Waves SoundGrid Server One
Waves Audio announces SoundGrid Extreme ($2,490 MSRP), the latest iteration of its SoundGrid protocol for live applications. Waves SoundGrid Extreme is designed to handle the heaviest processing challenges, running more than 500 instances of Waves stereo SSL E-Channel or C4 Multiband Compressor plug-ins, with latency reportedly as low as 0.8 milliseconds.
Featuring an Intel i7 Extreme microprocessor, which delivers 40-percent more power than the SGS Server One, the Extreme DSP Server is housed in a rugged road-ready two-rackspace chassis.
SoundGrid gives users the ability to run large numbers of Waves’ audio processors using standard PCs via Ethernet. SoundGrid offers 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.