New Release Merging Audio Device
The Merging Team is proud to announce the release of the new Merging Audio Device.
The Windows driver supplied with Merging interfaces was beginning to show its age and lacked some key features. The entirely new Merging Audio Device also referred as MAD for Windows computers offers new features and significant improvements to the free of charge version along with an additional Infrastructure package for broadcasters.
MAD MORE THAN JUST A DRIVER
This new ASIO RAVENNA/AES67 device supports Multi ASIO Clients, integrates WDM Support and includes a device discovery view. With this new Device Driver multiple applications running ASIO can be launched in parallel on a same system, sharing the same sampling rate and at the same time multiple applications running WDM can be launched in parallel and have their own sampling rate automatically converted to the ASIO sampling rate. This allows monitoring the Windows system sound and any application (such as Spotify, YouTube, PC Sounds files,…) along with any ASIO applications.
ROUTE OR BRIDGE IO's
The new Merging Audio Device brings more flexibility to your workflows, share ASIO Inputs or ASIO Outputs (outputs of each client are mixed together on given channels) and bridge clients through the MAD bridge channels. Typically, WDM channels can either be sent and mixed to the same Outputs as ASIO, or redirected to the Bridge Channels so they can be routed (and recorded) to any ASIO applications.
THE INFRASTRUCTURE PACK
The addition of the low-cost Infrastructure option offers broadcasters extremely cost-effective, controllable solutions to both the start and end points of any centralised IP network. The opening to data centers and server based installations with Virtual Machine support, the enhanced security provided by ST2022-7 and the additional discovery and control possibilities created by the inclusion of NMOS, reinforce Merging Technologies’ position as a key solution provider for the broadcast and installation industries.
MAD (free of charge to Merging customers)
• RAVENNA/AES67 support for all Merging AoIP interfaces.
• Multi-ASIO client support
• WDM Support
• Internal Bridging
• Integrated Discovery
• Two running modes available:
o General: Recommended for Anubis, Horus & Hapi users
o NADAC mode: Recommended for MERGING+NADAC users
MAD Infrastructure Pack (Paid Option)
• ST2022-7 Support
• NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 Support
• Supports deployment on Virtual Machines
MAD is supported on Windows 10 -64 bit only. Users running Windows 7 must remain on the MERGING RAVENNA ASIO Driver.
ONLINE DOCUMENTATION, USE CASES AND DOWNLOAD
We've gathered in our Knowledge Database technical information on the Merging Audio Device along with various use cases.