Waves Audio is now shipping the new, enhanced version of its SoundGrid Studio software for real-time audio processing and networking. This is the story in their own words...
SoundGrid Studio is the software used to control a Waves SoundGrid®-powered system for real-time recording and monitoring, plugin DSP offload for mixing, and flexible audio networking.
SoundGrid allows producers, engineers and musicians to:
- Record and monitor with plugins in real time, at ultra-low latency of only 0.8 ms, by combining SoundGrid Studio software with a SoundGrid audio interface and a SoundGrid DSP server.
- Mix plugin-rich sessions, by offloading all plugin processing from your main computer to a SoundGrid DSP server.
- Collaborate more easily with other producers and musicians, by easily connecting different computers, audio interfaces, hardware synths, and other studio devices in a flexible, scalable open system.
The new SoundGrid Studio software includes significant updates to both the SoundGrid Studio control panel and the included eMotion ST studio mixer:
- A new state-of-the-art Control Room section that allows you to toggle easily between multiple sources and multiple monitors.
- New advanced headphone monitoring options, allowing you to create 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.
- Full 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.
Pricing and Availability:
The free 8-channel version of SoundGrid Studio can be downloaded here.