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Merging Technologies Announces MERGING+ANUBIS SPS and Merging Audio Device AoIP Interface Updates
In 2019, Merging Technologies announced a new ambitious concept, promising to expand significantly the whole audio-over-IP ecosystem in multiple applications. The 2019 launch of MERGING+ANUBIS caused a ripple of excitement when first shown at a series of exhibitions (see here). Now, Merging announced the availability of Anubis SPS, featuring a second RJ45 connection on the rear panel in order to offer full ST2022-7 redundancy compliance, and adding NMOS features for easier integration into a complete IP infrastructure. In addition, Merging launched its Merging Audio Device multi-ASIO driver.
Anubis, solution de remote production proposé par Merging Technologies
L’entreprise suisse qui fabrique des outils hardware et logiciels pour toute situation professionnelle audio et vidéo, fête ses 30 ans cette année. La crise sanitaire actuelle va accentuer l’utilisation de la remote production… Maurice Engler, Project Manager chez Merging Technologies, nous présente Anubis qui pourra sans nul doute séduire les broadcasters…
Q&A with Morten Lindberg: 2020 Grammy Winner
An inside look at producing music in immersive audio – from someone who knows it best. Grammy veteran Morten Lindberg shares his process with us.
Morten Lindberg is something of a legend in the immersive audio world, and we’ve written about his work more than once. Now it is time to hear directly from the recording producer and balance engineer himself, and understand the magic behind how he and his label, 2L, make their world-renowned music. We’re thankful to be able to share his first-hand perspective on how he got started, the challenges of his work, and the source of his innovations.
DXD, DSD and 5.1 Surround Sound Editions of Patricia Barber's "Higher"
At High End Munich in 2019, the world's largest audio show, a special event was held. It was a preview of what Merging Technologies calls "a remarkable album" - singer, pianist, and composer Patricia Barber's latest music project "Higher". Barber is a veteran of the Chicago Jazz scene and has received rave reviews of her albums in the audiophile world for many years. The preview at High End Munich provided the invited listeners with a rare opportunity to hear the album in its recorded DXD resolution in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound.
Until now, listeners could experience Higher as a Stereo CD and Stereo Download. There were also a few chances for audio show attendees to hear Higher in DXD Stereo if they tracked down a Merging Technologies audio demo - or knew the way to Claude Cellier's listening room. Since that time, many have wondered when they might have a chance to hear this album in its full Stereo and Surround Sound glory.
Now, NativeDSD is very proud to join Patricia Barber, the production and engineering team of Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz at Anderson Audio NY, Seth Godin (Artist Share), and Abey Fonn and Robert Bantz at Impex Records with the worldwide debut of Higher in DXD Stereo, DXD 5.1 Surround Sound as well as DSD Stereo (up to DSD 512) and DSD 5.1 Surround Sound (up to DSD 256).
Recording Review: Taking a Listen to Sound Liaison’s DXD Music Sampler
Sound Liaison is a small audiophile label based in The Netherlands. The company name reflects its stated goal of building “a bridge (liaison) between the studio (engineer and musicians) and the people who love to listen to beautiful music using high-quality audio equipment.” Sound Liaison’s high-resolution recordings are made during studio recording sessions as well as special live events with an audience, held in its professional studio.
The Visual Sound is a sampler that includes 10 small-group jazz selections from Sound Liaison’s DXD albums, all mastered at 352.8 kHz. For review, I received the 10 selections in native DXD resolution as .wav files, down-sampled 96 kHz/24-bit FLAC files, and conversions to DSD 64, which is the base DSD resolution (the same as SACDs). Prices range from 9.75 to 19.75 Euros, depending on the resolution. Six of the recordings were made using multiple microphones, while the other four were made with a single Josephson C700S. The lists and photos of recording equipment used by Sound Liaison reflects its perfectionist approach, including Merging Technologies’ Horus microphone preamps, A/D converters and master clocks, plus AudioQuest microphone cables, power cables, and power line conditioners. Notes for the musical selections are on the Sound Liaison website.