Renowned FOH/studio mix engineer Paul David Hager (Miley Cyrus, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers) uses the DiGiGrid IOS and Waves SoundGrid® technology to simplify and enhance his workflow.
DiGiGrid IOS is an audio interface with a built-in SoundGrid DSP server for plugin processing. DiGiGrid IOS features eight mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-quality preamps, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs, and MIDI, S/PDIF and AES ins and outs. It is the most comprehensive all-in-one solution for native DAW users (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.), and is ideal for both professional and personal production studios. It brings more power to users’ plugins and provides advanced networking, faster workflow, and award-winning DiGiCo preamps. DiGiGrid IOS comes with the complete SoundGrid Studio System software (the SoundGrid Studio Application, StudioRack, and the eMotion ST mixer). Used in combination with this software, DiGiGrid IOS lets users mix and monitor in real time using hundreds of their favorite SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, with super-low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.
Hager notes: “Using the DiGiGrid IOS’s low-latency monitoring with plugins is a great benefit to my workflow when tracking vocals for Miley Cyrus. Having the ability to use StudioRack as Native or SoundGrid with DiGiGrid IOS is more than useful. DiGiGrid IOS’s preamps and I/Os sound amazing. Since I do both studio and live work, having SoundGrid capabilities allows me to easily transfer settings and presets between those two environments. SoundGrid offers me the stability and capacity to open up way more plugins than previously possible.”
He adds about Waves StudioRack: ”Waves StudioRack allows me to open chains of plugins as presets, which is a real time-saver in that it quickly puts me in a great starting point.” Hager further comments about switching from stage to studio: “I can now simply give an engineer the processing chain settings in a single preset file, for their live or studio mix. This is a major benefit since in the past it was not so easy to do that. So, while I am using StudioRack to run processing chains in a studio environment, I am now also able to use the same chain in my MultiRack application, which is the SoundGrid platform that I am using in my Live shows.”