Ever since the advent of DAW technology, people have been balancing the loss of analogue dynamic range, resolution and sonic perception with that of the ease and convenience of non-linear DAW based production. But, a select few have started to realize that this compromise no longer needs to be considered. Using DSD256 and DXD with Pyramix MassCore means that you can get all of the convenience of a digital workflow along with the impact of the analogue reproduction of DSD and DXD.

No matter what music you are working on, using DSD256 and DXD workflows with Pyramix MassCore will produce astonishing improvements to your end product.

Pyramix MassCore + Horus

Imagine the sonics of a Studer-A820, without the need to look at bias or azimuth alignment or razor blade ever again. In just 4U of rack space Merging Technologies is able to deliver a 48track Recording, Editing and mixing workstation that comes closer to replicating that 'analogue sound' than any other technology on the planet. Your ears will immediately realize the potential of DSD256 and DXD workflows.

System Features and Benefits

Recording/Import:

  • 48 track recording with MicPre’s
  • Edit while in record
  • Record pre-buffering
  • Take logging window
  • Media-based markers with ratings
  • Also 96 tracks @192kHz
  • Or 384 tracks @ 44.1kHz

Editing:

  • Edit DSD256 seamlessly
  • Sample accurate Fade Editor
  • Take management and search
  • Source and Destination Editing
  • Macro Editor
  • Cedar noise reduction tools

Mixing:

  • Simultaneous stereo and multichannel mixing
  • Full complement of EQ’s, Dynamics and Effects
  • Use Direct I/O to mix on an Analogue Console
  • 9pin/LTC/MTC/Bi-phase master/slave support
  • Automation versioning/history

Mastering:

  • Create SACD or CD masters from DSD/DXD timelines
  • Hepta SRC algorithm for masters at any samplerate
  • Album publishing for digital releases
  • Mastering direct from multichannel timeline

Example System Diagrams

DSD256 Music News & Use Cases

News Story: MERGING+NADAC Provides The Missing Link For Ross A’hern

One of Australia’s most respected recording engineers uses MERGING+NADAC as the ideal bridge between recreational and professional listening.

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News Story: An Exceptionally Successful 2016 For Unamas And Mick Sawaguchi

Immersive audio enhances the audio experience and 9.1 recordings are now available. See how one award winning Japanese engineer is achieving wonderful results and winning awards.

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News Story: Merging Technologies Launches New Benchmark A/D Card

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.”

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User Story: Merging Technologies | Use Case | Morten Lindberg, 2L

Morten Lindberg sets new standards for recording and the delivery of high resolution audio to music lovers. Horus and now Hapi, are key elements of the Pyramix DXD recording system used by 2L. Read about this and other innovations that result in 9.1 Auro 3D recordings.

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