Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface


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The Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface allows you to connect any MADI-equipped device to the SoundGrid network. With a Waves SGS SoundGrid Server, record, process and playback with as many plugins as you like at a super-low 0.8ms system latency!

The Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface is a compact and portable MADI interface even lets you record to two computers at the same time, so you can use one for virtual soundcheck, the other for backup. Whether you’re in a hotel room, on the tour bus or between flights, you can get to work setting up your next show – on your laptop. With a DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI-to-SoundGrid Interface and an Ethernet cable, real-time low-latency networking and processing is at your fingertips. The Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface is used for connecting MADI-enabled devices to a Waves SoundGrid network for plugin processing and/or DAW playback and recording. It is equipped with MADI optical connections.

Housed in a 1U chassis and offering redundant power supplies and a built in switch, the Waves DiGiGrid MGO is ideal for all high channel count high sample rate MADI recordings. With a Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI-to-SoundGrid interface, high channel count recording and low latency processing is only an Ethernet cable away. In its most basic mode, connect the Waves DiGiGrid MGO straight to your laptop or desktop: You can now record up to 128 channels through your computer’s 1GB Ethernet port, with simultaneous playback of 128 channels. Add a SoundGrid DSP server and SWI plus Waves MultiRack SoundGrid host application, and now any MADI-compatible live or broadcast console has instant access to real-time low-latency processing.

Does your application demand a higher level of audio quality? A simple configuration change switches the unit over to 96kHz, with 64 channels of recording and 64 channels of simultaneous playback.And if longer distance optical fiber cable runs are required, simply upgrade either or both of the Waves DiGiGrid MGO’s standard multimode transceivers to optional single mode transceivers.

Waves DiGiGrid MGO Control Panel
It is used for controlling and overseeing your DiGiGrid DLI settings and the DLI’s connection with peripheral DigiLink-enabled devices. The control panel provides:

  • Clock settings (source, sample rate, type, status)
  • SMUX and Hi-Speed modes available for 96/88.2 kHz operation
  • 56/64 channel operation modes
  • Save and load presets of unit settings
  • Save your settings along with your Waves and SoundGrid host application sessions

Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface Features

  • MADI-to-SoundGrid interface
  • Plug any MADI-enabled device into SoundGrid
  • Record, process and playback up to 128 channels
  • Record to two computers simultaneously
  • Compatible with SuperRack, MultiRack, eMotion LV1, SoundGrid Studio

Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface Specifications

  • I/O: MADI Optical I/O (SFP Optics Cartridges)
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
  • I/O Channel @ 48kHz: 112/128 Channel
  • I/O Channel @ 96kHz: 56/64 Channel
  • Support: For 64chn and 56chn Modes, For Double Wire (48k Frame) and Single Wire (96k Frame) @ 96kHz
  • Clock Synchronisation via (In Fallback Order): Word Clock Input, MADI (Port A), SoundGrid (SoE), Internal 1 SoundGrid Port (RJ45)
  • Reset Switch: Yes
  • Width: 10.6 cm / 4.17"
  • Height: 14.82 cm / 5.83"
  • Depth: 2.9 cm / 1.14"
  • Weight: 0.4 kg / 0.88 lbs

Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface Includes

  • 1 x Waves DiGiGrid MGO Optical MADI SoundGrid Interface
  • 1 x Universal Power Adaptor (100V - 240V)
  • 1 x Ethernet Cable Cat 5e (2 Meters)
  • 1 x Registration Card

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What We Think


The Waves DiGiGrid MGO is rapidly expanding the capabilities of Optical MADI equipped digital live sound consoles as well as extending the lifetimes for converters which sound good, but whose existing PCI and PCIe interface cards hold them back from their full potential. The MGO gives ultra-low-latency (0.8 ms!!!) performance as well as establishing the battle proven SoundGrid network for virtually unlimited connectivity possibilities. Once the network is established, any DiGiGrid/SoundGrid compatible device may be connected; including any computers which have the SoundGrid driver installed. This means that a laptop running Ableton Live with the SoundGrid driver installed, can simply be connected into the network via a CAT5 cable and the stock ethernet port, sending signal to wherever it's routed in the PATCH page of SoundGrid Studio and the eMotion ST mixer... And this works in live sound, too! No sense in fooling with audio interfaces, DI boxes, etc. Now the drummer or whoever can send the FOH and monitor mixer multi-track outputs direct from their computer. Obviously, these are side benefits of DiGiGrid/SoundGrid... but they're incredibly powerful benefits which put this system - regardless of which DiGiGrid devices you employ - head and shoulders above the rest.

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