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SoundGrid in the Studio: Record with Plugins. No Latency.

Apr 02, 2018 | 15,946 Views

With a SoundGrid Server and a SoundGrid Interface, you can record with the same plugins you mix with, without any latency.

Many times, the best ideas come to us when we're not trying to come up with them. So, you might find yourself already well in the mixing phase when that really great "why-didn't-I-think-of-it-sooner?!" idea for a part drops by to say hello.

Since you're already knee deep in EQs, compressors and plugins galore, your buffer size is probably way up there to help your computer handle the load. And the higher the buffer, the more latency is added. While that works great for mixing or editing because the latency is unnoticeable, recording is where the buffer latency starts lifting it's delayed face. For you to be able to record properly, every note must be heard instantly: delays are not acceptable in this case.

It's true that there are different ways to work around this problem: exporting your current mix to a new project; using your audio interface's DSP plugins (if it has them); turning off some plugins in your session so you could set the buffer to a lower setting. But that's exactly what they are: workarounds. Time-consuming, inspiration-killing, forgot-what-I-wanted-to-do workarounds.

With SoundGrid in your studio, you don't need to worry about any of that. Keep your buffer size as high as you need it and record with the same plugins you're mixing with to make that awesome idea come to life.

The SoundGrid server takes care of plugin processing instead of your computer and it does it so fast (0.8 ms), you won't hear any latency. The SoundGrid interface "speaks" fluent SoundGrid so there's nothing that can slow down the communication between I/O and the server. What you'll hear in your headphones is exactly the mix you've been working on, and that great idea you want to record, exactly the way you want it. All that's left to do is produce a killer performance and go finish that mix.

To learn more about the benefits that SoundGrid can bring to your studio, visit the SoundGrid in the Studio page.