• Waves Audio SuperRack, plugin processing software for live sound

    Waves Audio is now shipping Waves SuperRack, the next generation of plugin processing software for live sound and broadcast engineers. This plugin rack lets users run up to 128 audio channels through multiple instances of Waves plugins with reportedly near-zero latency and offers customization options to tailor the application to the engineer's mixing workflow.

    SuperRack operates in a SoundGrid Audio-over-Ethernet network, processing audio on a dedicated SoundGrid DSP server, which moves plugin processing from the host computer to an external DSP server in order to increase plugin count, minimize latency, and enable the host and I/O devices to be far apart from each other while accommodating the most complex setups.


    SuperRack is a natural extension of your mixing console, designed from the ground up for quick setup time, flexible touch-friendly workspace and unlimited workflow customization. FOH, monitor, broadcast, and AV engineers can now run plugins in real time, customize their workspace with floating windows, set extended-scope snapshots, and run any live show with more speed and confidence than ever before, says the company.

    • View and control multiple plugin instances simultaneously
    • Multitouch-friendly graphic interface
    • Expand workspace to up to four monitors
    • Tweak small plugin parameters with a “Touch & Slide” fader
    • Access up to 12 plugins per snapshot via the Hot Plugins panel
    • Map application and plugin controls to MIDI & computer keyboard for quick hands-on access
    • Switch inputs and outputs while maintaining processing chains
    • Adjust multiple racks simultaneously with the “Linking” function
    • Share SoundGrid I/Os in a network to build complex setups
    • Selectively recall snapshots via extended scope filter
    • Comprehensive device and network monitoring
    • Advanced latency alignment management
    • Host mirroring (DiGiCo) and DSP server redundancy