DirectOut Technologies Integrates Waves SoundGrid

Waves Audio, a provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, has joined forces with DirectOut Technologies, a Germany-based networking, routing and conversion specialist to include Waves SoundGrid technology in DirectOut’s SG.MADI converter.

DirectOut Technologies is now shipping its latest audio format converter, the SG.MADI, which links MADI signals with Waves SoundGrid Audio-over-Ethernet. SoundGrid is a Layer 2-based network protocol offered by Waves, for Audio-over-Ethernet networking and real-time processing solutions for live, broadcast and music production facilities, to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet networks.

By using SG.MADI’s integrated network switch, integration of outboard equipment and redundant DAWs to a SoundGrid environment is simple. Working in large multi-stage venues, SG.MADI easily connects MADI to a SoundGrid network and to SoundGrid software or hardware, and works as a monitoring tool for all SoundGrid and MADI signals.

Housed in a 1 RU 19-inch casing, SG.MADI makes economical use of valued rack space. A headphone jack, including volume control, provides easy monitoring. There are two GPIs on the rear panel, in order to integrate control signals via the network or MADI link, and the two GPOs can be individually configured for triggering system events or activating on-air or recording lights etc. It is also equipped with dual redundant power supplies, and both the MADI and network ports may be employed as dual redundant pairs with auto fail-over.

Stephan Flock, CTO at DirectOut Technologies, said that the Waves software algorithms have become an essential tool in music production, live sound and broadcast environments.

“The SoundGrid network audio standard offers the perfect format for integration of a plug-in server and also serves as interconnect between DAWs and other digital audio hardware setups, either based on MADI or other network audio standards,” he said.

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