Waves Audio is now shipping the new, enhanced version of its SoundGrid Studio software for real-time recording and monitoring, plugin DSP offload for mixing, and flexible audio networking.
The new software provides the ability to record and monitor with plugins in real time, with latency stated as 0.8 milliseconds, by combining SoundGrid Studio software with a SoundGrid audio interface and DSP server. Users also have the ability to mix plugin-heavy sessions by offloading all plugin processing from the main computer to a SoundGrid DSP server.
The new SoundGrid Studio software includes updates to both the SoundGrid Studio control panel and the eMotion ST studio mixer, including:
— A new Control Room section that allows users to toggle between multiple sources and multiple monitors.
— New headphone monitoring options allowing creation of up to 16 personalized headphone mixes for musicians.
— Newly added ability to stream audio between up to 14 audio interfaces, and to share the same audio interface between multiple computers.
— Updated interface for both the SoundGrid Studio control panel and the eMotion ST mixer, with a new layered design, an updated patch bay, and more.
— The ability to stream up to 128 plugin channels from the included StudioRack plugin chainer.
— Full compatibility with the Waves Abbey Road Studio 3 and Nx plugins for spatial 3D headphone monitoring, as well as compatibility with the latest V11 version of all Waves plugins.
SoundGrid Studio comes in four configurations: a free version with 8 channels of the eMotion ST mixer, and the option to upgrade to premium versions with 16, 32, and 64 channels. The free 8-channel version of SoundGrid Studio can be downloaded here.