ISE 2015: Merging to offer Ovation 6 with 3D panning

Merging Technologies’ Ovation 6 will be demonstrated with a full 3D audio system at ISE 2015.

When it came to upgrading its media server and sequencer, Merging found itself tasked with identifying the key requirements of sound designers, who are creating ever more realistic soundscapes. With immersive sound now spreading to live events, product launches and even museums, the need to accurately place mono, stereo or multichannel sounds in a given space has become paramount, according to the company.

Merging’s creative team looked at solutions that were commercially available and concluded that they all fall short when it comes to ease of operation and realistic sound placement.

The firm believes it has something new and different to offer with the latest versions of Ovation and Pyramix – the DAW that is incorporated into the Ovation suite. The result of this work will be on display at ISE, where an array of 12 Tannoy Di6 Dual Concentric loudspeakers, driven by Lab.gruppen IPD Series amplifiers, will show how customised virtual rooms can be created quickly and easily using the new technology from Merging.

The setup will also feature a TC Electronic System 6000 running the new Reverb 8 algorithm; the first reverb tailored for multidimensional 3D sound.

The manufacturer’s Networked Audio Interfaces, Horus and Hapi, will also be on display in Amsterdam, along with the new combination ADA8 board, which offers eight mic/line inputs and eight analogue outputs on the same card – therefore significantly increases the capacity of both products – allowing Horus to handlle 48-in and 48-out, and Hapi 16×16 or 8×8 plus MADI.

Visitors can also check out the Pyramix 10, a DAW ideal for sound design, but also recording and mastering at any sampling rate up to DSD256 and DXD.

Finally, Merging’s product manager, Johan Wadsten, will be on stage in the ISE Commercial Theatre to present Museums – An aural as well as visual experience. This session starts at 12.30pm on Day One (February 10th) and will use the recent installations at La Grande Galerie de l’ Evolution in Paris and the Imperial War Museum to illustrate why Ovation is as suitable for these types of installation as it is in a more dynamic live event.