Merging Anubis - AUDIO INTERFACE THAT DOES IT ALL

 

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Hi, I'm Streaky. And today I am reviewing or giving my thoughts on the emerging technologies, Anubis monitor controller. Now it's in this pouch here, beautiful little pouch, super portable. Just wanted to show that off first of all, before we got into it. It's lovely this case. I love this case because look it sits in there perfectly. Now this is the monitor controller, D/ A, A/D, mic pre-amps instrument, preamps. This box does everything you could possibly want in your studio, basically. It's ridiculous. You wouldn't have thought it in a box this size could do as much as it can do. A little list off the top of my head of things that I know that it can do. We have mic pre-amps here so you can record that instrument inputs here at the front. Two of those. We have two headphone outputs. There's a little hole there, which does talk back for your studio. We have some main outputs.

You could go to equipment, which is how I've used it. These also work as XLR inputs, as well as Jack inputs. It has another set of line out. So you've got four line outs as well. And four-line ins obviously, you can select those as lines that the two instrument line ins as line ins as well. What else can you do? It also has a MIDI and a GP-10 input, which are great loads of the stuff works mainly because this unit is connected via ethernet. So what this does, this can link up to so much other things. You can do 7.1 monitoring on it. 5.1 Dolby Atmos, basic stereo that I've been using, which just seems so basic and rubbish. Now that I say that you can do it, all those other things. It's quite an astounding piece of technology that they've been able to fit it all into this one little box and only charge about £1500, $1,500 for it. What an achievement that is.

It takes a little bit of setting up. I think that's just because I was on a really old Mac. But it takes a little bit of setting up. Once you're set up, you get some software that's with it, so you can route everything. But you don't necessarily have to do it in the software because this touch screen on the front, which has millions of menus and swipes, and you can see line levels and adjust all the line levels within there. Really simple. Really easy to use. And there are loads of other videos on this online. So I'm not going to get into that, go to another video, which I'll link below, which gives you a detailed description of how you work all the functionality. That's a bit too boring for one of my videos, to be honest. Because I just want to talk about the sound.

It's run by a 9V DC thing, which kind of switches in. So it doesn't pull out all the time, which is pretty cool. Because you don't want to be in the middle of a session and then suddenly someone trips over your cable. But it can power itself also from the ethernet too. It's just mental, it's seriously mental. It's probably, I mean, you can use it as a monitor controller. You can use it as a D/A, A/D if you're using it for mastering like me. The quality of the A/D and D/A are really, really high level.

I've got some really high level stuff in here, like libraries and prisms and halos. As good as those, if not better on some tracks. Its value is astounding really. I'm super impressed with it. It's a lovely build. It's really hard quality. Also has this kind of a bit on the back as you can see where it's got for a microphone stand. So you've got a place to sit it in a room, so it looks quite cool as well. So it's just floating in mid air. So that's quite nice. But that's nothing on what it can do. That's just a nice thing to have. But just be able to do talk back all these sorts of things. You can do DSD on it. So the frequency, the sample rates and everything are mega high. It’s HD. It does everything. And they say, this is just the start of what they're going to program into it, and their capabilities within it. Because you can link this as I say, on a network to loads of other stuff so that you can mix within it 128 channels coming out in stereo or going off to other outputs on your ethernet system.

It goes on and on and on. I can't possibly get my head around this stuff because I'm far too old and I don't have a Dolby Atmos room. But for me when I used it in a mastering scenario, just going in and out of it, pretty simple, didn't need it as a monitor. My speakers have monitored by somebody else. I didn't test it for that. I just wanted to test it for the D/A and A/D. And as I've just said, that was super, super high quality. I would have this all day long. Future-proofing yourself. It's great. The thing that I like about this is that most D/A and A/Ds that I've come across seem to be 10 years old in their technology and they're just milking it. And it's only the newest stuff that seems to have taken the A/D and D/A to another step forward and kept it at a reasonable price, at a proper price that it should be.

And that's what this is doing. This is advanced technology at the right price. They're not ripping you off. It just seems really nice. I don't actually need to keep it, unfortunately. Because I would like to keep this, but I don't need it in my studio because I'm already got loads of stuff going on. But if you're in the market for a monitor panel for your studio, you want loads of D/A and A/Ds, and you want to be able to expand it later on. Then you should definitely be looking at this Merging Technologies Anubis. Check it out. There will be a link below to another video from someone else who goes into all the details of the ins and outs and how you can point things and do all that stuff. Pretty interesting.

I love the sound. Brilliant bit of kit. Check it out. I'll put a link below where you can get it if you want one. But I think, all the general places, you'll be able to get you one of these. And it's super portable obviously. Because it's got the little hard case, which I always liked. Check it out.

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