June 4, 2015
By Nur Zalikha Khamis
Tel Aviv, Israel — Live FOH engineer Christian Ulbrich uses Waves plugins, Waves MultiRack and SoundGrid DSP Server One on a DiGiCo SD5 console when touring with German artist Ina Müller.
Ulbrich notes, “The first time I worked with Waves was when I was doing studio sessions years ago. Waves was on the forefront of the plugin business, and everybody was using them. The jump to live sound was only a question of time, and when Waves finally came up with the SoundGrid technology and MultiRack I was more than willing to try it out. Implementing Waves plugins in your live sound workflow gives you all the possibilities that you have in the studio. Meanwhile, PA systems are getting more and more sophisticated and deliver great results. Together with a great desk like the DiGiCo SD5, I can really shape my sound and use all the great tools that would eat up tons of rack space if I were using hardware. And there’s also the portability: when I’m on smaller tours and have to deal with local PA and sound desks, I just bring my MacBook together with an interface (i.e. DiGiGrid/SoundGrid) and am able to use my favourite Waves plugins.”