Designed for users of Behringer X32 and Midas M32 consoles, the DigiGrid Impact Combo gives you essential tools for running SoundGrid-enabled Waves plug-ins in live settings. It includes the X-WSG I/O Card, which interfaces with the aforementioned consoles, runs at 44.1 or 48 kHz sample rates, and provides Clock Sync-over-Ethernet for digital splits.
A SoundGrid Impact DSP server is also supplied, which allows Waves plug-ins to run at latencies as low as 0.8 ms. Rounding out the hardware component of this bundle are a Netgear V4 GS108 Ethernet switcher and three Cat6 cables.
On the software side, you're provided with several Waves plug-ins, including Renaissance EQ, Renaissance Reverb, Renaissance Bass, eMo D5 Dynamics, and H-Delay. Additionally, MultiRack plug-in hosting software is on hand to facilitate the implementation of software processing on your live console.
Waves SoundGrid Impact Server
The SoundGrid Impact Server from Waves is the server component of the company's SoundGrid systems and allows for running Waves plug-ins for live performance applications. The server packs excellent processing power into a package small enough to fit into carry-on luggage for easy transportation.
Waves Renaissance Compressor - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Compressor from Waves is a compressor plug-in that features two compression modes: vintage opto and modern electro. Featuring a streamlined interface, the plug-in utilizes technologies from both the company's C1 Parametric Compander, along with the L1 Ultramaximizer.
Waves Renaissance Equalizer - EQ Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Equalizer from Waves is a paragraphic EQ plug-in that features real-time EQ graphing, vintage-modeled filter curves, and extended internal headroom.
Waves Renaissance Bass - Bass Enhancement Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Bass from Waves is a bass enhancement plug-in featuring the company's MaxxBass psycho-acoustic technology. Tightening up the bass component of mix, or any material for that matter, has never been easier, while at the same time providing the ability to extend the perceived bass depth by up to 1.5 octaves without stressing the speaker system.
Waves Renaissance Axx - Dynamics Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
The Renaissance Axx from Waves is a dynamics plug-in engineered especially for guitar and bass. Settings can be dialed in very easily via a three-parameter interface that includes a fixed ratio curve, automatic release value, and an output limiter to prevent clipping.
Waves H-Delay - Hybrid Delay Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
H-Delay from Waves is a hybrid delay plug-in that features old school PCM42-style effects like filtering, flanging, and phasing, along with slap-back echo, ping-pong delay, and tempo-sync with modulation. The plug-in has full MIDI support.
An intuitive interface aids in quickly creating an effect using a comprehensive set of controls and includes a tap tempo pad for manually tapping in a tempo. Internal or host-to sync is also available, and the high- and low-pass filters can be linked.
Waves eMO D5 Dynamics - Dynamics Processors Plug-In (Native/SoundGrid, Download)
eMO D5 Dynamics from Waves is a plug-in featuring a gate, leveler, deEsser, compressor, and limiter, all in one easy-to-use interface. The 5-in-1 multi-dynamics use the company's Parallel Detection technology, where each of the five processors responds to the original signal, and to each of the other processed signals simultaneously. This provides instant control over the total dynamic change introduced by the different processors, ensuring that the final sound achieves maximum clarity without over-compression.
The plug-in also provides a combined gain-reduction meter for the leveler, compressor and limiter, making it even easier to monitor and control levels. The single-page GUI allows for setting up a dynamically balanced mix with maximum efficiency, saving time by not having to open and tweak different dynamic processors. With its zero latency and low CPU consumption, the plug-in is equally useful for both live and studio engineers.
Waves MultiRack SoundGrid Software for Front Of House and Monitor Engineers (Native License Included, Download)
Waves MultiRack SoundGrid is software that enables you to use Waves plug-ins and some third-party plug-ins in a concert setting. It allows you to run plug-ins at latencies low enough to meet the demanding needs of front-of-house audio engineers in live-sound scenarios.
Essentially, the software behaves like a hardware rack, letting you use effects and processors in mono, stereo, or mono-to-stereo configurations. You can insert such effects directly onto a track, run them in parallel, or even side-chain the effect of one track to another’s output. In MultiRack, each rack can house up to eight plug-ins, and you can use up to 64 software racks, with 128 channels of I/O, at any one time.
Where MultiRack excels is in giving you the benefits of well-regarded software in a live-sound context. Instead of necessitating space-consuming, often-expensive hardware with all the maintenance such a system would necessitate, MultiRack enables you to access revered Waves plug-ins for your live gig. With such a setup comes faster setup times as well as instant recall of effects for more efficiency in these mission-critical situations.
Waves MultiRack SoundGrid comes with a native license, so you can run it from your laptop and interface (so long as these devices support ASIO or Core Audio drivers). In that scenario, however, you’re a bit hamstrung by the CPU limit of your particular computer. When paired with a SoundGrid server, you’ll have more processing power at your disposal, and more leeway to load more plug-ins.
Waves MultiRack requires proprietary hardware to operate with consoles, but such hardware exists for Yamaha, Allen & Heath, DigiCo, and MADI-enabled consoles. Once all the pieces to the puzzle are procured, setup is relatively straightforward, giving you plenty of time for mixing and balancing the sound of the gig.
Key Features at a Glance
- Run plug-ins live in real time and low latency
- Take studio sound to the stage and back again
- Relatively simple setup
- Hot Plug-in Panel with individual gain reduction meters for each plug-in
- Instant recall for efficiency
- Set and save presets, snapshots, and Hot plug-ins per song and song sections
- Advanced side-chaining capabilities
- Windows- and OS X-compatible
- Simultaneous processing and recording capabilities
- Plug-in chain presets saved on MultiRack can be loaded in StudioRack and vice versa
- Supports 5.1 and 7.1 Surround plug-ins and plug-in components