Waves Audio Adds MOTU Support to Its BR1 AVB-to-SoundGrid Bridge, Enabling Waves’ Real-Time Plugin Processing in AVB Networks

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Last Updated: July 13, 2020 9:52 pm GMT
(Knoxville, TN--July 13, 2020) Waves Audio, the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, announces the addition of MOTU support to its Waves SoundGrid BR1, a device bridging AVB and Waves SoundGrid® networks. This now enables Waves real-time plugin 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. Now, BR1 is compatible with MOTU AVB systems. Waves SoundGrid BR1 allows you to integrate the power of Waves’ award-winning plugins 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 you access to an impressive catalog of audio plugins that will enhance your sound production. From solving audio issues to adding vibe and character, introducing Waves plugins to your network will give your sound clarity, color and impact.

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
Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing, comments, “As we did with Thunderbolt and other connectivity standards over the years, MOTU spearheaded the widespread adoption of AVB networking technology in the pro audio industry with a complete line of groundbreaking AVB-equipped audio interfaces, such as our popular 16A, 828es and 8pre-es models. We are thrilled that Waves has brought their renowned processing to MOTU’s high-performance, extremely low-latency AVB ecosystem.”

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales and Marketing, adds, “Waves is delighted to collaborate with MOTU, extending our SoundGrid technology for real-time audio processing and networking to now accommodate MOTU’s line of AVB audio interfaces. This cooperation continues Waves’ mission to improve sound quality in any environment, and our commitment to empower users with smooth operational single networks, for easy and stable networking via audio-over-Ethernet.”
To learn more, visit www.waves.com/hardware/soundgrid-br1.

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About Waves Audio Ltd.:
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.

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