Connectivity specialists DirectOut are pleased to announce that they have entered
into a SoundGrid licensing partnership with Waves Audio, the world’s leading
developer of audio plugins and signal processors for the professional and consumer
electronics audio markets. The collaboration has led to the development of a new
device with a SoundGrid and MADI interface that will be unveiled at the forthcoming
IBC in September.

SoundGrid is an audio-over-Ethernet networking and processing technology
developed by Waves offering extremely low latency, high channel count audio
processing. Running on standard Intel CPUs and 1Gbps Ethernet networks,
SoundGrid uses standard computers, switches and servers and integrates easily
with analogue and digital mixing consoles. Real-time audio processing is performed
on standard Intel-based plugin servers running a Waves-customized version of the
rock-solid Linux platform, making it an ideal solution for studio facilities, live sound,
broadcast, post-production and more.

“SoundGrid opens up a range of new applications for our customers,’ commented
DirectOut’s Stephan Flock. “We are very excited about the collaboration with Waves
and the possibility to integrate SoundGrid into our products. We will be showing the
first fruits of our collaboration at IBC, and I am sure it will both expand our current
portfolio as well as the scope of applications that we can address.’

Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments: “We are delighted to offer
Waves SoundGrid technology to DirectOut and contribute to their development and
implementation of future products. This is another step in Waves ongoing policy, of
refining networking possibilities and enabling our users to benefit from having
access to a variety of tools, enhancing their processing capabilities and cater to
their specific needs to ensure the highest level of professionalism.’

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