Caracas, Venezuela (August 10, 2005)–The Venezuelan National Orchestra (La Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela), which includes Symphonic Orquestra Simón Bolívar, is getting a new home–the new Venezuelan Sympony Hall and Performing Arts Centre in Caracas. The heart of the hall’s recording system will be Merging Technologies’ Pyramix DAW with full DSD/SACD capabilities. The system was supplied by Merging’s distributor, Corporacion Video Carrillo.
Sergio Prado, director of audio engineering for the new hall, commented, “We clearly believe in the potential of DSD, so the ‘moment’ captured by the mics will be preamplified with HV-3s. This signal will be converted to DSD stream and, at the same time, we will manage a 48 kHz PCM signal as an audio reference for the video machines and the reference copies for the students. The DSD post-production recording will use Merging’s Pyramix DAW, thanks to the compatibility at file level, for the final SACD and CD master. Needless to say, we are planning to open our facility to anyone wishing to use our resources.”