Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (March 23, 2015)—Alex Tan, owner of StarMount Studio in Malaysia, has installed Merging Technologies’ Horus with premium converter cards and a Pyramix DAW with MassCore in order to make DSD recordings.
Switching DAW platforms is not a trivial undertaking but to switch from Mac to PC at the same time really needs a good reason. Tan, whose facility is known for its jazz, classical and regional music recordings, made the switch after a demonstration from Johan Wadsten, Merging’s product manager, and a trial period with the gear.
“I have been a Pro Tools user for more than eight years,” says Tan. “The time came when the studio was ready to upgrade to the latest HDX and the meeting with Johan together with a product demo period was a total game changer. The only thing that really mattered was the superior audio quality, but the sheer power of the DAW in handling high track counts in high sampling rates was really surprising. It was so good that we made the bold decision to migrate our on-going session, halting it, rewiring to Horus and recording the rest of the tracks entirely with Pyramix at 192 kHz.”
He continues, “I like the way Pyramix is presented. The proprietary audio processing is far superior to any DSP cards in my own user experience. All in all, we are still learning, exploring within the Pyramix and constantly in contact with your fantastic tech support to make the most out of our workflow. Again, it’s all down to dollars and cents and I think it’s the best system at an affordable price point.”