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DiGiGrid MGR

Quad MADI Interface with Redundant PSU’s

Main Features

The DiGiGrid Rackmount Quad MADI Interface allows you to record up to 128 channels at 96kHz. 

Quad BNC MADI-to-SoundGrid interface

Optional optical MADI Card available

Dual Redundant Power Supplies

Built-in SoundGrid network switch

Plug any MADI-enabled device into SoundGrid

Record, process* and playback up to 128 channels at 96kHz

Record to multiple computers simultaneously

Compliant with the SoundGrid Studio ASIO/Core Audio driver

The DiGiGrid Rackmount Quad MADI Interface allows you to record up to 128 channels at 96kHz. Expanding on the DiGiGrid MGB and MGO interfaces, the MGR broadens the MADI range. Housed in a 1U chassis and offering redundant power supplies and a built in switch, the MGR is ideal for all high channel count high sample rate MADI recordings.

With a DiGiGrid MGR MADI-to-SoundGrid interface, high channel count recording and low latency processing is only an Ethernet cable away.

Expanded Details

DiGiGrid MGR:

The MGR ships as a Quad BNC MADI Interface, but users can fit optional Optical MADI cards allowing complete compatibility with any MADI console in any environment.

The built in network switch provides both front and rear mounted SoundGrid ports, making redundant recordings possible without any additional hardware, or use the extra SoundGrid network port to connect additional DiGiGrid Interfaces. And for mission critical and broadcast applications, the dual redundant PSU’s ensure uninterrupted operation and guaranteed performance.

Plug the MGR straight into your computer to record up to 128 channels with simultaneous playback of 128 channels. Add a DiGiGrid DGS-XL SoundGrid server and Waves MultiRack SoundGrid host application, and your MADI-compatible live or broadcast console now has real-time low-latency processing capabilities. And if you require a higher level of audio quality, a simple configuration change switches the MGR to 96kHz, while still having 128 channels of recording and 128 channels of simultaneous playback.


  • Quad BNC MADI-to-SoundGrid interface
  • Optional optical MADI Card available
  • Dual Redundant Power Supplies
  • Built in SoundGrid network switch
  • Plug any MADI-enabled device into SoundGrid
  • Record, process* and playback up to 128 channels at 96kHz **
  • Record to multiple computers simultaneously
  • Compliant with the SoundGrid Studio ASIO / Core Audio driver

*  Processing requires a DiGiGrid DGS-XL or IOS-XL SoundGrid Server

** Recording and playback of more than 128 channels at 48kHz requires a 2nd computer



Weight and Dimensions

Height Width Depth Weight
1U / 43.6mm 19″ / 482.60 mm 306mm 4.6Kg

Please refer to the appropriate manual and installers for your SoundGrid Host Application



The IOX installer includes the relevant drivers and software for your unit: the SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver, the SoundGrid Studio Application, the eMotion ST mixer, StudioRack, and the IOX Control Panel.

DiGiGrid IOX Comes with the Complete SoundGrid Studio System Software by Waves

The SoundGrid Studio System is the next generation of sound technology. It is a real-time processing and networking platform designed to bring your studio up to light speed. It allows your DAW to offload its plugin processing to a SoundGrid DSP server and enables your devices to communicate with one another and with the devices of the people you work with. The SoundGrid Studio System integrates seamlessly with all DAWs and DiGiGrid (or other SoundGrid-compatible) I/Os, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size—from a single DAW with one DiGiGrid I/O, to an entire network of host computers, I/Os, and SoundGrid DSP servers.

The SoundGrid Studio System Gives You the Power to Do More

  • Real-Time Processing – Run hundreds of plugins simultaneously.
  • Low-Latency Monitoring – Track and rehearse with full-on plugins in near-zero latency.
  • Networking – Connect everything and everyone through a centralized hub.
  • Seamless Integration – Connect multiple DAWs using the SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver.
  • Open Architecture – Compliant with SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins.

SoundGrid Studio System Software Components

  • SoundGrid Studio Application – For managing the SoundGrid network on your host computer.
  • eMotion ST Mixer – Low-latency monitoring for tracking and rehearsing.
  • StudioRack – For running plugin chains, saving and loading their presets, and offloading their processing to a SoundGrid DSP server.
  • SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio – Connects any DAW to the SoundGrid network as a software I/O.

The SoundGrid Studio Application is your tool for managing all software and hardware connected to the SoundGrid network. With its dynamic I/O mapping ability, the SoundGrid Studio Application lets you configure your SoundGrid network, manage its various components, and set up any combination of drivers and SoundGrid-compatible devices. It also enables I/O sharing between several computers, allowing you to manage their resources from your host computer.


The SoundGrid Studio Application enables you to:

  • Configure your SoundGrid ASIO/Core Audio driver and DiGiGrid I/Os. (Auto-configuration Wizard available.)
  • Process, mix and monitor in real time (together with StudioRack and the eMotion ST mixer).
  • Connect and patch multiple hardware devices and software I/Os.
  • Stream audio from and to multiple host computers running different DAWs.
  • Create and save your own configuration templates.
  • Control the parameters of your DiGiGrid I/Os (channel input gain, phantom power, etc.).

Learn more about the SoundGrid Studio Application at waves.com »


eMotion ST is the mixer part of the SoundGrid Studio System. Combined with StudioRack, it lets you run SoundGrid plugins for low-latency monitoring, giving you complex monitor mixing options while recording with your DAW.


eMotion ST is a high-quality mixer with 8 multi-purpose inputs, 64 additional StudioRack input channels, 2 FX busses, 6 mix busses, and a main stereo mix. Since the mixer operates within the SoundGrid network, any DiGiGrid I/O or any available SoundGrid-compatible I/O device, whether hardware or driver-based, can provide it with inputs and outputs.

The eMotion ST mixer can run hundreds of Waves and third-party SoundGrid-compatible plugins in low latency, replacing in this respect the external mixer traditionally used to create monitor mixes for studios and headphones.

  • 8 multi-purpose mono/stereo input channels
  • 2 stereo FX aux buss/returns and 6 stereo aux buss/returns
  • Up to 64 mono channel feeds from StudioRack plugins
  • 8 insert slots per channel for SoundGrid plugins
  • Connects to multiple DiGiGrid I/Os and other SoundGrid-compatible devices and hosts
  • Compliant with SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins
  • Fully integrates with StudioRack
  • Enables use of SoundGrid plugins as standalone processors for any purpose
  • Requires at least one DiGiGrid I/O and a SoundGrid DSP server

Learn more about the eMotion ST mixer at waves.com »


StudioRack is a software rack dedicated to running plugin chains. The processing of each chain can then be directed to your host computer’s CPU or to a SoundGrid DSP server (if present), as you choose. When you process your plugin chains on a SoundGrid server, StudioRack lets you monitor your tracks in extremely low latency via the eMotion ST mixer. StudioRack is compatible with most popular DAWs, with a dedicated component for Pro Tools TDM and HDX systems which enables you to offload your plugin processing to the SoundGrid server if you choose to use one.


  • Compatible with most popular DAWs
  • Plugin chains are processed on local CPU or SoundGrid DSP server
  • Compatible with Pro Tools HD/HDX and HD Native
  • Compatible with Waves and third-party plugins
  • Enables monitoring in super-low latency
  • Up to 8 plugins per rack
  • Fully automatable
  • Plugin chain presets can be loaded on any DAW as well as on MultiRack and eMotion ST
  • Instant access to plugin parameters within each chain
  • Intuitive MIDI control over all plugins
  • Avid Control Surface support

Learn more about StudioRack at waves.com »

  • Clock settings: source, sample rate, type, status
  • SMUX and Hi-Speed modes available for 96/88.2 kHz operation
  • 56/64 channel operation modes
  • Save and load presets of unit settings
  • Save your settings along with your Waves and SoundGrid host application sessions
For further information on how to use the control panel, see the DiGiGrid MGB.


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Related Products

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