Waves Audio has introduced the SoundGrid Extreme Server-C, a plugin processing beast for the studio and live.

Compact and powerful, light and robust, this DSP unit can effortlessly process hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible plugins in real time, live or in the studio – taking only half the width of a standard rack.

Waves SoundGrid Extreme C

The Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server-C allows you to mix live shows or track overdubs in the studio with real-time plugin processing. This is possible thanks to its ultra-low latency: as low as 0.8 ms at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz.

With a robust 2U chassis, the Extreme Server-C is only half the width of a standard 19-inch rack. You can rack-mount one server using rack ears, or double up for redundancy and mount two units side-by-side using a rack shelf. Additionally, the Extreme Server-C fits right inside your carry-on, so you can easily take your mixing to the extreme wherever you go.

Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server-C features

  • Compact, powerful DSP unit.
  • Ultra-low latency: as low as 0.8 milliseconds at 44.1, 48 kHz, 88.2 and 96 kHz.
  • Use with any SoundGrid interface (including DiGiGrid I/Os).
  • Use with non-SoundGrid I/Os (ASIO/Core Audio) via SoundGrid Connect: See complete instructions.
  • Neutrik etherCon SoundGrid port connector.
  • Quiet operation with automatic CPU fan control.
  • Sturdy all-metal casing.
  • 2U rack-mountable (rack ears and rack shelf sold separately).
  • CPU: Intel Skylake i7.
  • 8 GB RAM.
  • Free 1-year warranty; Extended warranties available.

The SoundGrid Extreme Server-C will ship early 2019, priced at $1.999 USD. An Intel Skylake i5 CPU-fitted SoundGrid Server One-C is priced at $1.299 USD.

More information: Waves Audio