Pyramix 12, Ovation 8 & VCube 8 Official Release

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Pyramix 12, Ovation 8 & VCube 8 Official Release

Postby Nicolas Cavin » Wed Jul 24, 2019 14:42

Pyramix 12, Ovation 8, VCube 8, ANEMAN 1.2 Official Release


The Merging Technologies Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Pyramix 12, Ovation 8 and VCube 8. These new versions include new features, improvements and bug fixes. This new version come with MassCore RTX64 v3.6.2 that is supporting Windows 10 October 2018 update (1809) and the Zombieload Windows 10 updates.

Pyramix v12 – Ovation v8 – VCube v8 Keys
Important: The Release Candidate version requires v12/v8 keys. To get a free upgrade, you need a valid ASM contract, make sure it is up to date in order to receive you new set of keys.
If you are eligible and have not yet received your new keys, contact your local Merging Sales Partners or contact keys@merging.com, mention your Safenet serial number.


Pyramix v12 Build 40683

This new Pyramix 12 version includes a few features, along with improvements and bug fixes.

PYRAMIX 12.0 HIGHLIGHTS:
- New MassCore/RTX64 v3.6.2 version supporting the latest Windows 10 October update (1809) and the Zombieload Windows 10 updates.
- Ambisonic support up till 7th Order with B<>Com integration (new VR Pack key required for 3rd to 7th order decoding).
- New EVO CHANNEL and EVO IN VS3 plugin’s (new Key option)
- Discwrite MTFF editing support
- New SACD Cutting Master generation feature
- Authoring Revamping along with Text validation and report generation
- Album Publishing enhancements
- Mixer improvements (new scroll and movable elements)
- More Pyramix improvements and Bug Fixes
- ANEMAN Unicast Support
- ANEMAN: Anubis and ZOEM support along with improvements

Please carefully read the release notes and installation guide procedure for all details.


INSTALLATION:
Pyramix v12.0 is supported under the following Windows 64bit versions.
    Windows 7 SP1
    Windows 10: Anniversary (1607)
    Windows 10: Creator (1703)
    Windows 10: Fall Creator (1709)
    Windows 10: Spring Creator (1803)
    Windows 10: October 2018 update (1809)
    Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 10: With the Meltdown and Spectre updates
    Windows 10: With the Zombieload updates (Microarchitectural Data Sampling released May 14, 2019)

WARNING: Windows May 2019 Update 1903/19H1 not supported with MassCore
WARNING: Pyramix v12 is supported on 4th Generation Intel Core Processors (4XXXK and higher) and will not launch on previous Processors generation
Recommended specification: https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=24608853

Note: Users that want to apply Windows updates may refer to the Merging Compatible Windows updates
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=25755762

WARNING: Pyramix v12 requires new v12 Keys, have your ASM up to date and get your new keys.
WARNING: Pyramix v12.0 Projects are not backward compatible with Pyramix v11.1, users must perform a “Save Special as v11.1” in order to open such project in Pyramix v11.1.
Note: Ambisonic v12 Projects are not fully compatible with Pyramix v11.1

WARNING: Merging recommends that Windows 10 users defer their Windows update, this is explained in our Windows 10 configuration guide here
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?spaceKey=PUBLICDOC&title=Windows+10+Configuration
WARNING: Pyramix 12 runs on a MassCore KEY based version 3.0
[color=#BF0000]WARNING: Users wanting to update their Windows must follow the procedure document

WARNING: RAVENNA ASIO Users updating their Horus or Hapi firmware to the new version 3.9.4 and higher have to run the new RAVENNA ASIO v12.0 driver.
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777
- Pyramix 12 comes with a new MassCore version RTX64 3.6.2. If you are running a Pyramix v11.1.6 HotFix or Pyramix v12 RC1 you do not need to remove MassCore, otherwise remove the previous Pyramix version from the Windows Programs and Features. Reboot your system, install Pyramix v12 and then uninstall the previous MassCore from the MT Security MassCore tab, Reboot again and install the new MassCore version. Please follow the Pyramix v12 Installation Guide for all details.
- If you are planning to update to Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809), in such case MassCore users must follow the procedure document
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777
- At the Pyramix 12 install you might have a “Bonjour” pending and other Microsoft requirements to install. Please proceed with those installations and afterwards the Pyramix installer will start. Once Pyramix is installed and MassCore installed from the MT Security> MassCore Tab it is Mandatory that you reboot your system.
- If you are not successfully installing Pyramix 12 at the first installation on Windows 10, restart your system and launch again the Pyramix 12 installer, as some pending requirements might have been installed in the first place.
- The VCube 8.0.4 is in sync with Pyramix 12.0.4 and should be installed along it on a combo system. Merging highly recommends that you consider the Video playback support included in Pyramix
- The Flux plugins V3/VS3 series come as a separate installer. Users should install the latest Flux available version (currently tag as Pyramix 10/11/12 in Flux Center): https://www.fluxhome.com/download.
- Merging recommends that you install ANEMAN that comes as a separate installer in order to manage your RAVENNA connections. Refer to the ANEMAN User Manual for all details.
- Easy Connect remains installed with Pyramix for those who wish to use it, see release notes for details. Be aware that you cannot run simultaneously ANEMAN and Easy Connect, but rather one or the other to avoid conflicts


Pyramix 12 Systems Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=24608853
Note: Specific system configuration guides are available, refer to support@merging.com

Pyramix 12 Installation Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Pyramix_v12.0.4/Pyramix_V12_Installation_Guide.pdf

Windows 10 Configuration Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?spaceKey=PUBLICDOC&title=Windows+10+Configuration

Windows 10 October (1809) update Configuration Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777

General System Configuration
http://www.merging.com/support/system-configurations

Installation Troubleshooting:
https://confluence.merging.com/display/PUBLICDOC/Installation+Notes

Merging Support Knowledge Base
https://confluence.merging.com



DOWNLOADS:
- Pyramix 12 (64 Bit installers):
https://www.merging.com/products/pyramix/downloads
- Pyramix 12 Release Notes:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Pyramix_v12.0.4/Pyramix_V12.0.4_Release_Notes.pdf
- Pyramix 12 Installation Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Pyramix_v12.0.4/Pyramix_V12_Installation_Guide.pdf
- Pyramix 12 User Manual:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Pyramix_v12.0.4/Pyramix_V12_User_Manual.pdf


ANEMAN should be installed along Pyramix v12 or the Merging RAVENNA ASIO v12.0 driver in order to manage and connect your networked audio devices.
- ANEMAN 1.2 Installer for Windows 7-64bit or Windows 10 -64bit:
http://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/ANEMAN_v1.2.0/ANEMAN_1.2.0__Build683_x64.exe
- ANEMAN 1.2 Installer for macOS:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/ANEMAN_v1.2.0/ANEMAN_Installer_1.2.0.40585.dmg
- ANEMAN User Manual:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/ANEMAN_v1.2.0/ANEMAN%20User%20Manual.pdf


HORUS, HAPI and ANUBIS:
Horus, Hapi and Anubis users should be on the latest Firmware version
http://www.merging.com/products/networked-audio/downloads


RAVENNA Driver for ASIO (PC) and RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device (Mac):
Those RAVENNA Drivers will allow the running of RAVENNA in ASIO for PC/Windows or Virtual Audio Device for Mac/OS X (also known as Core Audio) those new versions now are available.
For more details refer to: http://www.merging.com/products/interfaces/for-any-daw#merging-r-a-v-e-n-n-a-a-e-s67-so

MERGING RAVENNA ASIO DRIVER (PC):
- RAVENNA ASIO Driver Guide
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_ASIO_Driver_v12.0.4/Merging%20Ravenna%20ASIO%20Guide.pdf
- RAVENNA ASIO Driver 12.0.4 (For Windows 7 - 64bit or Windows 10 - 64 Bit PC users):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_ASIO_Driver_v12.0.4/MergingRavennaASIODriver_12.0.4__Build683_x64.exe

Merging RAVENNA/AES67 VAD (MAC):
- Merging RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device Guide
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_Virtual_Audio_Device/RAVENNA-AES67%20Virtual%20Audio%20Device%20Guide.pdf
- Merging RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device. Supported on Yosemite OS X, El Capitan OS X or Sierra macOS and Mojave 10.14.1 to 10.14.4
WARNING: Mojave 10.14.5 is not supported. The VAD was certified on macOS 10.14.1 and previous versions
VAD – Premium driver (Mojave 10.14.1 support):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_Virtual_Audio_Device/Merging_RAVENNA_AES67_VAD_Premium_Installer_2.0.40585.dmg
VAD – Standard driver (Mojave 10.14.1 support):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_Virtual_Audio_Device/Merging_RAVENNA_AES67_VAD_Standard_Installer_2.0.40585.dmg



Audio Magic Ring:
- AMR 12 Release (64 Bit installer):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/AMR_v12.0.4/AMR_12.0.4__Build683_x64.exe
- AMR Starting Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/AMR_v12.0.4/Getting%20started%20with%20the%20Audio%20Magic%20Ring.pdf




Ovation v8 Build 40683

This new Ovation 8 version includes a few features, along with improvements and bug fixes.

OVATION 8.0 HIGHLIGHTS:
- New MassCore/RTX64 v3.6.2 version supporting the latest Windows 10 October update (1809) and the Zombieload Windows 10 updates.
- Ambisonic support up till 7th Order with B<>Com integration (new VR Pack key required for 3rd to 7th order decoding).
- New EVO CHANNEL and EVO IN VS3 plugin’s (new Key option)
- HTTP Commands Support
- New Playing Cues Windows
- Interaction Rule improvements
- Active Cue improvements
- Mixer improvements (new scroll and movable elements)
- ANEMAN Unicast and ZOEM support along with improvements
- ANEMAN: Anubis support
- More improvements and Bug Fixes

Please carefully read the release notes and installation guide procedure for all details.

INSTALLATION:
Ovation v8.0 is supported under the following Windows 64bit versions.
    Windows 7: SP1
    Windows 10: Anniversary (1607)
    Windows 10: Creator (1703)
    Windows 10: Fall Creator (1709)
    Windows 10: Spring Creator (1803)
    Windows 10: October 2018 update (1809)
    Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 10: With the Meltdown and Spectre updates
    Windows 10: With the Zombieload updates (Microarchitectural Data Sampling released May 14, 2019)
    WARNING: Windows May 2019 Update 1903/19H1 not supported with MassCore

Note: Users that want to apply Windows updates may refer to the Merging Compatible Windows updates
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=25755762

WARNING: Ovation v8 is supported on 4th Generation Intel Core Processors (4XXXK and higher) and will not launch on previous Processors generation
Recommended specification: https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=24608853


WARNING: Ovation v8 requires new v8 Keys, have your ASM up to date and get your new keys.
WARNING: Note: Ambisonic Ovation v8 Projects are not fully compatible with Ovation v7.1.
WARNING: Merging recommends that Windows 10 users defer their Windows update, this is explained in our Windows 10 configuration guide here
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?spaceKey=PUBLICDOC&title=Windows+10+Configuration
WARNING: MassCore Ovation 8 users should first Remove Ovation prior to removing MassCore, please refer to the Ovation v8.0 Installation Guide for all details
WARNING: Users wanting to update to Windows October(1809) must follow the procedure document
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777
WARNING: RAVENNA ASIO Users updating their Horus or Hapi firmware to the new version 3.9.4 have to run the new RAVENNA ASIO v12.0 driver.
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777
- Ovation 8 comes with a new MassCore version RTX64 3.6.2. If you are running Ovation version v7.1.6 HotFix or Ovation v8 RC1 you do not need to remove MassCore, otherwise it is necessary to remove the previous Ovation and Pyramix version from the Windows Programs and Features. Reboot your system before installing Ovation v8.0, then uninstall the previous MassCore from the MT Security MassCore tab, reboot again and install the new MassCore version.
Please follow the Ovation v8 Installation Guide for all details.
- If you are planning to update to Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809), in such case MassCore users must follow the procedure document
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777
- At the Ovation 8 install you might have a “Bonjour” pending and other Microsoft requirements to install. Please proceed with those installations and afterwards the Ovation installer will start. Once Ovation is installed and MassCore installed from the MT Security> MassCore Tab it is Mandatory that you reboot your system.
- If you are not successfully installing Ovation 8 at the first installation on Windows 10, restart your system and launch again the Ovation 8 installer, as some pending requirements might have been installed in the first place.
- The Pyramix 12.0.4 will be installed along with Ovation 8.0.4
- The Flux plugins V3/VS3 series come as a separate installer. Users should install the latest Flux available version (currently tag as Pyramix 10/11/12 in Flux Center): https://www.fluxhome.com/download.
- Merging recommends that you install ANEMAN that comes as a separate installer in order to manage your RAVENNA connections. Refer to the ANEMAN User Manual for all details.
- Easy Connect remains installed with Pyramix for those who wish to use it, see release notes for details. Be aware that you cannot run simultaneously ANEMAN and Easy Connect, but rather one or the other to avoid conflicts


Ovation 8.0 Systems Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=24608853
Note: Specific system configuration guides are available, refer to support@merging.com

Ovation 8.0 Installation Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Ovation_v8.0.4/Ovation_V8_Installation_Guide.pdf

Windows 10 Configuration Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?spaceKey=PUBLICDOC&title=Windows+10+Configuration

Windows 10 October (1809) Configuration Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777

General System Configuration
http://www.merging.com/support/system-configurations

Installation Troubleshooting:
https://confluence.merging.com/display/PUBLICDOC/Installation+Notes

Merging Support Knowledge Base
https://confluence.merging.com



DOWNLOADS:
- Ovation 8 Release (64 Bit installers):
https://www.merging.com/products/ovation/downloads
- Ovation 8 Release Notes:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Ovation_v8.0.4/Ovation_V8.0.4_Release_Notes.pdf
- Ovation 8 Installation Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Ovation_v8.0.4/Ovation_V8_Installation_Guide.pdf
- Ovation 8 User Manual:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/Ovation_v8.0.4/Ovation_V8_User_Manual.pdf



ANEMAN should be installed along Ovation v8 or the Merging RAVENNA ASIO v12.0 driver in order to manage and connect your networked audio devices.
- ANEMAN 1.2 Installer for Windows 7-64bit or Windows 10 -64bit:
http://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/ANEMAN_v1.2.0/ANEMAN_1.2.0__Build683_x64.exe
- ANEMAN 1.2 Installer for macOS:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/ANEMAN_v1.2.0/ANEMAN_Installer_1.2.0.40585.dmg
- ANEMAN User Manual:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/ANEMAN_v1.2.0/ANEMAN%20User%20Manual.pdf


HORUS, HAPI and ANUBIS:
Horus, Hapi and Anubis users should be on the latest Firmware version
http://www.merging.com/products/networked-audio/downloads


RAVENNA Driver for ASIO (PC) and RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device (Mac):
Those RAVENNA Drivers will allow the running of RAVENNA in ASIO for PC/Windows or Virtual Audio Device for Mac/OS X (also known as Core Audio) those new versions now are available.
For more details refer to: http://www.merging.com/products/interfaces/for-any-daw#merging-r-a-v-e-n-n-a-a-e-s67-so

MERGING RAVENNA ASIO DRIVER (PC):
- RAVENNA ASIO Driver Guide
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_ASIO_Driver_v12.0.4/Merging%20Ravenna%20ASIO%20Guide.pdf
- RAVENNA ASIO Driver 12.0.4 (For Windows 7 - 64bit or Windows 10 - 64 Bit PC users):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_ASIO_Driver_v12.0.4/MergingRavennaASIODriver_12.0.4__Build683_x64.exe

Merging RAVENNA/AES67 VAD (MAC):
- Merging RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device Guide
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_Virtual_Audio_Device/RAVENNA-AES67%20Virtual%20Audio%20Device%20Guide.pdf
- Merging RAVENNA/AES67 Virtual Audio Device. Supported on Yosemite OS X, El Capitan OS X or Sierra macOS and Mojave 10.14.1 to 10.14.4
WARNING: Mojave 10.14.5 is not supported. The VAD was certified on macOS 10.14.1 and previous versions
VAD – Premium driver (Mojave 10.14.1 support):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_Virtual_Audio_Device/Merging_RAVENNA_AES67_VAD_Premium_Installer_2.0.40585.dmg
VAD – Standard driver (Mojave 10.14.1 support):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/RAVENNA_Virtual_Audio_Device/Merging_RAVENNA_AES67_VAD_Standard_Installer_2.0.40585.dmg



Audio Magic Ring:
- AMR 12 Release (64 Bit installer):
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/AMR_v12.0.4/AMR_12.0.4__Build683_x64.exe
- AMR Starting Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/AMR_v12.0.4/Getting%20started%20with%20the%20Audio%20Magic%20Ring.pdf





VCube v8 Build 40683

This new VCube 8 version includes improvements and bug fixes.

VCube 8.0 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Windows 10 October update Support
- Bug Fixes

Please carefully read the release notes prior to installing this new release.


INSTALLATION:
Ovation v8.0 is supported under the following Windows 64bit versions.
    Windows 7: SP1
    Windows 10: Anniversary (1607)
    Windows 10: Creator (1703)
    Windows 10: Fall Creator (1709)
    Windows 10: Spring Creator (1803)
    Windows 10: October 2018 update (1809)
    Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 10: With the Meltdown and Spectre updates
    Windows 10: With the Zombieload updates (Microarchitectural Data Sampling released May 14, 2019)

    WARNING: Windows May 2019 Update 1903/19H1 not supported with MassCore

WARNING: VCube v8 requires new v8 Keys, have your ASM up to date and get your new keys.
WARNING: Merging recommends that Windows 10 users defer their Windows update, this is explained in our Windows 10 configuration guide here
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?spaceKey=PUBLICDOC&title=Windows+10+Configuration
WARNING: AJA (KONA Lhi) not supported as of VCube 7.0 on Windows 10. Users on Windows 7 will have support but no further development or maintenance.
If you are planning to update to Windows 10 October update (1809), in such case MassCore users must follow the procedure document
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777
- Merging recommends that users remove the previous version of VCube installed on their system prior to installing VCube 8
- You might be warned of pending requirements at installation please proceed and install accordingly if so
- For the Blackmagic design Video Cards installation please follow the VCube Release Notes
- The VCube configuration is configured through the VS3 Control Panel
- Users with Pyramix and VCube installed on the same system, must upgrade Pyramix to v12.0.4 to go along side VCube v8.0.4
Merging highly recommends that you consider the Video playback support included in Pyramix 12 before installing VCube, it might do just what you need.


VCube 8.0 Installation Guide:
[url]https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/VCube_V8_Installation_Guide.pdf[url]

VCube 8.0 Systems Recommendations are currently based on the v7.1 recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=24608853
Note: Specific system configuration guides are available, refer to support@merging.com

Windows 10 Configuration Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?spaceKey=PUBLICDOC&title=Windows+10+Configuration

Windows 10 October (1809) Configuration Recommendations:
https://confluence.merging.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=33259777

General System Configuration
http://www.merging.com/support/system-configurations

Installation Troubleshooting:
https://confluence.merging.com/display/PUBLICDOC/Installation+Notes

Merging Support Knowledge Base
https://confluence.merging.com



DOWNLOADS:
- VCube 8 Release (64 bit installer only):
https://www.merging.com/products/vcube/downloads
- VCube 8 Release Notes:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/VCube_v8.0.4/VCube_V8.0.4_Release_Notes.pdf
- VCube 8 Installation Guide:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/VCube_v8.0.4/VCube_V8_Installation_Guide.pdf
- VCube 8 User Manual:
https://www.merging.com/uploads/assets/Installers/IRIS_X.0.4/VCube_v8.0.4/VCube_V8_User_Manual.pdf



Best Regards,

The Merging Team