Recording Devices & Media
Sep 25, 2008 2:12 PM
Endless Analog CLASP
The Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor (CLASP) is a hardware and software system that integrates analog tape recorders with DAWs using a proprietary method called SST (sample synchronization technology). CLASP delivers a true analog front-end recording solution with the sonic character of your tape machine. CLASP works invisibly in the background, allowing you to capture all the great warmth off the tape but without impeding the workflow, and because you’re not saving endless out takes of tape, CLASP is easy on the budget. CLASP turns your analog tape machine into an analog-flavored plug-in.
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Primera Technology BravoPro Xi Series Disc Publishers
BravoPro Xi Series Disc Publishers are new and improved versions of Primera’s BravoPro Disc Publishers. With their built-in recorders, direct-to-disc printing and high-speed robotics, these desktop units automate the process of making quantities of CDs and DVDs.
Sony PCM-M10 Recorder
The Sony PCM-M10 ($399) is a palm-sized compact recorder featuring electret condenser stereo mics, USB port (Mac/PC), 4GB internal Flash memory, 96kHz/24-bit capability and a microSD/Memory Stick Micro (M2) slot. Other features include a built-in speaker, cross-memory recording, digital pitch control, digital limiter, low-cut filter, track mark functions, a 5-second pre-recording buffer and A/B repeat capability. The PCM-M10 comes supplied with Sound Forge Audio Studio Recorder Edition software.
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Sound Devices 788T-SSD
Sound Devices introduces its 788T-SSD digital recorder, a new version of its 788T recorder. Based on the 788T, the 788T-SSD includes a factory-supplied 256GB solid-state hard drive with enhanced data storage and transfer speed that’s nearly impervious to shock. The internal 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) in the 788T-SSD has a capacity to record more than 60 hours of uncompressed, 24-bit, 8-track audio to solid-state medium. Like the standard 788T, the 788T-SSD is equipped with eight full-featured mic inputs and 12 recording tracks. The stainless-steel/aluminum chassis weighs less than four pounds and is roughly the size of a hardcover novel.
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Tascam HS-P82 Portable Recorder
The HS-P82 from Tascam is a high-quality, 8-track digital field recorder for music, TV and film production. Features include eight mic preamps, XLR inputs, eight AES/EBU inputs and outputs (DB-25 connector), and recording with timecode up to 96kHz/24-bit (8 track) or 4-track at 192kHz/24-bit. In addition to the eight independent channels, a stereo mix can also be recorded for a total of 10 channels. The unit has no moving parts, using dual Compact Flash slots for recording with backup. The HS-P82 is housed in an aluminum chassis with a TFT color touchscreen. Power options include AA batteries (x10), NP type, AC adapter, external DC input and optional V-mount adaptor for Endura batteries. Price: $4,999.
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The Tascam BB-800 portable SD recorder is built to make recording portable and simple. Four mics record to SD Card media at CD- or MP3-quality, and a pair of XLR inputs is also available for using external mics. Recordings can instantly play back through an internal stereo sound system. The BB-1000CD offers uncompressed recording SD Card as WAV or MP3 files. The recorder can blend two mics on the front of the unit, two mics on the rear and a pair of XLR mic inputs with phantom power as the recording source. Tracks can be played through the built-in speaker system, and looped and slowed down without changing the pitch. The built-in tuner and metronome provide audio/visual feedback for practicing students. A set of AA batteries powers the unit, or use the included power supply. The BB-800 also includes a wireless remote for starting the recording from anywhere onstage.
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The Zaxcom Fusion is a high-resolution, 16-channel audio mixer/10-track recorder for reality television, surround recording and ENG.
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Zoom R16 Recorder/Interface/Controller
This full-featured digital recorder from Zoom offers 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording using Secure Digital SDHC memory (up to 32 GB). Converters offer 24-bit/48kHz WAV format recording via built-in stereo condenser microphones or eight mic input/two outputs (8x2). Also standard is a hi-Z input, Mackie Control emulation and 100 built-in studio effects, guitar amp simulations and effects models. The R16 runs on battery or USB power, comes with Steinberg Cubase LE 4 and supports Windows XP/Vista and Mac operating systems.
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