Otari Inc. announced the new DR-10N, a 2-channel disk-based recorder/editor (pictured) designed for the broadcast and post-production market.
The DR-10N comprises a 3U high rackmounting central unit with an optional edit remote controller. The main unit includes a built-in hard disk and one removable MO drive, with provisions for an additional MO drive. Two-channel analog line level or AES/EBU digital input signals can be recorded as .WAV files (.WAV, BWF and BWF-J formats). The DR-10N uses linear PCM at standard sample rates between 32 and 96 kHz, with 16- or 24-bit word lengths. Playback of 4-track L/R mix outputs or two stereo outputs is supported, with reverse and +/-12.5 percent varispeed play. The front panel display on the main unit includes a 2-channel bargraph level meter (L+R when 2 stereo pairs are used), plus timecode or elapsed time indication. A front panel menu-driven configuration system is used for setup.
An intuitive graphical user interface provides quick and clear visual access to all DR-10N parameters, including project information, program time, sample bit rates, record/playback status and audio waveform display. Edit data such as Locate points and Mark In/Out edit points, highlighted for use with all of the available Edit functions are also viewable. Rounding out the visual and functional appeal of this GUI are the DR-10N’s gradient soft level meters.
Familiar transport controls are provided on the front panel for machine room or local use. SMPTE/EBU longitudinal or VITC vertical interval timecode may be used from a VTR or other source. The DR-10N may be synchronized to a variety of sources, as is standard with Otari digital audio products: video, word clock or imbedded AES/EBU clock may be used as sync sources.
A range of powerful Edit Functions are provided with the optional CB-182 Edit Controller. This remote control unit integrates with the DR-10N’s sophisticated graphic user interface, providing simple and intuitive editing, full transport control including a jog/shuttle wheel and remote access of all machine functions. Fade in, fade out and crossfade times are fully adjustable. Special record functions are provided, such as Auto Punch for pre-set record enable, along with a level-sensing Auto Record function, which automatically enables recording when the DR-10N senses an input signal at a specified threshold level.
A range of locator and broadcast cue functions are provided, along with jog/shuttle playback from 1/32x to 2x normal speed. Time expansion and compression are standard features, along with a zoomable waveform display. Multiple levels of Undo/Redo are also included.
The remote offers instant playback of edited .WAV files from up to two parallel stereo pairs. Two faders are included with fader start/stop switches and independent line out on/off switching. 12 or 24 trigger buttons may be assigned to either of 2 outputs, and a pause/stop control is provided. With the optional CB-183-S Quick Play Controller, digitally sampled sounds can be subsequently triggered for playback via the assigned Cue Buttons on the CB-183-S remote.
The DR-10N includes built-in Ethernet capability for audio networking, as well as software for the download and upload of standard .WAV files from and to a network audio server.
For more information on the full range of Otari products, please go to Otari’s Website at www.otari.com.