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Running Waves SoundGrid on PC: Optimization Guidelines

Last updated on: 11/30/2021 6:50:44 AM

This page will guide you through setting up your Windows for hosting SoundGrid applications, driver and networks.

If you are setting up a new system or experiencing clicks, pops, distortion, or dropouts on an existing system, these are the first steps you should take.

Network settings optimization

These are the recommended settings for a SoundGrid network:

  1. Access the Network Settings via Start icon > Network & Internet > Ethernet
  2. Right-click on the network adapter used for SoundGrid > Properties
  3. In Ethernet Properties for this adapter, apply these services (“This connection uses the following items”):
    • Waves SoundGrid: enabled.
    • Ipv6: enabled.
    • As this port is dedicated to SoundGrid, all other options and protocols should be disabled..
  4. Access the Device Manger (type ‘device’ in search Bar) and select Network Adapters.
  5. Right-click the network adapter used for SoundGrid > Properties > Advanced tab.
  6. In Advanced tab, apply these values:
    • Interrupt moderation (This setting may also be named: Interrupt Bundling / Interrupt Coalescing / Rx Coalescing / Rx Polling).
      • Value - Off
    • Flow Control
      • Value - Off
    • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
      • Value - Off
    • Link Speed Battery Saver
      • Value - Disabled

Additional settings

  1. Set Power Plan to High Performance -
    • Open Control panel and go to Power Options.
    • Select ‘High-Performance’.
  2. If you are using Intel® UHD graphic adapters, please follow the instructions in this article to make sure you have the correct driver version installed.
  3. Set game mode off: Access Start Menu > Settings > Gaming > Game Mode and set the 'Game Mode' slider off.
  4. Disable any un-necessary startup apps from the Startup Tab of the Task Manager window.
  5. Make sure that you have sufficient disk space in your system drive.
  6. When possible, turn off Wi-FI and Bluetooth. When Wi-Fi or Bluetooth are left on, the computer continuously negotiates with near-by devices. Turning Wi-fi and Bluetooth off can help minimize un-necessary resource consumption and interrupts. If Wi-fi is needed for using the MyMon application, we recommend to use an external, dedicated Wi-Fi router.

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