Merging Technologies Anubis

Anubis is a ground-breaking new audio interface incorporating the Swiss expertise of Merging Technologies in analogue and digital, networked audio and DSP technology. More significantly, it offers unique features to any engineer or musician looking for a compact AD/DA unit with the quality you would expect from Merging, and a fully featured monitor controller that integrates with any DAW.

ONE OF A KIND

A single product for multiple applications. A computer audio interface, A monitor controller, A converter, A network audio interface, A music recording hub, 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?

MODULAR BY SOFTWARE

Anubis introduces a new concept of “Modular by Software”; essentially the same hardware can be used for totally different workflows or what we have chosen to call “Missions”. One Mission could be managing your multichannel monitoring in the control room and another Mission might be recording yourself in the studio.

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.

MONITOR MISSION

The Monitor Mission is your essential DAW i/o with superb analogue and digital source selection, control of multiple speaker sets and headphones with built in talkback, bass management and speaker time alignment plus a host of other features that are essential to managing your recording and mixing environment.

Control room, editing room, mastering room, on the road, live concert, OB vans:  one mission!

MUSIC MISSION

The Music Mission offers low latency mixing, control of cue feeds, innovative plug-ins, superb mic pres and all the features needed to be the essential musician’s companion.

Music studios, home studios, live concerts, on-stage monitoring: countless situations, one mission: Music

MERGING QUALITY

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 is available in two models : 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/DSD up to 256. What else would you expect from Merging!

EXCEPTIONAL MECHANICS

Anubis is not a piece of bent metal with a few knobs on. 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!

ULTIMATE SOUND QUALITY

Killer headphone circuit! Merging has invested great efforts in designing their 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 and short audio signal path decreases the latency and improves the power distribution. Phenomenal performance at any sample rate!

DEVICE CONNECTIVITY

The Anubis interface has two analogue exceptionally high-quality mic/line XLR and TRS jack compo inputs, and an additional two front line/instrument inputs. On the output side, you get two gold plated XLR and two TRS jacks allowing switching between two sets of speakers. 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 RJ45 ethernet connection to your Mac or PC via Core audio, ASIO or Ravenna AES67 network.

ANUBIS+MONITOR 

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 today have been carefully integrated, while unique and future proof capabilities have been 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 Event monitoring.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Mastering grade AD’s and DA’s
  • Sampling rate up to 192kHz (Pro)
  • Sampling rate up to 384kHz/DXD (Premium)
  • DSD support up to DSD256 (Premium)
  • Direct connection of DAW running on Windows, MacOS and Linux
  • Direct AES67/RAVENNA Sources monitoring
  • Direct decoding of Ambisonic Sources
  • Scalable/Networkable
  • State of the art monitoring features (Bass management, Speaker alignment, Talkback, Down-mix, etc…)
  • 4 Speaker outputs
  • 4 Analogue inputs
  • Up to 4 cue mix outputs with ultra-low latency
  • 2 independent stereo headphone outputs
  • Exceptional quality and very powerful Headphone Amp suitable for ultra-low to very high impedance headphones

EASE OF OPERATION:

  • Comprehensive user interface through the integrated multi-touch display
  • Dedicated buttons for Volume control, Speaker selection, Talkback and Mute with customization support
  • Advanced user interface through any tablet or web browser
  • Dedicated and configurable metering page for sources and monitors
  • Flexible Talkback with built-in or external microphones and control
  • Footswitch support

MASSIVE SCALABILITY

Your Anubis might look very small, but it has everything built-in to become a giant… Just with the tip of your finger you have access and control of the I/O from any other Merging device on the network so adding a HAPI or HORUS to your setup expands the inputs and outputs available. We also provide you similar ability to connect the I/O from any other compatible AES67 device, this extends it to something massive. “Pairing” these other devices allows Anubis to expand 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 256×256 signal paths. Awesome power!

 

Pricing

Anubis Pro: Audio Interface 44.1kHz to 192kHz

£1,308.33

Anubis Premium: Audio Interface 44.1Khz to DSD/DXD

£1,745.83

All pricing shown excludes VAT @20%

Shipping from May 2019

Limited numbers available from launch so contact us to Pre-Order: Sales@emerginguk.com

 

General Specification
  • Case Material: Premium machined and anodized aluminium
  • Dimensions: 200 x 128 x 40mm
  • Weight: 950 gr
  • Top Panel Display: Capacitive Touch, TFT LCD 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 16:9 Aspect ratio
  • Rotary Encoder: Anodized aluminum + Black rubber O-ring
  • 7 x Hardware + Soft buttons: RGB LEDs
  • Bottom Panel Mic stand thread: 3/8″ 16BSW European thread incorporated  Note: Americas 5/8″ 27UN adaptor not included
POWER
  • Power Supply Voltage (DC): 9V to 15V DC
  • Power Supply Connector Type: Barrel jack, int. 2.5mm/out. 5.5mm, with locking function
  • Power Consumption (Max): < 15W
  • PoE (Power Over Ethernet): IEEE 802.3af class 0 Power-over-Ethernet standard
MICROPHONE INPUTS 1-2 (Combo)
  • Connector Type: Combo Locking Neutrik XLR / TRS
  • Dynamic Range Mic/Mic Lift: 137 dB / 128 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
  • Max Input level Mic Pad/Mic/Mic Lift: +24 dBu / +12 dBu / +0 dBu
  • Frequency response +0/-0.2dB @ fs = 48 kHz: 9 Hz – 22k Hz
  • Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 96 kHz: 9 Hz – 46 kHz
  • Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 192 kHz: 11 Hz – 94 kHz
  • THD+N Preamp + A/D 1kHz @ 0 dBFS: < -110 dB (0.0003%)
  • Interchannel Crosstalk @ 1kHz: < -130 dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise Mic / Mic Lift (150Ω Source): < -125 dBu / -128 dBu (A-weighted, typ.)
  • Common Mode Rejection Rate (20 Hz – 20 kHz): < -80 dB
  • Input Impedance (Differential): ~ 10kΩ
  • Gain Range (Software controlled): 0 dB to +66 dB
  • Gain Step Coarse / Fine: 0.5 dB / 0.1 dB
  • Phantom Power (Software Switchable Per Channel): +48V
  • Phase Reverse (Software Switchable Per Channel): Yes
  • Low Cut filter (Software Switchable Per Channel): -12 dB/octave, 80 Hz
LINE INPUTS 1-2 (Combo)
  • Connector Type: Combo Locking Neutrik XLR / TRS
  • Dynamic Range Mic/Mic Lift: 139 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
  • Max Input level Mic Pad/Mic/Mic Lift: +24 dBu
  • Input Impedance (Differential): ~ 10kΩ
  • THD+N Preamp + A/D 1kHz @ 0 dBFS: < – 104 dB (0.0006%)
  • Interchannel Crosstalk @ 1kHz: < -140 dB
  • Sensitivity Range for 0 dBFS (Software controlled): +24 dBu to -42 dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection Rate (20 Hz – 20 kHz): < -80 dB
INSTRUMENTS / Hi-Z & LINE INPUTS 3-4
  • Connector Type: ¼” TRS Female
  • Dynamic Range, ref +18 dBu: 136 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
  • Max Input level: +18 dBu
  • Input Impedance (Single ended / Differential): ~ 1MΩ / ~ 2MΩ
  • Gain Range (Software controlled): 0 dB to +66 dB
  • THD+N Preamp + A/D 1kHz @ 0 dBFS: < – 111 dB (0.0003%)
  • Interchannel Crosstalk @ 1kHz: < -150 dB
  • Sensitivity Range for 0 dBFS (Software controlled): +18 dBu to -48 dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection Rate (20 Hz – 20 kHz): < -70 dB
MAIN OUTPUTS 1-2
  • Connector Type: Neutrik XLR Male
  • Dynamic Range: 123 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
  • Max output Level (Differential / Single ended): +24 dBu (12.2 Vrms) / +18 dBu (6.1 Vrms)
  • Frequency response +0/-0.2dB @ fs = 48 kHz: 6 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 96 kHz: 2 Hz – 46 kHz
  • Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 192 kHz: 2 Hz – 92 kHz
  • Output Impedance: < 70Ω
  • THD+N 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS: < – 110 dB (0.0003%)
  • Output Level Matching: ±0.01 dB
  • Attenuation Range (Software controlled): – ∞ dB to 0 dB
  • Gain Step / Precision: 0.5 dB / ±0.05 dB
LINE OUTPUTS 3-4
  • Connector Type: ¼” TRS Female
  • Dynamic Range: 123 dBFS (A-weighted, typ.)
  • Max output Level (Differential / Single ended): +24 dBu (12.2 Vrms) / +18 dBu (6.1 Vrms)
  • Output Impedance: < 70Ω
  • THD+N 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS: < – 110 dB (0.0003%)
  • Output Level Matching: ±0.01 dB
  • Attenuation Range (Software controlled): – ∞ dB to 0 dB
  • Gain Step / Precision: 0.5 dB / ±0.05 dB
HEADPHONES
  • Headphone Jacks: 2 Independent ¼” TRS Female Stereo 6.3 mm
  • Dynamic Range (A-weighted, typ.) High / Low: < -122 dB / – 117 dB
  • Max output Level High / Low: 17.1 dBu / 7.8 dBu
  • Frequency response +0/-0.2dB @ fs = 48 kHz: 6 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 96 kHz: 2 Hz – 46 kHz
  • Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 192 kHz: 2 Hz – 92 kHz
  • Output Impedance: < 0.035Ω
  • THD+N 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS High / Low: < -108 dB (0.00039%) / -110 dB (0.0003%)
  • Gain Range (Software controlled): – ∞ dB to 0 dB
  • Gain Step / Precision: 0.5 dB / ±0.05 dB
A/D – D/A CONVERSION
  • Supported Sample Rates PRO: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz
  • Supported Sample Rates PREMIUM: 44.1 kHz up to 352.8 kHz (DXD), 384 kHz, DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256
  • Bit Depth Per Sample: 32
  • A/D Latency Sharp / Slow @ 44.1kHz to 96kHz: 19 / 7 samples
  • A/D Latency Sharp / Slow @ 174.6kHz to 192kHz: 15 / 8 samples
  • A/D Latency Sharp / Slow @ 352.8kHz to 384kHz: 7 samples
  • D/A Latency Sharp / Slow @ 44.1kHz to 384kHz: 35 / 9 samples
COMPLEMENTARY I/O
  • RAVENNA (Gigabit Ethernet): Locking EtherCON compatible with standard RJ45 connectors
  • Built-in Talkback Microphone: Mono omnidirectional condenser capsule
  • GPI/MIDI Input: ¼” TRS Female
  • GPO/MIDI Output: ¼” TRS Female
SOFTWARE SPECIFICATIONS
  • Windows Driver/OS: RAVENNA ASIO v12.0 (ASIO 2.2) for Win7-64bit / Win8.1-64bit / Win10-64bit
  • Mac Driver/OS: VAD Core Audio for MacOS 10.8.5 or higher (Intel)
  • Linux Driver/OS: ALSA Linux driver for RAVENNA/AES67
  • ANEMAN: Version 1.1.7 and above