Heidelberg, Germany (July 20, 2007)–Jakob Haendel, Latin Grammy award-winning engineer and owner of Haendel Classic Audio, has chosen Avastor HDX-800 external Firewire drives for recording classical orchestras and jazz/rock concerts worldwide.
“When I am recording,” explained Haendel, “I want to concentrate solely on the music as I am reading the score and not have to worry about transfer rates. The Avastor hard drives give me the performance and the security I am looking for.”
Using multichannel Stagetec Reference Mastering A-D converters, Haendel routes 64 channels of digital audio into his Pyramix workstation via MADI. Tracking to an internal SATA RAID setup, the Avastor HDX-800 drives are used as back-up and for deliverable masters. In addition to his PC, Haendel uses a smaller Toshiba notebook system capable of recording up to 24 tracks directly onto the Avastor HDX-800 drives via Firewire 800.
“The Avastor automatic internal switching power supply and inaudible onboard cooling fan are invaluable in countries with different voltages and widely diverse climates,” commented Haendel. Using the supplied IEC power cord of the particular country is all that is required for secure and grounded operation.
Haendel is in demand as a location recording engineer for German and Swiss broadcasters, and has recorded large-scale projects such as the Beijing Symphony Orchestra for EMI, The Rio Campos Music Festival, the Rammstein Live DVD, and Maceo Parker Live in Paris.
Avastor produces external hard disk products, including more than 20 configurations of drive interfaces and capacities for many audio and video applications.