As one of the leading manufacturers of PCIe audio cards, the Leipzig-based company MARIAN has been developing professional solutions in the field of digital audio electronics for more than 20 years. Audio professionals as well as customers from different industries such as medicine, security and research rely on the analogue, ADAT, AES/EBU and MADI cards made by MARIAN. The experienced manufacturer also offers tailor-made OEM solutions for customers with individual demands such as EADS Germany, MDOUK Broadcast and Ultra Electronics (UK). Development and production are completely “Made in Germany”, MARIAN emphasises uncompromising quality and long-term viability of its PCIe DSP audio systems.
A leading manufacturer of PCIe audio cards
Besides RME, MARIAN is one of the leading manufacturers of PCIe audio cards. The line-up includes analogue, ADAT, AES/EBU and MADI cards. Uncompromising quality is always the focus – just take the fact that MARIAN offers the only MADI PCIe cards with sample rates of up to 384 kHz, making them the perfect match for reference-class high-end converters such as the DAD AX32. Long-term viability is another cornerstone: All cards receive regular updates for firmware and software drivers to always keep them up-todate.
In addition to audio professionals, MARIAN also caters to industry clients that use their PCIe DSP audio systems. For example, they are utilised in medicine, security and research. MARIAN also offers tailor-made OEM solutions for different fields, including broadcast, music production, post production as well as transportation. Among those OEM clients are well-known organisations such as EADS Germany, MDOUK Broadcast and Ultra Electronics (UK). “We are excited to add an innovative and renowned partner such as MARIAN to our distribution portfolio”, explains Christof Mallmann, General Manager of the cma audio GmbH. “Because of the combination of their high-quality PCIe DSP audio systems and our distribution experience, we look forward to a successful future.”
DSP software “The BEAST” and TDM SyncBus
At the core of MARIAN audio systems sits “The BEAST” – a powerful DSP. It combines multi-track recording and simultaneous latency-free mixing with professional features like Phase, Pre/Post Aux, Mute, Solo and Pre/Post Level. 64 channels with resolutions of 32bit per channel and a 52bit mixing engine plus 256 full-parametric EQs with analogue feel inside offer everything the heart desires. Also worth mentioning is the TDM SyncBus: It combines up to four MARIAN audio systems in one computer. This allows for sharing inputs/outputs as well as audio streams and ensures perfect clock synchronisation.