Rain Unveils Origin Processor Engine for Waves Soundgrid at Musikmesse

Rain Computers announced the unveiling of ORIGIN Processor Engine at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Designed in collaboration with Waves, ORIGIN is engineered to provide high performance processing and mission critical reliability for the Waves SoundGrid System. Waves has introduced a
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Rain Computers announced the unveiling of ORIGIN Processor Engine at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany. Designed in collaboration with Waves, ORIGIN is engineered to provide high performance processing and mission-critical reliability for the Waves SoundGrid System. Waves has introduced a network-enabled audio processing system called SoundGrid, set to transform live sound and mixing for pro audio. SoundGrid uses audio processing over Ethernet to combine the power of multiple processor cores and provide low-latency, real-time audio processing.

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To ensure the highest quality, performance and reliability, Waves tapped Rain to create a rack-mounted processor engine. Working in collaboration with Waves technicians, Rain designed a quad-core processing engine able to provide enough power for multiple low latency plug-in instances, plus balanced component architecture to prevent the data bottlenecks that lead to dropouts and glitches. Professional sound engineers can also combine ORIGIN with Rain's award-winning LiveBook Mobile Audio Workstation running Waves MultiRack software for a tightly integrated solution they can rely on in any situation.

"We're proud to work with Waves on their SoundGrid project. With some of the most talented software engineers in the industry, it's an honor to collaborate with them to create a complete solution that will change live sound and mixing forever," said Rain Computers CEO Kevin Jacoby.

The Waves SoundGrid System is an Audio-over-Ethernet networking and processing technology developed by Waves. SoundGrid provides extremely low latency, high channel-count Waves audio processing using high performance processors and gigabit Ethernet networks for live sound and other real-time professional audio applications. Real-time audio processing is performed on the Rain ORIGIN Processor Engine, running a Waves-customized real-time version of Linux.

Attendees of Musikmesse saw the debut of ORIGIN running the SoundGrid System at the Waves demo suite, Maritime #800. More info available at http://www.RainRecording.com/origin

About Rain Computers, Inc.
Rain Computers mission is to empower creativity. Rain designs and supports desktop, rackmount and mobile computers for high-performance audio and video applications like recording, mixing, mastering, post-production and performance. With a passionate, "no-compromise" attitude, Rain's experts in audio, video and digital technology work closely with leading software and hardware manufacturers. Each system is tirelessly tested and certified with industry standard software and hardware, and rigorously field-test to ensure the best experience for those creating digital audio and video on the PC platform. Additional information about Rain products and services can be found at http://www.rainrecording.com

About Waves Ltd.
Waves is a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Waves has over 15 years of expertise in the development of psycho-acoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception of hearing to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves' award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and popular video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software solutions as well as hardware plus software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. For more information, visit the Waves web site at http://www.waves.com