Burnsville, MN (April 28, 2008)–Klark Teknik has unveiled the production version of its DN9696, a high-resolution hard-disk recorder aimed at the live performance environment.
The DN9696 offers 96 tracks of 96 kHz audio at 24-bit and nine hours internal recording time. It features mirrored drive capability, allowing simultaneous internal and external HD recording for real-time backup and redundancy, removing the need for copying at the end of a concert. It is packaged as a standalone 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 analog and digital I/O and Broadcast Wave files (BWAV) which can be imported into any DAW system.
At the heart of the DN9696 is a customized version of the SADiE MTR software and DSP core, with features added specifically for the live environment, including a front-panel Solo/PFL headphone output for monitoring and simple transport controls for play/stop/record functions. Occupying 5U of rack space, the DN9696 reportedly has simple cable requirements and doesn’t require a dedicated recording technician.