Free upgrade for Aaton recorders adds simultaneous record/play

Free upgrade for Aaton recorders adds simultaneous record/play
Neal Romanek
Audio
May 30th 2017 at 12:56PM : By Neal Romanek

The Record and Play upgrade allows Cantar recorders to play a pre-selected file and to record new files simultaneously

Aaton Digital is offering a free Record and Play upgrade to owners of its Cantar X and Cantar Mini location sound recorders.

The Record and Play facility adds clone, remix and solo music operation features. It will allow the Cantar X (pictured above) and Cantar Mini (pictured below) recorders to play a pre-selected file and to record new files simultaneously without latency. The feature allows multiple possibilities to sound recordists, including:

  • Adding a new track to an already recorded piece (sound on sound – no latency)
  • Cloning a last take (all your iso tracks) and redoing a mixdown track(s)
  • Dialogue that cannot be saved from production tracks can be re-recorded (ADR or looping). 
  • A stored telephone call, background music or wild sound can be played and re-recorded during the 'live' recording

The free software update will be issued in June from the Aaton Digital website.

"Our family of Cantar sound recorders is growing fast and is acclaimed worldwide," said Aaton Digital CEO Jacques Delacoux. "When we design we build in the possibility to add features down the line and this new and very useful facility is an example of what is possible for our end users. Of course this feature now becomes standard on all new Cantar X3's and Minis.”

Aaton's new Cantar Mini was a recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award at NAB 2017 from Pro Sound News. The Cantar Mini is based on the Cantar X3 digital 24-track location sound recorder.

Aaton Cantar Mini