Merging Technologies IOC-HORUS Converter
Horus Networked Audio Interface
Orus is one of the world’s most sonically transparent Mic Pre’s.
Horus is also one of the most phenomenal AD/DA boxes on the market.
Horus could very well be the ultimate answer to anyone wanting Analog/AES/MADI interconnectivity in the room they work in. It is a revolution in “bang for buck” technology and has become one of the defacto audio I/O devices for the media industries…
But in reality Horus is much, much more:
Using RAVENNA technology, Horus brings the possibility to interconnect your entire facility using nothing more than a standard RJ45 connector. Once in RAVENNA mode, the Horus box simply becomes a node on a network, one that can be instantly called to be an input, an output, or a combination of both. Whether you are in broadcast, TV and film, mastering, studio or live music recording, live events, theatres, museums, cruise ships, or any industry where you need audio to get from A to B (or A to B and C, or C to A and part of D, E, and F!).
Using standard network connections, switches and connectors, Horus and other RAVENNA-enabled devices can be placed on a network and interconnected. Horus is fully AES67 compatible so you are able to connect to many devices regardless of the originating network protocol.
Horus Base Unit
Modular by Design
The modular design of Horus allows you to buy what you need or can afford. You can always add to it later or even change your mind. In addition to the choice of analog I/O modules you can always use one slot for the PT64 option for Pro Tools HD users.
The MADI capacity can be extended to 128 I/O by adding an additional expansion card without taking one of your 6 I/O slots.
Route Signal Anywhere
The biggest advantage of a networked environment is that you are freed from the point to point limitations of legacy digital connections. Horus has been designed so that any input (by block of 8 channels per Module and 2 channels for Headphones) can be routed to any amount of outputs as required at the same time. The network can be easily managed and monitored using ANEMAN or there are comprehensive routing pages accessible both locally on the touchscreen and by remote access using a standard web browser; Horus is your answer to signal flow management in your studio.
Ravenna / AES67 for Any Workstation
Pyramix users are of course our first love, but we are also able to offer any DAW or NLE user the opportunity to take advantage of RAVENNA/AES67 by using the ASIO Driver for PC (RAVENNA support) or the Premium Virtual Audio Device for MAC (RAVENNA & AES67 support). Those driver are available for Horus and Hapi.
Note that a Standard Virtual Audio Device for MAC with some limitations is available for users without Merging hardware.
For drivers specifications and differences see here for macOS Virtual Audio Device details and here for Windows ASIO driver details.
Completely Controlled Over LAN
Horus comes with a web-browser based control interface allowing any web-enabled device to access all the parameters of each unit over the network. ANEMAN can easily manage AoIP networks of any size.
- Digital I/O:
- 64 MADI I/O (Coaxial & Optical)
- 24 AES/EBU I/O (D-SUB)
- RAVENNA / AES67 (RJ45)
- Word Clock I/O
- Synchronization I/O:
- Video Reference
- Sample Rate support:
- 44.1 – 384 kHz PCM
- DXD and DSD64/128/256
- User Interface:
- Remote control over LAN (CAT5E/CAT6)
- Direct access on unit with touch screen
- Redundant Power Options:
- Optional redundant power supply for failsafe use
- Digital I/O:
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