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WAVES LIVE. Waves . Waves is the world’s leading plug-in developer. With over 100 Audio processing Plug-ins . & over 150,000 users worldwide. Heard on hit records, major motion pictures, popular video games, and now live sound stages the world over. Waves Plugins .

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Waves live

WAVESLIVE


Waves live

Waves

Waves is the world’s leading plug-in developer.

With over 100 Audio processing Plug-ins

& over 150,000 users worldwide

Heard on hit records, major motion pictures, popular video games, and now live sound stages the world over.

Waves Plugins

Designed to exceed the quality of audio processing with superior user interface.

Plug-ins! With a constant focus on sound quality and integrity

Whether it’s signature tonality like your favorite outboard comp

Or pristine transparency for ‘mastering-like’ fidelity, Waves has a tool for you.


Why plug ins
Why Plug-ins?

  • Total Recall, Automation, Session portability

  • Preset Re-use

  • Dynamic and Snapshot Automation

  • High Number of Processors (DSP/CPU Limited)

  • Ease of Use - Simple Routing, No Repair Downtime, No Cabling,

    • No Rack Mounting, No Trucking

  • Simpler/Faster Setup including Offline Setup

  • Lower Cost than Hardware

  • Studio Sound on Stage


Waves soundgrid
Waves SoundGrid

Waves proprietary technology for low latency processing of Waves tools on standard CPUs and networking for Live Sound

Standard computers, switches, and cables: availability and low cost

Low latency reliable platform for running many Waves plug-ins

Bridging studio production and live sound


Waves soundgrid basic block diagram
Waves SoundGrid – Basic Block Diagram

SoundGrid

Controller

Network Switch

SoundGrid

I/O Unit

MY-16AG

MY-64AG

MY-16AG

The Plug-in Server (SoundGrid Server)

is a standard Intel Dual/Quad- core PC running a Waves-customized Linux OS.

Plug-in

Server


Waves soundgrid basic block diagram1
Waves SoundGrid – Basic Block Diagram

SounGrid

Controller

Network Switch

SounGrid

I/O Unit

MY-16AG

MY-64AG

MY-16AG

An SoundGrid network utilizes

standard off-the-shelf network switches

to inter-connect all its components.


Waves soundgrid basic block diagram2
Waves SoundGrid – Basic Block Diagram

SoundGrid is controlled by a Win/OSX

Application called “MultiRackSG,” the front-end and user interface for loading plug-ins, setting snapshots, and more.

SoundGrid

Controller

SoundGrid

I/O Unit

MY-16AG

MY-64AG

MY-16AG


Waves soundgrid scaled up system
Waves SoundGrid – Scaled up System

  • More channels.

  • More connections.

  • Connect to:

    • FOH Console

    • Monitor Console

    • Stage Box

More channels. More plug-ins.


Soundgrid and yamaha integration v1
SoundGrid and Yamaha: Integration v1

  • 16 Processing Channels per Card

  • Snapshot Automation

  • MultiRack Runs on PC

  • Dynamic Automation via MIDI

Enabled by WSG-Y16 Card

16 Audio Channels

Yamaha Consoles


Multirack soundgrid
MultiRack SoundGrid


Multirack features
MultiRack Features

64 Racks = Mono, Stereo, Mono-to-Stereo


Multirack features1
MultiRack Features

Up to 8 Plug-ins Per Rack, User-Selectable Plug-in Order



Multirack features2
MultiRack Features

Input/Output Routing for Each Rack


Multirack features3
MultiRack Features

On/Off, Bypass, Naming and Grouping for Each Rack (latency alignment)


Multirack features4
MultiRack Features

Group Properties Window: automatic or manual latency alignment


Multirack features5
MultiRack Features

Top Bar: Setup/Show Modes, Snapshot Control, System Monitoring


Multirack features6
MultiRack Features

Rack Window: Plug-in parameter editing and control


Multirack features7
MultiRack Features

Snapshot Pane: 1000 Snapshots, Store/Recall, Global Paste, Recall-Safe


Multirack features8
MultiRack Features

Up to 8 “Hot” (important) Plug-ins: set for fast access and control


Soundgrid v1 0 features
SoundGrid v1.0 Features

V1.0 ETA ~October 2009

Low Latency: ~1ms (SGS-dependent)

  • Off-the-Shelf Components:Network Switch, Intel Computers = SGS

  • Channels: Up to 64

  • Reliability: Redundancy, Recovery, Waves TLC

  • Usability: MultiRack SoundGrid App for Control and UI

    • Waves Plug-ins

  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz


  • Sound grid v1 0 benchmark sample 48khz
    Sound Grid v1.0 Benchmark Sample 48kHz

    V1.0 ETA ~October 2009

    SoundGrid Server: Intel 2.8gHz Q9550 Quad

    Channel Count: 32 mono channels

    Sample Rate: 48 kHz

    Throughput Latency: 40 samples (<1ms)

    Plug-in Instances: C4 MultiBand 184

    SSL Channel 232

    API-550A >256

    VEQ-4 >256

    Renaissance Reverb 77