Digital Audio Service at tmt 2012
Broadcasters can readily see the efficiency of networked audio devices but what may be less obvious are the hidden benefits of lower power consumption, reduction in rack space and the elimination of other items in the audio chain. Horus becomes an IP node on a RAVENNA network and allows comprehensive routing and control of the astonishing I/O capability of the converter. Horus contains ultra-high quality microphone pre-amplifiers, AES/EBU and MADI conversion in both directions with full remote control of all the parameters. This highly scalable solution has applications right across the industry from the simplest location recording and mastering to major broadcast facilities, OB vans, live sound and large installation projects.
A sensational new VST plug in will be demonstrated with Pyramix. Created by the renowned recording specialist, Jean-Daniel Noir, PanNoir not only gives you an accurate representation of where the microphone is panned but it can compensate for phase problems caused by the different distances of various mics from the sound source. The user can perfectly time-align the spot instrument mics with the main room mics which are further away from the sound source. Being able to adjust the delay of the spot mic as well as control the patterns, angles and separation of each mic is incredibly powerful and restores the original depth and width of the sound stage. Easy to use and visually brilliant, this is a must for any serious recording project.
Another plug in available for demonstration is swissaudec’s VoiCode, the latest version of which will be presented in one of the Kongress sessions. Now capable of converting a mono signal into a 3D audio spectrum; the versatility of VoiCode never ceases to amaze.
The MXFix Audio Compliance Server goes to V2.0 software revision and has additions requested by users added to its already rich feature set. Fully R-128, A/85 and tomorrow’s BS.1770-2 compliant, this faster than real time batch file solution is designed to enhance broadcast and post production Quality Control workflows. For those that want to leave the dynamics alone, a 2-pass normalizer based on the popular Merging Final Check module has been added as standard.
This Live Media Server and Sequencer now benefits from using RAVENNA IP technology to connect to Horus. This exceptionally powerful interface can be connected to more than one Ovation system simultaneously bringing a level of flexibility in signal routing previously only achieved on a larger scale router.
Combining Horus with Pyramix V8.0 offers a huge leap in sound quality as well as all the networking and I/O benefits. If this was not enough, there are major enhancements to the automation, the mixer, MassCore, the meter bridge and the speed of the database functions. Improvements have also been made to the Media Manager, CD import and Sampling Rate Conversion modules for this major release of Merging Technologies’ cornerstone product.
The latest updates for VCube focus on speeding up the workflow. A new batch render function is introduced along with improvements to Auto Edit for Record. This now includes a new assemble mode. The handling of image sequences has now been improved so that once they have been detected; they can be imported as one video clip into VCube.
Digital Audio Service is a dedicated pro-audio company that not only sells, but focuses on system-installation and technology migration. Among d.a.s´ customers are some of the most renowned broadcasters, post-production facilities and music-recording /mastering studios, relying on our support, service and know-how. With a team of highly trained specialists for all relevant fields from DAW-operation to full workflow-planning, we pride ourselves with always being a step ahead in efficiency, workflow and innovation.
Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 20 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. 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 a inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first, every time.