Waves SoundGrid DLS is an ultra-low latency DSP server for expanding Pro Tools HD and HDX systems, as well as a way of running your compatible interface/converter with your computer natively over Ethernet.
The perfect upgrade for your Pro Tools system, the DiGiGrid DLS interface is a comprehensive, all-in-one processing and networking hub. With two DigiLink ports delivering up to 64 inputs and outputs, a built-in SoundGrid DSP server and a network switch, the DLS is designed to give you more processing power by bridging Pro Tools systems with SoundGrid.
DLS works in one of two modes, I/O and SGP:
- In I/O mode, the DLS is designed to act as a bridge between Pro Tools systems and the DLS's built-in DSP server. In this mode, the HD/HDX or HD Native system remains your playback engine, while the DLS appears as individual I/O units from which you can expand your studio by offloading your plugin processing to the built-in server and by connecting to additional SoundGrid I/Os.
- In SGP mode, the DLS enables you to control a variety of DigiLink enabled I/Os, bridge your favorite DAW (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.) with SoundGrid applications and ASIO/Core Audio drivers, and offload your plugin processing to the built-in DSP server.
In both modes, you can connect additional SoundGrid-compatible components to your system with a single Cat 5e/Cat 6 Ethernet cable.
DiGiGrid DLS comes with the complete SoundGrid Studio System software (the SoundGrid Studio Application, StudioRack, and the eMotion ST mixer). Used in combination with this software, the DLS, with its built-in SoundGrid server, gives you unequaled processing power. With full plugin integration inside your DAW, the DLS enables you to monitor and mix using hundreds of SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins in real time, with super-low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.