Otari DR-100 Digital Audio Disk Recorder

Oct 16, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Otari’s new DR-100 48-track digital audio hard disk recorder features 48-track recording at 24-bit, 44.1/48kHz sampling, and 24-track at 24-bit, 88.2/96kHz, direct to a superhigh-performance 15,000 rpm 72GB SCSI hard drive. In addition, there are 208 virtual tracks that can be used for each project, with five editing layers, totaling 256 tracks including 48 nominal tracks.

The DR-100 features industry-standard MADI digital audio interfacing, and a dedicated 48-track direct-access remote control that closely models the look and feel of a traditional multitrack remote, yet allows instant access to the advanced features of the product and is connected to the audio recording engine via a standard 100Base/T Ethernet network.

The DR-100 also features an advanced graphical interface for easy-to-use recording and editing, with cut, copy, paste, move, delete and other features easily accessed at the touch of a button.

For backup purposes, the DR-100 can be connected to any SCSI storage device for full project backup/restore functionality. Unlike many nonlinear recording systems that rely on a conventional general-purpose desktop computer, the Otari DR-100 is based around a custom-designed rack-mounting recording engine that was developed specially for that purpose. Again, unlike many recording systems that rely on the Windows operating system, the DR-100 processor runs the Unix-like Linux operating system, offering reliability, efficiency and the ability to work around the clock under the pressures of a professional recording environment.

The DR-100’s advanced recording features include repeat recording, time advance recording and auto level-detect recording, while play features include +/- 12.5% varispeed, repeat play and reverse play. Further, the DR-100 implements timecode chase at all standard SMPTE and EBU/PAL frame rates for both linear and vertical interval timecode formats.

The CB-179 remote controller features 48-track input/repro (disk)/mute/solo monitoring and arming control and a two-line by 20-character LCD for the system’s menu options. Dedicated edit function keys are provided, along with two timer displays for cue location and editing, plus 100 locate points with five direct keys and five macro keys to help automate complex operations. An optional 48-track LED bargraph meter bridge is available.

The provided hard drive offers up to 170 minutes of multitrack recording time, and the system will sync to internal clock or to standard external Word Cock and video. Serial and MIDI interfaces are provided, along with 68-pin Ultra 160 SCSI and Ethernet LAN. The recording engine is standard 19-inch rack-mount, 3U high.

For more, visit Otari at www.otari.com. For more product announcements, visit mixonline.com/products_new_products/index.htm.

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