RACK MOUNT SOUND DEVICE
Sound Devices has announced the 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution. Sound Devices 970 records 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit WAV files from any of its 144 available inputs. Inputs available include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical or coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analogue 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 any of 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. The Sound Devices 970 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. Sound Devices 970 is designed with a large five-inch screen for metering of up to 64 tracks and for menu control. It also features the Sound Devices proprietary PowerSafe technology.
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