The CDC five, CDC six and CDC seven-s feature an integrated Waves interface card which provides connectivity to Waves MultiRack SoundGrid.
This allows up to 64 channels of Waves studio-grade plug-ins to simultaneously run alongside the console’s own native effects options. There is the added advantage of the Waves GUI being displayed on the console’s 23.5” touchscreen for control. Audio is streamed from the integrated interface card to the SoundGrid server, processed, and then streamed back to the console via Cat5e.
As well as providing direct connectivity to a Waves SoundGrid server, the interface can connect directly to a standard laptop computer, which, once the Waves SoundGrid Studio application has been installed, will connect to just about any DAW software. This permits the use of your favourite 3rd party plug-ins, multitrack recording, playback and “virtual sound check”.
The Waves processing is patched in the same way as the existing Cadac I/O racks, and can be used as a send and return for effects processing, or alternatively can be patched and used as inserts, giving great flexibility.
When the console’s Waves SoundGrid interface is connected to a suitable laptop or desktop computer with Waves “Tracks Live” installed, it can record up to 64 tracks of 24-bit, 96 kHz audio. With Waves’ Studio App installed on your computer, any DAW can be used for multitrack recording.
Each of the console’s input channels features two inputs. These can easily be configured as mic/playback and switching between them globally achieved at the touch of a screen.
- Standard integrated Waves card for MultiRack SoundGrid server
- Up to 64 channels of Waves processing
- Control via the CDC five’s touch screen
- Multitrack recording direct to laptop via Waves SoundGrid Studio App
Useful Information about Waves and Cadac
Instructions on how to Install Waves on a Cadac CDC six and CDC eight mixing console.
The easiest way to do this is to download the software from the Cadac FTP site, load it on to a USB key and install it from the key.
Instructions can be found in the guide below.
A guide to install Waves on a Cadac CDC six and CDC eight mixing console
Download: Install Waves on a Cadac CDC six and CDC eight mixing console
A guide to Using Waves Effects
Download: Using Waves Effects Guide
A guide to Waves Track Live
Download: Waves Track Live Guide
Useful information from Waves:
Further information about Waves Plugins please visit the Waves website: Waves.com
The Waves Cadac SoundGrid User manual: Download