Portland, ME (November 22, 2017) - Independent Audio recently supplied a significant quantity of Merging Technologies’ Horus and Hapi networked converters and Pyramix Native Pro workstations to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music campus in Athens, GA.
Merging Technologies a décidé de compléter son ensemble d'outils audio immersifs pour les diffuseurs en développant les exportations de l’Audio Définition Module (ADM ITU-R BS.2076) et MPEGH (par Fraunhofer IIS)
NAB 2018 will continue to feature the importance of IP technology as was the case at IBC and NAB 2017. Merging Technologies was one of the early adopters, incorporating AoIP into its hardware products in 2012. The choice of RAVENNA as the most flexible and broadcast-friendly of the protocols on offer, proved to be a wise choice as AES67 compliance was a simple task once the standard had been agreed. Merging was a keen supporter of the MNA during its period of relevance and has now migrated to the support of AIMS which supported AES67 and ST2110 from the beginning.
A truly international cooperation has seen a radical new Biomedical Music™project nominated as a finalist at this prestigious event. On February 8, South by Southwest (SXSW) announced the Movement Tracks Project as a finalist for their Interactive Innovation Awards, which honor ground-breaking advancements from 2017.
A successful band setting up a studio is not particularly noteworthy, but when it is set up to record in DSD and features a 4K video stage, this is clearly unusual. Furthermore, this brand new facility is located on Nashville’s doorstep which is home to many famous studios, suggesting this is a bold move. DSD recording is relatively unusual for a conventional studio, although commonplace in the classical recording world with the majority of concert halls and opera houses being so equipped. This is no ordinary studio but, regardless of musical genre, DSD means Merging Technologies and in this case Pyramix MassCore with 2 Horus Networked Audio Converters.
Merging Technologies, manufacturer of MERGING+NADAC, MERGING+PLAYER and MERGING+POWER is delighted to announce that it will be showing an Aurender X100 Music Server directly connected to a RAVENNA AoIP network and using a MERGING+NADAC as the DAC. This demonstration will be hosted in the joint Merging Technologies/Terrason room 255 at the Norddeutscher Hi Fi Tage in Hamburg. This important event for Northern Germany takes place February 3 – 4 2018 at the Holiday Inn Hamburg Elbbrücken.
Telmaco, Europe's leading AV company, has installed multi-touch interactive media stations in the European Parliament. Merging Technologies’ Ovation Audio & Event Sequencer is supplying the required 10 channels of audio.
The vexing question of whether high resolution audio formats really make a difference may get a more definitive answer in the near future. A formidable team of expertise from ProStudioMasters and McGill University embarked on an extraordinarily thorough experiment of recording a widely diverse series of concerts and studio sessions in all popular digital recording formats. One of the challenges was to ensure that all the recordings could be captured on identical equipment; the only differences being the bit rates and the sampling rates. It was apparent that there was only one company that could provide a simple and effective solution; Merging Technologies.
The MERGING+PLAYER, MERGING+NADAC and MERGING+POWER will be featured in a dedicated room at The Rocky Mountain Audio Festival in Denver. This late decision to take a room at the show was predicated by a change in US distribution and the desire to show the full range of products without conflict from other brands in the same room.
“Dream of Red Mansions” was a drama series that gripped the Chinese nation in 1987. It is possibly remembered as much for the music as the acting, so much so, that a concert commemorating the series was held in the People’s Great Hall in Beijing on June 17th. It was hosted by the well-known Chinese actor, Zhang Guoli, who is connected to the 1987 TV series through his wife, who was a principal actress. The Chinese Film Orchestra performed at the concert, headed by the conductor Zhang Lie. The music was composed by the internationally famous Wang Liping.
Recently, VR 360° was added to the RFI Labo works. For these productions, the entire technical methodology for sound capture, journalistic writing and post-production had to be reviewed and adapted. This work was directed by Xavier Gibert (in charge of the RFI Labo production unit).
Dernièrement la VR 360° est venu s’ajouter aux travaux de RFI Labo. Pour réaliser ces productions, toute la méthodologie technique de captation des sons, d'écriture pour les journalistes ainsi que la post-production en studio a dû être revue et adaptée. Ce travail a été dirigé par Xavier Gibert (chargé d’unité de production RFI Labo)
The introduction of MERGING+NADAC and then MERGING+PLAYER shook the high end audio world by introducing an Ethernet audio protocol in place of the conventional USB connection. RAVENNA offers numerous practical, performance and reliability advantages over USB and the results have been recorded in a series of rave reviews for these products.
RAVENNA was delighted to partner with Merging Technologies to co-host an exclusive launch of the Merging/Digigram-developed Audio Network Manager software tool at the ultra-hip London premises of renowned audio & video solutions resellers, Jigsaw24.
Merging’s President, Claude Cellier heads up the hardware design team and had this to say; “We were always proud of what we achieved with the original AD8D series but the new AKD8D has unprecedented specifications both in terms of precision and neutrality. We know this is the cleanest mic preamplifier and the most discriminating converter we have ever designed. One of our challenges these days is that these specs are starting to exceed those of the test gear so we rely on our users to tell us how good they really are. We are confident that our usual selection of Grammy® winners are going to give us the thumbs up.”
Leading East Coast post production provider, the Soundtrack Group recently opened their brand new Stage K mixing facility; the first and currently only Dolby Atmos room on the East Coast. The choice of the VCube HD Player/Recorder to run the projection was based on their previous experience The faster operation, multiple video codec support and all digital workflow, makes VCube the obvious solution once more.
New shopping mall at Charles de Gaulle Airport depends on Ovation to provide multi-zone playback to suit the different themed areas. A simple solution to a complex sound challenge. Innovative French sound design company, hého, finds that Merging Technologies has the answer to the brief from Europe’s largest commercial property company.
Mick Sawaguchi was the first Pyramix user in Japan and has now made the first recording in Japan featuring Horus. His recording of Jun Fukamachi’s last album has just been awarded the prize for Best Hi –Resolution Recording at The Professional Music Recording Award of JAPAN. Mick is very famous in Japan as a long serving employee of NHK, a major figure in the AES and as “Surround Shogun”, presenting many workshops and teaching at two of Japan’s best known universities.
ISE is the premier European exhibition for A/V, installed audio and video and live events. Merging’s successful expansion into this market has seen solid growth with innovative products like Ovation. ISE 2014 see 64 bit native processing further enhancing performance of Ovation and Pyramix. RAVENNA networking will feature strongly with Horus and a new addition to the product family. Merging can demonstrate how Ovation can fulfil the requirements of sound and systems designers for any production, large or small.
The first upgrade to the Horus Networked Audio Converter sees the addition of a direct analogue output connector to the AD8 series input cards. This allows other recording or sound reinforcement consoles to be sent a feed post mic-preamplifier. Ideal for making recordings at different sampling rates.