Waves Netshell APA44 Audio Processing Accelerator
Engineers, producers, and musicians who use Waves demand the most powerful and advanced audio tools available. They also have a habit of pushing any system to its edge—because they refuse to let technology limit their vision. The folks at Waves have the same philosophy. So instead of waiting for today’s processors to catch up with the tools they build, they’ve created the APA32 and APA44-M Audio Processing Accelerators: Outboard units with the power to do the heavy lifting your mixes demand.
The Muscle You Need—Using a Standard Ethernet Connection
The APA is a hardware solution that lets you easily run multiples of Waves’ most CPU-intensive plug-ins. For example, the APA32 lets you run 6 IR-1 Reverbs, or 9 Linear Phase Equalizers, or 12 C4 Multiband Parametric Processors at 44.1KHz. The APA44-M is even more powerful, giving you up to 30% more plug-in power than the APA32. What’s more, the APA units don’t require a PCI card or a Firewire or USB connection. You simply connect them to a standard Ethernet port, install the new NetShell software, and cut loose.
Expand and Share Waves Power
What if you need even more power? Easy: add another APA. You can connect up to 8 APA units to a single host computer using a standard Ethernet switch. Mix and match the APA32 and APA44-M units if you like. Because APA units use standard Ethernet hardware, you can expand your Waves power easily, without the need for proprietary gear.
If you have more than one workstation, you can also distribute your Waves power among them. With each machine authorized and using NetShell, all you need is a V-LAN switching system to assign any combination of APA units to whoever needs the most power—up to 8 APA units per workstation.
For example, with 16 APA units and 4 workstations, you could allot 4 APAs to each computer. But if the next job requires two machines each running 8 APAs, you can make the change in minutes without even unplugging a single cable.
For Mac or PC, Native or TDM
On the Mac, NetShell currently supports Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Pro and Digital Performer.
On the PC, NetShell supports Pro Tools, Cubase, and Nuendo.
Look for more platform support in the near future. Whether you use a Native or TDM system, the included NetShell software handles shipping audio from your host computer to the APA unit(s) and back. The insert drop-down menu in your DAW will give you the choice to open a plug-in on an APA or on your regular system.
Portable Waves Power
You can easily transport the APA32 to another computer. Just plug in your authorized iLok, connect the APA32 to the computer’s Ethernet port, install the NetShell software, and you’re ready to use any set of authorized Waves plug-ins on that computer. For even more portability, the APA44-M offers more power in a smaller size and is engineered to be nearly silent for critical recording in the field.
Ready for the Future
An APA unit will add awesome capability to your system today. And beyond that, it will give you the power you need to run the next generation of Waves audio tools. Because when you need Waves power, nothing else will do.
APA compatible plug-ins:
L3 Multimaximizer • L3 Ultramaximizer • IR-360 Surround Parametric Convolution Reverb (Mac) • IR-1 Parametric Convolution Reverb V2 • IR-L Light Convolution Reverb • Linear Phase Equalizer • Linear Phase Multiband • C4 Multiband Parametric Processor • Renaissance Reverb • Renaissance Channel (no external side-chain) • SoundShifter • Morphoder • TransX (Multi) • Q-Clone
Note that although APA units support both Pro Tools TDM and Pro Tools LE, Waves TDM Plug-Ins are still required for TDM functionality.
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