Ever since the advent of DAW technology, people have been balancing the loss of analogue dynamic range, resolution and sonic perception with that of the ease and convenience of non-linear DAW based production. But, a select few have started to realize that this compromise no longer needs to be considered. Using DSD256 and DXD with Pyramix MassCore means that you can get all of the convenience of a digital workflow along with the impact of the analogue reproduction of DSD and DXD.

No matter what music you are working on, using DSD256 and DXD workflows with Pyramix MassCore will produce astonishing improvements to your end product.

Pyramix MassCore + Horus

Imagine the sonics of a Studer-A820, without the need to look at bias or azimuth alignment or razor blade ever again. In just 4U of rack space Merging Technologies is able to deliver a 48track Recording, Editing and mixing workstation that comes closer to replicating that 'analogue sound' than any other technology on the planet. Your ears will immediately realize the potential of DSD256 and DXD workflows.

System Features and Benefits


  • 48 track recording with MicPre’s
  • Edit while in record
  • Record pre-buffering
  • Take logging window
  • Media-based markers with ratings
  • Also 96 tracks @192kHz
  • Or 384 tracks @ 44.1kHz


  • Edit DSD256 seamlessly
  • Sample accurate Fade Editor
  • Take management and search
  • Source and Destination Editing
  • Macro Editor
  • Cedar noise reduction tools


  • Simultaneous stereo and multichannel mixing
  • Full complement of EQ’s, Dynamics and Effects
  • Use Direct I/O to mix on an Analogue Console
  • 9pin/LTC/MTC/Bi-phase master/slave support
  • Automation versioning/history


  • Create SACD or CD masters from DSD/DXD timelines
  • Hepta SRC algorithm for masters at any samplerate
  • Album publishing for digital releases
  • Mastering direct from multichannel timeline

Example System Diagrams

DSD256 Music News & Use Cases

News Story: Merging Technologies At IBC 2017

Merging Technologies @ IBC 2017 with audio over IP at the top of the company’s agenda

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News Story: Iconic Recording Revisited In Beijing With Pyramix

“Dream of Red Mansions” was a drama series that gripped the Chinese nation in 1987. It is possibly remembered as much for the music as the acting, so much so, that a concert commemorating the series was held in the People’s Great Hall in Beijing on June 17th. It was hosted by the well-known Chinese actor, Zhang Guoli, who is connected to the 1987 TV series through his wife, who was a principal actress. The Chinese Film Orchestra performed at the concert, headed by the conductor Zhang Lie. The music was composed by the internationally famous Wang Liping.

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News Story: Merging Innovation At High End Munich 2017

The introduction of MERGING+NADAC and then MERGING+PLAYER shook the high end audio world by introducing an Ethernet audio protocol in place of the conventional USB connection. RAVENNA offers numerous practical, performance and reliability advantages over USB and the results have been recorded in a series of rave reviews for these products.

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User Story: Merging Technologies | Use Case | Morten Lindberg, 2L

Morten Lindberg sets new standards for recording and the delivery of high resolution audio to music lovers. Horus and now Hapi, are key elements of the Pyramix DXD recording system used by 2L. Read about this and other innovations that result in 9.1 Auro 3D recordings.

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