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Waves MultiRack v9.91

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Waves MultiRack - featured

Run Waves Plug-ins Live On Your Console

MultiRack is a software host that lets FOH and monitor engineers run multiple, simultaneous instances of the same award-winning Waves plugins used in recording studios and mixing rooms the world over. The world’s best-sounding reverbs, equalizers, compressors, limiters and delays are at your fingertips, without the limitations of hardware and at a fraction of the cost.


Highlights

MultiRack application is ideal for live sound, broadcast, post-production facilities and more. With easy setup and advanced preset capabilities, MultiRack delivers all the flexibility and portability of software, with sound quality and convenience that beats hardware.

Waves Multirack native

  • Take studio sound to the stage and back again
  • Quick and simple setup
  • A fraction of the cost of hardware
  • Full recall, full control
  • Set and save presets and snapshots per song and song sections
  • Advanced side-chaining capabilities
  • Windows- and OS X-compatible
  • Real-time low-latency plugin (MultiRack SoundGrid only)
  • Simultaneous processing and recording capabilities (MultiRack SoundGrid only)
  • Plugin chain presets saved on MultiRack can be loaded in StudioRack, and vice versa.

There are four basic components in a MultiRack setup:

Plugins (compressors, EQs, delays, etc.) process the audio.

 

Racks, like their hardware equivalents, hold multiple plugin processors.

 

Snapshots are presets which store your plugin and rack settings.

 

Sessions store the settings for all plugins, racks, and snapshots, as well as information about the setup design and signal flow.

 

 

MultiRack SoundGrid supports 5.1 and 7.1 surround plugins.

MultiRack Native

MultiRack Native relies on the power of a host computer to process the audio and uses an ASIO/Core Audio interface to connect to a console.

What you need:

  • PC or Mac Host Computer – The main brain and controller for the system that runs the MultiRack live plugin host application. Refer to the system requirements page when choosing your computer.
  • ASIO/Core Audio Interface – A variety of standard ASIO/Core Audio interfaces are supported:
    • Multichannel analog interface to connect to analog consoles.
    • Built-in FireWire/USB interfaces to connect to Behringer X32, PreSonus StudioLive, Midas Venice, Mackie Onyx-i, etc.
    • Waves SoundGrid interfaces to connect to Yamaha, A&H and MADI-enabled consoles.
  • MultiRack Native Application – The host software required to run Waves Native plugins.
  • Native Plugins – Waves Native plugins for audio processing, hosted by MultiRack Native.
  • USB Flash Drive (optional) – The USB flash-drive key holds the licenses for Waves V9 plugins and provides activated licenses on the go. When using MultiRack, the USB flash drive must be connected to the computer at all times. Check USB Flash Drive compatibility. Alternatively, you can activate the Waves V9 plugins and MultiRack software licenses on your host computer's hard drive through the Waves License Center.
  • Optional MIDI Controller – A MIDI controller can be used to control Plugins in real time, without using the mouse or keyboard.

MultiRack SoundGrid

MultiRack SoundGrid uses an external SoundGrid DSP server to achieve low-latency performance and run multiple plugins in real time.

What you need:

  • PC or Mac Host Computer – The main brain and controller for the system that runs the MultiRack live plugin host application. Refer to the system requirements page when choosing your computer.
  • SoundGrid I/O Interface – The SoundGrid I/O interface pipes audio in and out of the console. MultiRack SoundGrid supports dedicated SoundGrid interfaces for DiGiCo, Yamaha, A&H, and any MADI-enabled console.
  • MultiRack SoundGrid Application – The host software required to run Waves SoundGrid plugins.
  • SoundGrid Plugins – Waves SoundGrid plugins for audio processing hosted by MultiRack SoundGrid.
  • USB Flash Drive (optional) – The USB flash-drive key holds the licenses for Waves V9 plugins and provides activated licenses on the go. When using MultiRack, the USB flash drive must be connected to the computer at all times. Check USB Flash Drive compatibility. Alternatively, you can activate the Waves V9 plugins and MultiRack software licenses on your host computer's hard drive through the Waves License Center.
  • SoundGrid Server – The SG server acts as the main “number cruncher” for all plugins used in the application. It is also possible to connect a second “redundant” server working as a backup. Check the list of qualified servers.
  • Network Switch – Check the list of qualified switches.
  • Optional MIDI Controller – A MIDI controller can be used to control Plugins in real time, without using the mouse or keyboard.
  • Optional Secondary Computer – The secondary computer may be used for connecting a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) application to your network for simultaneous recording and/or playback.
  • CAT5E/6 STP – Check the updated list of qualified cables.

Updates

v9.91


  • All plugins now have control mapping for Avid S3 and S6 control surfaces.

  • H-EQ: New H-EQ Lite components that require less CPU and are well suited for live sound or when processing resources are limited. They do not include the Spectrum Analyzer and Analog sections.

  • H-EQ: New Solo function - Any parametric band can now be soloed by touching its Frequency, Q, or Gain controls. This provides a momentary check of the band’s processing. For a latching solo of a band, click on its solo button.

  • H-EQ: New Smooth feature which eliminates noises that can occur while controls are moved in certain older H-EQ versions. When a session with instances of older H-EQ versions loads, ‘Smooth’ will automatically set to Off. New instances of H-EQ in new or old sessions will load with Smooth On.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Support for up to 6 Nx Head Trackers at the same time.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Nx Head Trackers can be renamed from the WavesHeadTracker application. The name is permanent and saved on the Nx Head Tracker device itself.

  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: The Head Tracker's status color is now also shown in the plugin's tracking device drop down menu.

  • Waves Central 1.3.1.4: Support for installing version 9.91.

Mac

  • CPU -Intel Core i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • Memory
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 10.10.5 - 10.12.4
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Windows

  • CPU - Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core
  • Memory
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 8 GB free disk space on the system drive
  • Operating System - 64 bit
    • Windows 7 with SP1
    • Windows  8.1
    • Windows 10
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024

Exceptions & Notes:

  • Screen Resolution: SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, Element, Codex, and Dorrough require minimum screen resolution 1280x1024 / 1600x1024.
  • SoundGrid Studio Application: For SoundGrid Studio Application system requirements, visit the product page Support tab.
  • SoundGrid I/Os: If you wish to use the eMotion ST mixer, see the system requirements on the SoundGrid Studio Application page under the Support tab. If you are not using eMotion ST, see the specs above.
  • Waves Central: to run on Windows 7 with SP1 64bit, KB 2999226 must be installed.

Mac Compatible Hosts

 

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.7.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.1 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.2 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 - 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.15 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.1.6 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 - 3.3.4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 - 8.6.4 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)

Windows Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.7.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.2 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9.0.0 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.15 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.4.2 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)

Exceptions & Notes:

  • 32/64 bit: Version 9 supports all audio hosts above in 32-bit, and 64-bit where available.
  • Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix.
  • DTS Neural Surround plugins are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro (7.1 not supported), Nuendo, Cubase (7.1 not supported), Audition, Premiere, and REAPER. 7.1 SDDS/Film is not supported in all DAWs.
  • eMo Generator: when using eMo Generator in Logic or Digital Performer, make sure to enable the input monitor on the channel where the plugin is inserted.
  • Reel ADT on windows does not support sync-to-temp on WaveLab and Sound Forge.
  • Codex & Element are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, and REAPER.
  • Electric 200 Piano, Electric 88 Piano and Electric Grand 80 Piano are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD (AAX Native 64-bit), Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Digital Performer (V9.1.2 and above), Nuendo, Cubase, Main Stage, Studio One, Sonar, Samplitude (VSTi), Sequoia (13 as VSTi), FL Studio, REAPER, and Garage Band (on i7).
  • X-FDBK is not supported on Final Cut, Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Mac.
  • In addition, it is not supported on Sony Sound Forge, Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Pro Tools Audiosuite on Windows.
  • DeBreath is not supported on Main Stage.
  • NLS is not supported on Final Cut Pro X.
  • UM225 & UM226 are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools HD, Nuendo, Cubase, Audition, Premiere, REAPER, and Pyramix. UM226 is also supported on Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
  • Sidechain is supported on Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Audition, Ableton Live, FL Studio 12, REAPER and Studio One only.
  • Waves Tune & Tune LT: are supported on the following hosts: Pro Tools (AAX Native 64-bit & Audiosuite only), Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, REAPER, and Ableton Live (Arrangement view only. Session view not supported.).
  • SoundShifter: on Pro Tools, SoundShifter Graphic & Parametric support AudioSuite only.
  • On all other hosts, only SoundShifter Pitch is supported.
  • MIDI Support: the following hosts don't offer MIDI support: WaveLab, Main Stage, Pyramix, Garage Band, Premiere, and Audition.
  • Q-Clone: is not supported on the following hosts: Main Stage, Garage Band, Media Composer, FL Studio.
  • Q-Capture component not supported on Main Stage.
  • InPhase & InPhase LT: sidechain not supported on Logic.
  • Nx Virtual Mix Room: Surround is supported on Pro Tools 11 and up (HD required), Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, Digital Performer and REAPER. Surround is not supported on Ableton Live, GarageBand, Main Stage, Studio One, Samplitude, Sequoia and Sonar.
  • Mono to Stereo components are not supported in Sonar Platinum and Wavelab.

 

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