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Waves MultiRack v9.92

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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.

Over 40 Plug-ins:

  • L1 Ultramaximizer
  • L2 Ultramaximizer
  • L3 Ultramaximizer
  • L3-LL Ultramaximizer
  • UltraPitch 
  • MaxxBass
  • Linear Phase Equalizer
  • Linear Phase Multiband
  • TrueVerb
  • S1
  • Renaissance Axx
  • Renaissance Bass
  • Renaissance Compressor
  • Renaissance Channel
  • Renaissance DeEsser
  • Renaissance Equalizer
  • Renaissance Reverb
  • Renaissance Vox
  • C1
  • C4
  • PS22 TDM only
  • MetaFlanger
  • MondoMod
  • DeEsser
  • IR-L
  • Doubler
  • Doppler
  • Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer
  • AudioTrack
  • Paz Psychoacoustic Analyzer
  • Enigma
  • SuperTap
  • Waves Tune LT
  • MV2
  • MaxxVolume
  • H-Comp
  • H-Delay
  • PuigTec EQP-1A
  • PuigTec MEQ-5
  • V-Comp
  • V-EQ3
  • V-EQ4
  • GTR3 Software
  • OneKnob Driver  

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 - 10.12.6
  • Screen Resolution
    • Minimum: 1024x768
    • Recommended: 1280x1024 / 1600x1024
    • USB displays are not supported as the primary display.

Support for Visually Impaired Users

  • Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
  • VoiceOver Utility enabled
  • Pro Tools 12.7
  • Logic 10.3.1

Please note: Preset management via the WaveSystem Toolbar is currently not supported (will be added soon).

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 (pops)

Mac Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Logic Pro X 10.2 - 10.3.2 (Audio Units)
  • Digital Performer 9.0 - 9.1.2 (Audio Units)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 - 9.7.3 (VST 64-bit)
  • Nuendo 7.0.20 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 8.0.30 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Main Stage 3.2 - 3.2.3 (Audio Units)
  • Garage Band 10.1.0 - 10.2 (Audio Units)
  • Audition CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2015, CC2017 (VST3)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2 - 10.3.4 (Audio Units)
  • Studio One 3.1 - 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.3 - 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • REAPER 5.18 - 5.22 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)
  • Maschine 2.6.6 (VSTi only)
  • Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 (VSTi only)

Windows Compatible Hosts

  • Pro Tools 11.3.2 - 12.8.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)
  • Ableton Live 9.7.0 - 9.7.3 (VST)
  • Nuendo 7.1 - 8.0.10 (VST3)
  • Cubase 9.0.0 - 9.0.1 (VST3)
  • WaveLab 9.0.10 - 9.0.35 (VST3)
  • Sonar Platinum (VST3)
  • Sound Forge 10.0e, 11 (VST)
  • Audition CC2017 (VST3)
  • Adobe Premiere CC2017 (VST3)
  • Samplitude Pro X3 (VST)
  • Sequoia 13 -14 (VST)
  • Pyramix 10.1 - 11 (VST)
  • Studio One 3.3.4 - 3.5.1 (VST3)
  • Media Composer 8.6.4 - 8.8.5 (AAX Native)
  • FL Studio 12.4.1 - 12.5 (VST3)
  • REAPER 5.40 (VST3)
  • Reason 9.5 (VST)
  • Maschine 2.6.6 (VSTi only)
  • Komplete Kontrol 1.8.3 (VSTi only)

Exceptions and Notes (pops)

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