Merging Technologies to Show Product Enhancements at IBC2014
Aug 19, 2014 11:32 AM
PUIDOUX, FRANCE�Merging Technology has launched its latest Networked Audio range of interfaces.
Hapi has been shipping in increasing numbers. In a step to enhance the practicality of both Hapi and Horus, Merging will show a new AD and DA combination board that will double the quantity of analog I/O available on the units. A 48 in/48 out on Horus makes it the ideal stagebox for many applications. For Hapi, this allows a number of possibilities; 16 in/16 out or 8 in/8 out with MADI are likely to sell well. Despite the extra component density, the performance of the ADA8 AD and DA option card is virtually identical to the AD8 and DA8 components that are still in the range and can be mixed and matched to form a range of I/O combinations. Able to work up to 192 kHz with better than 120dB dynamic range, these have the same transparency and headroom on the mic preamplifiers. There is also no loss in functionality. Each ADA8 board comes equipped on the input stage with Mic/Line input selection, Phantom power, LPF and phase invert. The output stage is also equipped as the DA8 cards, with a Dip switch controlled line up level up to +24dBu and a digitally controlled output trim. All parameters can be controlled from the front panel or remotely via the RAVENNA LAN connection. The ability to control all of the Networked Audio range via a simple Web browser enables standalone operation. To connect to any DAW, the addition of CoreAudio and ASIO drivers mean this level of quality is available for various software programs.
The new 64-bit versions of Pyramix, Ovation and VCube launched at NAB Show, and they will all have moved to *.1 versions by IBC. Enhancements for Pyramix relate to Virtual Transport improvements, archiving metadata workflows and digital album publishing for DSD/DXD multi-channel releases.
VCube gets a complete update on rendering options and now supports a range of video cards from Blackmagic Design for capture and playback. These PCI Express cards and USB video interfaces enhance the value offering throughout the VCube range.
Ovation powered the Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies. To make the broadcaster�s life even easier, there is now the option to enable or disable the playback logging function, either manually or on a time cues. This ensures that no false logs are made during set-up or rehearsal but nothing gets missed when the show goes live.
A selection of VS3 and VST plug-ins from companies like Flux, Vincent Burel, Algorithmix and AudioEase are now available for Merging''s new 64-bit world. The Vincent Burel offering of reverberation, a full set of dynamics processors, EQ and measurement tools plug-ins have acquired a multitude of fans worldwide and these will be available to new customers at a 50-percent reduction from September 1 through to October 31. There are also upgrade deals for existing Vincent Burel customers.
Also on show will be the Iris Networked Post System, which has also been used for recording and live sound reinforcement duties.
Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 20 years of experience in developing professional A/V products for entertainment and media.