVB network with MOTU’s AVB-enabled audio interfaces.
The BR1 is an AVB-to-SoundGrid bridge designed to add real-time audio processing capabilities to AVB networks and improve sound quality in AVB setups.
The rack-mountable unit, for studio and live applications, streams up to 64 audio channels between SoundGrid and AVB protocols, and is designed to offer improved synchronization, audio processing at low latency, and further reliability for switched Ethernet networks.
— Up to 64 SoundGrid audio channels, up to 64 AVB channels
— Supported sample rates: 44.1-96 kHz (MOTU)
— Clock source: SoundGrid/AVB
— 1U half-rack (rack ears included)
“As we did with Thunderbolt and other connectivity standards over the years, MOTU spearheaded the widespread adoption of AVB networking technology in the pro audio industry with a complete line of groundbreaking AVB-equipped audio interfaces, such as our popular 16A, 828es and 8pre-es models,” says Jim Cooper, MOTU director of marketing. “We’re thrilled that Waves has brought their renowned processing to MOTU’s high-performance, extremely low-latency AVB ecosystem.”
Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales and Marketing, adds, “Waves is delighted to collaborate with MOTU, extending our SoundGrid technology for real-time audio processing and networking to now accommodate MOTU’s line of AVB audio interfaces. This cooperation continues Waves’ mission to improve sound quality in any environment, and our commitment to empower users with smooth operational single networks, for easy and stable networking via audio-over-Ethernet.”
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