Tel Aviv, Israel (December 30, 2014)—Engineer and producer Billy Bush is using the DiGiGrid DLS audio interface for its networking and processing capabilities.
Bush, known for his production and engineering work with Garbage, Jake Bugg, The Naked and Famous, Neon Trees and others, says, “Since I moved to the [Pro Tools] HDX system I’ve been missing the ability to record while monitoring with some of my favorite effect plug-ins. I’ve always believed that a DSP server-based architecture is the way to go when you are recording into a plug-in-heavy session. DiGiGrid DLS helps me create an interesting sound that people can react and play to.
“Even though I’m using the latest Mac Pro and an HDX2 system, I’m always looking for more processing power. Being able to put AUX plugins on the DLS, particularly the stereo buss plug-in processing, helps me control the overall latency. I also really love the StudioRack plug-in—it’s great to be able to have my channel strips dialed in and ready to go with one click.”
DiGiGrid DLS, a collaboration between Waves Audio and DiGiCo, is an all-in-one processing and networking hub that bridges Pro Tools and the SoundGrid system.
Bush adds, “As much as I love the DSP power of the DLS, the one thing I was truly surprised about was the system’s networking ability. Since we have multiple computers running a number of different DAWs at any given time, being able to route them via Ethernet through the DLS to the main Pro Tools session is such a timesaver. No more USB keys or emailing a WAV—I can instantly open up eight channels from one system, and we can audition what is happening on another rig right in the session.”