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NAMM 2019: Waves Audio adds to its SoundGrid

Waves has introduced new plugin processors, with low latency and in compact sizes, to its SoundGrid series at NAMM 2019

Waves Audio (booth 15302) has released the SoundGrid Extreme Server-C, a plugin processor for the studio and live, as of NAMM 2019. 

This DSP unit can process hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible plugins in real time, live or in the studio. It allows the user to mix live shows or track overdubs in the studio with real-time plugin processing. This is possible thanks to its ultra-low latency: as low as 0.8 ms at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz. 

With its 2U chassis, the Extreme Server-C is only half the width of a standard 19-inch rack. You can rack-mount one server using rack ears, or double up for redundancy and mount two units side-by-side using a rack shelf. Additionally, the Extreme Server-C is lightweight and compact, making it easy to travel with.

Waves has also opened pre-orders for the SoundGrid Mobile Server. With an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM, the SoundGrid Mobile server allows the user to pile on quite a bit of processing tasks, making it suitable to power plugins in small live shows, as well as in the studio. No different than the full-sized, rack-mountable SoundGrid servers, latency is extremely low: 0.8 ms at 44.1–96kHz.

Paired with a SoundGrid audio interface, the Mobile server enables users to record and monitor through plugins in real time. When used with a non-SoundGrid interface, it takes the plugin processing load off your computer during mixing and editing sessions.