Waves | SoundGrid Mobile Server
Waves | SoundGrid Mobile Server
Waves | SoundGrid Mobile Server
Waves | SoundGrid Mobile Server

Waves | SoundGrid Mobile Server

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Small but mighty, the SoundGrid Mobile Server fits right in your backpack and leaves room for more. Great for traveling, mixing small live shows and for the studio. Take it anywhere you go and boost your plugin processing power.

Don't be fooled by its size, the SoundGrid Moblie server definitely packs a powerful punch. With an Intel® Core™ i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM you can pile on quite a bit of processing tasks, making it suitable to power your plugins in small live shows as well as in the studio.

No different than the full sized, rack-mountable SoundGrid servers, latency is extremely low as ever: 0.8 ms at 44.1–96kHz. This positions the SoundGrid Mobile Server in an exceptional price/performance sweet spot for mobile DSP.

Paired with a SoundGrid audio interface, the Mobile server allows you to record and monitor through plugins in real time. With a non-SoundGrid interface, it takes the plugin processing load off your computer during mixing and editing sessions.

The carefully designed aluminum casing makes it a tough companion for your traveling adventures. Just throw it in your backpack alongside your laptop, audio interface and headphones and you still have room for more (snacks?).

It's true what they say, good things do come in small packages.

  • Boost your plugin processing power live or in the studio
  • Plugin processing power that goes with you
  • Fits in your backpack with room for more
  • Exceptional price/performance sweet spot for mobile DSP
  • Ultra-low latency: as low as 0.8 milliseconds at 44.1–96kHz
  • Durable aluminum casing
  • Use with any SoundGrid audio interface (including DiGiGrid I/Os) for real-time processing for live-mixing / recording with plugins
  • Offload plugin processing from your computer to the server, using the audio interface you already have*
  • CPU: Intel® Skylake Core™ i5-6200u
  • RAM 4 GB
  • Power: DC12V 3A
  • 6-month warranty


SuperRack & MultiRack Benchmarks

The table below indicates the number of plugin racks and plugins that can be inserted into SuperRack or MultiRack and loaded to the SoundGrid Mobile Server before the system reaches DSP overload (85%) or fails to play audio fluently (clicks, dropouts, corruption).
SoundGrid Mobile Server
(MultiRack v9.80.13 & SuperRack v11)
Plugin 44.1kHz 96kHz
API 2500 (mono) 264 131
API 550 (mono) 440 228
API 560 (mono) 36 34
AudioTrack (mono) 375 191
C6 Multiband Compressor (mono) 70 33
CLA-2A Compressor / Limiter (mono) 150 72
CLA-3A Compressor / Limiter (mono) 155 72
CLA-76 Compressor / Limiter (mono) 303 144
dbx® 160 Compressor / Limiter (mono) 26 29
DeEsser (mono) 512 328
Dorrough Stereo (stereo) 400 240
H-Comp Hybrid Compressor (mono) 254 121
H-Delay Hybrid Delay (mono) 198 87
H-EQ Hybrid Equalizer (mono) 35 34
H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb (stereo)* 6 4
IR1 Convolution Reverb (stereo)* 16 9
IR-Live Convolution Reverb (stereo)* 22 13
InPhase (mono)** 101 99
J37 Tape (mono) 29 36
Kramer HLS Channel (mono) 14 7
Kramer Master Tape (mono) 37 18
L2 Ultramaximizer (mono) 264 124
LoAir (mono) 224 118
MaxxVolume (mono) 320 182
NLS Non-Linear Summer (mono) 149 62
PuigChild Compressor (mono) 132 68
PuigTec EQP1A (mono) 29 14
REDD 17 (mono) 56 26
Renaissance Bass (mono) 237 117
Renaissance Channel (mono) 196 117
Renaissance Compressor (mono) 464 296
Renaissance Equalizer (REQ6) (mono) 512 512
Renaissance Reverb (stereo) 62 38
Renaissance Vox (mono) 456 309
Scheps 73 (mono) 72 102
SSL E-Channel (mono) 224 126
SSL G-Channel (mono) 224 126
SSL G-Equalizer (mono) 512 392
SSL G-Master Buss Comp (mono) 312 160
TG 12345 (mono) 7 7
TransX Multi (mono) 171 94
TransX Wide (mono) 424 296
Vitamin Sonic Enhancer (mono) 64 34

The maximum number of plugins that can be tested given system limitations is 512 (64 MultiRacks) for either mono or stereo. Plugin benchmark results may vary slightly from one system setup to another. While most plugins perform most efficiently at 44.1 kHz, a few perform as or even more efficiently at 96 kHz thanks to their upsampling or to algorithms that do not depend on sample rates.

* Plugin’s peak DSP usage level is much higher than its average level. Make sure to monitor peak levels on the DSP meter.

eMotion LV1 Benchmarks

The tables below show the server’s CPU peaks (in percentages) when used with the eMotion LV1 mixer (v10.0.57.88), given different server latency settings .
eMo plugins (eMo D5, F2, Q4) inserted on all input, aux & bus channels
Supported sample rate – 48 kHz only.
SoundGrid Server Latency 40 samples 80 samples 160 samples
SoundGrid Mobile Server CPU peak 16 channels Latency mode 31% 24% 21%
DSP mode 29% 22% 20%
eMotion LV1 without eMo plugins
Supported sample rate – 48 kHz only.
SoundGrid Server Latency 40 samples 80 samples 160 samples
SoundGrid Mobile Server CPU peak 16 channels Latency mode / DSP mode 12% 6% 3%

CPU: Intel® Skylake Core™ i5-6200u


LAN Card: Realtek® on-board


Length: 13.97 cm / 5.5 inches
Height: 3.78 cm / 1.49 inches
Depth: 13.71 cm / 5.4 inches
Device Weight: 0.680 kg / 1.5 lbs
Package Weight: 2.7 kg / 6 lbs

Operating CPU Temperature:

86° to 167°F / 30° to 75°C

Max CPU Temperature:

185°F / 85°C
*Tested at room temperature 75°F / 23.8°C

Operating Environment temperature range:

50° to 95°F / 10° to 35°C

Max Environment temperature:

104°F / 40°C

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