Comes with a free 6-month warranty. Extended warranties available.
The Most Compact and Portable
Waves Processing System Yet
The slim, elegant Proton Duo combines a Waves Proton SoundGrid server, an Axis Proton Waves-customized computer, and a built-in network switch. For the first time, you can add plugin processing power and run Waves applications such as eMotion LV1 or SuperRack using the same compact device, instead of two separate devices.
Preconfigured, wired, easily rack-mountable, and ready-to-go straight out of the box, Proton Duo is designed for quick setup: Whether for live performance or the studio, just plug it into your I/O—anytime, anywhere—and you’re ready to mix with Waves’ world-class plugin processing.
In addition to boosting your DSP power, the compact, half-rack Proton Duo is optimized through meticulous component selection to run the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer (16-channel configuration) or the SuperRack live plugin host (up to 32 channels). With server, computer and switch all rolled into one, Proton Duo delivers true power and ease of use.
Important note for DiGiCo SD Series users: To set-up SuperRack with DiGiCo integration when using Proton Duo with a DiGiCo SD console, please follow the instructions in this article.
The table below indicates the number of plugin racks and plugins that can be inserted into SuperRack and loaded to the Proton Duo before the system reaches DSP overload (85%) or fails to play audio fluently (clicks, dropouts, corruption).
|Configuration (all stereo Racks)||Plugins||Sample Rate||SGS buffer size||Results|
|CPU Peak||CPU Average||Instances|
|16 Racks||C6||48 kHz||40||83||78||59|
|Ren Channel||48 kHz||40||37||41||128|
|SSL E-Channel||48 kHz||40||41||39||128|
The maximum number of plugins that can be tested given system limitations is 512 (64 racks) for either mono or stereo. Plugin benchmark results may vary slightly from one system setup to another. While most plugins perform most efficiently at 44.1 kHz, a few perform as or even more efficiently at 96 kHz thanks to their upsampling or to algorithms that do not depend on sample rates.
* Plugin’s peak DSP usage level is much higher than its average level. Make sure to monitor peak levels on the DSP meter.
** Plugin introduces high latency. Click here for a latency chart of all Waves plugins.
The table below shows the server’s CPU peaks (in percentages) when used with the eMotion LV1 mixer, in its different channel configurations.
|Sample Rate||SGS buffersize||Configuration (all mono)||Mode||Plugins|
|Avarage %||Peak %|
|48 kHz||40||16 channels||Latency||none||10||14|
|48 kHz||40||16 channels||Latency||D5, F2, Q4 on all input aux and bus channels||36||39|
CPU: Celeron J4125
Storage: SSD 256GB
Storage Server: SSD 64GB
OS: Windows 10
RAM Server: 4GB
LAN Card: Realtek
Operating CPU Temperature: 194°F/90°C
Max CPU Temperature: °F / °C: 221°F/105°C
*Tested at room temperature 75°F / 23.8°C
Width: 22 cm / 8.7 inches
Height: 4.2 cm / 1.7 inches
Depth: 27.7 cm / 10.9 nches
Device Weight: 2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs
Package and Device Weight: 3.4 kg / 7.6 lbs
5 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
2 x HDMI
1 x Lan port (RJ45)
4 x SoundGrid ports (RJ45)
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 2.0
Power Consumption (100~240VAC 50/60Hz):
W at 100-120V: 30W
W at 220V: 30W
44.1, 48 kHz
Operating Environment temperature range: 50° to 95°F / 10° to 35°C
Max Environment temperature: 104°F / 40°C
UL, CE, FCC, CB
Proton Duo A&E Specs: