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Waves SoundGrid Proton Server DSP Unit

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Waves SoundGrid Proton Server DSP Unit
Key Features
  • Portable DSP Source for Waves Plug-Ins
  • For SoundGrid-Compatible Audio Systems
  • Works with ASIO/Core Audio Interfaces
  • Reduces Computer Processing Load
The Waves SoundGrid Proton Server is a rackmountable DSP unit designed to provide affordable plug-in processing power for sound engineers using Waves plug-ins in live event venues, houses of worship, studios, and mobile recording rigs. Since it works with Waves live sound hardware consoles, SoundGrid audio interfaces, and traditional Core Audio / ASIO audio interfaces, the server is well suited for an array of recording and mixing setups. Plus, its aluminum enclosure is durable, easy to transport, and rack friendly (1/2 rack width).
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Waves Proton DSP Unit Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Cost-Effective DSP Power
  • 3Welcome in the Studio
  • 4Potent Live Mixing
  • 5Rackmountable Enclosure
  • 6Compact and Portable
  • 7Essential Server Features

The Waves SoundGrid Proton Server is a rackmountable DSP unit designed to provide affordable plug-in processing power for sound engineers using Waves plug-ins in live event venues, houses of worship, studios, and mobile recording rigs. Since it works with Waves live sound hardware consoles, SoundGrid audio interfaces, and traditional Core Audio / ASIO audio interfaces, the server is well suited for an array of recording and mixing setups. Plus, its aluminum enclosure is durable, easy to transport, and rack friendly (1/2 rack width).

With an Intel Celeron Quad-Core CPU and 4GB of RAM, the SoundGrid Proton Server reduces the plug-in processing load normally imposed on your computer. It capably handles the task of processing multiple instances of Waves plug-ins with latency as low as 0.8 ms at sample rates up to 96 kHz. A single RJ45 port ensures simple connectivity to your host computer or SoundGrid audio network, while power for the SoundGrid Proton Server is supplied by the included universal power adapter.

Cost-Effective DSP Power
Waves' most affordable DSP server yet, the SoundGrid Proton server takes the load off your computer and gives you more plug-in processing power when mixing in the studio or live.
Welcome in the Studio
In the studio, use the Proton server with the audio interface and DAW you already have in order to free up your computer's CPU and offload plug-in processing to the server. Use the Proton server with a SoundGrid audio interface to record with plug-ins without latency.
Potent Live Mixing
When mixing live, use the Proton server with a SoundGrid audio interface and any compatible mixing console to process audio using Waves plug-ins at ultralow latency. The Proton server is ideal for use with 16-channel live sound hardware consoles (via the SuperRack plug-in rack), or with the 16-channel configuration of the Waves eMotion LV1 software mixer.
Rackmountable Enclosure
The half-rack aluminum casing fits perfectly in a 1 RU rack shelf. It can be paired with the Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer and combined with the eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel mixer to build the ultimate compact live mixing system for a 16-stereo-channel setup.
Compact and Portable
Small enough to fit in your backpack, you can easily take the Proton server with you and supercharge your mixing power anywhere you go.
Essential Server Features
  • Use with non-SoundGrid audio interfaces (ASIO/Core Audio) via SoundGrid Connect
  • Use with a SoundGrid audio interface for plug-in processing while recording in the studio or mixing live
  • Ultralow latency down to 0.8 ms at 48 kHz
  • Intel Celeron CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • One GbE Ethernet port
  • One HDMI port
  • Three USB ports
  • Includes 12 VDC power adapter

Waves Proton DSP Unit Specs

Form Factor
Rackmount (Rack-Mountable with Optional Hardware)
Display
No
Channels of I/O
No
Built-In DSP
1x 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J4105 Quad-Core
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Connectivity
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
No
Host Connection Protocol
No
USB (Non-Host)
3x USB-A
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
1x RJ45 SoundGrid
MIDI I/O
No
Expansion Slots
No
Other I/O
1x HDMI Service Output
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Latency
0.8 ms at 48 kHz
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS
Windows
Mobile Device Compatibility
No
Required Hardware
Available Ethernet Port
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC at 3 A (Included)
Physical
Rackmount Size
1 RU (with Non-Included Hardware, 1/2-Rack)
Operating Temperature
50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Certifications
CE, FCC, RoHS, UL
Dimensions
8 x 7.6 x 1.5" / 20.3 x 19.3 x 3.8 cm
Weight
2.3 lb / 1.0 kg

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