Midas Press Release

Ref: Caroline Moss PR0619
Date: September 2007

KLARK TEKNIK PRESENTS PRE PRODUCTION HARD DISK RECORDER UNIT FOR LIVE SOUND ENVIRONMENT

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 2007: KLARK TEKNIK showed a pre production unit of the DN 9696, the industry’s first high resolution hard disk recorder aimed at the live performance environment, on stand J33 of the PLASA show.

In developing the DN9696, KLARK TEKNIK has responded to a changing market, which is experiencing live recording as a new revenue source. Bands are increasingly being recorded for archive purposes, live CDs, DVDs and post-show sales, b-sides, web releases and mix engineers using the recordings for virtual sound checks.

The DN9696 offers 96 tracks of 96kHz audio at 24bit and nine hours internal recording time. It uniquely features mirrored drive capability, allowing simultaneous internal and external HD recording for real time backup and redundancy, removing the need for time-consuming copying at the end of a concert. It is packaged as a simple-to-use, stand-alone single box solution. Other features include both front panel and GUI operation, dual redundant AES50 connections, full integration with MIDAS Digital Systems, standalone recording using MIDAS XL8 analogue and digital I/O and industry standard Broadcast Wave files (BWAV) which can easily be imported into any DAW system.

At the heart of the DN9696 is a customised version of the SADiE MTR software and DSP core, with added features specifically for the live environment, including a front panel Solo/PFL headphone output for monitoring and simple transport controls for play/stop/record functions.

SADiE Is a proven, reliable and stable software platform with a large installed base, predominantly in the time-critical broadcast environment, studio recording and the exacting CD pre-mastering market. KLARK TEKNIK has focused on optimising and simplifying the setup and workflow aspects of live performance recording and subsequent mixdown. The DN9696 occupies only 5U of rack space, has very simple cable requirements and doesn’t require a dedicated recording technician. KLARK TEKNIK recommends the use of SADiE workstations for studio mixdown but the DN9696 files are equally at home being mixed on other professional workstations.



L to R: Joe Bull, managing director, SADiE UK and John Oakley, managing director, MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK, unveil the new KT DN9696 at PLASA 2007

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Editors' information:

KLARK TEKNIK was founded in 1974 and in the years immediately following, their innovative approach to design and development allowed them to introduce some truly groundbreaking designs. KLARK TEKNIK was responsible for the world’s first digital delay and digital reverb units, however it was their concepts for equalisation devices that really changed the world of professional audio resulting in the DN370 and the famous DN360. Today KLARK TEKNIK continues to bring innovation in design and dedication to engineering and sonic quality in both the analogue and digital realm of signal processing, with the Square ONE and Show Command ranges updating the brand.

MIDAS live performance mixing consoles have been used by the world's most demanding sound engineers, performers and rental companies for three decades. The company strives to raise the standards of sonic quality through its programme of continual research and development, implementing new control functionality and user-friendly desk operation to anticipate and accommodate the ever-evolving needs of audio professionals who specify MIDAS consoles for their major tours, festivals, international events, broadcast projects and prestigious fixed installations.

Further details:
James Godbehear
MIDAS KLARK TEKNIK Ltd
T:+44 (0)1562 741515
Email: MARKCommMediUK@music-group.com

Press contact:
Caroline Moss
Caroline Moss PR
T: +44 1273 689018
Email: pr@carolinemoss.co.uk

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The Bosch Group is a leading global manufacturer of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. In fiscal 2006, some 260,000 associates generated sales of 43.7 billion euros. Set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering,” the Bosch Group today comprises a manufacturing, sales, and after-sales service network of some 300 subsidiaries and more than 13,000 Bosch service centers in over 140 countries.

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