Merging Introduces New 64-bit Software For All Products

April 2 2015, 04:00
Swiss manufacturer Merging Technologies confirms it will introduce new 64-bit software versions for all its products at the Prolight+Sound and NAB 2015 events. The introduction of Pyramix 10, Ovation 6 and VCube 6 moves all products to 64bit operation exclusively bringing new features and simplifying the future development path.

According to Merging, the upgrade, removing the limitations of legacy 32-bit operation plus the increasing availability of 64-bit plug-ins, improves operational efficiency and allows powerful new features to be developed.

Recognizing the need to address new trends for immersive audio in the film, events and music recording markets, the new 3D panner and revised bus structure allows sound designers unparalleled creativity without having to adhere to traditional 5.1 and 7.1 formats. Pyramix has already been used for Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D projects and is fully ready for NHK 22.2 or any other ad hoc loudspeaker configuration.
Pyramix new 3D panner.

In a move to streamline the post production process, video playback has now been fully integrated into Pyramix. Two video streams can be monitored directly from Pyramix without the need for external players. Clip based rendering for effects is another addition that responds to user feedback.

VCube’s recent integration with the Blackmagic Design DeckLink range of PCI Express capture cards has made the switch to 4K very cost effective as well as providing a significant leap in the performance from this popular workhorse. VCube also offers option cards from AJA, which combined with revised pack configurations, make VCube a very affordable choice for the audio post studio that wants to be able to play or record virtually any video format.

Merging has achieved extraordinary acclaim for the Horus and Hapi Networked Audio Interfaces which have now completely replaced the company’s Mykerinos platform which has served it well for many years. According to the company, having separate hardware dramatically increases versatility and the addition of RAVENNA/AES67 network connectivity brings remarkable benefits in the number of channels that can be handled and the flexibility of the routing.

By abandoning the on-board Mykerinos cards, the Merging Networked I/O family can be used with any DAW or music server so the benefits of RAVENNA networking can be experienced by all. The new ADA8 combination AD/DA board has doubled the analog I/O count for both products meaning that Hapi handles 16 microphone or line inputs and 16 outputs and Horus really packs a punch with 48 in/48 out. 

Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures. With a capacity of nearly 8 x MADI streams over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, it is also the first and only Layer-3 based IP audio protocol with full support for high-channel count DXD and DSD signals.
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