IBC 2012: SSL features Live-Recorder in Amsterdam

The new Live-Recorder is designed for use in situations where a high-channel-count recorder/payer is required in a live performance environment, such as for live music recording from FOH consoles at live shows, in broadcast production studios and location recording vehicles.

Live-Recorder is also designed to serve as an ideal solution for live performance playback of studio recorded multi-tracks, exporting/importing directly to and from Pro Tools, Apple XML and Steinberg XML project formats. System connectivity is via standard optical MADI in order to connect over long distances directly to any MADI equipped consoles, venue audio distribution infrastructure or routers. Meanwhile, Live-Recorder systems can capture up to 128 channels at 24bit/48kHz or 64 channels at 24bit/96kHz.

“Live-Recorder presents significant cost-saving opportunities when compared to hard disk recorders or other DAW recorder systems,” said Niall Feldman, director of New Products for SSL. “Live-Recorder excels when it comes to high channel count recording. It’s 4 SSD bay RAID configuration and Pro Tools format export and import capability offer exactly the workflow we know our customers need. The system offers exceptional power and flexibility in this budget-conscious era.”

The Live-Recorder system consists of a fully configured and soak tested 1U PC fitted with a 128 channel SSL MADI audio interface and with Soundscape V6.2 Recorder/Player software installed. Each system comes with a disk image, which is aimed at making the process of returning to a fresh system after each project simpler and more streamlined.

The Live-Recorder PC is a 1U unit with four front-loading RAID bays pre fitted with SSD drives. The Live-Recorder system is connected to a FOH or broadcast production console (directly or via a Router) using two 64 channel Optical MADI connections. Furthermore, Live-Recorder supports MTC and MMC via MIDI over Ethernet for external system transport control and can sync via MADI or Word Clock (via BNC). Video Sync can be supported via low cost 3rd party hardware. The software also features crash recovery routines that will retrieve incomplete audio recordings on reboot after a host system catastrophic failure such as sudden power loss.

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