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Waves SoundGrid Proton Server DSP UnitThe Waves SoundGrid Proton Server is a rackmountable DSP unit designed to provide affordable plug-in processi...


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Waves SoundGrid Proton Server DSP Unit

The Waves SoundGrid Proton Server is a rackmountable DSP unit designed to provide affordable plug-in processing power for sound engineers using Waves plug-ins in live event venues, houses of worship, studios, and mobile recording rigs. Since it works with Waves live sound hardware consoles, SoundGrid audio interfaces, and traditional Core Audio / ASIO audio interfaces, the server is well suited for an array of recording and mixing setups. Plus, its aluminum enclosure is durable, easy to transport, and rack friendly (1/2 rack width).

With an Intel Celeron Quad-Core CPU and 4GB of RAM, the SoundGrid Proton Server reduces the plug-in processing load normally imposed on your computer. It capably handles the task of processing multiple instances of Waves plug-ins with latency as low as 0.8 ms at sample rates up to 96 kHz. A single RJ45 port ensures simple connectivity to your host computer or SoundGrid audio network, while power for the SoundGrid Proton Server is supplied by the included universal power adapter.

Cost-Effective DSP Power

Waves' most affordable DSP server yet, the SoundGrid Proton server takes the load off your computer and gives you more plug-in processing power when mixing in the studio or live.

Welcome in the Studio

In the studio, use the Proton server with the audio interface and DAW you already have in order to free up your computer's CPU and offload plug-in processing to the server. Use the Proton server with a SoundGrid audio interface to record with plug-ins without latency.

Potent Live Mixing

When mixing live, use the Proton server with a SoundGrid audio interface and any compatible mixing console to process audio using Waves plug-ins at ultralow latency. The Proton server is ideal for use with 16-channel live sound hardware consoles (via the SuperRack plug-in rack), or with the 16-channel configuration of the Waves eMotion LV1 software mixer.

Rackmountable Enclosure

The half-rack aluminum casing fits perfectly in a 1 RU rack shelf. It can be paired with the Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer and combined with the eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel mixer to build the ultimate compact live mixing system for a 16-stereo-channel setup.

Compact and Portable

Small enough to fit in your backpack, you can easily take the Proton server with you and supercharge your mixing power anywhere you go.

Essential Server Features

  • Use with non-SoundGrid audio interfaces (ASIO/Core Audio) via SoundGrid Connect
  • Use with a SoundGrid audio interface for plug-in processing while recording in the studio or mixing live
  • Ultralow latency down to 0.8 ms at 48 kHz
  • Intel Celeron CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • One GbE Ethernet port
  • One HDMI port
  • Three USB ports
  • Includes 12 VDC power adapter

Waves DN32-WSG I/O Card + Superrack Soundgrid License

The affordable way to run Waves SoundGrid plugins - compressors, EQs, limiters, reverbs, delays, feedback elimination tools and more - on your X32 or M32 mixer. With Waves SuperRack advanced plugins rack (included), DN32-WSG I/O card, and a SoundGrid DSP server (sold separately) you can mix with plugins by Waves and other companies to dramatically improve your live sound. You can also play back and capture multi-track recordings - all in extremely low latency. The DN32-WSG card lets you connect your digital console to any Waves SoundGrid audio processing server via a single Ethernet cable. It also features clock Sync-over-Ethernet for syncing multiple mixers and performing digital splits. Together with SuperRack (included), a SoundGrid server and a Mac or PC, the Waves DN32-WSG I/O card gives you more control over your live sound - directly from your X32 or M32 console.

Netgear GS108-400NAS ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch

Easily expand the reach of your network with the GS108-400NAS ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch from NETGEAR. Quickly and easily integrate this network switch into your existing network configuration as it features plug-and-play functionality. With the ability to adjust for network speed and cabling type, the switch can automatically make the necessary adjustments to avoid network downtime.

Realize the true benefit of Gigabit network speeds, as this switch features non-blocking port architecture ensuring you receive Gigabit data transfer rates from each port along with a total bandwidth of 16 Gbps. Additionally, this Gigabit switch from NETGEAR comes equipped with support for the energy-efficient Ethernet networking standard 802.11az to help reduce the overall power consumption of the switch.

Plug and Play

The standards-based ProSAFE Gigabit switches senses and adjusts for network speed and cabling type automatically. Easily integrates into your existing Ethernet network - no matter if it is running at 10/100Mbps or Gigabit speed.

Simple set up with no software or configuration needed

Front panel LEDs keep you informed of power status, link speed and link activities.

Traffic Prioritization

Prioritize mission-critical applications such as voice and video Support IEEE 802.1p and DSCP-based QoS for delivering data based on priority and type.

Reliable Performance

Enhanced network performance at non-blocking rate delivers true Gigabit speed with no compromise.

Durable metal case and long product life (shown by MTBF numbers).

Warranty Support

This NETGEAR switch comes with lifetime online support as well as next-business day (NBD) replacement support.

Energy Efficient

The GS108 supports the Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard, which reduces energy consumption when there is light traffic on an active port or when there is no link or no activity detected. It can further save energy when a short cable (<328 ft / <100 m) is used. Energy savings lead directly to cost savings in operation.

Waves eMO D5 Dynamics - Dynamics Processors Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)

eMO D5 Dynamics from Waves is a plug-in featuring a gate, leveler, deEsser, compressor, and limiter, all in one easy-to-use interface. The 5-in-1 multi-dynamics use the company's Parallel Detection technology, where each of the five processors responds to the original signal, and to each of the other processed signals simultaneously. This provides instant control over the total dynamic change introduced by the different processors, ensuring that the final sound achieves maximum clarity without over-compression.

The plug-in also provides a combined gain-reduction meter for the leveler, compressor and limiter, making it even easier to monitor and control levels. The single-page GUI allows for setting up a dynamically balanced mix with maximum efficiency, saving time by not having to open and tweak different dynamic processors. With its zero latency and low CPU consumption, the plug-in is equally useful for both live and studio engineers.

Five dynamics processors in one plug-in with parallel detection

Gate and compressor with dedicated high-/low-pass filters and an external sidechain option

Limiter with zero latency and sharp attack

DeEsser with pre-/post-compressor routing

C-weighted leveler with an adjustable range

Combined gain-reduction meter for the leveler, compressor, and limiter

Zero latency

Low CPU consumption

Fully compatible with touchscreens

Can be used on its own, or as part of the eMotion LV1 live mixer channel strip

Up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution

Mono and stereo components

SoundGrid license compatible with MultiRack Native, MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack Native, StudioRack SoundGrid, eMotion ST Mixer, and eMotion LV1 Mixer

Waves H-Delay - Hybrid Delay Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)

H-Delay from Waves is a hybrid delay plug-in that features old school PCM42-style effects like filtering, flanging, and phasing, along with slap-back echo, ping-pong delay, and tempo-sync with modulation. The plug-in has full MIDI support.

An intuitive interface aids in quickly creating an effect using a comprehensive set of controls and includes a tap tempo pad for manually tapping in a tempo. Internal or host-to sync is also available, and the high- and low-pass filters can be linked.

Hybrid delay plug-in

Up to 3.5 seconds delay time

Variable pitch delay time behavior

Analog character and LoFi modes

Infinite feedback support

LFO-controlled pitch modulation

Tap Pad for easy delay time setting

Sync-to-host or manual BPM

Full MIDI support

Supports sample rates up to 96 kHz

Mono, mono-to-stereo, and stereo components

SoundGrid license compatible with MultiRack Native, StudioRack Native, MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack SoundGrid, and eMotion ST Mixer

Waves Renaissance Axx - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)

The Renaissance Axx from Waves is a dynamics plug-in engineered especially for guitar and bass. Settings can be dialed in very easily via a three-parameter interface that includes a fixed ratio curve, automatic release value, and an output limiter to prevent clipping.

Easy-to-use compressor plug-in

Ideal for guitar and bass

Streamlined 3 parameter control

Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution

Mono and stereo components

SoundGrid license compatible with MultiRack Native, StudioRack Native, MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack SoundGrid, and eMotion ST Mixer

Waves Renaissance Bass - Bass Enhancement Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)

The Renaissance Bass from Waves is a bass enhancement plug-in featuring the company's MaxxBass psycho-acoustic technology. Tightening up the bass component of mix, or any material for that matter, has never been easier, while at the same time providing the ability to extend the perceived bass depth by up to 1.5 octaves without stressing the speaker system.

Bigger, tighter bass from any system

Extends perceived bass response by up to 1.5 octaves

Clip-free performance

Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution

Mono and stereo components

SoundGrid license compatible with MultiRack Native, StudioRack Native, MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack SoundGrid, and eMotion ST Mixer

Waves Renaissance Equalizer - EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)

The Renaissance Equalizer from Waves is a paragraphic EQ plug-in that features real-time EQ graphing, vintage-modeled filter curves, and extended internal headroom.

2, 4, and 6 band components

Filter-curves based on vintage analog equalizers

Intuitive operation

Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution

Mono and stereo components

SoundGrid license compatible with MultiRack Native, StudioRack Native, MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack SoundGrid, and eMotion ST Mixer

Waves Renaissance Reverb - Classic Reverb Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)

The Renaissance Reverb from Waves is a reverb plug-in that features the classic, rich reverb tails of high-end hardware reverbs, while delivering precise control over all aspects of the reverb simulation.

The software provides an advanced early reflection system, and dual-band EQ and damping controls. An interesting feature of the early reflections is the ability to input negative values, thus delaying the dry signal. This can create an interesting bloom effect before the onset of the dry signal.

Twelve reverb types

De-correlation for subtle early reflections changes and fine tuning

Negative predelay value delays the dry signal

Supports sample rates up to 96 kHz

Mono to stereo and stereo components

SoundGrid license compatible with MultiRack Native, StudioRack Native, MultiRack SoundGrid, StudioRack SoundGrid, and eMotion ST Mixer

Waves SuperRack Advanced Plug-In Rack for Live Sound

Designed for live sound and broadcast engineers using Waves plug-ins on SoundGrid or Native systems, the Waves SuperRack is an advanced plug-in rack that supports up to 128 audio channels, near-zero latency (via SoundGrid), and extensive customization. Whether you run a SoundGrid server or an ASIO / Core Audio interface, SuperRack lets you view and control multiple plug-in instances at the same time, utilize snapshots, and take advantage of multitouch functionality.

Thanks to the SuperRack's setup wizard, all connected devices are scanned and configured automatically. Via the Hot Plugins panel, you can access up to 12 plug-ins per snapshot to enhance your efficiency. When you encounter small plug-in parameters, simply use the touch-and-slide fader to make changes with precision.

With customizable layers of tracks, user-assignable keys, and linkable racks, SuperRack offers a slew of methods for workflow personalization. Plus, it supports up to four touchscreens and provides network monitoring, event logs, and more.

Run Plug-Ins with Near-Zero Latency

Deliver award-winning sound quality with near-zero latency. SuperRack is powered by Waves' SoundGrid technology, which provides you with real-time processing using state-of-the-art tools trusted by countless Grammy-winning engineers.

Set Up Any Show Quickly and Easily

SuperRack is designed with user experience in mind. Using the setup wizard, the system scans and identifies all connected devices and configures them automatically. Link multiple racks together and adjust their parameters simultaneously to prevent redundant work. Instantly switch the order of plug-ins within each rack, copy plug-ins and their presets from channel to channel, add hardware processors as external inserts on your plug-in racks, and much more.

Tailor the System to Your Workflow

Customize the workspace to your unique workflow by setting up and recalling snapshots with comprehensive scope, for plug-in position, tempo, windows, work-surface setup, and much more. Use Custom Layers to combine the most important racks from your session into one view. Control SuperRack with assignable keys, a MIDI device, and the computer keyboard.

Enjoy a Flexible, Touch-Optimized Workspace

Connect up to four touchscreens to unlock more workspace control and visibility into your session than ever before. Control your plug-ins with precision using a touch-and-slide fader to control small parameters that are tricky to adjust with just your fingertips.

Run the Show with Confidence

To ensure your system is stable and reliable, SuperRack lets you configure SoundGrid server redundancy and system mirroring. SuperRack also offers detailed network monitoring and device status, allowing you to view event logs for both the application and the network when needed.

Additional Features

  • A single SuperRack license includes both SoundGrid and Native versions
  • View and control multiple plug-in instances simultaneously
  • Multitouch-friendly graphic interface
  • Quickly access up to 12 plug-ins per snapshot via the Hot Plugins panel
  • Map application and plug-in controls to MIDI and computer keyboard for quick hands-on access
  • Switch inputs and outputs while maintaining processing chains
  • Adjust multiple racks simultaneously with the linking function
  • Share SoundGrid I/Os in a network to build complex setups
  • Selectively recall snapshots via scope filter
  • Comprehensive device and network monitoring
  • Advanced latency alignment management
  • Host mirroring (DiGiCo) and DSP server redundancy
  • Import MultiRack sessions into SuperRack with ease

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