CRAS Administrator Kirt Hamm with CLASP.
Photo: Brad Reed
Endless Analog in Nashville reports that the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) in Arizona has taken delivery of two Endless Analog CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) systems for its campus facilities in Tempe and Gilbert, Ariz. The CLASP units will be used in conjunction with CRAS’s SSL 4000 Series consoles, Studer A-820 2-inch 24-track analog tape machines and Avid Pro Tools HD systems. Beginning in 2011, CRAS will teach and certify its students on the operation of CLASP.
“We had CLASP here for a two-day demo, and it was immediately obvious that this is the next step in hybrid audio production,” says Conservatory Administrator Kirt Hamm. “The cost and time issues that put analog tape on the back burner are nullified by CLASP. It allows us to expose our students to the sonic palette that only tape can offer while still maintaining the speed and capabilities of digital audio workflow. We are proud to be the first audio recording school in the world to certify students in the operation of CLASP.”