Warsaw, Poland (July 2, 2015)—The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra recently moved into new premises, adding interfaces, DAWs and controllers from Merging Technologies.
The new recording/editing studios use two complete RAVENNA-networked systems with two Horus units fitted with 32 inputs with AD8DP cards and 16 analog outputs with DA8P—one installed in a server room and the second in a mobile rack for local and outside recordings. There are two Pyramix MassCore 128 DAWs for PCM as well as DSD/DXD sessions, two Tango 2 controllers and a set of audio plug-ins, including a Cedar restoration suite and the latest plug-ins from Flux and VB. The Horus can alternatively be connected to a Stagetec Crescendo console via MADI for PCM recordings.
“We were aware the musicians and sound engineers there were focused on Mac technology with Digital Performer and Pro Tools,” commented Igor Pogorzelski, sales director at ProfiAudio, Merging’s Polish distributor. “We suggested a free one-day workshop in ?ód? with our demo Horus, Pyramix DAW and a Tango 2 controller. In addition, we connected our Horus to their Macs with Digital Performer, enabling them to control these with the Tango. This convinced them to purchase three complete systems of a Horus with AD8D cards, Pyramix DAW with Merging’s Silent PC chassis and Tango controllers. This also proved to be more cost effective than the alternative solution.”
“It was not easy to convince them to switch from a Mac working style to a Windows ecosystem,” commented Bogdan Zywek, ProfiAudio’s Pyramix expert and a former Pro Tools fan, “but with a bit of patience it worked out at the end of the day.”
The NOSPR is one of the oldest radio orchestras in Europe, having been established in Warsaw in 1934. The orchestra relocated to Katowice following the destruction of Warsaw during the Second World War.