Merging Technologies - Pyramix v5.1 (Pc)


Changes:

Hardware

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New Mykerinos X-30 PCI-Express board.
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Support for PCM mode for the SDIF Daughter card (not supported in HDTDM mode).


Pyramix General Functions


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Render: Check box option added for the exported renders that is only considering the tracks
that are in solo mode. For some Renderers using this option may result in specifying the
settings for each soloed tracks. Only one file per track and mono processing will be
supported in this mode


Fade Editor


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It is now possible to use the mouse right click within the Fade Editor to select a Fade preset


Interchange


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Complete support of SMPTE recommendations for AAF and MXF
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Complete support of Avid/Digidesign implementation of AAF and MXF
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AAF import: When being ask to locate missing files you can skip all those missing media
files by holding down the CTRL key and pressing the SKIP button. It will skip all missing
media files without asking you to locate them.


Plug-ins


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The first PureNotes plug-in version is available in VST mode. After the Pyramix Install make
sure you scan the /Program Files/Merging Technologies/VstPlugins folder using the VSTScanner
application.
A Plug-ins Settings page was added to the Pyramix general settings for VST plug-ins menu
layout, you can now chose your display type by either company name & i/o Configuration or
i/o Configuration only.


Disc Write: PCM 1630 Import support


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Main features
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Reads U-Matic CD Master Tape
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AES or SDIF Digital I/O
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Fully Integrated in DiscWrite
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Creates a PMI CD Master Disk Image

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Hardware Required:
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DUAL Daughter card, PCM 1630 Machine with SDIF/AES Converter
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Or SDIF Daughter card, PCM 1630 Machine with SDIF out, Windows Sound
Card
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Or AES Daughter card, PCM 1630 Machine with AES out, Windows Sound Card


Disc Write: Possibility to burn a CD from a DDP master.


EMC, Controllers and Oasis


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All SSL controllers supporting HUI protocol have now a dedicated mapping in EMC
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The Tascam FW-1884 has a dedicated mapping in EMC


Pyramix Virtual Studio is a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) which runs on Windows XP / 2000 platforms.
It consists of a sophisticated yet intuitive software solution for professionals which includes :


Recording 1 to 128 inputs
Editing Every action including crossfades is 100 % real-time - no rendering time lost
Mixing Let us know if there is one thing in the world you can't do with our mixer... except coffee of course
Audio effects Best sounding plugins - 32 bit float vs 24 bit only offered by most competition
Mastering First worldwide mastering tool that includes multi-track/multi-channel SACD
Sync to Video Instant sync to PAL, NTSC and even HDTV - a world first...

The Real-time Power of PYRAMIX
No other digital audio workstation in this price range can offer the power, flexibility and real-time editing ability of Pyramix. Instant and unlimited fades and X-fades, creating and changing an edit or fade point are all instantaneously performed, even across 128 tracks. Few other systems can offer this much power and those that can costs many times the price of Pyramix. Real-time means more than just instant editing, it allows Pyramix to offer far more advanced editing features than any other rendered system available and it doesn’t stop there, with real-time processing of EQ, Dynamics, FX and Stereo and Surround Sound Automation, Pyramix is a new breed of PC based workstation with a level of power and flexibility far beyond the reach other mainstay systems costing even just twice the price.

Pyramix is one of the most cost effective audio workstations available, even with all this power. We are also one of the few systems capable of very high quality audio restoration with our partner developers such as Algorithmix, Cedar and Purenote.

As an example of the immense processing power available in Pyramix, it has the capability to offer true record, editing and mixing capability in 32 bit floating point at 352.8 kHz operation. Pyramix is the only system in the world that can achieve this and still the only system capable of multi-track DSD/DXD recording, editing, mixing and mastering for 1 bit 2.8MHz SACD production, both for stereo and 5.0/5.1 surround programs. Whether it’s Multi-track music record/editing, Post-production for Film and Television, or CD, DVD, or SACD mastering, there is a configuration of Pyramix that will meet your specific needs.

Feature Set

Pyramix can be configured with feature-sets tailored to meet the specific needs of today’s audio professionals working in Multi-track music record/editing, Broadcast, Post-production and CD, DVD and SACD mastering environments.
Pyramix is also the only system available that can offer multi-track DSD record/editing capabilities. For further details on these configurations take a look in the audio applications section.




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Uses the Mykerinos high performance PCI DSP card
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Sampling rate support from 32 to 352.8 kHz and DSD (1-bit, 2.8 MHz)
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Audio File Wordlengths from 16 to 32 bits
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Unlimited tracks of Hard Disk Playback
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128 simultaneous inputs and outputs
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Real-time Mixing, Real-time Audio Effects
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The most advanced real-time editing tools of any system available today.



System Requirements



The following is a general guide for users integrating Pyramix Systems into existing PC's. For more detailed information, please visit our recommended PC configuration page.

Minimum Hardware requirements:

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Pentium 4, Pentium D or Centrino processor
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512 MB RAM (1024 MB or more recommended)
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IDE,SATA or SCSI System Hard Disk
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AGP/PCIe graphic card with resolution of 1024x768 or better (ideally Dual-Head for twin screen operations)
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SATA/RAID HD for Audio Storage
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SVGA 17" monitor (19" or better recommended)
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3 button mouse

Minimum Display requirements:

Please note that Pyramix requires a Windows XP / Windows 2000 workstation with a minimum display resolution of 1024x768

Recommended Options:

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CD-R/DVD-R drive (as Pyramix software is delivered on a CD)
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Internet connection (to allow customers to easily upgrade their software by connecting to our server, and to easily communicate their problems or suggestions to Merging by Email)
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MIDI interface for customers wishing to interface Pyramix with an external Midi remote control such as JL Cooper MCS-series.
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Ethernet connection for people wishing to interface Pyramix with external OASIS ready controllers such as ISIS, for networked synchronization with VCube or for file sharing/streaming from servers such as Luxor systems.

Price: 875 Swiss Francs for Pyramix Native