Post-production environments are strange ones. The need to work alone on an individual element is almost as important as being able to use multiple workstations as a cohesive, single entity.

Using The Networked Audio range (Horus and Hapi to the uninitiated) of interfaces for Nuendo in post puts audio streams and synchronization onto standard networks. This makes both individual and shared work incredibly easy.

Steinberg’s contribution to the post production industry now has the perfect studio companion with the Networked Audio range of Interfaces.

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The Networked Audio range of interfaces (Horus & Hapi to the uninitiated) present Nuendo users with the unique opportunity to create the most unbelievable sounding real-time audio network for any post-production environment.

What is The Networked Audio Family?

In very small boxes (2U and 1U respectively), the members of this family of products provide some of the most sonically pristine audio I/O, professional-grade synchronisation I/O and a flexible and intuitive routing matrix and digital format converter all wrapped together in an interface which can be accessed from any web-enabled device.

All of these boxes also come standard with RAVENNA / AES67 connectivity. In the most basic of terms, what this means for the end user is that once you plug a Horus or Hapi into your studio network, you can then pick up any input and output from the unit on any other DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) on that same network.

Why is it so good for Nuendo users?

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Voice Over & ADR from any room in your studio

Being network connected means that the concept of sharing VO or ADR booths couldn't be easier. Connect each input of Horus or Hapi to any number of Nuendo workstations and share recording areas with ease (any no more patch bays!!)

Multi-format ADDA and digital I/O

Not only is the Pyramidion range of interfaces perfect for recording and outputting analog signals, it is also an incredibly flexible format converter for MADI / AES / ADAT / SPDIF.

  • Horus (MADI & AES/EBU)
  • Hapi (AES / ADAT / SPDIF - MADI Optional)

Those werent the only reasons!

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Portable & studio post applications

The Networked Audio range of interfaces packs an incredible punch in the studio and on the road. Whether you need a small amount of I/O for “on the road” editing, or a coherent studio hub with all the I/O required for even the biggest post facility, Merging’s hardware provides all!

Sync over Ethernet (LTC/MTC/Video)

The Networked Audio range of interfaces carry I/O for LTC (SMPTE), MTC and a video reference (Black & Burst), which are distributed using the RAVENNA/AES67 connection; this means that with any Networked Audio model, sync for your studio can run to any number of DAW’s across the network with ease!

Find out about RAVENNA/AES67 & Nuendo

Some ideas on what RAVENNA and AES67 could mean for your studio:

  • Share audio Inputs from a single live room without any patching
  • Connect multiple Horus or Hapi units at various locations (multiple live rooms) and record to a single (or multiple) DAW's.
  • Run synchronisation (LTC/MTC) in a distributed fashion across your network to all the DAW's in your studio
  • Run real time streams between the DAW's in your studio without any patching.
  • Many many more ideas...

For more details on the I/O specifications refer to the page here

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