If you’ve been thinking about retiring your old, bulky live console and switching to an all-digital mixing system, Waves may have something for you. The Waves eMotion LV1 Proton is a 16-channel live setup which consists of a mixer, stage box, server and software.
Waves eMotion LV1 Proton
The system includes the eMotion LV1 16-channel software mixer, a SoundStudio STG-1608 SoundGrid-compatible stage box, a SoundGrid Proton server, a Waves-optimized Axis Proton computer and a 24-inch Dell touch screen monitor. Also included are a 1U rack shelf, an 8-port Ethernet switch, Cat6 cables as well as three plug-ins optimized for live sound: eMo F2 Filter, eMo D5 Dynamics and eMo Q4 Equalizer.
The eMotion LV1 software mixer is optimized for touch control and offers 16 mono/stereo channels. Each channel’s plug-in rack holds up to eight SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins for real-time processing. The included SoundStudio STG-1608 is a SoundGrid stage box with 16 mic/line inputs and high-end preamps, which can be controlled from the LV1 mixer.
All audio signals coming from the stage and through the plug-ins are processed by the compact SoundGrid Proton server. The audio flows to the PA system and back to the stage through eight line outputs in only 0.8 ms at 48 kHz, the manufacturer says. The Axis Proton PC comes in a compact half-rack enclosure and features an Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB DDR4 RAM, 128 GB SSD storagy, 1 HDMI port, 1 display port and 3 USB ports.
eMotion LV1 Proton key features
- eMotion LV1 16-channel (mono/stereo) mixer with Waves eMo plugins
- SoundStudio STG-1608 stage box (16-in/8-out)
- SoundGrid Proton Server
- Axis Proton Waves-optimized computer
- 1U Rack Shelf
- 24” Dell touchscreen
- 8-port network switch and CAT6 Ethernet cables
- Includes MyMon – a mobile app for stage monitoring control (coming soon)
Compared to economy systems, the Waves eMotion LV1 Proton’s price tag of USD 4,999.00 (introductory offer) may seem quite hefty. But it does look like a well-balanced package, and it is the most affordable solution by Waves so far.
Price and availability
The Waves eMotion LV1 Proton system is now available for pre-order for USD 4,999.00. We don’t know yet when the system will begin shipping.