Close ☰
Menu ☰

NEP selects MERGING’s Anubis for VEP

Posted on: Tuesday 24th of September 2019

Jasper van Eif [NEP], Chris Hollebone [Merging], John Guntenaar [Maarten Sound & Vision}

Virtualized Editing Platform (VEP) chooses the “Swiss Army Knife of Audio”: NEP’s centralised platform is based on an all IP infrastructure that allows the sharing of resources over multiple remote locations, such as production facilities, studios and external venues. IP installations are easy in theory, but efficient operation depends on the careful selection of some small but vital components.  So convinced was the technical management team that ANUBIS would fit the bill, they placed an order for 50 units.

The Master Control Centre is located at Hilversum in the Netherlands, and this is where technical decisions are made. NEP’s Lead Solutions Consultant is John Guntenaar and his mission was to try to find one box that served a number of functions and provided the right features for NEP’s Virtualized Editing Platform. It had to be capable of working in an ST2110 environment and be able to receive and transmit AES67 streams. It also needed to provide a way to listen to the streams on headphones or speakers and be able to control the volume. A valuable added bonus was having on-board mic pre-amps for voiceover recording.

The ability to handle a large number of streams that can be increased by adding additional Merging I/O was also nice to have, as was the fact that Anubis functionality is controlled by software that can be updated, allowing for development and expansion in the future. Lastly, Anubis is a robust desktop unit that looks rather neat. John Guntenaar added; “I spent a lot of time looking at various units that did part of the job, but my goal was to find a one-box solution if at all possible. I was intrigued when Jasper van Eif from MSV told me about Anubis.  When we checked it out, we were really delighted that it did so much and that Merging was ready to make some small customization to tick yet more boxes for us.”

Merging’s President, Claude Cellier remarked; “Our original idea was that the Anubis Monitor Mission would appeal more to an existing client base that would already have other Merging I/O. What has surprised us is how quickly a number of major broadcasters have realized that Anubis is the perfect device for remote and centralized production in a complex IP environment. It is not often you can say that you are delighted to be proved wrong.”

Jasper van Eif is the Sales Director of Merging’s local distributor, Maarten Sound & Vision and the recipient of this significant order. Jasper has been involved in selling Merging products for many years and offered this opinion; “Anubis is an exciting product because it is not only very affordable, but we discover more applications every day. It is already remarkably powerful and extremely versatile for such a small box, but the really interesting element is the potential for future software development to manage different ‘missions’. It is the salesman’s dream product.”

www.merging.com



Latest News & Blog articles

  • The latest version of Pro Tools 2022.9 transforms Dolby Atmos Production Suite workflows, remote collaboration and music creation through features such as ARA2 (Audio Random Access) integration with Celemony’s Melodyne, and Aux I/O for flexible audio routing. Pro Tools 2022.9 also brings a new offering to the previous Artist, Studio, and Flex tiers called Pro […]
  • Here’s a good combination – one of the most prolific, technical and hands-on of our producer engineers [interview Resolution V19.1] has teamed up with innovative developer Leapwing to build a ‘Signature’ plug-in. “After going through the process successfully with the late Al Schmitt, we found ourselves a new challenge, as Joe uses much more processing […]
  • McDSP has announced the release of universal binary versions of the entire APB plug-in line up. [Resolution V18.4 reviewed the innovative McDSP APB hardware host] McDSP APB plug-ins can now run natively on both Intel and Apple silicon computers. This release also takes advantage of recent mac OS improvements in graphics rendering for both Intel […]
  • Built on core technologies from Synchro Arts flagship Revoice Pro application [review Resolution V17.7], RePitch enables adjustment of the pitch, timing and volume of any monophonic vocal (or instrument).  When you’re simply looking to retune a wayward vocal, just load one of the task-orientated macros to instantly snap your singer to the key and scale of the […]
  • Spherix is a suite of two plugins – a compressor and a brickwall limiter – designed from the ground up for fast, efficient work on the beds (fixed channels) of immersive 7.1.4/7.1.2 mixing environments such as Dolby Atmos. The $199 Spherix suite offers dynamics that are specifically designed for immersive mixing.  Spherix’s quick-access controls, available […]
  • Designed to adapt to changing production needs, Calrec’s Argo is a new approach to audio mixing, with a flexible control philosophy that breaks the traditional geographic ties between processing and control. Argo is fully modular with interchangeable hardware panels and uses Calrec’s time-served Assist UI at its core. This means that whether you are working on […]
  • iZotope has released the latest version of their audio restoration software RX 10. Notable additions to a generally-improved suite are the new Repair Assistant module and improvements to both the Spectral Recovery and Dynamic De-hum modules. The Text Navigation and Multi-Speaker Detection features are a potentially ground-breaking development for audio pros working in specialist fields, but are […]
  • Genelec has added Stockholm and Helsinki to its global network of Experience Centres. By visiting these new facilities, customers will receive expert personal advice on Genelec loudspeaker solutions, and enjoy an exceptionally high quality critical listening environment, from stereo to immersive. The new Nordic locations join existing Genelec Experience Centres in Europe, America and Asia […]
Translate »