Sound Devices Nominated for NAMM TEC Award

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Sound Devices Nominated for NAMM TEC Award

Nov 4, 2014 1:27 PM

REEDSBURG, WIS. � Sound Devices'' dedicated rack-mounted audio recorder 970 has been nominated for the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement, Recording Devices.

The TEC Awards specifically recognize achievement in product innovation and sound production. The ceremony will be held January 24, during the 2015 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif.

A half-rack, 2U audio recording device, the Sound Devices 970 simplifies high-quality, high-track-count audio recording. Incorporated into the 970, FileSafe recovers audio files if, during recording, drives are unintentionally removed or power is lost.

Sound Devices 970 records 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit WAV files from any of its 144 available inputs. These inputs include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical or coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analog and eight channels of AES digital. Any input can be assigned to any track. In addition, 32-track recording at 96 kHz is supported. The 970 records to four attached drives, which include two front-panel drive bays and two rear-panel e-SATA connected drives. Material can be recorded to multiple drives simultaneously or sequentially.

With its built-in Ambient Recording Lockit time-code technology, the 970 is well-suited to operate as a master clock. It can also slave or be jammed to any other time-code source. Common production time-code rates and modes are supported. The 970 also supports word-clock synchronization from an external word clock, video sync, MADI or AES. To simplify the connection of multiple digital inputs, SRCs are available for all MADI, Dante or AES inputs.

The Sound Devices 970 also features an embedded Web-based control panel for machine transport and setup control over Ethernet-based networks, as well as file transfer over the data network with SMB. File metadata editing of scene name, take name, notes, track names and reel folders can be performed during, before and after recording across all drives. In addition to RS-422 and GPIO control, the unit also operates as a bridging interface between analog, AES digital, MADI and Dante connectivity.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders and related equipment.

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