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AES 2019: Waves Introduces the eMotion LV1 Proton 16-Channel Live Mixing System
Old 16th October 2019
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Hardware AES 2019: Waves Introduces the eMotion LV1 Proton 16-Channel Live Mixing System

Waves Audio (AES booth 640), the world’s leading developer of professional audio signal processing technologies and leading maker of audio plugins for mixing, music production, mastering, sound design, broadcast, post-production and live sound, introduces the eMotion LV1 Proton 16-Channel Live Mixing System. This is Waves’ most affordable complete live mixing system, ideal for 16-channel live setups that aspire to deliver pristine world-class sound quality.

With the eMotion LV1 Proton 16-Channel Live Mixing System, it is now the time to completely change the way you think about your live mixing system. Never before has such a system been offered for an unprecedented cost of under $5K.

Forget about heavy, cumbersome mixing boards. You can now switch to a lightweight digital system, with everything you need to deliver captivating live sound experiences at a cost-effective price, easy portability and a small footprint. Best of all: the eMotion LV1 Proton system gives you access to the world’s largest selection of audio plugins, which you can run directly inside your eMotion LV1 mixer, all for under $5000.

This complete system includes the eMotion LV1 16-channel live software mixer, a SoundStudio STG-1608 SoundGrid®-compatible stagebox, a SoundGrid Proton server, the Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer, a 24-inch Dell touchscreen, a 1U rack shelf, an 8-port network switch and network cables, plus three plugins specifically designed and optimized for live sound: eMo F2 Filter, eMo D5 Dynamics and eMo Q4 Equalizer.

The touch-optimized eMotion LV1 software mixer features 16 mono/stereo channels, each with a plugin rack that can host up to eight SoundGrid-compatible plugins for real-time processing. The included SoundStudio STG-1608 is a sturdy SoundGrid stage box, featuring 16 mic/line inputs with high-end preamps that can be controlled directly from the LV1 mixer.

All audio coming from the stage and through the plugins is processed on the included super-compact SoundGrid Proton server. Send processed audio out to the PA system and back to the stage via eight line outputs at lightning speed: Only 0.8 ms at 48 kHz.

For rock-solid stability, the Axis Proton computer is optimized to handle eMotion LV1’s processing power and perform reliably in the most challenging environments. It features an Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB of DDR4 RAM, one HDMI port, one display port, three USB ports, and a rugged 1U half-rack chassis.

Complete with a 24-inch Dell touchscreen, an eight-port SoundGrid switch, CAT6 Ethernet cables, and a 1U rack shelf, this combo gives you everything you need to run 16-channel live shows with big, pristine, studio-grade sound at an affordable price.

LV1 Proton features:
  • Everything you need to set up a SoundGrid-powered live show
  • Complete cost-effective mixing solution
  • eMotion LV1 16-channel (mono/stereo) mixer with Waves eMo plugins
  • SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox (16-in/8-out)
  • SoundGrid Proton Server
  • Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer
  • 1U Rack Shelf
  • 24-inch Dell touchscreen
  • Eight-port network switch and CAT6 Ethernet cables
  • Includes MyMon – a mobile app for stage monitoring control

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Old 21st October 2019
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Last edited by The Press Desk; 21st October 2019 at 12:19 PM..
Old 22nd October 2019
Good job Waves. Glad to see you bringing things down into the more MI-targeted market for eMotion systems. Given the power that this brings to run some of the more unique Waves plugins like Torque (which is astonishing on drums!) etc will really help to differentiate it from other consoles in that price range.
Old 24th October 2019
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Give me 10+2 fader bank and a touch to turn dial and I'm in.
Old 24th October 2019
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You can use hardware controllers with it, if you want faders. I wouldn’t be surprised if you could set a touch to turn dial up (it just needs to control the mouse wheel, no?).
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