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Allen & Heath iLive Waves SoundGrid module
Allen & Heath has added a Waves SoundGrid option module for its iLive digital mixing console series.
The module provides a low-latency, 64 channel bi-directional interface between iLive desks and SoundGrid, allowing the use of Waves SoundGrid plug-in processing and concurrent multitrack playback and recording. Signals from the mixer can be routed to the M-Waves card for processing and recording, including any bus or Mix Channel (pre- or post-fade), Input Direct Out, Wedge and IEM monitors, MixRack Inputs, and Input or Mix Insert Sends. Signals from SoundGrid can be routed to Input Channels, Mix External Inputs, Insert Returns, and Output sockets.
M-Waves will be incorporated into Allen & Heath’s range of audio networking cards, which allow iLive to interface with a variety of common audio networking standards – including Dante, EtherSound and Aviom. The cards fit in the expansion slot of iLive MixRacks, comprising the modular iDR0 and iDR10, and fixed format iDR-16, iDR-32, iDR-48, iDR-64 and xDR-16 expander.
SoundGrid is an Audio-over-Ethernet networking and processing technology aimed at live applications. It provides an extremely low-latency environment for Waves audio processing using standard Gigabit Ethernet networks and an Intel-based server running a custom version of Linux. A separate standard Windows or Mac computer runs the MultiRack SoundGrid control application and GUI functions. An integrated Ethernet switch with two EtherCon and one RJ45 SoundGrid port is provided on the M-Waves module, allowing direct connection of the SoundGrid Server and a PC.
Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing series comprises several Control Surface and MixRack variants, which can be mixed and matched in any combination and share the same firmware, so that show files are transferable between systems via a USB key. They connect together with Cat5 cable and use the Ethernet protocol for control, All MixRacks feature the same 64x32 RackExtra DSP mix engine architecture, providing processing for 64 channels, 32 mixes, and eight stereo FX processors.
The module will receive its debut at Plasa 2011 in London.
- Microphones/Mic Preamps
- Processing and Control
- Loudspeakers: Reinforcement
- Loudspeakers: Studio
- Loudspeakers: Install
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- Stage/Broadcast/IEM Monitoring
- Wireless Systems
- Location Sound/Broadcast
- Mobile Apps
- Intercoms & Conferencing
- Interfaces & Interconnects
- Acoustic Panels/Control
- Metering/Test & Measurement
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