The Ovation Media Server and Sequencer from Merging Technologies has been creating a sensation in the live events and interactive AV industries. Used around the world in world-class theatres, theme parks, concerts and AV installations, Ovation is set to become the new bench mark in creative AV audio design and live-to-air broadcast playout.

Ovation For Broadcast

Ovation For Live/AV

Ovation WATCHOUT Sync

Multi-Track Audio Playback

Ovation, at its base, is a multi-track audio playout server. At this base, Ovation might seem like it has a number of concurrents in the audio industry, but similarity is only skin deep.

 

384 Audio Tracks per System

 

Overlap Playback to Outputs

Even if your requirements aren’t even close to this, think of the safety of using a system with this much power overhead. Run multiple stereo and surround outputs with no worry about the potential of reaching the cap and always know that every single one will be time aligned to the sample.

 

Ovation provides the ability to move far beyond the standard workstation limit of playing one sound per output. Able to sum as many layers of sound as needed to any output in the system, users can play back as many multi-track events as needed without any need for them to be linked or chased in any way.

 

Any File Type or Samplerate

 

Sequenced or Random Access

Ovation is able to manage any type of audio file at any samplerate in a single show, without the need for any rendering process. This makes worry about last minute changes a thing of the past as any file brought to the stage will work without any hassle.

 

Whether you want to play one scene after the other, or be able to display a number of sounds for random, user fired playback, Ovation has the solution. Using Timed and Standard Cue Lists, users are able to enjoy the usual “playlist” style views. But if you need to store Cues for instant “cart player” style attention, then Hot Key and Custom Cue Lists are able to be placed right alongside.

Professional Editing with Pyramix

Included in every Ovation system is one of the worlds most refined and flexible sound design tools, Pyramix Virtual Studio. Instantly send cues from Ovation into the Pyramix timeline to create complex and multi-layered compositions before sending them back into Ovation for playback, with absolutely no need for rendering at any point.

A Complete In-Line Mixing Console

The ultimate tool to optimize when and how you mix your show, Ovation’s VS3 mix engine provides all the tools and the power of the industry’s best mixing consoles in a virtual interface.

 

Mix Live Inputs with Playback

 

Save and Recall Scene Snapshots

More and more AV installers around the world are realizing that a large format console doesn’t have to include a large footprint surface. Ovation’s mix engine has a low enough latency and more than enough power to easily mix live inputs from stage and playback channels from inside the show, allowing for an entire audio system to exist in a 2U box.

 

Cues can contain more than just audio information. In any cue in the show, users can store any amount of mixer parameter information as well, making scene recall and audio playback a single event to fire.

 

Mix with MIDI HUI/Oasis/Eucon/RAP

 

VST and VS3 Plugin Support

The mix engine can be pre-programmed with snapshots, but can also be used in real-time with remote support for all the major brands’ protocols. Whether you are using the remote layer of a Yamaha® mixer, the Tango2 from SmartAV (pictured) or the fader banks of a Ross Video® Switcher, Ovation is the perfect virtual mixer.

 

Add your favourite plugins to any show and enjoy real-time effects that allows for show designers to bring new levels of interactivity between the playback system and performers on stage. Not having to “bounce” effects makes a world of difference to any show.

Optimized Show Control

Audio is only the beginning of the power in Ovation. From user interface design to interactivity programming, Ovation has what it takes to provide everything from an optimizing engine for huge arrays to a complete, in the box solution for smaller applications.

 

Interaction Rules

 

Control Protocol I/O

The logic programming in Ovation uses a simple, English language logic generator instead of specific cue types to affect interactivity within in the show. Able to affect any other cue in any cue list and make that effect conditional brings an immense amount of power in a very simple interface.

 

MIDI/MMC/MSC/MTC/LTC/9PIN/GPIO/TCP.IP/COM/Script-Batch. Able to control ovation fire controls as well as output to control other parts of the system, Ovation can easily be the hub of any AV install.

 

Dataton WATCHOUT sync

 

WebServer JavaScript UI

Synchronise individual WATCHOUT timelines with any number of Ovation cues simply by naming them the same. Enjoy sub-frame accuracy and road-tested stability using wired or wireless networking to connect to the AV industry standard for creative Video AV

Have a look at Dataton WATCHOUT

 

Via any web-enabled device, users can access all the commands of an Ovation show. With no need for an App, the interface appears in any web-browser. Users can even create branded designs using simple JavaScript commands!

Ovation for Broadcast

The NEW cart player on the block.

The TV industry knows live as well. Whether it is a game show, sporting event, or any other TV production in need of “at the moment” sound and control, Ovation is the ultimate solution. Tried and tested in some of the most important and influential TV stations around the world, Ovation is more flexible and powerful than the competition and brings a new level of creativity to live-to-air television productions.

 

Show Templates

 

Instant Playback

Even if your requirements aren’t even close to this, think of the safety of using a system with this much power overhead. Run multiple stereo and surround outputs with no worry about the potential of reaching the cap and always know that every single one will be time

 

Ovation provides the ability to move far beyond the standard workstation limit of playing one sound per output. Able to sum as many layers of sound as needed to any output in the system, users can play back as many multi-track events as needed without any need for them to be linked or chased in any way.

 

Down-Mix and Mix-Minus in the Box

 

As-Played Logs

Enjoy the Ovation mix engine for broadcast applications. Able to sum playback information into surround and stereo buses at the same time while also providing an almost limitless amount of mix-minus buses to manage live broadcast inputs makes the Ovation the perfect audio hub for broadcast productions.

 

Generate exportable log files from each show and run a constant background log to make sure that users always have a record of what was played and when.

Support For Ross Vision Switchers / Overdrive

Use a wide range of the Ross Video production tools to completely control Ovation. Choose between simple firing controls for automated “cart” usage, or take full control of the virtual mix engine to provide mix-minus feeds using Ross’s RAP protocol.

Setup of Ovation for Cart Player Control

Setup of Ovation fro Mix-Minus Control

Check out the System Solution Pages for ideas on how Ovation can enhance your next performance.