Both CDC eight has an integrated Waves interface card which provides connectivity to the Waves MultiRack SoundGrid via Cat5e. The audio is streamed from the integrated interface card on the rear of the CDC eight to the SoundGrid server, processed, and then streamed back to the console.
This allows up to 64 channels of Waves studio-grade plug-ins to simultaneously run alongside the CDC eight’s own native effects options with the Waves GUI displayed on the console’s touch screen for control.
As well as providing direct connectivity to a Waves SoundGrid server, the interface can connect direct 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, multi-track 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.
Every CDC eight features a Waves SoundGrid interface, which when connected to a suitable laptop or desktop computer with the Waves “Tracks” software installed, will 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 CDC eight’s 128 input channels feature 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
- 64 channels of Waves processing
- Control via the console’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 the CDC eight.
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 installing Waves Track Live on a PC or Mac
Download: A guide to installing Waves Track Live on a PC or Mac
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