In line with its 25th anniversary, Merging Technologies’ Pyramix DAW now includes a Dolby Atmos workflow. The new feature has been developed as a direct response to the increasing demand for immersive music mixes to be released in this format.
Pyramix 25th allows users to create natively in Dolby Atmos without the need to move to an alternative platform. This means that the many customers that have been asked to provide immersive content can dramatically simplify and speed up the process of delivering the final master.
Merging Technologies has worked closely with Dolby to not only have full communication between Pyramix and the Dolby Atmos Renderer, but also to bridge the gap between the Dolby Atmos 7.1.2 maximum bed size and the traditionally bigger bus sizes used by some Pyramix users.
By detecting when a user is mapping the bus-based channel to an object, Pyramix sends the correct metadata to the Dolby Atmos Renderer in order to emulate a speaker. This is particularly relevant for users wanting to translate native mixes using more than two height channels (5.1.4, 7.1.4) and/or using wide speakers (9.1.4, 9.1.6).
In a move to make the software packs simpler to understand and more cost effective, Pyramix software now comes in only three versions with reduced prices:
1. Elements is the cheapest version, allowing creators to use the DSD/DXD format.
2. Pro is for those who rely on Pyramix for editing and require more channels of DSD/DXD.
3. Premium is the version containing all features, allowing 24 channels of DSD/DXD and featuring all the mastering options that Pyramix is known for - including Dolby Atmos compatibility.
4. Add the MassCore Hardware option to any software version and get ultra-low latency, maximum track count (64 I/O DSD/DXD) and VS3 plugins from vendors like Cedar and Flux.