UNITE your easy pass into the AoIP world



A Merging device and a Merging Driver is all you need to UNITE and simplify your RAVENNA/AES67 network streams connectivity without the need of an additional software such as ANEMAN.

Merging+Anubis running the Music Mission, Horus, Hapi and Hapi MKII are compatible with the Unite mode.
Merging+Anubis running the Monitoring Mission is currently not compatible with the Unite mode.  Please use the RAV/AES67 mode in such case.



What is the UNITE feature ?

UNITE is an automatic AoIP Stream patching feature that allows a user to quickly connect IO streams between the Anubis and the System/Driver without the need of ANEMAN. Without any AoIP knowledge or additional application you can now connect your devices and be operational quickly.
Expand your IO by adding a Merging RAVENNA/AES67 interface on your network or directly connect it to Anubis, peer some of those IO’s and once performing UNITE all those IO can be made available in your DAW.
Note : Unite and Peering features are using Unicast connections only, meaning that the connections are point-to-point only.  For more complex setup, please use the RAVENNA/AES67 mode (allowing Multicast).

What is the PEERING feature ?

PEER your additional device IO from Anubis and those IO’s will immediately be available in your Anubis Mixer, it will expand your Mixer Channels and Output Channels
Control, Mix, Record or Route those IO's to any available device online without the need of any system/DAW.
Note: Peering does not require a system (Pc/Mac) it can be performed with two standalone devices.
Music Mission : Peering is available only in the Expert Operation Mode. Enable the Expert mode from the Settings.

For more  details on Peering, please see the Anubis Music Mission manual.




UNITE MODE - Virtual Audio Device (Mac) Procedure.

Prerequisites


Unite simplifies your AoIP connectivity by bringing you a quick automatic stream patching.

  1. Browse to the MAC System Preferences, in Other open the Merging RAVENNA icon to open the driver panel.
    If you have several network adapters, please select the one connected to your Merging device in the Network Adapter section.
  2. Select the UNITE mode tab (left side)


  3. Click on one of the Device made available for you to UNITE.
    In example below we will UNITE the Anubis.


  4. This will open a menu from where you can select the IO’s that will be Automatically Connect and available in your application.

    Note : The available inputs or outputs depends of the device you want to Unite with (see table below).

  5. Checkmark the IO’s you wish to automatically connect.
    Note: The IO channel count setting will be automatically adjusted if more IO's are required.

  6. Once selecting Unite the AoIP connections between the Device and the VAD will automatically be made.






UNITE MODE - Merging Audio Device (PC) Procedure.

Prerequisites


Unite simplifies your AoIP connectivity by bringing you a quick automatic stream patching.

  1. Start the Merging Audio Device panel.
    If you have several network adapters, please select the one connected to your Merging device in the Network Adapters section.
  2. Select the UNITE mode tab.


  3. Click on one of the Device made available for you to UNITE.
    In example below we will UNITE the Anubis.


  4. This will open a menu from where you can select the IO’s that will be Automatically Connect and available in your application.

    Note : The available inputs or outputs depends of the device you want to Unite with (see table below).

  5. Checkmark the IO’s you wish to automatically connect.
    Note: The IO channel count setting will be automatically adjusted if more IO's are required.

  6. Once selecting Unite the AoIP connections between the Device and the MAD will automatically be made.




RAV/AES67
MODE

Provides full control over your AoIP RAVENNA/AES67 streams connections, using ANEMAN Audio NEtwork MANager.

Select the RAV/AES67 mode tab 

VAD RAV/AES67 mode                                                                  MAD RAV/AES67 mode

         

Launch ANEMAN:
Launch ANEMAN that is installed as of MAD 2.0 and above. ANEMAN is an Audio NEtwork MANager, that will allow you to connect, monitor, and manage your networked audio devices.

Follow the ANEMAN Quick Connection Guide for more details.
ANEMAN - Quick Connection Guide

Note. The ANEMAN User Guide is installed along the VAD and MAD 




Appendix

Merging Devices available UNITE options

Anubis Monitoring Mission
Inputs

Physical Inputs Anubis inputs Combo 1/2 and Line-Instrument 3/4
Built-in MicAnubis Built-in Talkback
MonitorAnubis Monitors (Speakerset - Cues)
Peered InputsApplies to users with another Merging RAVENNA/AES67 Interface that was peered by Anubis, refer to the Anubis User Manual.
OutputsSourcesAnubis Sources
Anubis Music Mission
InputsPhysical Inputs Anubis inputs Combo 1/2 and Line-Instrument 3/4

Built-in MicAnubis Built-in Talkback

Bus ReturnsAnubis Music Mission returns: Mix, MixAlt, Cues, Reverb, Dynamics. Connect for record back

Peered InputsApplies to users with another Merging RAVENNA/AES67 Interface that was peered by Anubis, refer to the Anubis User Manual.
OutputsDAWYour DAW or Application Software Output Playback (stereo)

AUX 1 to 5Additional Software Output Playback stereo pairs for your DAW or Application.

Additional InputsAES67 Generic Streams (up to 48 channels). Requires AES67 compatible devices and Anubis running Music Mission.


Horus
AES 1AES 2AES 3
Slot 1Slot 2Slot 3
Slot 4Slot 5Slot 6
MADIMADI ExtensionHeadphone


Hapi MKI / MKII
AES 1ADAT/SPDIF
Slot 1Slot 2
MADI ExtensionHeadphone


           

VAD (Mac) UNITE Taskbar Status Indicator

At the top of your Mac taskbar you will find the UNITE Status cross icon



VAD Panel green cross icon – Proper operational state

VAD Panel red blinking cross – Potentially Connection issue.

Click on the Blinking Cross icon to open the VAD Panel and view the error reported.

“Invalid connections”
Resolution: In the example here, the solution is to Re-Unite.



MAD (PC) UNITE Taskbar Status Indicator

MAD Panel white cross icon – Proper operational state

MAD Panel red blinking cross – Potentially Connection issue.

Click on the Blinking Cross icon to open the MAD Panel and view the error reported.