RADAR 24 ($4,995), from iZ Technology, is the third generation of the popular RADAR hard disk recorder at a price that is just a fraction of its predecessor. The basic RADAR 24 configuration includes a 9 GB removable SCSI drive; 24 channels of TDIF digital I/O; two channels of AES/EBU and S/PDIF I/O on XLR3 and RCA coaxial cables, respectively; MIDI In, Out, and Thru jacks; sync I/O on BNC connectors; LTC/SMPTE reference I/O on XLR3 jacks; and a KC-24 remote keyboard controller with keymapped overlay. The 9 GB drive yields 45 minutes of a 24-bit, 48 kHz, 24 track session, and up to eight RADAR 24s can be linked together using RADARLink. A port on the rear panel allows you to use any VGA monitor for waveform editing.
The company states that RADAR 24 is easy to use, extremely reliable, and capable of recording a 24-bit signal at sample rates from 32 to 192 kHz, depending on the analog I/O boards used. The Classic boards give you 24 tracks at 48 kHz and below; the Nyquist cards give you 12 tracks at 96 kHz, and S Nyquist boards give you a maximum of 6 tracks at 192 kHz. RADAR 24's frequency range is 10 Hz to 22 kHz (ñ.5 dB) at 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates.
RADAR 24's operating system is called BeIA, developed by Be Inc. for use with media-rich Internet appliances. Software upgrades are available on 3.5-inch floppy disks or directly from the company's Web site.
The recorder can be controlled with the standard KC-24 remote, through SMPTE or MIDI Machine Control from a computer, or with the company's optional pro-level remote controllers (Session Controller, Eclipse, and Eclipse Elite). Other options include 24- and 48-channel meter bridges, SCSI and Network cards, and an enhanced graphics package. iZ Technology; tel. (604) 430-5818; fax (604) 430-5828; Web www .izcorp.com or www .recordingtheworld.com.