Puidoux, Switzerland (February 3, 2016)—Merging Technologies will mark its 25th year of operation on the last day of March, 2016.
President Claude Cellier founded the company in 1990 after his departure from Nagra. Merging is known for the Pyramix DAW, and the Horus and Hapi RAVENNA/AES67 networked audio interfaces.
Coincident with ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2016 in Amsterdam, Merging will release a new CoreAudio driver that is available for the AES67 community. This driver, dubbed RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device, is fully compliant with RAVENNA and automatically compatible with Dante. This provides a way for Mac users to connect to the majority of available networked audio devices, according to the company.
The driver, a free download from the Merging website, will support full operation of up to 64 channels in and out at 44.1/48kHz. The existing CoreAudio driver for the Merging products continues to accommodate higher sampling rates up to DXD/384 kHz and DSD256 to support Horus and Hapi range of converters. A third CoreAudio driver is available for the company’s new consumer DAC product, the Merging NADAC.
Cellier remarked, “Remaining ahead of the game has always been a strong motivation for Merging, but never easy to achieve. However, we do believe that the introduction of Horus in 2012 introduced something remarkably different for our users. Making it easier for people to embark on the networking adventure is something we wanted to do at the appropriate time and now seems to be perfect. With a strong MNA Alliance presence at ISE and with so many manufacturers now supporting AES67, we think it will be of great interest.”