Merging Technologies to launch Venue Mission

Personal mixer for musicians adds to Anubis mission offering

Puidoux, Switzerland, September 2023 - Merging Technologies, a Swiss manufacturer of digital audio solutions, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated launch of its Venue Mission software for Anubis, designed specifically for the brand’s popular audio interface. Created with live musicians in mind, Venue Mission promises to revolutionise the way users manage their workflows when using multiple Anubis units together. By focusing on the needs of both musicians and technicians, the software offers unparalleled control over the entire audio ecosystem, providing a seamless and intuitive user interface for multiple users.

At the heart of Venue Mission is its full 16-channel mixer, delivering comprehensive control across four monitors. The mission supports up to 16 mono or stereo inputs, accommodating any sampling rate and enabling users to work effortlessly with local analogue inputs or incoming audio over IP streams. The ability to show or hide mixer inputs on each monitor, delay inputs from 1.4 ms to 20 ms and customise or colour-code input names provide an added layer of control. As with all other Anubis missions, Venue Mission is compatible with AES67.

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Venue Mission finds application in a wide array of use cases, including orchestral live performances, complex band monitor setups, smaller bands without monitor engineers, orchestral studio recordings and speaking booths/ADR studios. Performers benefit from access to their own personal mix monitoring and the microphone and instrument inputs can be shared on the network for remote control and monitoring by the PA mixer or recording engineer. Venue mission has already been used during the Louis Vuitton Show at Paris Fashion Week, the recent French tour of the Queen Symphonic and Johnny Symphonique.

“This new mission was created in consultation with industry expert Emmanuelle Husson of Radioactivitees. After three years of successive stages and feedback from multiple technicians and renowned musicians, we’re proud to deliver this personal monitor and mixing solution,” expresses Florian Baume, Senior Software Engineer at Merging Technologies. “This adventure has shown that Anubis' audio quality is highly appreciated by musicians, both for its microphone and headphone preamps and for its low latency internal mixer and processing. The creation of the Venue Mission goes one step further to serve the needs of these musicians.”

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About Merging Technologies

Merging Technologies is a Swiss manufacturer with over 30 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. In July 2022, Merging became part of the Sennheiser group and is integrated with Neumann.Berlin. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first.

About Neumann

Georg Neumann GmbH, known as “Neumann.Berlin”, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of studio-grade audio equipment and the creator of recording microphone legends including the U 47, M 49, U 67 and U 87. Founded in 1928, the company has been recognized with numerous international awards for its technological innovations. Since 2010, Neumann.Berlin has expanded its expertise in electro-acoustic transducer design to also include the studio monitor market, mainly targeting TV and radio broadcasting, recording, and audio production. The first Neumann studio headphone was introduced at the beginning of 2019. Georg Neumann GmbH has been part of the Sennheiser Group since 1991 and is represented worldwide by the Sennheiser network of subsidiaries and long-standing trading partners.