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Waves Audio Introduces SoundGrid Extreme DSP Server

Most powerful SoundGrid DSP Server to date

Waves Audio announces SoundGrid Extreme, the latest iteration of its SoundGrid protocol for live applications.

The most powerful SoundGrid DSP Server to date, Waves SoundGrid Extreme is ready to tackle the heaviest processing challenges. It runs more than 500 instances of Waves stereo SSL E-Channel or C4 Multiband Compressor plug-ins, with latency as low as 0.8 milliseconds.

An Intel i7 Extreme microprocessor which delivers over 40% more power than the SGS Server One, the Extreme DSP Server is housed in a rugged road-ready 2U chassis.

SoundGrid gives users the ability to run large numbers of Waves’ audio processors using standard PCs via Ethernet, surpassing the specs of dedicated DSP-based platforms. It offers super low latency performance, which means users can take advantage of even more audio processors and CPU-intensive processors than ever before.

Waves is leveraging the recent advances in both Ethernet and CPU technologies to provide better, more cost-effective performance for the pro audio and live sound markets.

SoundGrid Extreme Benchmarks:

Latency (roundtrip total)
40* samples / 0.83 ms
80* samples / 0.83 ms

SSL E-Channel Stereo
512 instances @ 48 kHz
288 instances @ 96 kHz

30 instances @ 48 kHz
18 instances @ 96 kHz

L3 Multimaximizer
158 instances @ 48 kHz
64 instances @ 96 kHz

C4 Multiband Compressor Stereo
512 instances @ 48 kHz
288 instances @ 96 kHz

SoundGrid Extreme is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of $2,490.

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