The battery-powered, self-contained Sound on Sound (SOS) unlimited track recorder contains a high-quality stereo microphone and a built-in speaker for all-in-one recording and monitoring.
The SOS allows for an infinite number of overdubs or alternate takes to be recorded. Each track, take or overdub is recorded as an individual CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV file, and saved directly to a microSD or microSDHC card. Accurate BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) timing information is embedded in each track, meaning all tracks will automatically line up when imported into a computer-based DAW system for further editing, mixdown and final playback. The SOS can record up to 200 songs in the traditional linear manner, or be set to loop a specific section. Memory consumption is roughly 100 recorded minutes per GB.
Onboard are 100 effect programs derived from Korg''s REMS modeling system, divided into Guitar and Bass, Microphone and Master categories. Nine of those effects provide real-time control using the LCD touchscreen. Additional features include built-in guitar, bass and chromatic tuners; 50 internal rhythm patterns (with four variations each); Sound Stretch™ function that can alter the playback speed without affecting the pitch; backlit touchscreen display; unlimited Undo function; and free software provides basic audio editing and easy CD burning.
In addition to the internal microphone, the SOS provides a 1/4-inch balanced instrument input, an 1/8-inch mic input and an 1/8-inch stereo line input to accommodate nearly any source recording. A stereo headphone output is also provided.
The recorder will be available April 2010 with an MSRP of $400.