Pyramix 6.2 SP1 Release Notes
Installation
Please consult the Installation Guide located on the Pyramix Installation Media (CD/DVD-ROM or USB
Memory card) for details of the hardware and software installation procedure and Authorization Key
registration process.
To install the Mykerinos board, TURN YOUR COMPUTER OFF (shut down then switch the power off).
Next plug the Mykerinos board into one of the PCI/PCI-Express bus slots on your computer and turn the
power back on.
Additional installation step for multi-board application
In order to enable multi-board operation, all Mykerinos cards in your PC have to be connected together
using a special HDTDM ribbon cable. This cable has to be plugged into the multi-pin connectors located
on the top edge of the I/O daughter cards. Please contact your Merging Technologies Sales Partner for
information on how to order this HDTDM ribbon cable.
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To install the Pyramix Virtual Studio software insert the Pyramix Virtual Studio Installation Media the installation program should auto-start.
To install MassCore launch the MT Security Settings, go to the MassCore page and install the
MassCore RunTime (a MassCore base key is required).
Updates
Please check our Web site http://www.merging.com periodically for information, patches and updates.
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Version Pyramix 6.2 SP1
IMPROVEMENTS
New automation snapshot dialog option "unselect", available as a radio button (MT3574).
Will display all Automation entries in the snapshot window without selecting them.
BUS strip Automation snapshots remembers its last settings (MT2660)
Fade Editor option to reduce the Memory consumption by purging the Undo-Redo in close Fade Editor or
when changing fades (MT3405)
The option is available in All Settings > Application> Editing Page as “Enable Undo for every Fade Editor
change”
This option is disabled by default, therefore there are no changes to the default behavior
Record: The current media “take name” is displayed in the red clip being recorded and in the On The Air
window (MT3309)
Temporary option to disable Keyboard commands to Mixer
With such option the Arrows and Tab Keyboard Commands are disabled for the Mixer but the P
command to reset Peaks is preserved
This option can be enabled the following way:
Open your registry (regedt32)
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Merging Technologies/Pyramix/Settings/
Create a new DWORD Value: No VS3 Keyboard Command and make sure that the Decimal
DWord Value = 1
Relaunch Pyramix and Keyboard commands to mixer will be disabled (use DWORD value = 0 to
re-enabled)
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BUGS FIXED
(some fixed bugs could be missing from the list)
MT3638: Fixed. Crash when importing AAF (generated by AVID) that contains clips of size = 0
MT3569: Fixed. MP3 Render & Quick Export Settings could crash if opened
MT3496: Fixed. Mixdown non realtime never stops if main return and some VS3 effect present
MT3553: Fixed. AES2 is not bit transparent at 192k when speed on physical wire is 96k
MT3576: Fixed. Waveforms: generate after recording" it still generates whilst recording in BWF
MT3609: Fixed. Limitation of mixer size is not correct (error above 384 Strips)
MT3620: Fixed. Too long strip name causes Oasis controller crash
MT3617: Fixed. In Jog wheel Zoom mode, the timeline ruler is not correctly refreshed
MT3612: Fixed. Pyramix crash on Exit due to skin (under XP)
MT3598: Fixed. Changing certain VST order in Mix window may crash Pyramix
MT3151: Fixed. Ramses faders above the latest Pyramix mixer channel to be positioned to mute,
Must use the latest Ramses ConsoleSoft (v2.4.0.3082 or higher) in order to have the resolution.
MT3535: Fixed. Automation Snapshot: Last viewed selection (View by Buses) should be kept
MT3537: Fixed. Automation Snapshot doesn't see some strips
MT3587: Fixed. Automation: moving clips with CTRL (crossfade) option and Cut/Paste automation will delete
previous automation
MT3595: Fixed. Sony track arming in Assemble now behaves like the SonyP2 specs (with options)
MT3575: Fixed. ADR Keyboard in Pyramix is on Ovation key layout
MT3550: Fixed. IMTMDB Database Session improved handling
MT3574: Fixed. Export CD-Text doesn't create txt file under Vista and 7
MT3562: Fixed. Physical I/O Adat naming not taken accordingly
MT3568: Fixed. Recalling Mixer preset from existing mixer switches the Sampling rate to 48k
MT3536: Fixed. Verify that the compiler optimization flags are all updated (Higher CPU load in Native)
MT3539: Fixed. Adding Subgroups with MeterBridge can cause crash
MT3496: Fixed. Mixdown non realtime never stops if main return and some VS3 effect present
MT3534: Fixed. Physical I/O Names: "Clear User Names” and open the same or a new project and the names
are not deleted
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Pyramix V6.2 SP1 Known Issues (Some issues could be missing from this list)
MassCore
MassCore is not yet supported under Windows 7. Only Mykerinos or Native modes are supported for
now under Windows 7.
Hyperthreading is supported for MultiCore processors only, since Pyramix V6.1, but Merging
recommends that you disable the Hyperthreading for the moment.
We recommend that you do not use more than 65-70% of the Core resources, to avoid intense
graphic refresh burst related problems. Three safe core zones have been set. Eventually this will be
optimized further.
• 0% to 65% Green zone (best performance)
• 65% to 75% Orange zone (moderate risk)
• 75% to100% Red zone (performance could be at risk if major screen redraws are initiated by
the user).
If the Core indicator blinks (red), this will indicate a drop, only be concerned if the drop occurred
during Playback/Mix down or record. To reset the Core drop simply do a Mouse click on the Core
indicator, for more information please refer to the appropriate section in the User Manual. VST plugins users should consult the VST Core Load information also available in the User Manual.
External Insert plug-ins: The same input and output cannot be used in the External Insert plug-in and
the Mixer at the same time, they are exclusive to either one.
The MADI 1 daughterboard is not supported in multi-board, neither in Mykerinos nor MassCore.
General
Pyramix v6.2 SP1 projects are NOT compatible with the Pyramix v6.1 Maintenance Releases. In to
order to open such projects in an older version please make sure that you perform the proper Save
Special option, in this case perform a Save Special “Save as Version 6.1.7MR1 / 6.1.8 MR2”. The
downsides to this save special that you will lose your Tabs Layout and revert to the Default layout.
(Due to XTremeToolkit compatibility issue)
Low Memory Condition Warning:
A warning was added to inform users when the system is reaching Low Memory Conditions. In
order to save a project under such conditions Pyramix will switch to Save to Disk mode as not
enough memory might be available otherwise. This warning was added in order to prevent a
Runtime Error on Save.
Note that the Save time in Save to Disk mode in Low Memory Condition might take a longer time
since the memory is being dumped to disk in order to allow the users to save their projects. We
recommend afterwards to exit and restart Pyramix in order to free all memory.
This Low Memory warning threshold can be adjusted by the user if one wishes it to come earlier
or later. With every systems and workflows being different, Merging leave you the ability to adjust
when the Warning will show up.
Procedure:
Close Pyramix
Type regedt32 in the run command
In the registry go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Merging
Technologies\Pyramix\Settings\Save to disk threshold (this key will only appear if at least one
save was made using that version)
Default value in Decimal mode has been set to 15
- The higher the value is set, the earlier the Low Memory warning will come
- The lower the value is set, the riskier it is for you to encounter a Runtime Error at save
(previous Pyramix versions value would have had this value set to 0)
In the near term, Merging expects to significantly further improve (reduce) the memory
consumption of Pyramix, especially when confronted with the task of loading enormous libraries,
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over the coming months. Since this is a rather major re-design, we decided however not to further
postpone the release of Pyramix V6.1 for just this very only annoyance.
For the long term, the move of our applications to a 64 bit operating system will provide a very
solid platform to accommodate the ever growing project size requirements of some of our users.
We are extremely committed to this move but we do need to be clear that it will not be a short
term solution; current plans put such a move around 12 months away from today and potentially
towards 2011.
Timeline and Realtime Sampling Rate Conversion: clicks may occur when doing playback or
mixdown in a region where 2 overlapping clips reference the same media with different sampling rate
than project.
Workaround: Convert those Medias to the project's sampling rate, prior to using such a workflow.
Cannot use DiscWrite with Pyramix v6.2 or V6.2SP1:
Workaround: Re-install Pyramix (maybe run clean up after un-installing Pyramix) or Re-install the
Gear driver. Prior to re-installing such drivers use the Gear Removal Utility below.
Gear Removal Utility:
http://www.gearsoftware.com/downloads.php?dir=updates/windows/drivers/&file=Driver_Remover.exe
Find other Gear links that may be useful to determine if the drivers are installed and functioning
correctly and other tips:
Gear Driver Status:
http://www.gearsoftware.com/wiki/index.php?title=Determining_if_GEARAspi_drivers_are_installed_correctly
Gear Known Issues:
http://www.gearsoftware.com/rss/GEAR-drivers-feed.php
ADR keyboard is by default disabled. To enable it you must download and run the proper Registry
Key. http://download.merging.com/beta/AssociatedTools/ADRKeyboard.zip
Multiple projects opened simultaneously: We do not recommend users to have more than 8 project
opened at the same time (due to GDI object limitation).
Waveforms: Since Pyramix V6.1 the new waveform file format is PK2, such a PK2 waveform file
cannot be read in previous Pyramix version and in such a case waveforms will have to be regenerated. On the other side previous waveforms format PK files (Pyramix V6.0 and older) are
compatible with Pyramix V6.1 & V6.2.
The Render Tool will create a temp file for the CEDAR and Nova v0.99 in C:\ Be aware that Merging
cannot change the Temp file patch of such third party Render.
Third Party Plug-ins
Algorithmix ReNOVAtor for Pyramix: We recommend users to download the latest version available
on their site. www.algorithmix.com
Cedar: Install issue on certain Vista configurations where you might not see the Cedar plug-ins after
the installation process. The problem is due to erroneous referencing of the license manager utility on
a vista machine. Please contact Merging Support or Cedar Support for all details and workaround.
Cedar: Some toolbar icons might be missing if on a Windows XP system. Workaround: Disable the
Skin option in Pyramix>settings>Desktop Layout.
Altiverb: We recommend users to download the latest version available on the Audio Ease site.
MP3, AC3 Files and other compressed formats support:
Default Windows installation should handle most of the common compressed file formats. In case of
problem with the default Widows Installation, Merging has a list of recommended third-party codecs
but will not certify any codecs. http://forum.merging.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5755
Vista users warning: UAC (User Account Control) can be blocking the “Essentials Codec Pack” at
startup. If this is the case, you should see once logged into your session at the windows bottom bar a
“Windows has blocked some programs” message. You can then unblock it from there or deactivate
UAC from the Windows Control Panel.
No need to install the previous mp3 beta handler since it is by default part of the Pyramix V6.1 & V6.2
installers.
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Version Pyramix 6.2
NEW FEATURES
New AAF Module:
For better reliability and handling (see User Manual for all details)
Automation additions (MT3460):
New Filter Automation Tracks auto-select options:
Select Last Used: Auto-select the previous automation tracks selected.
Select Last Changed: Auto-select the last automation track written (the tracks having the last
same date / time is the automation tracks version dialog)
Select Displayed: Auto-select the tracks displayed in the timeline.
The last select option chosen is reloaded the next time the dialog popup.
New Mixer Tracks indicator:
When connected to a “Direct Monitoring” Strip or a Strip set to “Return From Bus”.
A red [D] indicator was added on the Top/Left corner of the Track headers so that the user is aware that
those Strips are not Delay compensated (by design).
Since a user might want to be able to playback clips recorded on those tracks (which is why they exist),
the indicator warns the user that the mode is for monitoring/reviewing the record. When the time will
come to make a final mix-down (or other final process), the user will have to convert Direct Monitoring
Strips to Normal Strips and reset the Return From Bus flag to Input to have a proper delay compensation
on such tracks.
New Shared Mixing Console Mode (MT3160)
This new mode allows the user to switch between projects without changing the mixing console.
With such mode activated the user can quickly go to any other project to copy/paste clips and/or import
an OMF/AAF/EDL/etc… Or quickly review/compare anything without disconnecting and reconnecting the
mixer, the remote controllers and automation.
New menu item in the Project Menu called “Share Mixing Console”
New Icon available in the main Toolbar on the left of the Cursor TimeCode (little Mixer Icon).
When selecting Menu “Share Mixing Console” or enabling the Icon, the currently Active Project shares
its Mixing Console. To reflect this state the Toolbar Icon turns to Green, meaning that the user is in
Shared Mixer Mode and that the current active Project is the one sharing its Mixing Console.
When switching, loading or creating another Project, the project Mixing Console is hidden and the
Shared Mixing Console is used instead. The switching is instantaneous. To reflect this state the Icon on
the Toolbar will turn to Red, meaning that we are in Shared Mixer Mode but that the currently active
Project is NOT the owner of the Mixing Console.
To exit the Shared Mixing Console Mode the active Project has to be the one sharing its Console (Green
Icon) and simply select the Menu or Click the Icon.
Side effect and limitations when in Shared Mixer Mode and active project is not the owner of the Mixer
(Red Icon):
When saving a project using a shared mixer that is not its own one, the saved Mixer will be the
shared one (it will be replaced in the saved file). A message is displayed to notify the user and make
sure he’s fine with this.
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The Sampling Rate will never change and will always keep the one of the Project sharing its
Console.
Configuring the Mixer is not allowed. (Configure button on the Mixer toolbar is disabled).
All pages in All Settings allowing for changing the Mixer and VS3 settings are hidden (Hardware,
Mixer, Sampling Rate, etc…)
All actions using a non-real-time mixer or changing the sampling rate are disabled (Mix-down,
Generate CD Image, Convert, Surround Encode)
Recording in a project using a Shared Mixer is possible, however changing the Dubbing Mode while
in Red Icon mode is not possible.
The Automation is disabled for projects in Shared Mixer Mode
All the above limitations do not apply when the Project sharing its Console is active (Green Icon), in this
case everything acts like in normal conditions.
New Project Import page layout options
The Project > Import options can now be called even if a Project is not currently open
In the Import dialog two new choices have been added before Replace, Append and Insert options:
Create a new Project (only choice if no project is currently open at import time
Create a new Project that shares the current Project Mixer
Existing options have been renamed:
Replace the current Project by removing all existing data
Append the imported tracks at bottom of current Project tracks
Insert the imported clips into the current Project tracks
New Physical I/O Renaming* (MT3215)
In the Settings>Hardware>Routing is it now possible to rename the Physical I/Os (when project is
closed)
The User can rename the Physical “User Bank” and the “User Name”
You can clear the current naming by using the “Clear User Names” option
Those named Physical I/Os will then appear in the Mixer Route page and Mixer Input and Output list
* Supported in MassCore mode only. This feature is not supported in Mykerinos mode and nor in Native
mode.
MT USB Sync updates
Added feature to be able to chase incoming biphase at 24 frm/s when Pyramix is set to 25 frm/s
Supported only when the biphase pulse per frame count is greater or equal to 10
New Sony P2 synchronization mode (MT2890).
Sony Command for instant GoTo during playback.
Colin Broad and Soundmaster have extended the Sony protocol for ProTools compatibility
New option to remove the Mini-Fade “at start/end of clip”
under Settings>Application>Playback/Record to (MT2093)
This removes the 64samples mini-fade that could not be deactivated at start and end of playback (within
a clip).
New Jog feature
Zoom sensitivity function in relation with zoom ratio (MT3401)
New Setting available in Settings>Application>Jog/Chase page as “Geared Jogging”
New jog wheel mode controlling the timeline zoom smoothly (MT3402)
Under menu Machines > Controller > Jog-Wheel Mode
New button in the main transport window (Controllers section)
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IMPROVEMENTS
SACD Area/Album small enhancement & LBM export (MT3506):
When User selects 'no Text Available' for 'Character set', the language field switches to no language
(Album & area infos)
LBM Export now only includes MasterText and/or AreaText if Character Set code and language code are
valid
Mixdown options are now kept and will not revert after a Mixdown (MT3288)
Mixer Improvements:
Mixer Settings: Updated Max Delay Compensation value display (now only in ms) to improve the
consistency between actual delay, Delay Compensation popup messages and Mixer's settings slider
value
Added new ToolTip functions for SubGroups and Aux buses to set "All Sends Pre” or “All Sends Post"
(MT3462)
Mixer Panning improvements (MT3461): The default level Panning value has changed from Mute to 3dB on L et R on a Stereo Strip to Mono Aux send. The Reset Channel routing will also applied those
values by default under those circumstances.
Mixer: New strip created will be by default “Off” in all busses in the mixer (MT3226)
Mixer: Now has Pan value indication in % (For remote control use, MT2971)
Mixer: dB increment value of a Fader using Keyboard Arrow up or Down improvements (MT3315)
Modify gain with Arrow => 0.1 dB step (current)
Modify gain with Shift + Arrow => 0.5 dB step
Modify gain with CTL+ Shift + Arrow => 1.0dB step
Automation ripple in delete (MT3392):
In auto-ripple mode, when a track (except master tracks) displays an automation track different than the strip
connected, both displayed and connected strips are rippled.
New AAF module for better handling and reliability
Current limitations:
Quantize Edits to Video Frame not yet implemented (Grayed Out as was previously existing)
AAF Import Settings (see User Manual for all details):
Embedded Media Options: Extract and destination options.
Linked Media Options
Fade Options: Replace and removed Fades Curves options
Level Options:
Normalize Envelope to Envelope + Gain searches for the highest or lowest value of the imported
envelope and shift the whole to align it to 0 dB then compensate for the shifting by setting a static clip
gain accordingly. This option makes sure the levels are preserved from the original values from the AAF
file, but moves visually the envelope near the nominal 0 dB for better visibility. It also allows “unmerging”
static gain and envelope points that have been merged together by the Pyramix AAF Export function to
retrieve the original settings as defined by Pyramix.
Avid/Digidesign options
Use Alternate Segments from Clip Selectors/Groups
Remove and “Sample Accurate Edits”
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AAF Import Cancel: The user now has the option to Cancel all following searches or only the present one
Click 'Yes' to Continue searching for any other missing Media
Click 'No' to also Cancel searching for any other missing Media
AAF: Added option to Reconform Protools Fades (MT3018)
New Gear drivers were added to the installer in order to fix an issue related to the ISRC codes that were not
read in import (MT3339).
Midi generic mapping improvements (MT3216):
When ranges are set from 0 to 127, 63 and 64. Values set now the middle of the control
Effects Rack: Effects Delay compensation is now supported in the MT FXRack renderer (MT136)
OMF Handler has been disabled and replaced by Wave/AIFF Handler (MT3291)
Advantages:
Quicker mounting of files
Better playback performance of Wave/AIFF files containing OMF information
No more limitation when opening OMF files of 512 or 2048 files
ADR Improvements
ADR auto carries last character to newly created loop (MT2765)
ADR loop ID column no longer needs three digits (MT2758)
ADR option to include Loop Name in recorded clip name (MT2757)
ADR now carries the Char ID and Reel Num to the Loop Name (MT2756)
ADR now has a “Loop Name” Column (MT2755)
ADR “Priority” column can now be sorted (MT2753)
ADR new style clip name field order (MT2745)
ADR Text column now in addition to the current text box (MT2743)
ADR manual status column in the ADR loop page (MT2736)
Timecode display, cursor and other graphic refresh improvements (MT3275)
Waveform generation optimization (MT3174)
Pyramix: Recently opened Project file count increased (MT2897). Under Project>Open Recent
Automation: snapshot view should display what is currently being displayed by the automation track (on the
timeline, MT2697)
Quick Export: Added check box “Generate New UID” option to allow UID regeneration for PMF and BWF files
(MT2987)
Surround Panner mode Gain vs. Power not global to all Panners (MT2870). In a surround project the
surround panner Constant Gain if set to Constant Power on a strip panner will no longer change for all other
panners.
ReSampler: increased accuracy of Resampler dialog’s Percent Edit Box to 3 decimals (MT2794)
MassCore & VST core drop indicators were sometimes too sensitive and peaking when they shouldn’t
(MT3112-MT3113)
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Pyramix 6.2 RC3 BUG FIXES (some fixed bugs could be missing from the list)
MT3520: Fixed. Mixer Settings: Unable to compensate effects on some DXD project.
MT3527: Fixed. Higher CPU consumption under Native with the current 6.2RC2 version compared to the
previous V6.1MR2
MT3528: Fixed. EMC bad mapping for strips above 9 (midi input port 2 t o 4)
MT3510: Fixed. Generate CD image may generate non stereo PMI file
MT3513: Fixed. FX Rack: Cannot load a saved preset
MT3519: Fixed. X30, wrong LTC output (toggling) when TC locked to video
MT3502: Fixed. If you perform a Save it will ask you to resave project at close.
MT2852: Fixed. ISIS write mute automation broken
Fixed. FXRack delay compensation still computing the Muted Effects
Pyramix 6.2 RC2 BUG FIXES (some fixed bugs could be missing from the list)
MT3491: Fixed. Delay Compensation offset with VST plug-in on Multi-Stems on MassCore platform
MT3470: Fixed. Pyramix Import Video no longer creates a guide video track
MT3499: Fixed. Import OMF >Insert the imported clips into the current project tracks always Append at
bottom of project tracks
MT3494: Fixed. Pyramix: Drag & Drop from itunes broken
MT3483: Fixed. UPC/EAN enabling is not copied from parent album info
MT3489: Fixed. Save special as v6.2MR2 broken (*see known issues below for details)
MT3482: Fixed. Mixer: Delay Compensation broken
MT3481: Fixed. Shared Mixer: if Mixers are similar the automation does not come back at close shared mixer
project
MT3484: Fixed. Direct Monitoring Track indicator not displayed if Track header has a custom Background
Color.
MT3486: Fixed. Editing crash in some Track groups that have automation.
MT136: Fixed. FX Rack glitches in Rendering and Stereo support broken
Pyramix V6.2 RC1 BUG FIXES
(some fixed bugs could be missing from the list)
MT3476: Fixed. Pyramix Crash in Media Manager in Ovation context
MT3467: Fixed. Sony jump offset command issue when play - play reverse - play
MT3451: Fixed. Record Safe missing refresh in transport on Icon update
MT3341: Fixed. Move CD Tracks does not work properly (CD SACD Tab)
MT3432: Fixed. Cannot playback a project anymore if sampling rate was changed
MT3271: Fixed. Pyramix project is changes will now load back properly in VCube.
MT3314: Fixed. Mykerinos-X30, DSP start fail error
MT3448: Fixed. Sony communication overflow when a Sony controller controls a machine through Pyramix
MT3452: Fixed. Strip Tools in DXD does not keep low pass filter over 20K
MT3439: Fixed. VS3 plug-ins (EQx) Automation status updates not displayed if plug-in GUI is displayed
MT3429: Fixed. Remote: cannot communicate to Remote anymore (EMC no longer outputs midi).
MT2498: Fixed. Delay Compensation does not compensate automation in certain cases.
MT3438: Fixed. Physical I/O offset of 1 in Physical I/O naming
MT2012: Fixed. VS3 Automation (bypass on/off) from Mixer is not updated on the automation auto-display,
and not even applied
MT3427: Fixed. Create offline library: No mounted media shown in media manager the first time, if no
Quickmount present.
MT3273: Fixed. Media manager: Renaming an AIFF loses the waveforms and shows the clip offline
MT3012: Fixed. Place in timeline option from library doesn't work.
MT3435: Fixed. MPEX3 Pitch error with BWF and Wav files processing
MT2899: Fixed. toolbar buttons are not updated when set from a controller
MT3319: Fixed. Random Crash when rebuilding the Mixer if EqX is present.
MT3101: Fixed. Settings: By default link to automation limit by default to undo
MT3004: Fixed. MassCore RTX random crashes (over night run)
MT3428: Fixed. MTUSBSync: Pyramix hang when configuring biphase machine
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MT3136: Fixed. Pyramix: When using Video (VT) the timeline is not updating correctly VT once doing a nudge
clip.
MT3074: Fixed. Track Monitoring will switch to input mode instead of repro under certain circumstances
MT2848: Fixed. no "save" prompt on closing a project after some modifications
MT3425: Fixed. Pyramix Native: Mixer error in Mixdown Non-Realtime under Vista
MT3338: Fixed. Settings - Sync source doesn't always change when using Apply changes / at start up
predefined clock not always lock
MT3401: Fixed. Archive consolidate will result in missing waveforms on media second leg.
MT3408: Fixed. Delay Compensation mode changes if modifying the delay compensation value.
MT3293: Fixed. X30 loose TC sync when using HD25 1080p
MT3426: Fixed. NT Event Log shows Pyramix log messages
MT3410: Fixed. Archive: added warning if archiving media that have too long patch
MT3423: Fixed. Library show online medias but they are in fact offline.
MT3299: Fixed. Mixer: Renaming a Track from the Mixer only updates after the Tracks Tab is closed and
opened (refreshed)
MT3035: Fixed. Fade Editor: Color indicator setting is not stored and "forgotten" and needs better handling.
MT3242: Fixed. Archive: Should forget the last entry and use current project name once performing an
archive.
MT3278: Fixed. Media Manager: Canceling the mounting Media Folder does not work.
MT3287: Fixed. No audio or Waveforms for Mixdowns to WAV or AIFF
MT3340: Fixed. Create a new XFades between mono clips can result in strange display and crash
MT3376: Fixed Input monitoring - doesn't switch right between track groups
MT3380: Fixed. After moving a folder with audio, right part of stereo PMF clip not mounted
MT3404: Fixed. Mixer crash (EQX) when removing some strips from Mixer
MT3420: Fixed. Settings: Using "Enter" to rename Physical I/O will close the Settings
MT3422: Fixed. Shared Mixer Mode will remove Hardware settings and could eventually crash.
Pyramix V6.2 Beta1 BUG FIXES (some fixed bugs could be missing from the list)
MT3398: Fixed. Pyramix - crash RTX when adding VS3surround meter in DXD
MT3051: Fixed. Fade Editor Waveform Color Update while playback will now save the custom color selected
MT3405: Fixed. Fade Editor: Runtime error, Memory is not purging the Undo-Redo in close fade editor or
when changing fades
MT3241: Fixed. Place: Place dialog (and other dialogs) does not remember the previous setting
MT3072: Fixed. Record: BWF embedded tracks sometimes revert to one file per track
MT3372: Fixed. MTUSBSync: Pyramix hang when exiting or when changing configuration of USBSync
machine
MT574: Fixed. Timeline: 'Set Focus to Timeline' command not working is using hotkey
MT3396: Fixed. VS3 Burel plug-in cannot be bypass in the Pyramix Mixer.
MT3382: Fixed. Renders with Auto-Ripple enabled will either move the clips back in the timeline or remove
the clip tail
MT3379: Fixed. Mixer: VST plug-in ordering on Buses cannot be modified from the Configure Mixer Page
(Strip ordering works fine)
MT3381: Fixed. When doing a non-realtime mixdown on certain projects results in Callback Error.
MT3365: Fixed. Pyramix do not (vari) chase correctly a Biphase machine in reverse
MT3356: Fixed. Mixer: VST tool tooltip "ALL VST Effect Off" is not updated on the plug-in Led (On/Off)
MT3387: Fixed. Subgroup mixer strips remote name nomenclature changed for Subgroup support in Ramses
MT3238: Fixed. Re-opening a precedent version of a project while the latest version is still open shows the
original version project empty
MT3978: Fixed. Some Documents Library might prevent Automation to work if loaded at project start.
MT2189: Fixed. Pyramix loses Internal Bus connections
MT2664: Fixed. Waveforms build counter at bottom of GUI not updated accordingly
MT3368: Fixed. Mixdown non-real time repeatability and accuracy improvement
MT3367: Fixed. Automation undo doesn't seem to work in certain conditions:
MT3366: Fixed. Algorithmix VST-NoiseFree inserted in Mixer prevents Non Realtime Mixdown and CD Image
Generation
MT3359: Fixed. DSP Power Saving - Player Recorder mode produce big noise on bus outputs
MT3358: Fixed. Wrong playback when starting outside of the loop
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MT3352: Fixed. Crash when Play Cursor is placed after a long loop
MT3316: Fixed. OMF limitation of 512 files causes offline medias if above
MT3300: Fixed. SRC: Mixdown RealTime aborts and cannot be made in some projects (44.1kHz) that
contains SRC clips
MT3392: Fixed. FXRack sometimes seeing stereo plug-ins as mono
MT3289: Fixed. CD markers did not move correctly when performing slow mouse moves as auto ripple mode
is engaged
MT3272: Fixed. Quick Convert: Sample Rate Converter, will generate clicks or audio gaps
MT3270: Fixed. Recording: Record is sometimes not recording (random) and creates 0 size files.
MT3256: Fixed. Waveforms: Some QuickTime files do not show any waveforms in Pyramix
MT3228: Fixed. Monitor Panel: Subgroup in the monitor panel is pre fader
MT3184: Fixed. MT ASIO Bridge I/O names now start from 1 instead of 0
MT3172: Fixed. During Pyramix startup, some Message Box are displayed behind the splash screen and
could be inaccessible
MT3169: Fixed. Too much cache audio buffers remaining when looping
MT3085: Fixed. Isis External machine display not refreshed when Transport window is hidden
MT3055: Fixed. Ramses TimeCode display refresh rate not as good when the Machine transport window is
hidden
MT2980: Fixed. MTSSRV requires that RTX is installed to work
MT2924: Fixed. Monitor Panel disappears behind Mixer if Mouse is over a plug-in or input
MT2918: Fixed. MTUSBSync synchronization issue in 24 fps video formats
MT2917: Fixed. MTUSBSync: Add Video termination check box in config panel
MT2867: Fixed. AAF: Envelope/Gain issue with Pyramix to Avid transfer
MT2947: Fixed. ADR Fix fields that loose their values if not closed first
MT2620: Fixed. Mixdown with automation in Non-Realtime lacks accuracy
MT1866: Fixed. Mixer configure page: Mixer jumps off to other screen when opened and should be same size
than other pages
MT1411: Fixed. Mix Buses cannot be turned on/off when the buss is collapsed
MT1394: Fixed. Automation: Clip automation does not follow when selecting Nudge with auto-ripple disabled.
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Pyramix V6.2 Specific Known Issues (Some issues could be missing from this list)
MassCore
Hyperthreading is supported for MultiCore processors only, since Pyramix V6.1, but Merging
recommends that you disable the Hyperthreading for the moment.
MassCore is not supported on a Pentium 4 or Pentium D processor; refer to the Installation Guide for
the proper supported configuration details.
We recommend that you do not use more than 65-70% of the Core resources, to avoid intense
graphic refresh burst related problems. Three safe core zones have been set. Eventually this will be
optimized further.
• 0% to 65% Green zone (best performance)
• 65% to 75% Orange zone (moderate risk)
• 75% to100% Red zone (performance could be at risk if major screen redraws are initiated by
the user).
If the Core indicator blinks (red), this will indicate a drop, only be concerned if the drop occurred
during Playback/Mix down or record. To reset the Core drop simply do a Mouse click on the Core
indicator, for more information please refer to the appropriate section in the User Manual. VST plugins users should consult the VST Core Load information also available in the User Manual.
External Insert plug-ins: The same input and output cannot be used in the External Insert plug-in and
the Mixer at the same time, they are exclusive to either one.
The MADI 1 daughterboard is not supported in multi-board, neither in Mykerinos nor MassCore.
General
Pyramix v6.2 projects are NOT compatible with the previous Pyramix v6.1 Maintenance Releases. In
to order to open such projects in an older version please make sure that you perform the proper Save
Special option, in this case perform a Save Special “Save as Version 6.1.7MR1 / 6.1.8 MR2”. The
downsides to this save special that you will lose your Tabs Layout and revert to the Default layout.
(Due to XTremeToolkit compatibility issue)
A crash at Pyramix exit has been encountered under Windows-XP due to the passage to Visual 2008
(MT3434).
Workaround: Go under Pyramix Settings>Application>Desktop Layout and disable the Skin.
Afterwards exit and re-launch Pyramix. You should no longer encounter such crashes.
Low Memory Condition Warning:
A warning was added to inform users when the system is reaching Low Memory Conditions. In
order to save a project under such conditions Pyramix will switch to Save to Disk mode as not
enough memory might be available otherwise. This warning was added in order to prevent a
Runtime Error on Save.
Note that the Save time in Save to Disk mode in Low Memory Condition might take a longer time
since the memory is being dumped to disk in order to allow the users to save their projects. We
recommend afterwards to exit and restart Pyramix in order to free all memory.
This Low Memory warning threshold can be adjusted by the user if one wishes it to come earlier
or later. With every systems and workflows being different, Merging leave you the ability to adjust
when the Warning will show up.
Procedure:
Close Pyramix
Type regedt32 in the run command
In the registry go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Merging
Technologies\Pyramix\Settings\Save to disk threshold (this key will only appear if at least one
save was made using that version)
Default value in Decimal mode has been set to 15
- The higher the value is set, the earlier the Low Memory warning will come
- The lower the value is set, the riskier it is for you to encounter a Runtime Error at save
(previous Pyramix versions value would have had this value set to 0)
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In the near term, Merging expects to significantly further improve (reduce) the memory
consumption of Pyramix, especially when confronted with the task of loading enormous libraries,
over the coming months. Since this is a rather major re-design, we decided however not to further
postpone the release of Pyramix V6.1 for just this very only annoyance.
For the long term, the move of our applications to a 64 bit operating system will provide a very
solid platform to accommodate the ever growing project size requirements of some of our users.
We are extremely committed to this move but we do need to be clear that it will not be a short
term solution; current plans put such a move around 12 months away from today and potentially
towards 2011.
Timeline and Realtime Sampling Rate Conversion: clicks may occur when doing playback or
mixdown in a region where 2 overlapping clips reference the same media with different sampling rate
than project.
Workaround: Convert those medias to the project's sampling rate, prior to using such a workflow.
Cannot use DiskWrite with Pyramix v6.2: You will need to either re-install Pyramix (maybe run clean
up after un-installing Pyramix) or Re-install the Gear driver
ADR keyboard is by default disabled. To enable it you must download and run the proper Registry
Key. http://download.merging.com/beta/AssociatedTools/ADRKeyboard.zip
Multiple projects opened simultaneously: We do not recommend users to have more than 8 project
opened at the same time (due to GDI object limitation).
Waveforms: Since Pyramix V6.1 the new waveform file format is PK2, such a PK2 waveform file
cannot be read in previous Pyramix version and in such a case waveforms will have to be regenerated. On the other side previous waveforms format PK files (Pyramix V6.0 and older) are
compatible with Pyramix V6.1 & V6.2.
The Render Tool will create a temp file for the CEDAR and Nova v0.99 in C:\ Be aware that Merging
cannot change the Temp file patch of such third party Render.
Third Party Plug-ins
Algorithmix ReNOVAtor for Pyramix: A new version is available with Memory improvements. This
version will prevent memory related crashes and can be downloaded from www.algorithmix.com
Cedar: Install issue on certain Vista configurations where you might not see the Cedar plug-ins after
the installation process. The problem is due to erroneous referencing of the license manager utility on
a vista machine. Please contact Merging Support or Cedar Support for all details and workaround.
Cedar: Some toolbar icons might be missing if on a Windows XP system. Workaround: Disable the
Skin option in Pyramix>settings>Desktop Layout.
Altiverb: We recommend users to download the latest version available on the Audio Ease site.
MP3, AC3 Files and other compressed formats support:
Default Windows installation should handle most of the common compressed file formats. In case of
problem with the default Widows Installation, Merging has a list of recommended third-party codecs
but will not certify any codecs. http://forum.merging.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5755
Vista users warning: UAC (User Account Control) can be blocking the “Essentials Codec Pack” at
startup. If this is the case, you should see once logged into your session at the windows bottom bar a
“Windows has blocked some programs” message. You can then unblock it from there or deactivate
UAC from the Windows Control Panel.
No need to install the previous mp3 beta handler since it is by default part of the Pyramix V6.1 & V6.2
installers.
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Hardware
Intel DX58SO Motherboard incompatibility of Windows Vista SP1/SP2 versions:
A conflict has been reported and is under investigation (as of sept 2009) between motherboards
using the latest Intel chipset X58 and Mykerinos PCIe cards (such as MYK-X30) under Windows
Vista SP1 and SP2 versions. Pyramix users with such configurations should remain with the non-SP
version of Vista for the time being.
Incompatibility of Mykerinos MYK-X50 and X58 chipset based motherboards: a conflict has been
reported and is under investigation (as of sept 2009) between motherboards using the latest Intel
chipset X58 and Mykerinos PCIe MYK-X50 cards. Pyramix users with MYK-X50 are advised to only
use them in X48 chipset based motherboards for the time being. MYK-X30 and Mykerinos PCI cards
are not subject to this problem.
Warning: Intel Chipset 5xxx family & PCI Express MYK-X30/X50 board(s).
Motherboards based on the Intel chipset 5000 family is known to present compatibility problems with
our PCI Express MYK-X30 board(s). Though we have to say that in very specific and rare situations
with exactly the right combination of BIOS / Chipset / CPU we have seen MYK-X30 cards behave fine
on such motherboards, this can not be achieved often enough to come up with a valid set of
suggestions for this to work accurately and repeatedly on different systems. Hence, our decision to
register motherboards with Intel chipset 5000 family as non suitable for MYK-X30 cards.
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