Waves Audio Adds MOTU Support for Its SoundGrid BR1

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Waves Audio announced the addition of MOTU support to its Waves SoundGrid BR1, a device bridging AVB and Waves SoundGrid networks. This now enables Waves real-time plug-in processing on any MOTU-based AVB network with MOTU’s AVB-enabled audio interfaces. The Waves SoundGrid BR1 is an AVB-to-SoundGrid bridge that adds real-time audio processing capabilities to AVB networks and improved sound quality in AVB setups. Until now, the Waves SoundGrid BR1 was compatible with PreSonus AVB networks only. Now, BR1 is compatible with MOTU AVB systems.

Waves SoundGrid BR1 allows you to integrate the power of Waves’ award-winning plug-ins into your AVB network. This rack-mountable unit enables you to stream up to 64 audio channels between Waves SoundGrid and AVB protocols. It provides improved synchronization, audio processing at ultra-low latency, and reliability for switched Ethernet networks.

Suited for studio or live use, SoundGrid is an audio protocol for real-time audio processing and networking at near-zero latency. It gives users access to a catalog of audio plug-ins to enhance sound production.

Waves SoundGrid BR1 features:

  • Up to 64 SoundGrid audio channels
  • Up to 64 AVB channels
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1-96 kHz (MOTU)
  • Clock source: SoundGrid/AVB
  • 1U half-rack (rack ears included)
  • Now supports MOTU and PreSonus AVB networks