Prolight + Sound: Merging to present 64-bit platform

Merging Technologies is moving all of its products, including the Pyramix 10 and Ovation 6 software, to 64-bit operation, bringing new features and simplifying the future development path.

Removing the limitations of legacy 32-bit operation and the increasing availability of 64-bit plug-ins improves operational efficiency and allows powerful new features to be developed, Merging says.

Recognising the need to address new trends for immersive audio in the film, events and music recording markets, the new 3D panner and revised bus structure allows sound designers unparalleled creativity without having to adhere to traditional 5.1 and 7.1 formats.

Pyramix has already been used for Dolby Atmos and Auro 3D projects and is fully ready for NHK 22.2 or any other ad hoc loudspeaker configuration.

Merging has reportedly experienced "extraordinary acclaim" for its Horus and Hapi networked audio interfaces, which have now completely replaced the company’s Mykerinos platform that has served the company well for many years. Having separate hardware "dramatically increases" versatility and the addition of Ravenna/AES67 network connectivity brings benefits in the number of channels that can be handled and the flexibility of the routing.

By abandoning the onboard Mykerinos cards, the Merging Networked I/O family can be used with any DAW or music server. The new ADA8 combination AD/DA board has doubled the analog I/O count for both products, allowing Hapi to handle 16 microphone or line inputs and 16 outputs, with Horus offering 48 in/48 out.

The manufacturer will showcase its new 64-bit-only platform at Prolight + Sound, from 15-18 April 2015 and NAB, from 13-16 April.