Learn how to set up SoundGrid Studio application and StudioRack plugin to offload plugin processing, record using real-time monitoring and stream multi-channel audio to and from your DAW using a SoundGrid Server, SoundGrid Interface, Switch and Driver.
Unlike SoundGrid Studio v9, SoundGrid Studio v11 and up always requires a license (even without assigning a Server or using the mixer). You can register a
free“SoundGrid Studio + eMotion ST 8 Ch. Mixer” license, or purchase 16/32/64 channel licenses on the SoundGrid Studio page. Once registered, you must activate this license via Waves Central, before you can use SoundGrid Studio to patch audio from your IO to the Driver and back.
Let’s start with a list of all hardware, software and peripherals you will need to set this up:
* Installation and license activation instructions.
SoundGrid Studio Configuration
The first time you launch SoundGrid Studio, the Auto-Config Wizard will automatically scan the network and configure your system.
Here’s what it will do:
Once done, you should have a fully working SoundGrid system. If SoundGrid Studio encounters problems with configuration or requires your attention, prompts will guide you to the appropriate solutions.
Basic DAW Configuration:
Up to this point we have set up a basic multi-channel audio stream to and from your DAW.
If you wish to offload plugin processing to your SoundGrid Server or use the low-latency monitoring capabilities of SoundGrid studio and StudioRack, please follow the steps below.
Configure StudioRack to offload plugin processing and record using real-time monitoring:
For advanced networking and streaming audio between DAWs, or mixing DAW outputs using SG Studio, please refer to the SoundGrid Studio User Manual.
Need more assistance? Contact Waves Technical Support.