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Waves Audio has joined forces with DirectOut Technologies to include Waves SoundGrid® technology in DirectOut’s SG.MADI converter.


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DirectOut Technologies Integrates Waves SoundGrid® in Its SG.MADI Converter

KNOXVILLE, TN, December 6, 2017 Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, has joined forces with German-based networking, routing and conversion specialist DirectOut Technologies to include Waves SoundGrid® technology in DirectOut’s SG.MADI converter.

DirectOut Technologies is now shipping its latest development, SG.MADI, an audio format converter that links MADI signals with Waves SoundGrid Audio-over-Ethernet. SoundGrid is a Layer 2-based network protocol offered by Waves, for Audio-over-Ethernet networking and real-time processing solutions for live, broadcast and music production facilities, to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet networks.

By using SG.MADI’s integrated network switch, integration of outboard equipment and redundant DAWs to a SoundGrid environment is simple. Working in large multi-stage venues, SG.MADI easily connects MADI to a SoundGrid network and to SoundGrid software or hardware, and works as a monitoring tool for all SoundGrid and MADI signals.

Housed in a robust 1U 19-inch casing, SG.MADI makes economical use of valued rack space. A headphone jack, including volume control, provides easy monitoring. There are two GPIs on the rear panel, in order to integrate control signals via the network or MADI link, and the two GPOs can be individually configured for triggering system events or activating on-air or recording lights etc. It is also equipped with dual redundant power supplies, and both the MADI and network ports may be employed as dual redundant pairs with auto fail-over.

Udi Henis, Waves International Marketing, comments, “We are delighted to collaborate with DirectOut in offering Waves SoundGrid technology, to facilitate the making of the SG.MADI and to offer MADI-enabled console users the possibility of easy networking and use of Waves plugins.”

Stephan Flock (CTO, DirectOut) states, “Waves software algorithms have become an essential tool in music production, live sound and broadcast environments. The SoundGrid network audio standard offers the perfect format for integration of a plug-in server and also serves as interconnect between DAWs and other digital audio hardware setups, either based on MADI or other network audio standards. We are very glad about our cooperation with Waves and the possibility to offer a SoundGrid interface in our product line.”

SG.MADI Features:

  • Connects MADI and SoundGrid consoles in multi-stage venues
  • Provides monitoring of SoundGrid and MADI signals
  • Links SoundGrid DSP Server with Waves plugins into a MADI environment
  • Integrates outboard equipment and DAWs to a SoundGrid environment
  • Offers remote control of external components via SoundGrid / MADI
  • Analog I/Os allow for immediate interfacing with the network audio and the MADI signal (Two microphone / line inputs with switchable phantom power and continuous gain for input signals from less than -55 dBu up to +24 dBu, two balanced line outputs, and headphone output)
  • Optical SC (single-mode or multi-mode), coaxial (BNC) and SFP
  • Mac Core Audio and Windows ASIO compatible
  • Selectable clock sources are word clock, MADI, SoundGrid® or the internal clock. The current system clock is provided at the word clock output at any time.

To learn more, visit http://www.directout.eu/en/products/sgmadi/ and https://www.waves.com/live-sound/madi-enabled-consoles.

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About DirectOut:
DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 by a team of professional sound engineers headed up by Stephan Flock, an award-winning classical music sound engineer with over 20 years’ experience in digital audio signal processing design. The company specializes in developing essential pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions for broadcast, studio, live and installed sound applications. Unique in that all members of the DirectOut development team are still active professional sound engineers, the company is thus fully focused on real-world demands and problem solving. The product range, marketed under the brand of DirectOut Technologies®, offers solutions that build bridges between different audio worlds and make systems and formats more flexible. Audio formats supported include MADI, SoundGrid, Dante, RAVENNA and the standards AES67 and SMPTE ST2110-30. Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut products are distributed worldwide.

About Waves Audio Ltd.:
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 200 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 20 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, TCL, Fujitsu, Asus, Hisense and more.

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