DiGiCo, its studio sound sister company Soundtracs and Waves Audio, have announced DiGiGrid™. This is what they say…
The perfect partnership of audio hardware and software. From the studio to the stage and back again, today’s digital productions are getting more and more complex, with higher track counts, CPU-hungrier plugins and increasingly demanding real-time requirements – not to mention portability, expandability and connectivity issues. Now, Waves, DiGiCo and Soundtracs have joined forces to create hardware and software processing solutions to address these needs with DiGiGrid, which enables users of Native DAWs, Pro Tools and MADI-enabled live and broadcast mixing consoles to have access to Waves SoundGrid audio networking and real-time processing. DiGiGrid offers a full line of SoundGrid I/Os, Pro Tools-to-SoundGrid I/Os and MADI-to-SoundGrid I/Os.
In the studio, DiGiGrid systems provide the power and performance needed to meet the most taxing mixing challenges. DiGiGrid systems are expandable and ideal for users of all levels, from budget-minded audio enthusiasts to full-fledged multi-studio facilities. And because they use Intel-based SoundGrid DSP Servers to perform audio processing, DiGiGrid systems ensure maximum versatility and compatibility today, tomorrow and into the future.
So the question has to be, is this their way of bypassing the AAX DSP issue by providing their own format with their own processing boxes, or will we see the announcement of AAX DSP support as well? I for one wait with interest.
There is already a growing thread on the DUC in the AAX plug-ins section.
Oblivion777 said “Well now we know why there won’t be any AAX-DSP…nothing to do with 700000000000 man hours or years or decades. Pure corporate bull. But that is Waves’s right if we agree or not”
Marsdy (Dave Marsden) who set up the petition said “That was the “surprise” I talked about. I honestly believe Waves wanted to do HDX. There are 100,000 TDM systems out there. That’s a LOT of potential upgrades they could have sold over the next few years assuming HDX really takes off. As I have said, they were still testing the viability of HDX until just a couple of months ago. They wanted the business but the economics of it just didn’t add up.”