A truly beautiful ivory-white 1U enclosure, Hapi is a modular multi-channel microphone preamp and networked audio interface/converter. Like other Merging Swiss-made boxes, it is well constructed and exquisitely designed.
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.