Issue 25  -  Dec 2012


With just a few more days to go before the Holidays begin, we thought it only right to make sure that we were able to get our present to you all in time to get it under the tree!

Merging is beyond proud to announce the next official release of its award winning product range covering almost every possible professional audio industry in the world. This release represents thousands of man hours of work and makes available the most cutting edge technology available in any DAW on the market today. Merging Technologies has always made tremendous efforts to find the best solutions to ensure that the professionals using Pyramix, VCube, Ovation, MXFix and Horus are given the tools to make them better, faster and with much more precision than the rest.

If you are currently covered by an ASM (Annual Software Maintenance Contract) then you will be receiving your new software keys automatically in the coming days. If you are not covered, then now is the time to get in contact with your local Merging representative to get covered and get your upgrade!

Click here to find your nearest local Merging Sales Partner

We would also like to announce, with a small tear in our eye, that Version 8 will also be the end of support for the Mykerinos (MB and X series) for systems which do not have MassCore enabled. If you have MassCore and use it with your Mykerinos card, then you can upgrade to Pyramix8 with no worry. However, if you are still using an old Mykerinos DSP based system, then you now have three choices of how best to proceed:

  1. Staying with version 7.1 is possible…
  2. Upgrade your current Mykerinos based system with a MassCore key and enjoy all the power our current audio engine has to offer
  3. Take full advantage of the full power of version 8 with RAVENNA and Horus by using our extended Mykerinos->Horus trade-in offer. Contact your local merging representative for full details

Click here to see the minimum hardware spec for MassCore computers

Below you will find all the new tools, updated feature sets and industry changing technology that we are very, very proud to introduce for the start of the 2013 year.

Horus Networked Audio Interface

Since its release at NAB 2012 in April this year, Horus has made an absolutely gigantic impact on the audio industries around the globe… and we couldn’t be happier.


Horus, using the RAVENNA audio over IP technology has redefined the way in which studio owners, recording and mix engineers and AV designers are thinking about audio signal paths. Able to distribute hundreds of audio channels across a properly managed, standard Gigabit network means that sharing sound, transmitting over long distances and creating flexible installation has now found a new benchmark in RAVENNA based technology.

Click here to look at Horus and the RAVENNA technology

Pyramix 8

Merging Technologies’ cornerstone product, Pyramix 8 is now the first DAW in the world to natively support RAVENNA Audio over IP for use with its “DSP” based system. A gigantic leap forward in connectivity for professional audio equipment, RAVENNA allows users to interchange real-time audio streams across (properly managed) standard Layer 3 networks.

This new connectivity is what allows for ultra-low latency interaction with our revolutionary new audio interface, Horus. Now available for use with both our MassCore and ASIO based Native Engines, this combination is set to create a new benchmark in the pro-audio world.


Aside from this though, a whole slew of new features and enhancements are now available with the V8 release, bringing enhancements to almost every workflow.

Check out all the new features and enhancements in Pyramix 8 here

Ovation 4

What an incredible year it has been for the Ovation team here at Merging. With a user base now covering the “trend-setter” groups of industries ranging from Broadcast to AV, Theme Parks, Theatres and Opera Houses, Museums and many more, the new feature set in Ovation4 is set to make 2013 an incredibly busy year.

Check out all the new features in Ovation 4 here


VCube 4

The Capture-Compile/Post-Sync/Wrap and Deliver workflow made famous by VCube has even more features available now with the VCube4 release. Studios around the world are using VCube as the ultimate “Video tool for the audio professional” and reaping the rewards. Being able to streamline studio, MCR and dubbing stage operations around a VCube workflow has shown again and again to be a huge winner

Check out the new features and enhancements in VCube 4 here


MXFix 2

Now that Loudness compliance regulations are coming into effect around the world, it is so important for any business producing content for transmission to be sure that the material being made will not fail loudness measurements. MXFix V2 has new features, faster workflow and more reliability for broadcasters and post-production studios trusting their output to Merging Technologies' MXF washing machine.

Check out the new features and enhancements in MXFix 2 here


In Closing, we would very much like to wish you the happiest of holidays, the most prosperous of new year’s, and we look forward to another exciting year with you all…

So long as the Mayan’s did not get it right, in which case it was very nice knowing you all :)

Best Wishes

The Merging Team