MultiRack

Native

SoundGrid

Now $500

Now $750

RUN WAVES PLUGINS LIVE ON YOUR CONSOLE

MultiRack is a software host that lets FOH and monitor engineers run multiple, simultaneous instances of the same award-winning Waves plugins used in recording studios and mixing rooms the world over. The world’s best-sounding reverbs, equalizers, compressors, limiters and delays are at your fingertips, without the limitations of hardware and at a fraction of the cost.

MultiRack application is ideal for live sound, broadcast, post-production facilities and more. With easy setup and advanced preset capabilities, MultiRack delivers all the flexibility and portability of software, with sound quality and convenience that beats hardware.

Take studio sound to the stage and back again Quick and simple setup A fraction of the cost of hardware Full recall, full control Set and save presets and snapshots per song and song sections Advanced side-chaining capabilities Windows- and OS X-compatible Real-time low-latency plugin (MultiRack SoundGrid only) Simultaneous processing and recording capabilities (MultiRack SoundGrid only) Plugin chain presets saved on MultiRack can be loaded in StudioRack, and vice versa.

There are four basic components in a MultiRack setup:

MultiRack Native
 

MultiRack Native relies on the power of a host computer to process the audio and uses an ASIO/Core Audio interface to connect to a console.

What you need:

  • PC or Mac Host Computer – The main brain and controller for the system that runs the MultiRack live plugin host application. Refer to the system requirements page when choosing your computer.
  • ASIO/Core Audio Interface – A variety of standard ASIO/Core Audio interfaces are supported:
    • Multichannel analog interface to connect to analog consoles.
    • Built-in FireWire/USB interfaces to connect to Behringer X32, PreSonus StudioLive, Midas Venice, Mackie Onyx-i, etc.
    • Waves SoundGrid interfaces to connect to Yamaha, A&H and MADI-enabled consoles.
  • MultiRack Native Application – The host software required to run Waves Native plugins.
  • Native Plugins – Waves Native plugins for audio processing, hosted by MultiRack Native.
  • USB Flash Drive (optional) – The USB flash-drive key holds the licenses for Waves V9 plugins and provides activated licenses on the go. When using MultiRack, the USB flash drive must be connected to the computer at all times. Check USB Flash Drive compatibility. Alternatively, you can activate the Waves V9 plugins and MultiRack software licenses on your host computer's hard drive through the Waves License Center.
  • Optional MIDI Controller – A MIDI controller can be used to control Plugins in real time, without using the mouse or keyboard.
MultiRack SoundGrid
 

MultiRack SoundGrid uses an external SoundGrid DSP server to achieve low-latency performance and run multiple plugins in real time.

What you need:

  • PC or Mac Host Computer – The main brain and controller for the system that runs the MultiRack live plugin host application. Refer to the system requirements page when choosing your computer.
  • SoundGrid I/O Interface – The SoundGrid I/O interface pipes audio in and out of the console. MultiRack SoundGrid supports dedicated SoundGrid interfaces for DiGiCo, Yamaha, A&H, and any MADI-enabled console.
  • MultiRack SoundGrid Application – The host software required to run Waves SoundGrid plugins.
  • SoundGrid Plugins – Waves SoundGrid plugins for audio processing hosted by MultiRack SoundGrid.
  • USB Flash Drive (optional) – The USB flash-drive key holds the licenses for Waves V9 plugins and provides activated licenses on the go. When using MultiRack, the USB flash drive must be connected to the computer at all times. Check USB Flash Drive compatibility. Alternatively, you can activate the Waves V9 plugins and MultiRack software licenses on your host computer's hard drive through the Waves License Center.
  • SoundGrid Server – The SG server acts as the main “number cruncher” for all plugins used in the application. It is also possible to connect a second “redundant” server working as a backup. Check the list of qualified servers.
  • Network Switch – Check the list of qualified switches.
  • Optional MIDI Controller – A MIDI controller can be used to control Plugins in real time, without using the mouse or keyboard.
  • Optional Secondary Computer – The secondary computer may be used for connecting a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) application to your network for simultaneous recording and/or playback.
  • CAT5E/6 STP – Check the updated list of qualified cables.