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Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer with 40-Preamp Stagebox, SoundGrid Extreme Server-C, and Axis One Computer

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Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer with 40-Preamp Stagebox, SoundGrid Extreme Server-C, and Axis One Computer
Key Features
  • eMotion LV1 64-Channel Mixer
  • Two Stageboxes (Combined 40-In / 20-Out)
  • SoundGrid Extreme Server-C
  • Axis One Waves-Optimized Computer
The Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer with 40-Preamp Stagebox, SoundGrid Extreme Server-C, and Axis One Computer takes the guesswork out of configuring a complete mixing system that delivers world-class sound for large setups in stages, clubs, concert venues, and houses of worship. From the digitally controlled high-end preamps to the ultralow-latency performance and powerful DSP resources, this system is built for ideal workflow efficiency and sonic quality.
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  • 1Description
  • 2Waves Axis One Custom-Designed Computer for Waves Audio Applications
  • 3Waves eMotion LV1 64 Stereo Channels - Live Mixer Software (Download)
  • 4Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server-C DSP Unit
  • 5Waves SoundStudio STG-1608 16-input / 8-Output Digital SoundGrid Stagebox
  • 6Netgear GS108-400NAS ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch

The Waves eMotion LV1 Mixer with 40-Preamp Stagebox, SoundGrid Extreme Server-C, and Axis One Computer takes the guesswork out of configuring a complete mixing system that delivers world-class sound for large setups in stages, clubs, concert venues, and houses of worship. From the digitally controlled high-end preamps to the ultralow-latency performance and powerful DSP resources, this system is built for ideal workflow efficiency and sonic quality.

It includes the 64-channel eMotion LV1 live mixer software, a SoundGrid Extreme Server-C DSP unit for intense plug-in processing, a 24-input / 12-output stagebox, a 16-input / 8-output stagebox, and an Axis One Waves-optimized computer. Additionally, it comes with four plug-in processors—eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer—to allow capable signal control out of the box. The supplied Netgear 8-port switch and Cat 6 Ethernet cables ensure proper hookup of the various SoundGrid-capable devices. Mount the computer and server in 2 RU of rack space with the included rack shelf.

Note:
The Axis One computer comes pre-installed with all Waves plug-ins, but only the ones with active licenses (eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer) may be used. Purchase additional plug-in licenses (available separately) to access other pre-installed plug-ins.

Waves Axis One Custom-Designed Computer for Waves Audio Applications

Designed and tuned to run Waves audio application with peak efficiency and worry-free stability, Waves Axis One is a compact, rack-mountable computer that gives demanding engineers the performance they need for high-profile live stage and studio environments. It comes preloaded with Windows 10, Waves Central, eMotion LV1, and all Waves plug-ins, ready for activation via separately available licenses.

Axis One boasts a powerful six-core 3.0 GHz Intel i5 8500 processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM to keep your apps and effects running smoothly. Internal storage is provided by a 256GB SSD. With two HDMI port and one DisplayPort output, Axis One can support up to three displays, so you can see everything you need at the same time. Axis One's plentiful ports—eight USB Type-A, one USB Type-C, RJ45 Ethernet, and etherCON SoundGrid—enable versatile connectivity without having to rely on additional hubs.

Note:
The Axis One computer comes pre-installed with all Waves plug-ins, but only the ones with active licenses (eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer) may be used. Purchase additional plug-in licenses (available separately) to access other pre-installed plug-ins.

Optimized for Waves Audio Applications

Axis One is a standardized computer custom-designed and optimized to run Waves audio applications. Packed in a road-hardy, half-rack 2 RU case, Axis One is a trustworthy turn-key solution for live sound, broadcast, and the studio.

Rigorously Tested

Axis One is designed from the ground up to perform reliably and consistently under demanding circumstances, with maximum stability and rock-solid performance. Through careful selection of components and extensive rigorous testing, it has been optimized to match the needs of sound engineers using Waves software applications. With its rugged rack-mountable case, Axis One is designed to help any engineer deliver world-class sound reliably, anywhere, anytime.

SoundGrid Connectivity

With its SoundGrid connectivity, Axis One can act as the brain of a SoundGrid system, seamlessly interfacing with SoundGrid I/O devices and servers. Use it at front-of-house, at monitor position, in your broadcast AV rack, or add it to your studio for tracking, mixing, and mastering.

Essential Computer Features

  • Intel i5 8500 processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD internal storage
  • Windows 10
  • Two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort, supports up to three displays
  • One etherCON SoundGrid port
  • One RJ45 Ethernet port
  • Six USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports
  • Two USB 2.0 Type-A ports
  • One USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port
  • Preinstalled with the latest versions of Waves Central, eMotion LV1, SuperRack, and all Waves plug-ins (activation and use of the pre-installed plug-ins requires purchase of their licenses)
  • Rack-mountable via rack ears or a rack shelf (both available separately)

Waves eMotion LV1 64 Stereo Channels - Live Mixer Software (Download)

Waves eMotion LV1 64 Stereo Channels is a digital software mixer with 64 stereo/mono input channels designed for front-of-house, foldback, and broadcast live sound mixing applications. It employs the SoundGrid infrastructure for audio networking and a 32-bit floating point mix engine to deliver pristine audio at sample rates up to 96 kHz and with latency as low as 0.8 ms, along with an intuitive, flexible, and fast workflow, ideal for demanding live environments.

eMotion LV1 gives you precise control over your live sound mixing with sixteen aux channels (stereo/mono), 8 audio groups, L/R/C/Mono panning, and 8 matrixes (stereo/mono). You can run up to eight SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins directly on each channel (Waves or third-party plug-ins). All saved plug-in presets and chains can be shared with the Waves MultiRack and StudioRack plug-in hosts, enabling you to move seamlessly between live and studio environments.

The main mixer window gives you the most important info you need at a glance including all channel inputs and parameters, routing, plug-in inserts, and more. Additional windows provide more detailed views. You can use the channel window for focused control of your plug-ins, including a Touch-and-Slide slider for quick and easy control of all plug-in parameters.

The software can be configured as a portable or stationary setup and can connect to any SoundGrid-compatible I/O or server, allowing you to work on your sessions online or offline, at home, in your hotel room, on the tour bus, or at the live venue.

eMotion LV1 provides support for up to four multitouch screens, as well as diverse industry-standard control surfaces. It ships with the eMo D5 Dynamics, eMo F2 Filter, eMo Generator, and eMo Q4 Equalizer plug-ins, optimized for live environments.

Note:
The Axis One computer comes pre-installed with all Waves plug-ins, but only the ones with active licenses (eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer) may be used. Purchase additional plug-in licenses (available separately) to access other pre-installed plug-ins.

Key Features

  • Digital mixing console software for front-of-house and broadcast live sound mixing
  • 64 stereo/mono input channels, 36 buss/return channels
  • Total portability—can be configured as a portable or stationary setup, and can connect to any SoundGrid-compatible I/O or server
  • Intuitive workflow with a user interface built for flexibility and speed
  • Uses the SoundGrid infrastructure for audio networking
  • Run up to 8 SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins directly on each channel (Waves or third-party plug-ins)
  • Includes eMo D5 Dynamics, eMo F2 Filter, eMo Generator, eMo Q4 Equalizer plug-ins, optimized for live environments
  • 16 aux channels (stereo/mono), 8 audio groups, L/R/C/Mono, 8 matrixes (stereo/mono)
  • 16 DCA faders, 8 mute groups, 8 user-assignable shortcut keys
  • 32-bit floating point mix engine, with latency as low as 0.8 ms
  • Sample rate: 44.1 to 96 kHz
  • Patch up to 16 hardware and software SoundGrid I/Os
  • All processing is done on an external SoundGrid DSP server
  • Option to add a redundant DSP server
  • Compatible with up to four multitouch screens, as well as diverse hardware control surfaces
  • Touch-and-Slide slider for fine control over plug-in parameters
  • 6 control windows: Mixer 1, Mixer 2, Channel, Show, Patch, Setup
  • Different control windows can run simultaneously on different touchscreens
  • Each Mixer window provides 8 layers, each with up to 16 channel strips
  • Each channel strip provides control over its channel’s input, dynamics/EQ/filters, plug-in rack, sends, and routing
  • Create your own custom layers for a personalized workflow
  • Up to 1000 scenes, including recall filters and recall-safe options
  • Sends-on-faders mode per Mixer window for each of the 16 aux busses, with auto cue on aux
  • MIDI control over scene change
  • Preamp control and digital trim per channel input
  • Automatic latency compensation on internal mix busses
  • Delay groups for output delay alignment
  • Multiple outputs available per channel, each with digital trim per output
  • Advanced stereo Imager, including balance, rotation, width and L/R panning
  • 16 link control groups, providing global control over inputs, plug-ins, EQ, dynamics, and sends for assigned channels
  • DCA fader per link control group
  • DCA spill—populate layers with DCA-linked channels
  • 8 mute groups, with an additional Mute All output option
  • Global tempo control per scene
  • Show Lock option for locking plug-in instantiations, external routing, and complete surface lock
  • Comprehensive meter and clip settings
  • 8 user-assignable keys for personalization of control over mixer operation—open specific plug-in, tap tempo, recall specific scene)
  • Solo-in-place option, with automatic solo-safe sources and destinations
  • Copy & paste channel names, processing, and routing
  • A/B input options, for quick patch changes
  • External insert for outboard gear connection, as part of the plug-in rack chain
  • Offline operation mode, including offline configuration and patching of I/O devices
  • Complete channel processing presets, compatible with Waves MultiRack and StudioRack presets
  • Smooth integration with the separately available Dugan Speech plug-in for auto-mixing multiple mics
  • eMotion LV1 video training course available online
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac (64-bit)

Basic eMotion LV1 System

Host computer

  • Controls the eMotion LV1 mixer as well as the SoundGrid network that connects all devices
  • The eMotion LV1 application is located on this computer, as are your plug-ins and preset files
  • eMotion LV1 runs on both Mac and Windows and supports multiple displays

SoundGrid Server

  • This is where your plugins are being processed
  • The power of the server has direct impact on the number of plug-in instances you can run

SoundGrid I/O

  • At least one SoundGrid I/O ranging from 2-channel preamps to multiple 128-channel audio interfaces (such as the DiGiGrid MGB/MGO SoundGrid-to-MADI I/Os)
  • All I/O devices are connected to the SoundGrid network via Ethernet

Ethernet Switch

  • SoundGrid-compatible 1 GB Ethernet switch
  • Links the host computer, the server, and all I/O devices

Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server-C DSP Unit

The SoundGrid Extreme Server-C DSP Unit from Waves is a super-powerful Intel i7-based DSP unit that will handle your heaviest mixing sessions, processing up to hundreds of plug-ins in real-time and with ultra-low latency. It can be used for major tours and in pro studios to run as many Waves and SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins as you want, on as many channels as you've got and deliver live shows with studio-grade professional sound.

SoundGrid Extreme delivers over 40% more power than SoundGrid Server One. You can throw plug-ins modeled on the world's top consoles on each and every channel, and make your mixer sound like a classic top-tier mixing desk. Furthermore, housed in a rugged rack-mounted 2U chassis, the SoundGrid Extreme Server-C DSP Unit is a massive upgrade to any studio or live mixing system, unleashing your creative mixing powers session after session, night after night.

Note:
The Axis One computer comes pre-installed with all Waves plug-ins, but only the ones with active licenses (eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer) may be used. Purchase additional plug-in licenses (available separately) to access other pre-installed plug-ins.
Adds massive processing power to your system
Compact, powerful DSP unit
Ultra-low latency: as low as 0.8 milliseconds at 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz
Minimal fan noise: fan speed auto-adjusts based on CPU temperature
Use with any SoundGrid I/O interface (including DiGiGrid I/Os)
Use with non-SoundGrid I/Os (ASIO/Core Audio) via SoundGrid Connect
LED status indicator for easy identification of the server
Rugged Neutrik etherCon SoundGrid port connector
Rugged all-metal casing
CPU: Intel Skylake i7
8 GB RAM
UPC: 702781703346

Waves SoundStudio STG-1608 16-input / 8-Output Digital SoundGrid Stagebox

Add 16 high-performance mic preamps and eight line outputs to your SoundGrid network with the Waves SoundStudio STG-1608, a digital stagebox housed in a rugged 3 RU rackmountable chassis. With a secure etherCON port designed for simple hookup to an eMotion LV1 live mixer or any other SoundGrid-compatible hardware/software, the STG-1608 integrates easily into your stage- or studio-based setup.

Each of the digitally controlled preamps offers up to 60 dB of gain in 1 dB steps, 48V phantom power with LED indication, and a locking combo XLR-1/4" input jack. Analog outputs include eight balanced XLR line outs and a 1/4" stereo headphone output with its own level control. BNC wordclock I/O allows proper synchronization with other digital equipment and AES3 ports are present for routing stereo digital signal in and out of the stagebox.

Note:
The Axis One computer comes pre-installed with all Waves plug-ins, but only the ones with active licenses (eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer) may be used. Purchase additional plug-in licenses (available separately) to access other pre-installed plug-ins.

Analog I/O

  • 16 x Combo XLR-1/4" mic/line locking inputs
  • 8 x XLR line outputs
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output with level control

Digital and Sync I/O

  • Stereo AES3 digital input and output via XLR jacks
  • BNC I/O for synchronization connectivity (word clock)
  • Standard DIN 5-pin MIDI I/O
  • etherCON SoundGrid network port for a secure connection

Features at a Glance

  • Built-in SoundGrid card for interfacing with eMotion LV1 live mixer or any other hardware/software in a SoundGrid network
  • Connect a single Ethernet cable to easily record, mix, and monitor live or in the studio
  • High-end mic preamps with digital remote control
  • 48V phantom power with LED indicator per input
  • Up to 96 kHz sample rate
  • Rugged 3 RU rackmountable chassis
  • Universal input power supply

Netgear GS108-400NAS ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch

Easily expand the reach of your network with the GS108-400NAS ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch from NETGEAR. Quickly and easily integrate this network switch into your existing network configuration as it features plug-and-play functionality. With the ability to adjust for network speed and cabling type, the switch can automatically make the necessary adjustments to avoid network downtime.

Realize the true benefit of Gigabit network speeds, as this switch features non-blocking port architecture ensuring you receive Gigabit data transfer rates from each port along with a total bandwidth of 16 Gbps. Additionally, this Gigabit switch from NETGEAR comes equipped with support for the energy-efficient Ethernet networking standard 802.11az to help reduce the overall power consumption of the switch.

Note:
The Axis One computer comes pre-installed with all Waves plug-ins, but only the ones with active licenses (eMo D5 dynamics, eMo F2 filter, eMo generator, and eMo Q4 equalizer) may be used. Purchase additional plug-in licenses (available separately) to access other pre-installed plug-ins.

Plug and Play

The standards-based ProSAFE Gigabit switches senses and adjusts for network speed and cabling type automatically. Easily integrates into your existing Ethernet network - no matter if it is running at 10/100Mbps or Gigabit speed.

Simple set up with no software or configuration needed

Front panel LEDs keep you informed of power status, link speed and link activities.

Traffic Prioritization

Prioritize mission-critical applications such as voice and video Support IEEE 802.1p and DSCP-based QoS for delivering data based on priority and type.

Reliable Performance

Enhanced network performance at non-blocking rate delivers true Gigabit speed with no compromise.

Durable metal case and long product life (shown by MTBF numbers).

Warranty Support

This NETGEAR switch comes with lifetime online support as well as next-business day (NBD) replacement support.

Energy Efficient

The GS108 supports the Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard, which reduces energy consumption when there is light traffic on an active port or when there is no link or no activity detected. It can further save energy when a short cable (<328 ft / <100 m) is used. Energy savings lead directly to cost savings in operation.
UPC: 606449070156

Waves Axis One Custom-Designed Computer for Waves Audio Applications Specs

Performance
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8500
CPU3 to 4.1 GHz 6-Core
L3 Cache9 MB
Memory TypeDDR4
Total Installed Memory16 GB
Maximum Memory Capacity32 GB
Memory Slot TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Graphics TypeIntegrated
GPUIntel HD Graphics
Storage and Expansion
Total Drive BaysNone
SSD SlotsNone
Total Installed Capacity256 GB
Solid State Storage1 x 256 GB (SSD Form Factor Subject to Change)
PCI ExpansionNone
Optical DriveNone
I/O
Ports6 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
USB Type-C1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Display2 x HDMI 2.0 Output
1 x DisplayPort 1.2 Output
AudioNone
Built-In SpeakersNone
Built-In MicrophonesNone
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
Communications
Ethernet2 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiNone
MU-MIMO SupportNone
Bluetooth5.0
NFCNo
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardNone
Pointing DeviceNone
General
Operating SystemWindows 10 IoT Enterprise
Dimensions25.6 x 8.66 x 3.39" / 65 x 22 x 8.61 cm
Weight7.1 lb / 3.2 kg

Waves eMotion LV1 64 Stereo Channels - Live Mixer Software (Download) Specs

General
Mac System RequirementsModel/CPU
Mac Pro 4.1 or later
MacBook Pro / iMac / Mac Mini with Intel i5 CPU or later

Memory
6 GB RAM

Operating System
10.10.5 to 10.13

Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 (32-bit)
Windows System RequirementsCPU
Intel i3 or later

Memory
8 GB RAM

Operating System
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)

Screen Resolution
1280 x 768 (32-bit)

Tablets
Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 (64-bit) with Intel i3 and later CPU

Windows for Apple via Boot Camp
Mac mini 2014 and later, Intel i7, 8 GB RAM, Windows 10
Sample Rate44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Control SurfaceSupports up to four screens (requires 4-port graphic adapter)

Multitouch support for Windows 8.1 and up, with touchscreens supporting 10-point touch

Singletouch support for Mac (using compatible drivers)

MIDI fader/knob devices—General MIDI standard mapping for fader pan and mute (control feedback depends on MIDI device)

MIDI Show Control—program change for scene automation from any MIDI device

iPad App: DAW Remote HD
SupporteMotion LV1 is compatible with all SoundGrid I/Os

All SoundGrid servers are supported

Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 7 supported cables

Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server-C DSP Unit Specs

General
CPUIntel Skylake i7
RAM8 GB
MotherboardGigabyte GA-B150N-GSM
LANCard: Intel On-Board
Power Consumption120 V: 50 W
220 V: 46 W
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 11.8" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 30 cm
Weight18.4 lb / 8.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.425 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.95 x 11.55 x 5.85"

Waves SoundStudio STG-1608 16-input / 8-Output Digital SoundGrid Stagebox Specs

General
Analog Inputs16 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Inputs (Locking)
Analog Outputs8 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Outputs
1 x 1/4" TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Female AES3 Input
1 x XLR 3-Pin Male AES Output
Network Ports1 x etherCON SoundGrid Port
Sync I/O1 x BNC Female Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Female Word Clock Output
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Phantom Power48 VDC (On/Off Switchable per Channel)
Frequency Response16 Hz to 21 kHz (+0 / -0.2 dB, +4 dBu Input at +20 dB Gain, 48 kHz Sample Rate)
17 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 / -0.2 dB, +4 dBu Input at +20 dB Gain, 96 kHz Sample Rate)
Gain Range0 to 60 dB in 1 dB Steps
Maximum Output Level+18 or +24 dBu (Selectable)
Headphone Output Power1 W per Channel into 32-Ohm Headphones
Input ImpedanceMic: 2 Kilohms
Line: 10 Kilohms
Output ImpedanceLine: 40 Ohms
Phase Response±10° (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range110 dB (Measured Bandwidth Limited from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 dB Gain)
THD + NMic/Line Inputs: 0.0023% (Measured at 1 kHz at +4 dBu, +20 dB Gain)
Line Outputs: 0.001% (Measured at 1 kHz, 0 dB Gain)
EIN-128 dBu A-Weighted (+60 dB Gain, 150-Ohm Load)
Sample Rate44.1 to 96 kHz
Word Clock Specs5 V Square Wave, 50% Duty Cycle
Power RequirementsUniversal Input Power Supply: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1 A
Standards and ComplianceCE, FCC, RoHS, RCM, PSE, ETL
RackmountRackmountable in 3 RU of Rack Space
Dimensions19 x 5.1 x 10" / 48.2 x 13.2 x 25.4 cm
Weight15.9 lb / 7.2 kg

Netgear GS108-400NAS ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch Specs

Interfaces
Ports8 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
Protocols
QueuingWeighted Round Robin (WRR)
Transmission MethodStore-and-Forward
Jumbo Frames Support9,000 Bytes
MAC Address Table Size4K
Standards
Supported IEEE Standards802.1p, 802.3, 802.3ab, 802.3az, 802.3x
Performance
Switching Bandwidth16 Gb/s
Packet Buffer192 Kb
Electrical
PoE Power Budget4.92 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity90%
Storage Temperature-4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Operating Altitude9,842' / 3,000 m
Noise Level0.0 dB
General
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)9,727,733 Hours
Indicator LightsActivity, Link, Power, Speed
Dimensions6.2 x 4 x 1.1" / 15.8 x 10.1 x 2.9 cm
Weight1 lb / 0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.64 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 6.55 x 4.2"
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