Merging Technologies says its Pyramix digital audio workstation is more powerful thanks to PCI Express-format Mykerinos DSP cards and daughterboard options that allow for more processing capability.
Pyramix offers simultaneous playback and recording of dozens of audio tracks at resolutions from 16 bit/44.1 kHz to DXD (352 kHz) and DSD for SACD production. The company says the source of its recording and processing power is the Mykerinos DSP card.
Pyramix v5.1 includes the sixth-generation MYK-X series cards, which permit the systems to simultaneously mix 48 channels and their strip tools plug-ins to stereo and surround busses. The MYK-X30 has 1.2 GFlops of peak processing power available, and a memory bandwidth of 1600 MBps. Additionally, it includes Longitudinal Time Code facilities; DSD monitoring is possible via the monitor outputs without prior conversion to PCM.
Users can mix and match existing PCI Mykerinos cards and add further PCI Express MYK-X30s when needed; most available PC motherboards feature PCI and PCI Express card slots.
Merging also touts 5.1 features such as faster-responding Isis remote control communication; improved compatibility and file interchange with digital recording systems; and Final Cut Pro XML import and export facilities.