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Waves DiGiGrid DLS Pro Tools I/O w/ SoundGrid DSP Server

Waves DigiGrid DLS
Waves DigiGrid DLS
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Waves DiGiGrid DLS

Waves DiGiGrid DLS Pro Tools I/O w/ SoundGrid DSP Server brings the plug-in processing power of a SoundGrid Server together with the Networked Audio and Pro Tools HDX/HD Native interfacing capability of the DiGiGrid DLS all together in one powerful interface. Give a new lease on life to older Avid HD interfaces and run with any DAW in SGP mode. The Waves DiGiGrid DLS does it ALL!

The ultimate upgrade to any Pro Tools hardware system, the DiGiGrid DLS audio interface is an all-in-one networking and processing hub with a built-in SoundGrid DSP server and network switch. Featuring dual DigiLink connections and full integration for both TDM and AAX plugins, the Waves DiGiGrid DLS Pro Tools I/O w/ SoundGrid DSP Server is an ideal solution for all Pro Tools hardware setups, newer and older alike.

DLS has two modes, IO and SGP: 1) IO is for use with Pro Tools HD and HDX systems. In this mode, the DLS bridges Avid and SoundGrid, connecting to the PCI card via a DigiLink cable. 2) SGP is for use with DigiLink-compatible devices when working with DAWs other than Pro Tools.

In either mode, connecting additional DiGiGrid components is as easy as can be: A single Cat 5e/Cat 6 Ethernet cable is all you need. For even greater system flexibility, the DLS makes it easy to relocate and interconnect multiple I/Os as well as integrate DigiLink-enabled Avid Legacy and third-party units. Best of all, you can mix and monitor in real-time, using literally hundreds of your favorite SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, with latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

Waves DiGiGrid DLS Features

  • Run hundreds of real-time plugins
  • Built-in SoundGrid DSP server and network switch
  • Two DigiLink ports delivering as many as 64 digital inputs and outputs
  • Bridges Pro Tools HD/HDX and HD Native systems with SoundGrid
  • Enables seamless use of various DigiLink-compatible I/Os with any native DAW
  • Compatible with the SoundGrid ASIO / Core Audio driver
  • Compatible with MultiRack
  • Connects via a single Ethernet cable (Cat 5e or Cat 6)
  • Super-low latency: 0.8 milliseconds
  • The SoundGrid Studio System Gives You the Power to Do More:
    • Real-Time Processing Run hundreds of plugins simultaneously.
    • Low-Latency Monitoring Track and rehearse with full-on plugins in near-zero latency.
    • Networking Connect everything and everyone through a centralized hub.
    • Seamless Integration Connect multiple DAWs using the SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver.
    • Open Architecture Compliant with SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins.
  • The SoundGrid Studio Application enables you to:
    • Configure your SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver and DiGiGrid I/Os. (Auto-configuration Wizard available.)
    • Process, mix and monitor in real time (together with StudioRack and the eMotion ST mixer).
    • Connect and patch multiple hardware devices and software I/Os.
    • Stream audio from and to multiple host computers running different DAWs.
    • Create and save your own configuration templates.
    • Control the parameters of your DiGiGrid I/Os (channel input gain, phantom power, etc.).

Waves DiGiGrid DLS Specifications

  • Internal SoundGrid DSP server (Intel i5)
  • 2x DiGiLink ports; 64 channel in SGP or I/O mode; 32 channels per port:
    • SGP mode: DLI acts as a Pro Tools card, connected to and controlling an Avid audio interface (192, 96, HD Omni, HD I/O, HD MADI)
    • I/O mode: DLI acts as an interface, connected to a TDM card; Pro Tools TDM v9.x and 10.x support
  • 2x SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet ports
  • 1x AC input
  • 1x Word Clock I/O
  • 1x USB port
  • 2U rack-mounted
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4*, 192* kHz
  • Reset switch
  • Clock synchronization via Word Clock input, SoundGrid (SoE), Internal

Waves DiGiGrid DLS Includes

  • Waves DiGiGrid DLS
  • SoundGrid Studio System Software Components
    • SoundGrid Studio Application For managing the SoundGrid network on your host computer.
    • eMotion ST Mixer Low-latency monitoring for tracking and rehearsing.
    • StudioRack For running plugin chains, saving and loading their presets, and offloading their processing to a SoundGrid DSP server.
    • SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio Connects any DAW to the SoundGrid network as a software I/O

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What We Think

Waves' DiGiGrid DLS brings a whole new level of processing power and audio connectivity and routing capability to Pro Tools systems everywhere. Not only can you now basically "add another computer" to your computer, wholly dedicated to audio routing and plug-in processing, but the DLS and DLIs' capabilities for connectivity allow multiple rooms and systems to be connected, with audio streaming all over the place. Once the audio gets onto the network, it can go anywhere you can run a Cat5/Cat6 cable. Gone are the days of long, expensive copper cable runs and expensive custom XLR panels for routing mic cables. With the DiGiGrid system, excellent mic-preamps and digital converters - courtesy of DiGiCo; the premier manufacturer of the most advanced and coveted live sound consoles - are now able to be placed right next to a performer in the studio, thanks to the new DiGiGrid Desktop series.

Once the network is established, you can add any other DiGiGrid interface to it. Need preamps? Add the DiGiGrid IOX for 12-in / 6-out performance. Need to connect a favorite 8-channel converter via AES/EBU? Sure thing - add the DiGiGrid IOC which also provides additional AD/DA functionality and more. And if you want redundant backups of the audio being recorded, just add a laptop or another desktop with the DiGiGrid / SoundGrid software/driver installed to the Ethernet switch, and the network is your audio interface.... And you can add another, and another, and another...

For anyone who has an old 96io or 192 sitting on a shelf, gathering dust, the DLS or DLI will allow you to give those interfaces a new lease on life. You can use a laptop or desktop, with ANY DAW installed, together with the DiGiGrid DLS or DLI and use them in SGP mode. This now seamlessly routes audio in and out of the older Avid/DigiDesign hardware using the routing capabilities of the SoundGrid Studio system.... and at seriously low latencies of 0.8ms.

DiGiGrid will ultimately connect to DANTE and AVB networks via coming bridges. It's also at the heart and soul of the new Waves LV1 eMotion mixer.

Need to make some more sense of all that is possible with Waves DiGiGrid / SoundGrid? Give us a call at 888-228-4530

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Great piece of gear still working it into our work February 22, 2017
Reviewer: jay matheson from columbia, SC United States  
This is a revolutionary piece of gear but it requires a bit of a rethink in the use or Pro Tools as I had been using the platform previously.

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