The Waves SoundGrid real-time processing and networking platform seamlessly with all DAWs to offload its plug-in processing.

Knoxville, TN, January 9, 2018 — Waves Audio, a prolific provider of digital signal processing solutions, and Apogee, a pioneer of professional digital audio, have announces the availability of Apogee’s Symphony I/O Mk II multi-channel audio interface with Waves SoundGrid connectivity.

The Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II features Apogee’s newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (available in multiple I/O configurations: 2x6, 8x8, 16x16), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering, the Symphony I/O Mk II is a high-end music production centerpiece for any modern studio.

Waves SoundGrid is a real-time processing and networking platform that allows your DAW to offload its plug-in processing. SoundGrid integrates seamlessly with all DAWs, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size in studio, live and post-production workflows. With a simple Ethernet connection, the Symphony I/O brings ultimate sound quality to the infinite possibilities of a Waves SoundGrid network system. Now, you can easily connect multiple spaces and multiple workstations, and experience almost infinite DSP power to build your ideal audio network solution. Add a network switch to connect several interfaces, additional workstations, and external DSP power to offload your DAW’s processing, making it possible to run hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible plugins simultaneously.

The Symphony I/O Mk II can also be used with Waves’ eMotion LV1 software mixer, a revolutionary digital mixing console for front-of-house, monitor and broadcast engineers. The LV1 mixer delivers the superior sound quality for which Waves is renowned as well as the convenience and speed needed in demanding live environments. Waves’ eMotion LV1 comes in three configurations: 64, 32 or 16 stereo/mono input channels. It uses the SoundGrid infrastructure for audio networking and can be controlled by hardware control surfaces and multi-touch devices, ranging from multiple 5-point touchscreens to a single laptop or tablet. Combined with a SoundGrid enabled Symphony I/O Mk II and Waves plugins, you can now have access to a superior sounding live system for a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions.

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“We’re very pleased to be working with Waves to bring a SoundGrid-enabled Symphony I/O Mk II to Apogee and Waves customers”, commented Sean McArthur, Director of Marketing for Apogee Electronics. “Symphony I/O Mk II is a flagship product that reflects more than 30 years of our expertise in making superior digital audio recording interfaces and it’s a platform we are still building on. Adding SoundGrid connectivity to Symphony offers customers the best of both worlds in professional audio quality and ultra-low latency plugin processing over a network. It’s an ideal solution for studio recording and live sound production.”

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “We are delighted to collaborate with Apogee and offer Waves SoundGrid technology and the use of Waves plugins to the Symphony I/O Mk II, thus augmenting its capabilities and offering users, whether in studio or live, a substantial increase in its ability to network easily, a valuable high channel count per connection and extremely low latency.”

Learn more about the combination of the Symphony I/O Mk II with Waves SoundGrid.

About Waves Audio Ltd.


Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 200 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical Grammy Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 20 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, TCL, Fujitsu, Asus, Hisense and more.