The Eventide Blackhole offers an enhanced alternative reverb
USA - The New York AES Convention sees Merging combined with new partners, Neumann.Berlin on booth 329 and on its US distributor’s stand 344, both on level 3. Despite a lot of change since the last visit to the Big Apple, the company’s focus has been on improving workflows for immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and forging new partnerships with other manufacturers.
As an integral part of the Merging mixing and mastering solution for Atmos for Music, Merging+Anubis combined with Hapi MKII and Pyramix 14 offers one of the most powerful and flexible solutions available. An extra bonus for Anubis was the addition of SoundID Reference from Sonarworks but hitherto this was only available in stereo. Merging+Anubis is again the first interface and monitoring controller on the market to be able to seamlessly import any multichannel SoundID Reference preset and run it onto any speaker set, making it the perfect solution for Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6.
In another key enhancement that presages more developments to come, Merging announces the release of the first Eventide plug-in for Merging+Anubis. The Eventide Blackhole offers an enhanced alternative reverb to the supplied reverb program. This plug-in will be available from the Merging Webshop.
The announcement prior to NAB Las Vegas that Merging was the first third party manufacturer to join the Lawo HOME platform was welcome news for many broadcasters and now there is another significant workflow enhancement to announce. Lawo has implemented Merging’s OASIS open protocol. This allows Merging’s DAW, Pyramix and show controller, Ovation to be directly remote controlled by Lawo’s MC² range of consoles. Faders, pans, EQ and Dynamics and transport functions are amongst the elements that are fully integrated.
Representing Merging at the event will be head of software, Dominique Brulhart and global sales manager, Rune Jacobsen. Rune comments, “This will be my first AES with Merging and the first on the Neumann.Berlin stand. Although the last few years have been incredibly challenging and remain so, the creativity inherent in Merging’s products impresses as always and the new partnership promises to be extremely powerful.”

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