Merging Participates in Inter BEE 2014

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Merging Participates in Inter BEE 2014

Nov 12, 2014 9:39 AM

CHIBA CITY, JAPAN� The 50th anniversary edition of Inter BEE will be held November 19-21 in the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City Japan. DSP, Merging''s distributor for Japan, will exhibit Merging hardware and software. This will be the first major showing in Japan of the Hapi Networked Audio Interface and audio over IP technology will be a major focus of Inter BEE.

Dominique Brulhart, Merging''s head of software, attend the show in order to demonstrate the progress on the recently announced 3D audio panning engine. This has already been used to mix a version of Vivaldi''s Four Seasons in 9.1 Auro 3D. The head of Mick Sound Lab, Mick (Masaki) Sawaguchi was responsible for this creation, which can be heard at the RME stand at Inter BEE. As a long-term user of Pyramix and now Horus, Sawaguchi tested an early version of the 3D audio panner. He will also be the moderator for a major session on AoIP technology November 21 from 13.30 through to 16.30. Brulhart will also present a paper entitled �Ravenna Technology, Background and Applications.�

Ravenna has been supported by Merging since the introduction of the Horus Networked Audio Interface in 2012. One of the latest local adopters of Horus and Hapi is the NHK Recording Studios where they will integrate five Merging converters with an API console and Pro Tools.

Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer that develops professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries.

Ravenna is a solution for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Ravenna is fully AES67 compatible. With a capacity of nearly 8 x MADI streams over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, it is also the first and only Layer-3 based IP audio protocol with full support for high-channel count DXD and DSD signals.

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