West is on the Grid

Joe West, a Franklin, TN-based producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter and performer, is using the DiGiGrid DLS audio interface to increase his plug-in count.
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Franklin, TN (June 2, 2015)—Joe West, a Franklin, TN-based producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter and performer, is using the DiGiGrid DLS audio interface to increase his plug-in count.

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According to West, who has worked with Keith Urban, Emmylou Harris, Justin Timberlake and others, “The fact that I am able to track as many musicians as I want in my barn, all at the same time, all locked together in one pocket—and on top of that, sounding like a finished record with hundreds of plugins running in real time—is absolutely priceless. If this were the only thing the DLS did, I'd have to have it.

DiGiGrid DLS,a collaboration between Waves Audio and DiGiCo, is an all-in-one processing and networking hub that bridges Pro Tools and the Waves SoundGrid system. It features a built-in SoundGrid DSP server, network switch, and two DigiLink ports providing as many as 64 digital inputs and outputs.

West adds, “I am especially impressed with the DLS’s speed. It has super-low latency, which allows me to capture inspired moments. We all perform better when we are moved emotionally by what we are hearing. The DLS allows me to process audio with plugins in real time, helping stimulate and capture magic moments that would otherwise be anemic. And from a workflow perspective, the DLS enables me to template entire plugin chains with just one click.”

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