Tel Aviv, Israel (December 2, 2009)–Waves Audio has shipped WavesLive MultiRack Native, a software application designed to run Waves plug-ins with live analog and digital mixing consoles.
MultiRack Native is a software host that lets FOH and Monitor engineers run multiple simultaneous instances of the same Native Waves plug-ins used in recording studios and mixing rooms. With a laptop, an I/O box, MultiRack Native and Waves plug-ins, users can shape their live sound with plug-ins instead of racks of effects units. Providing reverbs, equalizers, compressors, limiters and delays, the product is aimed at concert, touring bands, club and house-of-worship applications.
WavesLive MultiRack Native features setup with preset capabilities and a workflow which facilitates a transition from traditional hardware-based systems to the live digital realm. There are four basic components in a MultiRack Native setup: Plug-ins, which process the audio, including compressors, EQs, delays, etc.; Racks (Virtual Racks, like hardware, hold multiple Waves plug-in processors); Snapshots (already familiar to some users as “scenes”), that store plug-in and Rack settings; and Sessions, which store the settings for all Waves plug-ins, Racks, and Snapshots, as well as information about the setup design and signal flow. Users can create up to 64 racks that host up to eight plug-ins each.
WavesLive MultiRack Native