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Track and Mix with Plugins in Real Time:
Premium Audio Interface with Built-In DSP Server
With 8 mic/line ins, award-winning mic preamps, 8 line outs, and a built-in Extreme i7 SoundGrid DSP server, you can mix and monitor in real time—using up to hundreds of your favorite SoundGrid-compatible Waves and 3rd-party plugins—with ultra-low, 0.8 millisecond latency.
DiGiGrid IOS-XL also includes MIDI I/O, S/PDIF, and AES inputs and outputs—and a single Ethernet cable can seamlessly expand the I/O count by connecting additional SoundGrid components.
Native DAW with a DiGiGrid IOS-XL
Offloading Audio Processing to the IOS-XL's Built-In SoundGrid Server
This setup shows a typical studio that includes a host computer with a Native DAW and a single I/O interface connecting mics, instruments, headphones and monitors.
By using a DiGiGrid IOS-XL with its built-in SoundGrid DSP server, you can offload audio processing from the DAW. This affords much more processing power (up to 8 plugins per StudioRack insert). Plus, you can use StudioRack in conjunction with the eMotion ST mixer. This enables you to record and monitor with very low latency and increases the number of plugins you can use simultaneously.
One Computer, One I/O with a DSP Server, One Expansion I/O Unit, One DAW
You probably want to run more plugins. Perhaps you want to record small ensembles and then mix with a large number of plugins, or record and monitor with very low latency.
By adding the IOS-XL's built-in DSP server to your SoundGrid network you can offload your audio processing. This greatly increases the number of plugins you can use simultaneously. Plus, it enables you to use the eMotion ST mixer, which lets you create personalized monitor mixes from your DAW mix and from outside sources, and also allows you to open 64 StudioRacks and use them for low-latency monitoring.
Need more I/Os? Simply connect a DiGiGrid IOX expansion unit to your DiGiGrid IOS-XL using a single Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable, and now you have 12 more inputs with top-grade preamps, 6 line outs, and 4 more individual headphone outputs.
Running Various DAWs Simultaneously Using a Single DiGiGrid IOS-XL
This configuration is for running audio from multiple DAWs simultaneously and mixing them in real time.
Each of the four computers is connected to the DiGiGrid IOS-XL Ethernet switch via a single Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable.
Every computer in a SoundGrid network uses the SoundGrid driver to stream audio into the SoundGrid network. In this setup the main host computer running the SoundGrid Studio Application patches between all host computers within the network and configures their ASIO/Core Audio driver ins and outs.
This is a classic case where the eMotion ST mixer can come in handy. Outputs from all DAWs are routed to the eMotion ST mixer, which controls all of them globally, including processing, routing, and feeds to your monitors, whether in the studio or on stage.