High resolution news from the Swiss audio experts
The Merging Insider newsletter is a collection of all the goings on each month from our office, located in the Swiss countryside. Find out more about what is happening with our product development, see details on users worldwide working with our equipment and generally keep on top of all that is happening.
Merging Technologies Delivers Massive RAVENNA SystemMerging Technologies Logistics Manager, Manuela Bianchi, seems delighted to be seeing this pallet disappear. The delivery driver is not so sure. The boxes on the pallet left Switzerland in August and were bound for South Korea to be installed in a huge entertainment complex that opened in October. This is one of the largest RAVENNA/AES67 installations for Merging’s Networked Audio interfaces since deliveries started in 2012. It features 16 Horus units, 11 Hapi units and 35 8-channel Premium A/D cards and 37 Premium D/A cards. It is also the first major installation to feature ANEMAN Enterprise as the Master Control for the whole system and the list of show control and playout servers is no less impressive. There are 8 Ovation systems for all zones matrix routing and processing and 6 Emotion systems for Audio-on-Demand playback which can all operate in DXD by virtue of the Premium cards being fitted.
Merging Sponsors The AES Student Recording Competition At 145th AES
Merging Technologies have been proud to sponsor the AES Student Recording Competition for a number of years and the recent New York Convention was no exception. The presentation of a Pyramix Native Standard software pack went to Cole Barbour who is pictured on the right. He has just been presented this by Karl Snyder, AES Chair of Education Committee.
MERGING+CLOCK, Timing is everything
We are delighted to receive a musician’s report on the latest in digital audio recording and playback with the MERGING+CLOCK:
“As a classical trained, professional musician I have been in the business for 34 years now, having participated in the digital recording of some 70 CDs since 1987.
I always disliked the sonic results of most of these digital recordings so far, in terms of artificial phenomena, which seemed to arise as unavoidable side-effects of this medium.
Six years ago I had the pleasure to meet Bert van der Wolf of “Northstar Recording Services” and his “immersive audio productions” The Spirit of Turtle, which changed my prejudice on digital recording “glare” quite a bit.
Last week,during our latest production, I finally made the astonishing experience of a total absence of these digital artefacts:
Suddenly the music, we just had played a moment before, was flowing in a very natural way with all its natural instrumental and vocal colours bare of any trace of digital jitter-effects.
Talking to Bert, he pointed out, that he had used a special clocking device by the Swiss company Merging Technologies for the first time in a recording process.
I have to admit, that never before in my whole life I had the feeling of such a substantial breakthrough in digital audio playback.
CONGRATULATION GUYS! You changed my preconceptions of digital audio to a great extent.”- Hubert Hoffmann, member of Ars Antiqua Austria Barock Orchester
Renowned sound engineer, composer and producer Chossy Pratama was asked for advice on sound restoration during Pelangi Studio’s recent upgrade from audio tapes to digital file formats. Mr Pratama consulted with Merging Technologies’ South East Asia distributor, JAA Systems, trialling the Pyramix digital audio workstation and Horus audio interface before making his final recommendation to Pelangi Studio’s management team.
‘Merging’s Pyramix is the best sounding DAW in the market,’ said Mr Pratama, explaining his recommendation. ‘Although the workflow may be a bit complex it does a fantastic sound production job. With the Merging’s Horus interface, the sound is superbly “analogue”. Besides that, a Ravenna AoIP infrastructure and Aneman audio networking system make this restoration and mastering project extremely efficient.’
RAVENNA After-Work Event: Learn About ST 2110 And Audio – Dec. 6th, Jigsaw24, London
ST 2110 is the series of standards for using IP in broadcast systems, but how much do you actually know about them?
This event explains ST 2110 and, importantly, how the audio element works. It has been agreed that AES67 is the audio part of ST 2110. We get into the detail and explain what that means.
The evening is hosted by Merging Technologies and presented by Andreas Hildebrand from ALC NetworX along with Phillip Myers from Lawo. After the presentation, there will be plenty of time to ask questions and network with fellow industry professionals over a drink or two.
Thursday 6th December 2018Registration: 18:00 – 18:30
Presentations and Q&A: 18:30 – 20:00
Networking and Drinks: 20:00 – 21:00
8 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9HY
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
PLEASE NOTE – RSVP essential; places are limited; confirmation will be sent to you.
Please use: RAVENNA@alcnetworx.de to RSVP