Tactus™ .FOH

8 In / 8 Out SoundGrid FOH Box & Server


Built in partnership with Waves®, the Tactus™ Digital Mixing System puts high quality audio, custom configuration and class leading features at the operator’s fingertips. Built on the combination of the Waves eMotion™ LV1 mixer, SoundGrid® server technology and Crest Audio Tactus IO interfaces, the Tactus Digital Mixing System represents the next evolution in digital consoles- without the physical limitations of a console.

The Tactus .FOH serves as the SoundGrid Server and DSP brain in the system, processing all eMotion LV1 algorithms and plugins. The .FOH receives all audio Input sources from the Tactus .Stage companion unit via SoundGrid before processing and re-routing the audio back out. It also hosts eight analog local inputs and outputs, 2x AES3 Inputs, MIDI connections, Word Clock BNC sockets, a 3-port Gbit built-in-switch utilising SoundGrid and a Headphone TRS jack.

Features Tactus .FOH

• Primary server for the Tactus mixing system, hosting and supporting the eMotion LV1 software mixing platform

• The Tactus .FOH will function as a standalone core for an 8 in, 8 out mixing platform

• Eight balanced mic/line inputs, XLR 1/4″ Combo

• Eight balanced outputs: first 4 are male XLR connectors, 2 of which have parallel TRS jacks, plus 4 additional TRS jacks

• Mic input accepts a +27 dBu input signal without pad

• 48V phantom power switchable on every mic input

• High performance digitally controlled microphone preamps feature: low input noise at high and low gain settings, high slew-rate and very low THD

• 66 dB adjustment range in 1 dB steps to maximize adjustment noise

• Internal 3-port gigabit Ethernet switch for easy networking

• Waves SoundGrid digital audio network protocol

• Balanced output maxmium level switchable between +18 dBu and +24 dBu

• Supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz

• External world clock input and output

• Two AES digital inputs

• Headphone output with level control

• MIDI in and switchable out or thru

• 3U rack mount package

• Universal power supply

Additional information

Channels (Input)


Channels (Output)


DSP On-Board


Networked Audio

Yes (SoundGrid)

Network Control


Input Connectors

8 x XLR-1/4" Combo & 2 x XLR (AES In)

Output Connectors

4 x XLR & 6 x 1/4"

Frequency Response

15 Hz – 22 kHz; +0/-0.2 dB @ 48 kHz sample rate 17 Hz – 40 kHz; +0/-.02 dB @ 96 kHz sample rate



Phantom Power

Yes (48V)

Headphones Output

Yes (1 x 1/4" with level control)


Rack Mount (19")

Yes (3U)

Net Weight

19.8 lbs (9.00 kg)

Product Height

5.22" (133 mm)

Product Width

18.94" (481 mm)

Product Depth

14.88" (378 mm)

AC Power Input

50/60 Hz, Universal Power Supply 100-240VAC



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