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Waves DigiGrid IOS High-Definition I/O with SoundGrid DSP Server

Waves DigiGrid IOS
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Waves DigiGrid IOS

Waves DigiGrid IOS High-Definition I/O with SoundGrid DSP Server is perfect for professional and personal production studios alike, IOS truly is THE all-in-one, comprehensive solution for Native DAW users.

The Waves DigiGrid IOS, an 8 x 8 audio interface with a built-in SoundGrid DSP server and network switch. IOS is a High-Definition I/O networked device with an onboard SoundGrid DSP Server, featuring 8 mic/line inputs with broadcast-grade preamps, 8 line outputs, 2 headphone outputs, MIDI I/O, and S/PDIF as well as AES outputs. Perfect for professional and personal production studios alike, IOS truly is THE all-in-one, comprehensive solution for Native DAW users.

With full plugin integration inside your Native DAW of choice (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, you name it), all you need is a single Ethernet cable: Plug the IOS into your computer and you're good to go. Need more I/Os? Connecting additional DiGiGrid components to your system is a breeze: A single Cat 5e/Cat 6 Ethernet cable is all you need to tap into the power of SoundGrid networking and processing. Best of all, you can track, mix and monitor in real time, using hundreds of your favorite SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, with latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

Waves DigiGrid IOS Features

  • Audio interface for Native DAWs
  • Integrated SoundGrid DSP server - Full plugin integration and hardware acceleration
  • 8 mic/line ins, 8 line outs, 2 headphone outs
  • Award-winning software-controlled preamps
  • MIDI, S/PDIF, AES/EBU connectors
  • Quick-view front panel metering
  • High-definition ADC/DAC conversion, up to and including 192kHz
  • Super-low latency: 0.8 milliseconds
  • MIDI, S/PDIF, and AES/EBU ins and outs
  • Connects via a single Ethernet cable (Cat 5e/Cat 6)
  • Run hundreds of real-time plugins
  • ASIO and Core Audio-compatible audio interface

Waves DigiGrid IOS Specifications

  • Internal SoundGrid DSP Server (Intel i3)
  • 8x channel mic/line inputs (XLR/TRS combo)
  • 8x channel line outputs (TRS or 25-pin D-con)
  • 4x SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet ports
  • 2x channel AES/EBU or S/PDIF (switchable)
  • Sample rate conversion on AES input
  • 2x headphone outputs with analog level knobs
  • 1x AC input
  • 1x USB port
  • 2U rack-mounted
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4*, 192* kHz
  • Word clock I/O
  • Clock synchronization via Word Clock input, AES/EBU, SPDIF, SoundGrid (SoE), Internal
  • MIDI I/O
  • Reset switch
  • Multiple broadcast level format settings (jumpers on all analog I/Os)
  • Inputs
    • Mic input impedance: 2.5k Ohms
    • Phantom power: 48V
    • Line input impedance: 8K0 Ohms
    • Mic gain range: -20 to +60dB in 0.5dB steps
    • Line gain range: -30 to +50dB in 0.5dB steps
    • Mic maximum input level: +26dB
    • Line maximum input level: +36dB
    • Mic equivalent input noise: >-126dB (150 Ohm source, Gain +60dB)
    • Frequency response: +/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Harmonic distortion:
    • Channel separation: Better than 90dB (40Hz to 15kHz)
  • Outputs
    • Maximum line output level: +22dBu
    • Residual line output noise: Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Line output impedance: 50 Ohms
    • Channel separation: Better than 90dB (40Hz to 15kHz)

Waves DigiGrid IOS Includes

  • Waves DiGiGrid IOS
  • 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

The Waves DiGiGrid IOS is a perfect integrated solution for anyone looking to harness the power of Waves SoundGrid processing as well as the possibilities of expandable networked audio. With the hardware built by the elite digital console manufacturer, DiGiCo, the IOS, borrows DiGiCo's powerfully clean microphone preamps and pristine AD/DA conversion to make an interface that, at it's core I/O functionality, outclasses the competition for it's particular footprint. And with a total system latency of just 0.8ms, you're dealing with an interface that is only beat by HDX... and that's only by 0.1ms! Add to that, the integrated i-series processor for powering Waves (and 3rd party - more coming) plug-ins supporting the SoundGrid format, and you've increased your DAW's capabilities significantly. At it's very basic level of understanding, the IOS is like adding another computer to your system, while also adding 8 world-class mic preamps, and the associated I/O. And with the networked audio connectivity, you can add redundant DAWs to have access to the same audio being brought into the network as well as to simply add additional DiGiGrid interfaces. For instance, need addtional preamps as well as a few more outputs? Just plug-in a DiGiGrid IOX, and even put it in another room; it is instantly recognized by the network and shows up in eMotion ST. This defeats the need for an expensive multi-track snake (and the associated headache of running it through walls, conduit, etc) and it's associated impedance drop which hampers the microphone and preamplifier relationship. DiGiGrid IOS is the place to start when looking for a comprehensive and powerful interface solution that combines home studio conveniences with truly professional quality I/O and features.

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