Horus and the new Hapi will represent the Networked Audio Interface family from Merging. The advantages of having outstanding microphone preamplifiers, superior A/D and D/A conversion and the most comprehensive range of digital I/O is already well appreciated in China. RAVENNA/AES67 adds another level of connectivity and control to these devices. All parameters can be controlled from the front panel or remotely via the RAVENNA LAN connection. The ability to control all of the Networked Audio range via a simple web browser means that stand alone operation is very simple to set up and manage. To connect to any DAW, the addition of CoreAudio and ASIO drivers mean this level of quality is available for any number of software programs.
After the NAB launch of the new 64-bit versions of Pyramix, Ovation and VCube, they are all have migrating to *.1 versions. Major enhancements for Pyramix relate to Virtual Transport improvements, archiving metadata workflows and digital album publishing for DSD/DXD multi-channel releases.
VCube gets a complete update on rendering options and now supports a range of video cards from Blackmagic Design for capture and playback. These cost efficient and high quality PCI Express cards and USB video interfaces significantly enhance the value offering throughout the VCube range.
Ovation is hot from powering the Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies and is now well established as the most versatile Audio & Event Sequencer available. To make the broadcaster’s life even easier, there is now the option to enable or disable the playback logging function, either manually or on a time cues. This ensures that no false logs are made during set-up or rehearsal but nothing gets missed as soon as the show goes live.
Finally on show will be the Iris Networked Post System which is not only acquiring serious fans in broadcast and film post, it has also been used recently for recording and live sound reinforcement duties. A live concert in DXD is already a reality and the musicians and the audience certainly appreciate the difference!
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