DSD, DXD & SACD - high resolution audio
For those who want to work in the DSD domain at 2.82MHz sampling rate for SACD production, Merging Technologies has a unique answer:
Pyramix is one of the only systems in the world to offer multi-track record/editing and mixing as well as mastering while maintaining all the real-time audio processing including of FX such as EQ, Dynamics, Reverb and Surround Sound in a DSD compatible quality level up to the final SACD master. Quite simply, to have only a mastering capability for DSD is not enough. Unless you can record, edit and process the signals in a true multi-track configuration, mastering makes little sense.
Pyramix is the first system with enough processing power and resolution to handle in real time a complete digital mixing console capable of operating in 32 bit floating point at 352.8 kHz, which is the minimum requirement to preserve all the intrinsic original quality of 1 bit 2.8MHz DSD signals.
With real-time EQ, Dynamics, Reverb etc, and with full SACD scarlet book specification for mastering, we can truly state that “Pyramix is the only commercially available system on the market that is capable of a complete multi-track source to master project for Super Audio CD production."
DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition)
A new format, DXD (Digital eXtreme Deﬁnition for high quality and low noise recording and editing for SACD), has recently been acknowledged by Philips and Sony. DXD was initially developed for Merging’s Pyramix DSD workstation and recognised as one of the best formats for DSD source recording.
Please find details on the advantages of DXD for SACD production here.
Pyramix is fully interoperable with the DSD A/D and D/A solutions from the following world-renowned leaders in DSD conversion:
for more information on Merging Sphynx2 converters (DXD capable) please visit the Sphynx2 section
for more information on DAD AX24 converters (DXD capable) please visit http://www.digitalaudio.dk
for more information on dCS DSD converters please visit http://www.dcsltd.co.uk
for more information on EMM Labs DSD converters please visit http://www.emmlabs.com
for more information on Genex converters please visit http://www.genexaudio.com/
for more information on Prism converters please visit http://www.prismsound.com
More about DSD/SACD
Click here for a detailed explanation on DSD given to us courtesy of one of our distributors, Canada Promedia.
3rd party SACD Tools:
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