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DiGiGrid MGB for MADI

Coaxial MADI Interface

Compact and portable, the DiGiGrid MGB interface lets you plug any coaxial MADI-enabled device into the power of the Waves SoundGrid networking and processing platform. Record, process and playback up to 128 audio channels, using literally hundreds of Waves and third-party plugins, with super-low latency, clocking in at only 0.8 milliseconds! You can even record to two computers simultaneously: One for virtual soundcheck, the other for backup. So if you’re on the tour bus, in your hotel room, at the airport – wherever – you can quickly and conveniently setup your next show, using only your laptop.

With a DiGiGrid MGB MADI-to-SoundGrid interface, real-time low-latency networking and processing is only an Ethernet cable away.

Plug the MGB straight into your computer to record up to 128 channels with simultaneous playback of 128 channels. Add a SoundGrid DSP server and DiGiGrid SWI network switch plus Waves MultiRack SoundGrid host application, and your MADI-compatible live or broadcast console now has real-time low-latency processing capabilities. And if you require a higher level of audio quality, a simple configuration change switches the MGB to 96kHz, for 64 channels of recording and 64 channels of simultaneous playback.

Specifications

MADI Coaxial I/O (BNC)
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
112/128 channel I/O @ 48kHz
56/64 channel I/O @ 96kHz
56 and 64 channel mode support
Supports double wire (48k frame) and single wire (96k frame) @ 96kHz
Clock Synchronization via Word Clock input, MADI (Port 1 or 2), SoundGrid (Sync over Ethernet), Internal
1 SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet port
Reset switch
DiGiCo Stage Rack channel 57 support

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 148.2mm
    Width: 106mm
    Depth: 29mm
    Weight: 0.4Kg

DiGiGrid MGO for MADI

Optical MADI Interface

The DiGiGrid MGO interface gives you the ability to connect any optical MADI-enabled device to Waves SoundGrid, for networking and processing. Use hundreds of Waves and third-party plugins to record, process and playback up to 128 audio channels, with super-low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds. This 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 MADI-to-SoundGrid interface and an Ethernet cable, real-time low-latency networking and processing is at your fingertips.

In its most basic mode, connect the 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 MGO’s standard multimode transceivers to optional single mode transceivers.

Specifications

MADI Optical I/O (SFP)
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
112/128 channel I/O @ 48kHz
56/64 channel I/O @ 96kHz
56 and 64 channel mode support
Double wire (48k frame) and single wire (96k frame) @ 96kHz support
Clock synchronization via Word Clock input, MADI (port A), SoundGrid (Sync over Ethernet), Internal
1 SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet port
Reset switch
DiGiCo Stage Rack channel 57 support

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 148.2mm
    Width: 106mm
    Depth: 29mm
    Weight: 0.4Kg

DiGiGrid DLI for Pro Tools

Audio Interface for Pro Tools™ Systems

DiGiGrid DLI is a networking hub that bridges Pro Tools and SoundGrid. With two DigiLink ports giving you as many as 64 digital inputs and outputs, DiGiGrid DLI helps you get the most out of your existing Pro Tools system.

Add a SoundGrid DSP server to your DLI, and you will enjoy unequaled processing power, with more options for recording, monitoring and mixing in real time. With full plugin integration inside your DAW, DLI lets you run hundreds of Waves and third-party SoundGrid-compatible plugins with near-zero latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

DiGiGrid DLI has two modes, I/O and SGP:

In I/O mode, DLI bridges your Pro Tools system with DiGiGrid I/Os and SoundGrid DSP servers. The Pro Tools system (HD/HDX or HD Native) continues to be your playback engine, while DLI appears as individual I/Os from which you can expand your studio: just connect additional DiGiGrid I/Os and offload your plugin processing to additional SoundGrid servers.

In SGP mode, DLI bridges the DAW of your choice (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.) with SoundGrid applications and ASIO/Core Audio drivers, lets you control various DigiLink-compatible I/Os, and enables you to use a SoundGrid server to which you can offload your plugin processing.

In both modes, a single Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable will enable you to connect your system to additional DiGiGrid I/Os.

Specifications

2 DigiLink ports; 64 channels in either SGP or I/O mode (32 channels per port). Compatible with the following DigiLink-enabled I/Os: Digi192, Digi96, HD Omni, HD I/O, Apogee Symphony I/O, Lynx Aurora 8, Lynx Aurora 16.
I/O mode: DLI acts as an interface connected to HD Core, HD Accel, HDX or HD Native cards; supports Pro Tools TDM 10.x and 11.x

SGP mode: DLI acts as a controller for DigiLink-enabled I/Os

2 SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet ports
1 AC input
1 Word Clock/Loop Sync I/O
1 USB port
1U rackmount
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz (176.4 and 192 kHz will be supported in the future)
Recovery switch
Clocking options: Word Clock/Loop Sync, SoundGrid (SoE), or DigiLink

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 1U / 43.6mm
    Width: 19″ / 482.60 mm
    Depth: 236
    Weight: .5Kg

DiGiGrid DLS for Pro Tools

Pro Tools™ I/O with SoundGrid DSP Server

DiGiGrid DLS is an all-in-one processing and networking hub that bridges Pro Tools and SoundGrid. With its built-in SoundGrid DSP server, network switch, and two DigiLink ports providing as many as 64 digital inputs and outputs, DiGiGrid DLS gives you more processing power and lets you take full advantage of your existing Pro Tools system.

DLS’s built-in SoundGrid DSP server gives you unequaled processing power. And since you have full plugin integration inside your DAW, you can track, monitor and mix while running hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins in real time – all with an incredibly low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

DiGiGrid DLS has two modes, I/O and SGP:

In I/O mode, DLS bridges your Pro Tools system with the device’s built-in DSP server. The Pro Tools system (HD/HDX or HD Native) continues to be your playback engine, while DLS appears as individual I/Os from which you can expand your studio: just connect additional DiGiGrid I/Os and use additional SoundGrid servers to process your plugins.
In SGP mode, DLS bridges the DAW of your choice (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.) with SoundGrid applications and ASIO/Core Audio drivers and lets you control various DigiLink-compatible I/Os. In addition, you can offload your plugin processing to the device’s built-in DSP server.
In both modes, a single Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable will enable you to connect your system to additional DiGiGrid I/Os.

Specifications

Internal SoundGrid DSP server (SoundGrid Server One equivalent)
2 DigiLink ports; 64 channels in either SGP or I/O mode (32 channels per port). Compatible with the following DigiLink-enabled I/Os: Digi192, Digi96, HD Omni, HD I/O, Apogee Symphony I/O, Lynx Aurora 8, Lynx Aurora 16.
I/O mode: DLS acts as an interface connected to HD Core, HD Accel, HDX or HD Native cards; supports Pro Tools TDM 10.x and 11.x
SGP mode: DLS acts as a controller for DigiLink-enabled I/Os
2 SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet ports
1 AC input
1 Word Clock/Loop Sync I/O
1 USB port
2U rackmount
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz (176.4 and 192 kHz will be supported in the future)
Recovery switch
Clocking options: Word Clock/Loop Sync, SoundGrid (SoE), or DigiLink

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 2U / 88.1mm
    Width: 19″ / 482.60 mm
    Depth: 356
    Weight: 5Kg

DiGiGrid IOX for Native

Expansion Audio Interface for SoundGrid® Systems

Ideal for your studio’s performance/recording room, DiGiGrid IOX is a high-count I/O interface featuring 12 mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-quality preamps and 6 line outputs. With four customizable headphone outputs which allow individual mixes for each musician, the IOX delivers high-resolution monitoring whether you’re performing in the studio or listening in the control room.

Plug the IOX into your SoundGrid network with a single Ethernet cable, and you will enter a new world of real-time tracking, mixing and monitoring. And that’s not all: With a SoundGrid DSP server on your network, you can run hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible plugins from Waves and other developers, fully integrated within your DAW, with latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

General

1U rack-mounted (standard 19” rack-mount wide, 4U high, 380-mm deep excluding connectors)
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz (176.4 and 192 kHz will be supported in the future)
12 channel mic/line inputs (on XLR/TRS combo)
6 channel line outputs
Word Clock I/O
2 SoundGrid ports (RJ45s)
Reset switch
4 headphone outputs with analog level knobs; range: Off to +15 dB
Clock: Word Clock input, SoundGrid (SoE), Internal
AC input
Multiple broadcast level format settings (jumpers on all analog I/Os)

Analog Inputs

Input Impedance: Mic: 2K5 / Line: 8K0 Ohms
Gain Range: Mic: 0 dB to +52.5 dB in 7.5-dB steps / Line: -10 dB to +42.5 dB in 7.5-dB steps
Fine control provides an additional 0dB to 7dB in 0.5-dB steps
Maximum Input Level: Mic: +26 dBu / Line: +36 dBu
Mic Equivalent Input Noise: > -126 dB (150 Ohm source, gain +59.5 dB)
Harmonic Distortion: Typically < 0.01% @ unity gain, -10dB input @ 1 kHz
Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel Separation: Better than 90 dB (40 Hz to 15 kHz)

Analog Outputs

Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Residual Output Noise: <90 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
Channel Separation: Better than 90 dB (40 Hz to 15 kHz)
Harmonic Distortion: Typically < 0.01% @ unity gain, -10dB input @ 1 kHz

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 1U / 43.6mm
    Width: 19″ / 482.60 mm
    Depth: 356
    Weight: 4.5Kg

DiGiGrid IOC for Native

Control Room I/O for SoundGrid® Systems

Custom-designed with the control room in mind, the DiGiGrid IOC audio interface features a variety of connectivity options: 2 mic/line inputs with broadcast-grade preamps, 8 line inputs/outputs, 16 AES inputs/outputs, an ADAT input/output, plus two powerful headphone outputs. Plug into the SoundGrid network using a single Ethernet cable, and the IOC will open up a world of real-time tracking, mixing and monitoring, with super-low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds. With the DiGiGrid IOC and a SoundGrid DSP server, you can run hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible plugins from Waves and other developers, all fully integrated within your DAW.

General

8x line inputs (25-pin DB25)
8x line outputs (25-pin DB25)
16x AES/EBU I/O (25-pin DB25)
1x ADAT I/O (8 channels @ 48kHz). (4 channels @ 96 kHz and 2 channels @ 192 kHz will be supported in the future)
2x Mic inputs (XLR/TRS combo)
2x SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet ports
1x Word clock I/O
1x AC input
2x headphone outputs with analog level knobs
1U rack-mounted
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz (176.4 and 192 kHz will be supported in the future)
Clock Synchronization via Word Clock input, AES/EBU, SoundGrid (SoE), Internal
Reset switch
Multiple broadcast level format settings (jumpers on all analog I/Os)

Inputs

Mic input impedance: 2K5 Ohms
Phantom power: 48V
Line input impedance: 8K0 Ohms
Mic gain range: 0 dB to +52.5 dB in 7.5-dB steps. Fine control provides an additional 0dB to 7dB in 0.5-dB steps
Mic maximum input level: +26dB
Line maximum input level: +36dB
Mic equivalent input noise: >-126dB (150 Ohm source, Gain +59.5dB)
Frequency response: +/-0.5dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Channel separation: Better than 90dB (40Hz to 15kHz)

Outputs

Maximum line output level: +22dBu
Residual line output noise:<90dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB (20Hz to 20kHz)
Line output impedance: 50 Ohms
Channel separation: Better than 90dB (40Hz to 15kHz)
Harmonic Distortion: Typically <0.01% @ unity gain, -10dB input @ 1kHz

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 1U / 43.6mm
    Width: 19″ / 482.60 mm
    Depth: 356
    Weight: 4.5Kg

DiGiGrid IOS for Native

High-Definition I/O with SoundGrid DSP Server

DiGiGrid IOS is a comprehensive audio interface with a built-in SoundGrid DSP server that adds more plugin processing power to your system. Ideal for professional and personal production environments alike, the IOS is the all-in-one solution for Native DAW users (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.)

Together with the SoundGrid Studio System, DiGiGrid IOS enables you to mix and monitor in real time using hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, with incredibly low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

DiGiGrid IOS features 8 mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-quality preamps; 8 line outputs; 2 headphone outputs; and MIDI I/O, S/PDIF, and AES ins and outs.

IOS also features a built-in network switch. To connect more SoundGrid-compatible components to your system, all you need is a single Cat 5e/Cat 6 Ethernet cable.

General Specifications


Internal SoundGrid DSP server (SoundGrid Impact Server equivalent)
8 channel mic/line ins (XLR/TRS combo)
8 channel line outs (TRS or 25-pin D-con)
4 SoundGrid RJ45 Ethernet ports
AES/EBU or S/PDIF I/O (switchable)
Optional sample rate conversion on AES / SPDIF inputs
2 headphone outputs with front panel analog level controls
1 AC input
1 USB port (for software upgrades/support only.)
2U rack-mounted
Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz (176.4 and 192 kHz will be supported in the future)
Word clock I/O
Clock synchronization via Word Clock input, AES/EBU, SPDIF, SoundGrid (Sync over Ethernet)), Internal
MIDI I/O
Reset switch

Analog Inputs

Input Impedance: Mic: 2K5 / Line: 8K0 Ohms
Gain Range: Mic: 0 dB to +52.5 dB in 7.5-dB steps / Line: -10 dB to +42.5 dB in 7.5-dB steps
Fine control provides an additional 0dB to 7dB in 0.5-dB steps
Maximum Input Level: Mic: +26 dBu / Line: +36 dBu
Mic Equivalent Input Noise: > -126 dB (150 Ohm source, gain +59.5 dB)
Harmonic Distortion: Typically < 0.01% @ unity gain, -10dB input @ 1 kHz
Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel Separation: Better than 90 dB (40 Hz to 15 kHz)

Analog Outputs

Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
Residual Output Noise: <90 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
Channel Separation: Better than 90 dB (40 Hz to 15 kHz)
Harmonic Distortion: Typically < 0.01% @ unity gain, -10dB input @ 1 kHz

Weight and Dimensions

    Height: 2U / 88.1mm
    Width: 19″ / 482.60 mm
    Depth: 356
    Weight: 6Kg

DiGiGrid S for Desktops

Power over Ethernet for Audio Networks

The DiGiGrid [S] is the ultimate in fixed power sources. Sleek and compact, in line with the series’ style, it features one upstream (non-PoE) port, and four downstream PoE ports, which allows connection to four further DiGiGrid devices. [S] is also Dante compatible, so it’s the perfect complement to your growing networked audio system both now, and in the future.

Key Features

    Height: 94.5
    Width: 90
    Depth: 90
    Weight: 0.55Kg

DiGiGrid D for Desktops

Desktop Interface

Designed in much the same way as M & Q, the DiGiGrid D is the more expansive option, allowing the user to get even more creative with this clever little desktop interface.

With four inputs rather than two, and six outputs, D provides great flexibility in all applications. Inputs 1 & 2 are mic/line, and 3 & 4 are line/instrument. There are two outputs with level control ideal for monitoring, and two further fixed level line outputs.

At home, in the studio or out on location, monitor with headphones or speakers, and enhance your favourite DAW to expand your recording capabilities.

As with the entire range, further expansion is simple: D integrates seamlessly with other DiGiGrid products, to provide the user with mountains of extra I/O, and overall functionality.

D is powered by a twist-lock 12V DC power supply (provided as standard), and Power over Ethernet (PoE) for maximum flexibility or ease of set-up, anywhere you want it.

Dynamic. Powerful. Practical.

D is easy to set-up and use in any studio application; whatever is ahead of you, be confident of achieving consistent results born from our exacting standards. Gain the professional edge when combining your writing and composing with recording and monitoring, and embrace the DiGiGrid sonic purity every time you get creative.

D delivers style on every level, enhanced by its multi-layer metallic paint finish, custom soft touch controls and polycarbonate overlay; design, quality and precision at every stage.

With just one simple Ethernet connection to your MAC or PC, running any DAW, you have a simple stand-alone high quality audio interface. The D can even be connected to multiple computers and DAW’s at the same time.

If used in conjunction with the DiGiGrid S, you can easily network up to four DiGiGrid devices up to 75 Metres apart. And as your system grows you can connect up more I/O and DSP from the rack-mounted series.

Key Features

    Compact format 4 Input, 6 Output 96 KHz advanced audio interface
    Use as a stand-alone device or as an interface to a larger DiGiGrid system
    Analogue controls for pure sonic performance
    Designed for all applications: Studio, Educational, Home Studio and Live use.
    Enhance your DAW and expand your recording capabilities
    Professional quality network audio interface for PC and MAC
    High resolution input and output meters
    Connects to the SoundGrid network via a single Ethernet cable (Cat 5e/Cat 6)

DiGiGrid M for Desktops

The Musician’s Recording Interface

Introducing M: the musician’s choice. Perfect for use at home, in the studio, or any musical environment for that matter, this stylish unit boasts two inputs and two outputs. It is super-easy to use: plug and play, with simultaneous monitoring and recording capabilities through two dedicated I/O.

Input one is a dedicated mic/line and input two is instrument/line, which allows for many musical combinations. Audio capture is also of the highest order thanks to M’s top quality converters and industry proven mic preamps; and when listening back, a dedicated high-power headphone output guarantees that classic warm analogue control path in a fun and easy to use package.

What’s also cool about M is, should you need to expand, the possibilities are practically endless: it integrates seamlessly with any other DiGiGrid product to provide the user with mountains of extra I/O and overall functionality, through it’s Cat 5e/Cat 6 SoundGrid network port.

And like the rest of the new range, M benefits from a non-slip base and optional mic-stand adaptor plate. It is powered by a twist-lock 12V DC power supply (provided as standard) or
Power over Ethernet (PoE) for maximum flexibility and ease of set-up, anywhere you want it.

Musical. Power. Practical.

With just one simple Ethernet connection to your MAC or PC, running any DAW, you have a simple stand-alone high quality audio interface.

If used in conjunction with the DiGiGrid [S], you can easily network up to four DiGiGrid devices up to 75 Metres apart. They can even be connected to multiple computers and DAW’s at the same time.

Check out the DiGiGrid [Q] if you need an extra high powered headphone amplifier or the [D] for more I/O from the same series.

As your system grows you can connect up more I/O and DSP from the rackmounted series.

Key Features

    Just 9cm cubed in high grade aluminium extrusion for rugged yet flexible use
    Songwriters, musicians and engineers tool for 96KHz recording and headphone monitoring
    2 inputs / 2 outputs / 48V Phantom / high pass filter and dedicated metering
    Analogue control path for highest quality warm sonic performance
    Connects to the SoundGrid network via a single Ethernet cable (Cat 5e/Cat 6)
    Optional stand mount adaptor for maximum flexibility of placement
    Stand alone or integrate into larger DiGiGrid Advanced Audio Networks