Merging and b<>com are presenting a complete solution to improve immersion through sound

Merging Technologies exhibits currently its new products at IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. On the agenda: the latest version of its digital audio workstation Pyramix, which incorporates audio spatialization plugins from b<>com.

For over 25 years, Merging Technologies has been developing audio and video mastering, production, and post-production solutions for media and entertainment professionals. A provider of digital audio workstations and the Audio-over-IP converters Horus and Hapi, Merging approached b<>com, the leading player in the market offering a professional solution suitable for working with the High Order Ambisonics format.

In order to facilitate the adoption of ambisonic technology by professionals, the teams at b<>com developed a software suite that can be incorporated into post-production workstations. This suite will allow content creators to position sources in a sound environment and apply spatial processing to them (rotation, focusing, masking). These audio plugins carry out most of the processing, from capture to output on speakers or headset (binaural).

"This software suite fits perfectly into the tools we want to make available for producing immersive soundtracks. It was also developed in concert with French users of Pyramix , and particularly the 3D panner. Our studio customers appreciate having an easy way to work with this exciting new audio format on their professional tools." says Maurice Engler, Project Manager & Regional Manager at Merging Technologies

"The production of audio content in ambisonic format is a major challenge in the development of immersive content, particularly in virtual reality and 360 video. With this software suite, we offer an effective, professional-grade solution that can be fully integrated into most audio post-production workstations on the market." add Jean-Yves Aubié, Manager of the Advanced Media Coding lab at b<>com.

b<>com exhibits from 9 to 13 september in the Future Zone at IBC (Hall 8 – Stand F28).