Announced at this year's AES Munich, Euphonix has begun shipping an updated version of TransferStation, a hardware and software option for its R-1 multitrack digital recorder. TransferStation is now bundled with Steinberg’s Nuendo Media Production System for audio editing and processing.
The TransferStation translates R-1-formatted files to the industry-standard AES31 file format, retaining all edits, crossfades and vital time-stamped information within a multitrack session. This offers enhanced compatibility with current and future digital audio workstations. The product includes a rackmount Windows-based computer, eight Kingston-style removable drive bays, the R-1 software package and Steinberg’s Nuendo software. Backups can be done either onto an optional built-in LTO tape drive with a 200GB capacity or onto a networked file server.
Martin Kloiber, executive VP of technology at Euphonix, stated, "The TransferStation really opens up the world for high-end recording. Euphonix is dedicated to integrating our products with other industry standards. Users need to have a clear and easy way to move projects between systems. By including Nuendo software with the TransferStation, we are helping to start that process and hope others will follow."
Steve Garth, CEO of Steinberg North America, added, "In uniting the TransferStation and Nuendo, Euphonix is embracing a philosophy that is also core to us at Steinberg: Open-system architecture enables integration and a more efficient workflow. Combining high-end audio tools such as the R-1, TransferStation and Nuendo bring the audio professional the flexibility to work as they want and not as the technology dictates."
TransferStation has already been used on two important projects. Archiving rare Bob Marley multitrack analog audio tapes for Universal Music (see Mix June 2002, issue for more), and during the recording and editing of Korn’s upcoming album Untouchables. Engineer Frank Filipetti and producer Michael Beinhorn used the R-1 during recording and mixing and Nuendo for editing.