For Any Digital Audio Workstation

Pyramix & Ovation users are of course our first love, but we are also able to offer any DAW or NLE user the opportunity to take advantage of RAVENNA/AES67! Whether you are on Windows OS or macOS you can use the ASIO driver (RAVENNA support) or the Premium Virtual Audio Device (RAVENNA & AES67 support) respectively. Those drivers require our hardware Horus and/or Hapi.

Note that a Standard Virtual Audio Device for macOS with some limitations is available for users without a Horus or Hapi but but who own a 3rd party AoIP hardware.

Merging RAVENNA/AES67 solutions

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.

MacOS

Owners of a Horus or Hapi Networked Converter who are on macOS get access to the Merging Virtual Audio Device PREMIUM edition with the full range of specs, as listed in the table below.

Owners of any other 3rd party RAVENNA and/or AES67 multi-cast device can get the Merging Virtual Audio Device STANDARD edition free of charge, with a smaller set of features, see table below for details.

Note: Apple's Virtual Audio Device (CoreAudio) is a standardized audio driver system for all Mac computers running on macOS allowing access to all CoreAudio compatible audio interfaces.

RAVENNA/AES67¹ Virtual Audio Device Specifications:

PREMIUM edition: Bundled free for owners of a Merging Network Interface. Downloadable here

STANDARD edition: Free with any RAVENNA/AES67 Hardware compatible device. Downloadable here


Windows OS

Owners of a Horus or Hapi Converter who are on Windows OS get access to the Merging ASIO driver. See the table below for specifications.

RAVENNA ASIO Driver Specifications:

PREMIUM edition: Bundled free for owners of a Merging Network Interface. Downloadable here

For Pro Tools

Whether you are using a portable Pro Tools Native or a full blown HD|X system from AVID, The Networked Audio range of interfaces (Horus & Hapi for the uninitiated) gives you the unique opportunity to create the most unbelievable sounding real-time audio network for any audio pro environment.

Merging + Pro Tools

Upgrade your Pro Tools to high resolution & networkable hardware!

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Reviews & Quotes

“The World’s Best Analog Section and Converters... Full Stop.

After hundreds of comparison tests made by some of the world’s most “golden eared” engineers, we can say this with a strong sense of confidence.

The Networked Audio range of converters brings Swiss-precision and un-ending attention to detail in every single component and signal path and results in the most astonishing of record and reproduction signal paths of any audio interface or converter available today.”

James Ivey - Pro Tools Expert
www.pro-tools-expert.com

“Horus immediately impressed me with the build quality and ease of integration with my DAW. The routing, the control, plus the on-board I/O just make a stunning package which is equally at home in my studio or on the road. It’s a perfect partner for my Pro Tools system, but it all wouldn’t matter if it didn’t sound right. No question, this is the very best front-end I’ve used and it will be a part of many, many projects to come!”

John Weston – Futura Productions, Boston USA
(Pro Tools HD|X User)

Why is it so good for Pro Tools users?

The best A to D conversion

After hundreds of tests made by some of the world’s most “golden eared” engineers, we can say this with a strong sense of confidence, as the Networked Audio family’s AKD8D and AKD8DP input cards keep coming out on top.

AD/DA and digital I/O

Not only is the Merging 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)
Portable & studio post applications

The Networked Audio family of converters pack an incredible punch in the studio and on the road. Whether you need a small amount of I/O in many places (Hapi) or the biggest “small” stage box in the world (Horus – with over 200 I/O!) Merging has the hardware for your Pro Tools setup.

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!

Mic pre remote inside Pro Tools

Using a simple LAN connection, Pro Tools users can gain direct access to the AKD8D/P A to D option cards, making session recalls and session setups a breeze!

For Nuendo

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.

Why is it so good for Nuendo users?

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!!)

AD/DA and digital I/O

Not only is the Merging 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)
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!