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Merging Technologies Pyramix DAW Ready For DOLBY E Workflow

Minnetonka Audio’s Dolby E Decoder/Encoder Now Runs In Real Time On Pyramix

126th AES Convention, Munich, May 2009: Users of Merging Technologies’ Pyramix workstation may now work directly with Dolby E-encoded audio files, thanks to the release of updated VST plug-in versions of Minnetonka Audio’s SurCode for Dolby E encoder and decoder software. Merging staff will be conducting one-on-one demonstrations of the enhanced workflow for Dolby E in Pyramix on stand #1115 during this year’s European AES show.

Using the VST version of Minnetonka’s SurCode for Dolby E Encoder, Pyramix owners may now encode Dolby E audio files directly from a multichannel Pyramix session. Similarly, the SurCode for Dolby E Decoder VST plug-in may be used directly on the Pyramix project timeline to decode a two-channel Dolby E file into multichannel surround audio information. Decoding can even be carried out in real time on a live input (analogue, AES-EBU, TDIF, ADAT or MADI) if required.  Full management of Dolby E metadata is available to Pyramix through the Minnetonka plug-ins, including manual metadata entry, and metadata may be imported from XML files or WAV files containing a DBMD chunk. These settings can be saved as plug-in template presets for recall and further use.

SurCode for Dolby E Encoder and SurCode for Dolby E Decoder normally retail separately for €2,669 each, and are also available as a bundle for €4579, but both are being offered at a special bundle price of €3429 from authorised Merging dealers for a limited time.

“SurCode for Dolby E is the obvious choice for Pyramix users wishing to use or output Dolby E files,” says Claude Cellier, President of Merging Technologies.  “We are confident this development will prove very popular with our broadcast customers.”


  Minnetonka’s SurCode for Dolby E Decoder running as a VST plug-in under Merging’s Pyramix v6.1.

About Merging Technologies

Switzerland’s Merging Technologies is the manufacturer of hardware and software systems for audio and video production professionals, including the high-resolution multichannel Pyramix digital audio workstation, VCube non-linear HD video playback system, and the Ramses MSC audio control surface. Merging’s products are used where reliability and the highest possible quality are of paramount concern. Their clients include some of the finest recording studios, broadcast facilities, post-production houses and film dubbing suites in the world.

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