Plugin Alliance have just announced their 100% Soundgrid Bundle. Add that to the recent announcement from Flux:: that they are bringing 12 of their plug-ins to the Waves DSP platform. Then we have seen Pro Tools users dropping their Avid DSP solutions and switching to the Waves SoundGrid DSP platform.
So with other developers porting their plug-ins over to SoundGrid and with the huge Waves catalog of plug-ins available in DSP has the Waves SoundGrid platform come of age for Pro Tools users
Plugin Alliance Announce Their 100% Waves SoundGrid Bundle V1.0
Plugin Alliance has announced its entry into the Waves SoundGrid networking and processing platform with the release of the 100% SoundGrid Bundle V1.0. This bundle offers five processors from four respected names in the business in the Plugin Alliance family: Brainworx, SPL, elysia and Mäag Audio. Each plugin has been ported onto SoundGrid to give FOH and monitor engineers access to plug-ins they use in the studio.
- Brainworx bx_saturator V2 – One of the pinnacles of the extensive Brainworx audio portfolio, bx_saturator V2 performs M/S harmonic enhancement with precise frequency separation.
- SPL Transient Designer Plus – A professional standard for shaping and controlling audio's attack and sustain, the updated Transient Designer Plus adds convenient new tools such as a limiter, parallel mix control and internal or external sidechaining.
- SPL De-Essers – These emulations of SPL's coveted hardware de-essers provide single- and dual-band control over high-frequency sibilance, perfectly suited to live vocals.
- elysia mpressor – Due to advanced features such as gain reduction limiting and negative ratio values, the mpressor has been lovingly described as "the compressor from the future."
- Mäag Audio EQ4 – An immaculate model of the Utah hardware company's 500-series equalizer, the Maag EQ4 has garnered universal praise for its extremely musical 6-band EQ, including its famous signature Air Band™.
Even better is that this bundle is 40% cheaper than buying these plug-ins separately at $629. Waves Executive VP of Sales & Marketing Mick Olesh told us...
As Waves is dedicated to providing our customers the freedom to use their plugin products anywhere and everywhere, we are happy to announce that Plugin Alliance has released the 100% SoundGrid bundle. Now users can have Plugin Alliance processors right alongside their Waves plugins in the SoundGrid environment, enabling a workflow of ultimate creative freedom and flexibility.
Plugin Alliance CEO Matt Ward added....
We’re very pleased to bring products from key Plugin Alliance member companies Brainworx, SPL, elysia and Mäag Audio to the Waves SoundGrid platform. Many people from the enormous SoundGrid user base have asked us when we'll have plugins for them, and we couldn’t be happier to tell them: 'now!
Before you go ahead, be aware that the 100% SoundGrid Bundle is currently not qualified on DiGiCo digital consoles and it is currently not supported on the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer application for Windows.
Flux:: Announce 12 Plug-ins To be Available on The Waves SoundGrid Platform
Add to the Plug-in Alliance that Flux:: recently announced that 12 Flux:: plug-ins are now available for the Waves WPAPI (Waves Public API) in Native and SoundGrid. Flux:: plug-ins now run in Waves applications such as Waves MultiRack SoundGrid and Waves MultiRack Native, the Waves eMotion ST mixer, Waves StudioRack and the Waves eMotion LV1 mixer.
- Pure Limiter
- Pure Compressor
- Pure DCompressor
- Pure Expander
- Pure DExpander
- Bitter Sweet (Free Plug-in)
- Stereo Tool (Free Plug-in
Partnerships Like This Have To Be A Good Thing?
I was concerned that with the growing number of DSP platform solutions from brands like Waves and UAD as well as Avid, that we would end up with a series of incompatible islands where only the host brand's plug-ins would work on their respective platforms. UAD have been successfully engendered other brands onto the UAD platform to the extent that Sonnox have released a new version of their limiter plug-in that isn't available anywhere else yet.
Surely partnerships between brands like Plugin Alliance and Flux: joining the Waves SoundGrid platform only strengthens both the plugin and host brands?
it is also great news for users as we have a broader choice of DSP solutions supported by a wide range of plug-in developers. So do you think that the Waves SoundGrid platform has come of age now or do you think we still have too many proprietary platforms? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below...