New York, NY (March 21, 2016)—At Sound Generation in Manhattan’s West Village, recently acquired DiGiGrid technology enables the studio to switch between music and post production sessions.
“What initially drew me to DiGiGrid was the overall flexibility and the quality of the software and Core Audio/ASIO drivers,” says Andrew Mittelman, Sound Generation’s owner and engineer. “With my new studio update, I wanted to be able to offer the exact same I/O setup to all my clients, who are increasingly interested in using other DAWs besides Pro Tools.
“Since every digital I/O on the IOC has sample rate conversion, we can keep all our master Pro Tools sessions at 96k, but still utilize all the cool vintage effects boxes. And since all the hardware effect insert send/returns are patched into the SoundGrid network, any engineer can inject those effects into a headphone mix without taxing the DAW.”
A DiGiGrid IOC in the control room manages I/O for talk and listen back mics, headphone outputs, and SLS and cue feeds to the live rooms. It is also provides multi-channel input from the Blu-ray player and its AES I/O interfaces with the studio’s vintage time-based effects that max out at 48 kHz.
In the machine room are a DiGiGrid DLI, two DiGiGrid MGOs and a Waves SoundGrid Server One. The DLI provides 64 DigiLink paths to/from the studio’s HDX3 Pro Tools system, which may be used for Waves SoundGrid DSP voices or for SoundGrid networkable I/O patch points. A total of 32 DL paths are dedicated to Waves SG DSP voices, providing low-latency Waves DSP directly from Pro Tools. The other 32 DL paths are used as networkable I/O for other computers or I/O devices on the SoundGrid network.
“The remaining DigiLink ports on the Pro Tools rig are connected directly to two DAD AX-32 Routers, so any type of I/O can be patched in or out of Pro Tools,” says Mittelman.