Merging Technologies Anubis Premium
MERGING+ANUBIS Premium (up to 384kHz/DXD)
Anubis is a ground-breaking product in many ways and incorporates the expertise of Merging Technologies in analog and digital audio, networked audio and DSP/FPGA technology. It is so unusual that we say it is:
ONE OF A KIND.
A single product with multiple workflows. A Monitor controller that also controls your network. A Music recording hub that allows you to network a whole band or orchestra. A low latency mixer and processor with extraordinary audio quality. More features than you can believe and made in Switzerland. Would you expect anything less from Merging?
MISSION CONTROL from MERGING+ANUBIS
From the initial recording through to the final master, there are specific “missions” that require precision and control. If your mission of the day is to create a great mix, you need to be in complete control of your monitoring: reference monitors, nearfields, headphones, sources, surround mix, downmix, etc. Anubis gives you that “Mission Control” in a single, compact device that has unrivalled capabilities defined by the software application. But this is only one mission, MERGING+ANUBIS allows the user to choose the Mission Controller app that fits the task. Today, Anubis offers a first mission – ANUBIS+MONITOR.
MODULAR BY SOFTWARE.
What you buy today can offer more tomorrow. Anubis is already planned to implement two missions with more to follow. Each will put you in control of the tasks you want to accomplish. Today a control room or an on-location monitor controller, tomorrow a music studio or live event interface, the day after, it could be something else that allows you to succeed in your mission. Booting up between missions completely changes the user interface and the function of Anubis. Plug-ins will be released to aid whatever workflow is required. Your investment is protected, your missions are secured!
The Music Mission embeds multiple mixers which allows the creation of from one to five different mixes for your performers’ cues or programs. Different input sources or a unique mix balance can be routed to any outputs thanks to the flexible bus routing. Additionally, there are 18 x Snapshots to save and fully recall any of your mixer, masters, songs or setups with the possibility to customize your mixer layouts depending on whether you are in the studio or live on stage. All this can be done without having a DAW connected.
You don’t need to switch to the Monitor Mission to know what you are doing. The Music Mission provides all the necessary monitoring controls with; Ref, Dim, Mono, Downmix and exclusive monitoring Mutes. Along with A/B speaker set support, 2.1 and 2.2 with crossover and built-in crossfeed for headphones. This also applies to being able to create and monitor your artists’ cues, interact and talk to any musician or all of them at once. The Music Mission includes monitoring features that are the equal of large scale consoles. The Anubis Ultra-Low Latency Cue Mixers are the perfect tools to put musicians at ease and have them deliver the best performances possible. Cues can be used when recording, overdubbing, playing live or for independent program distribution.
Included free in every Anubis are 3 high quality effects that can operate at the highest PCM frequencies. These can be applied to your monitoring, recordings or live performance on any Strips, Buses or Returns and recalled at any time on one of the 18 available effects snapshots.
The Anubis Music Mission 4 band EQ is built on the existing and universally acclaimed quality of the Pyramix EQ-X and offers Extreme Definition filtering at sampling frequencies up to DXD (352.8kHz). EQ can be applied to any inputs (Local or Peered) or to any bus output (e.g. for headphones or room correction). 21 EQ instances are available at any sampling rate
The Anubis Built-in FPGA Dynamics effect includes multi-modules. 1 X Gate, 1 X Compressor and 1 X Limiter that can be combined in series, with each module having its own parameter values. Outputs buses or strip channel, can be limited or compression applied to your strips, gate the snare or kick, compress and limit the vocals, compress the drums in parallel and more.
The Dynamics can operate in Mono or Stereo mode (Link Dyn) and 64 x DYNAMICS instances are available at 44.1/48kHz, 32 at 88.2/96kHz and 8 in DXD/384kHz.
An ideal stereo reverb to put the performer at ease, reverb can be added to the ultra-low latency mixes on vocal, guitars, drums and more. Parameters can be dialled in from a simple user-friendly interface to quickly give the performer a sense of space. Using low diffusion values will increase the reflexional effect and perform as a delay. Apply effects to the performers’ ultra-low latency cue mixes and give them the perfect listening environment with Equalization, Compression and Reverb on their channel inputs. Those effects can be used in standalone, or can be routed back to a DAW for recording or for loopback processing applications.
3 SENDS for Externals
Users can also use their favorite external hardware such as a distortion pedal or an analog hardware EQ, the Music Mission has 3 SENDS for externals so that you can quickly integrate those into the mixer and apply those effects to any Channel Strip.
PEER & UNITE
Included in all missions are tools that allow the user to Expand, Monitor, Mix and Route any I/O anywhere over your network with quick and simple solutions. What’s even better is that all this can be done from a single Anubis and even be in operation with standalone devices interconnected. With the Anubis PEERING feature, you are a finger tap away from expanding your Anubis I/Os, without the need of any computer to set it up.
UNITE is an automatic AoIP Stream patching feature included in the Merging drivers that allows a user to quickly connect I/O streams between the Anubis and the DAW without the need for any AoIP knowledge or additional application. With UNITE, connect the devices I/O streams and be operational quickly with a click!
The Music Mission is expandable to 48 inputs channels and 24 outputs within the Anubis mixer, when adding AoIP interfaces to your setup.
Anubis not only offers exceptional in-the-box features, it also allows for expanding its capabilities to any other RAVENNA/AES67 devices on the network. From stereo to 22.2 monitoring, from a four-piece rock band to a full symphony orchestra, Anubis puts you in control of any situation, from one meter from your equipment to kilometers away, directly from its superb touch screen or on your tablet or computer through its built-in web server.
Your Anubis might look very small, but it has everything built-in to become a giant… Just with the tip of your finger on its touch screen you have access and control of the I/Os from any other Merging device on the network. We also provide you similar ability to connect the IOs from any other compatible AES67 device, this extends it to something massive. “Pairing” these other devices allows Anubis to extend its I/O as if they were built-in. Anubis can reserve all or part of these paired devices, make them available to other users on the network and/or secure them for your own recording needs. With its internal DSP, Anubis can manage as many as 256x256 signal paths. Awesome power!
Should you need a larger or more complicated RAVENNA/AES67 network configuration, involving devices from other vendors, DAWs, consoles, or simply multiple Anubis all together, Anubis integrates into existing ANEMAN controlled ecosystems very simply. ANEMAN unlocks the huge potential of a large network with an intuitive and powerful User Interface.
IP in broadcast is the technology of now but there are standards to observe. Anubis has been designed from the outset to be ST2110 compliant, but some broadcasters are adhering to ST2022. No problem for Anubis. Merging’s experience in being a key part of IP Showcase events for years and being a member of AIMS Alliance, means we keep abreast of the developments in broadcast connectivity, discovery and control. Mission protected!
NETWORK AUDIO MONITORING.
Anubis not only allows monitoring analog or digital inputs, it also allows directly monitoring any AES67/RAVENNA stream on your network. In a fast-moving industry toward network audio, Anubis is the perfect investment to monitor your traditional audio sources today and add network audio monitoring tomorrow… with the same ergonomics: no complicated sysadmin tools required, just point your stream in a coherent list and select it like any other sources.
- Windows ASIO
- MacOS CoreAudio
- Linux ALSA
Use these drivers with Anubis and the application of your choice; to record, edit, mix or playback.
This ultra-mobile and stylish unibody case offers astonishing A/D performance with a dynamic range of 139dB with equally impressive mic pres. Our pristine D/A technology ensures that you hear what your project deserves. Anubis come in two variants: Anubis Pro gives you exceptional performance up to 192kHz. If your mission is working in true high-resolution, Anubis Premium offers up to 384kHz and DXD plus DSD flavors up to 256. What else would you expect from Merging!
ULTIMATE SOUND QUALITY.
Killer headphone circuit! Merging has invested great efforts in designing our best ever headphone preamplifier, offering the precision you need to evaluate your mix whatever the sample rate.
Anubis is engineered with the latest generation converter technology, coupled with 28 years of experience in designing excellence reference quality. A 32bit signal path from input to output via the mixer, combined with the latest circuit design, its short audio signal path decreases the latency and improves the power distribution. Phenomenal performance at any sample rate!
DUAL GAIN 32BIT A/D CIRCUITRY.
Not only does this provide huge dynamic range with ample headroom, but you can control the gain independently for different circuits with clickless steps. It also allows for software add-ons. Creative innovation!
SPLIT CHANNEL ON ALL INPUTS.
Every input has a separate split gain control for sending them to different paths. Typically, one for the recording device and one for the FOH.
Anubis is not a piece of bent metal with a few knobs on the top. It may be a small desktop unit, but it is beautifully crafted from a single piece of aluminium. Inside is a miracle of production engineering under the guidance of masters of the miniature, Sonosax.
Swiss engineering at its best!
Anubis is designed to go where you do. Its rugged design and carry case with a weight of 950gr and dimensions of 200 x 128 x 40mm, make it ideal for stuffing in a backpack. It fits easily on your desktop or can be mounted on a microphone stand.
Merging has a reputation for getting it right when it comes to audio quality and we have years of experience. It would be surprising if Anubis was any less than the best we can achieve. Great sound is only part of the story, just look at the performance measurements on page 6.
The Anubis interface has two analog high quality combo connectors, and an additional two front line/instrument analog inputs. On the output side, you get two gold plated XLR and two TRS jacks. In addition, there are two independent stereo headphone jacks with the best quality amplification we have ever done. There is also MIDI IO or GPIO and the all-important AES67/RAVENNA connector.
REDUNDANT POWER OPTIONS
Anubis is small and compact, it can be powered by its main PSU or / and from PoE (Power over Ethernet) making it a reliable redundant powered device. The input voltage range offers the possibility to use a wide range of power supply such as a battery.
The Monitor Mission is designed for professional applications where superior monitoring capabilities are truly mission critical. No matter how small your studio, monitoring matters. State of the art features that are the standard of today have been carefully integrated, while unique and future proof capabilities were specifically added to the feature set to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
MONITOR FOR EVERYONE.
The concept of software-based Missions allows for designing very versatile and highly dedicated applications, upgradable in time, and precisely targeting the requirements of multiple markets. The Monitor Mission is the central node of all Music and Recording Studios, its extreme sound quality fulfils the essential requirement of all Mastering Studios, its large number of supported surround formats will please all Film and TV Post Studios, its AoIP standards support makes it the perfect choice for Broadcast Studios, OB Vans or Editing Rooms, while its compactness and robustness make it the ideal choice for Location Recording and Live Events monitoring.
- Mastering grade Preamp and Amp
- Sampling rate up to 192kHz (Pro)
- Sampling rate up to 384kHz/DXD (Premium only)
- DSD support up to DSD256 (Premium only)
- Direct Monitoring of DAW running on Windows, MacOS and Linux
- Direct AES67/RAVENNA Sources monitoring
- Direct decoding of Ambisonic Sources
- Cough Cut on every input
- All state of the art monitoring features (Bass management, Speaker alignment, Talkback, Down-mix, Crossfeed etc…)
EASE OF OPERATION.
- Comprehensive user interface through the integrated multi-touch display
- Dedicated buttons for Volume control, Monitors selection, Talkback and Mute with customization possibilities
- Remote control capabilities through any tablet or web browser
- DAW Mic/Pre remote support
- Dedicated and configurable metering page for sources and monitors
- Flexible Talkback options for built-in microphone and external microphones
- Footswitch support for triggering actions
- GPO to signal events
- Can operate in standalone
- Freely configurable Monitor types (Speakerset, Headphone and Cue) to fit all scenarios
- Rotary knob for ergonomic volume controls and contextual operations
- Display information and notifications about the Anubis status
- Full configuration presets save and load
- Brightness control for display and buttons
- Configurable Dim Max and Ref levels
- Summing mode for sources monitor
- Configurable bass management capabilities up to 22.2 surround format.
- Speaker delay adjustment for each channel up to 200ms
- Downmix to Mono, Stereo and all possible subset in case of immersive Speakerset
- Source mono, stereo, surround and immersive format automatically downmixed to the Monitor format
VERSATILE AND SCALABLE.
o In-the-box monitoring with ultimate analogue specifications:
- Up to 4 Monitors
- Up to 4 Sources
- Up to 4 Cues Mixes with ultra-low latency
- Up to 2 Headphones
- Built-in Dual Gain 32bit Preamp circuitry on all inputs
- AD split feature on all inputs: Each one of the 4 Anubis input channels can be split and thus have its independent gain and cut feature
This allows the separation of the inputs between the FOH and the Monitoring engineer, as well useful if you want to perform a live stage line check while cutting the FOH feed.
- Exceptional quality and very powerful Headphone Amp suitable for ultra-low to very high impedance headphones (near zero impedance output)
o Expandable I/O through Hapi or Horus:
- Up to 8 Monitors capable of up to 22.2 (maximum 32 channels)
- Up to 128 Sources capable of up to 22.2 (maximum 128 channels)
- Up to 8 Cues
- Up to 256 additional Analogue I/Os
- Up to 256 additional MADI, AES3, SPDIF I/Os
- Up to 256 additional AES67/RAVENNA
- Up to 256 additional Pro Tools HD I/Os
o In-the-box I/O pairing management with Merging devices
o Any other AES67/RAVENNA devices pairing using ANEMAN
|Type||AD/DA Converter, AES67/ Ravenna|
|Inputs/Outputs||Analog XLR, Mic/Preamp DB25, TRS 1/4|
|Additional Inputs/Outputs||Headphone 1/4 TRS|
|Max Sampling Rate||DXD|
|Max Number of Channels||4|