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Waves announces Axis One - a Waves-Optimized Computer

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Waves Audio has announced the Waves Axis One, a Waves-Optimized Computer.

Here's what they say:

Waves Axis One is a standardized computer, custom-designed and optimized to run Waves audio applications. Packed in a road-hardy half-rack 2U case, Axis One is "a trustworthy turnkey solution for live sound, broadcast and the studio".

Axis One is designed from the ground up to perform reliably and consistently under demanding circumstances, with maximum stability and rock-solid performance. Through careful selection of components and extensive rigorous testing, it has been optimized to match the needs of sound engineers using Waves software applications. With its rugged rack-mountable case, this unit is designed to help any engineer deliver reliably, anywhere, anytime.

With its Waves SoundGrid connectivity, Axis One can act as the "brain" of a SoundGrid system, seamlessly interfacing with SoundGrid I/O devices and servers. Use it at front-of-house, at monitor position, or in your broadcast AV rack – or add it to your studio for tracking, mixing and mastering.

Waves Axis One features:

  • Computer optimized to run Waves software applications.
  • Intel i5 8600 Processor.
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM.
  • 256GB SSD internal storage.
  • Windows 10.
  • 2 HDMI ports, 1 display port.
  • 1 SoundGrid port (EtherCon connector), 1 Ethernet port (RJ45 connector).
  • 8 USB2/USB3 ports, 1 USB-C port.
  • Rack-mountable case, 2U half-rack.

Pre-order price: $1499. Shipping early 2019.

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active
fluffy_little_something
fluffy_little_something
13 November 2018 at 3:17pm

Why use such a mediocre processor?! How many instances of a hog like Element 2 can it run?

Can that computer also run plugins from other developers?

gundam
gundam
13 November 2018 at 5:14pm

1. those specs are horrible.

2. it looks worse than a 1980's computer.

Waves should stay on their lane.

stromkraft
stromkraft
13 November 2018 at 10:55pm

I don't think this a studio machine, it's a on the road machine for the mix job. How many of those need to run Element?

Clearly this 6-core CPU, a $250 product with UHD Graphics 630 sitting on Intel 300 series motherboard clearly has been chosen for optimal reliability rather than "must be the fastest possible". An 8-core would have been nice, but also would had raised the price. Those rack form factors are very practical.

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