Knoxville, TN, January 17, 2018— Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, has joined forces with Hear Technologies, to develop the WSG Bridge, bringing Waves SoundGrid processing to Dante.
Waves SoundGrid is an innovative networking and processing platform for real-time professional audio applications. A great fit for any environment – from simple project studios to live venues to complex networked recording and broadcast facilities – SoundGrid is an Audio-over-Ethernet technology developed by Waves. It allows users to stream high counts of digital audio channels (up to 128), and to process that audio through plugins at ultra-low latency (as low as 0.8 ms), all taking place over a 1Gb network. Together with a SoundGrid Waves Server, a Mac or Windows host computer and a SoundGrid I/O, SoundGrid lets you run, in real time, a multitude of award-winning reverbs, equalizers, compressors, and other mixing tools by Waves, as well as any other SoundGrid-compatible third-party plugins.
To fill an ever-growing need to give Dante users access to Waves’ powerful processing capabilities and use of Waves’ award-winning plugins, the WSG Bridge is an excellent and cost-effective solution. The WSG Bridge simultaneously transmits up to 64 channels of audio from Waves SoundGrid to Dante and 64 channels from Dante to Waves SoundGrid.
Nason Tackett, Senior Design Engineer, Hear Technologies, comments, “By providing 64 channels of bidirectional audio between the two protocols with sampling rates from 44.1kHz up to 96kHz, we’re providing yet another innovative tool to our innovative customers.”
Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments, “In line with our ongoing commitment towards enabling users with the utmost in creative freedom, Waves is happy to join forces with Hear Technologies in creating the WSG Bridge, enabling Dante users to benefit from using Waves plugins in real time.”
The WSG Bridge for Dante is on pre-order now for $1,599. WSG Bridge is distributed by Waves Audio.
About Hear Technologies
Hear Technologies offers unique and affordable solutions for personal and professional monitoring systems. We provide options for everyone- from beginners to seasoned pros. Our digital solutions give everyone the mix they need to perform their best. We design our products with the user in mind, so Hear gear is easy to use right out of the box, while providing the best sound in the business. Whether or not you’ve used a personal monitor mixer, the straightforward layouts of our powerful systems make getting the right mix a quick and effortless experience. Hear Technologies sets the bar high for quality sound, breaking new ground in the market to provide our customers with peak pro audio performance.
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 150 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 25 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.