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I was confused at first too, but we’re talking amongst others about compressor and EQ plug-ins to be inserted in the signal path to for instance in-ear monitors. In that case 3ms is indeed the maximum latency that’s considered doable for a musician to hear himself in his ears.

Waves now provide a customized linux based system with a version of their multirack software (split in too, UI is handled on another computer), but unfortunately they are trying to sell this with a fixed combination of their own audio-over-ethernet solution. “Unfortunately” because their platform isn’t open-ended, it’s also a proprietary layer 2 protocol, and more like that… so first of all we should really ask audinate to provide Linux drivers for their PCIe card to be able to built something similar to the SGS.

Or, as xvision asked, indeed also an expresscard version of their PCIe card for ultra-low latency :)
And moreover, ask audinate to help us create customized linux versions with the lowest possible latency. Anyway, seems like an interesting topic.

I’m really glad that focusrite joined forces with Audinate,
I simply don’t want any more proprietary protocols and closed standards… at least Dante offers a standard Asio driver so you are free to choose which ever software or plugins or whatever you like to use, not just waves stuff however good it may be. Other than that I really expect Dante to keep up with developments from other companies… maybe they should start talking to Waves to help them created a Waves over Dante server for instance, since we only have one port B :-)

Now if Waves manages to get the round-trip latency under 1ms using standard Ethernet ports, other audio-over-ethernet providers should really be able to do the same by also customizing Linux for this purpose. Things would indeed get interesting with a generic VST-plugin server or so… any developers listening out there? :-)

My prayers have been heard, Dante is coming!