Puidoux, Switzerland (April 3, 2015)—Merging Technologies’ platforms have moved to 64-bit operation with the introduction of Pyramix 10, Ovation 6 and VCube 6.
According to the company, removing the limitations of legacy 32-bit operation plus the increasing availability of 64-bit plug-ins improves operational efficiency and allows new features to be developed. The new 3D panner and revised bus structure allows sound designers to work in forms other than 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.
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.
Merging’s Horus and Hapi networked audio interfaces have now completely replaced the company’s Mykerinos platform. By abandoning the on-board Mykerinos cards, the Merging networked I/O family can be used with any DAW or music server, allowing the benefits of RAVENNA/AES67 networking can be experienced by users. 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 offers 48 in/48 out.
VCube was recently integrated with the Blackmagicdesign DeckLink range of PCI Express capture cards, enabling 4K workflows. VCube also offers option cards from AJA.