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Waves Audio has unveiled its WSG-Y16 mini-YGDAI SoundGrid I/O card for Yamaha mixing consoles. Together with a Waves SoundGrid Server (SGS), a Control PC, and an authorized iLok with SoundGrid-compatible Waves plug-ins, the WSG-Y16 enables Yamaha consoles to process 16 channels of audio with Waves plug-ins. Users connect a SoundGrid-compatible PC to the mixing console, route a channel to a WSG-Y16 channel, and then process the channel signal with Waves plug-ins on the SoundGrid server. Additionally, the WSG-Y16 supports MIDI input, for remote plug-in control directly from the console or external control surface.
Waves Audio SoundGrid technology reportedly gives users the ability to run large numbers of Waves’ audio processors with low latency, using standard PCs via Ethernet. With the introduction of the WSG-Y16 card for Yamaha consoles, Waves brings the networking and processing capabilities of SoundGrid functionality to the live-sound realm.