Wellington, New Zealand (December 26, 2004)–Buzz Audio Ltd, a manufacturer of audio processing equipment, has released its latest product, the ARC1.1 Analog Recording Channel. The ARC combines a mic/line preamplifier, a 5-band equalizer, Optical compressor and FET peak limiter into one 2U high rack mount unit.
The ARC includes elements from other Buzz Audio products plus some new innovations specifically developed for this unit. Whilst aimed at vocal recording and processing, the ARC is a useful tool for all sorts of recording and mixing applications. With all the connection and routing options available, the ARC may be used as a separate mic preamp, DI box, equalizer and compressor/limiter (optionally with sidechain EQ), all at the same time.
Designer and company owner Tim Farrant commented, “The ARC has taken two years to develop and brings together existing and new designs to provide the user with a very flexible high specification audio processor. Many features of the ARC were suggested to us by recording engineers from around the world, for example, the ARC includes a ‘colored’ audio transformer that can be switched in and out of the signal path.”
Farrant continued, “The ability to separately access the mic and line preamplifiers, each band of the equalizer and the compressor/limiter means the user has not one but four recording/mixing elements at their finger tips. The inclusion of our True Class A mic preamp and Optical Compressor technologies make the ARC an excellent choice for recording vocals and voiceovers.”