Roland and Waves have formed a partnership in the development of a SoundGrid expansion card for the new Roland M-5000 live mixing console.
SoundGrid is a digital audio-over-Ethernet networking and real-time processing solution for live, broadcast and music production facilities. SoundGrid technology is used to deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet networks.
“We are very happy to be able to offer our users the power of Waves effects in a live setting,” explained Roland US vice president John Broadhead. “Waves has a tremendous track record in the studio and we are thrilled that engineers using our new console will be able to use all those same tools live as well as the additional power of SoundGrid networking – an ideal situation.”
The M-5000’s internal mix architecture is not fixed and can be freely defined for mixing channels, AUXs, matrixes, subgroup buses, mix-minus buses within a range of up to 128 audio paths.
Mick Olesh, Waves EVP sales & marketing, stated: “Waves is pleased that live engineers working on the Roland M-5000 can now utilise Waves MultiRack and the SoundGrid platform, making it easier than ever to bring Waves studio-quality audio processing to the stage.”