NASHVILLE, TN, July 27, 2011 â€” Endless Analog announces that it has appointed Effretikon-based firm Audistro as its exclusive dealer in Switzerland for the CLASPâ„¢ (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor), the critically acclaimed pro audio product that invisibly merges real analog tape with Pro Tools and other DAWs. Founded in 2006, Audistro is a high-end audio equipment distribution/sales company serving the professional audio/broadcast market in Switzerland, offering anything from individual pieces of gear to whole-studio solutions and consulting services. As CLASPâ€™s exclusive dealer in Switzerland, Audistro Owner/CEO Martin Korth will bring the renowned CLASP to the Swiss audio community.
Korth first discovered CLASP at AES in New York in 2009, but did not experience a full demo until the 2011 London convention. He states, â€œKMR, CLASPâ€™s U.K. dealer, was holding a demo at the legendary Air studios, and I attended. I was just blown away. Seeing it in a
real control room with real musicians and engineers brought it home for me. I could see how it sped up the whole recording process with analog tape and how it can be very beneficial to anyone who owns a tape machine. I spoke to [Endless Analog President/Founder and CLASP inventor] Chris Estes about Audistro representing CLASP in the Swiss market, and they were kind enough to make a visit. They came over and we did a few on-site demos in Switzerland, and our partnership has grown from there.â€?
Christopher Estes stated, â€œAudistro and Martin Korth have a powerful presence within the Swiss audio community. They are known for their expertise and the high-end brands they carry, and we are pleased to enter into this partnership. Martin is very passionate about the quality of audio; hence, his great enthusiasm about our CLASP technology. We are excited about having Audistro as our exclusive dealer in Switzerland, as they are very passionate about analog/digital hybrid recording.â€?
Korth already has a keen sense of the potential customer bases for CLASP. He notes, â€œThere are two broad groups of end users I have in mind. Group A are the customers who already own a tape machine but have not used it in a while â€“ they are convinced that using analog tape is too much hassle, too much time lost or too much money for all the tapes you need to buy. Since CLASP solves all these problems, it can get these customersâ€™ tape machines back in the recording process. Itâ€™s the perfect solution. And then there is Group B, people who have not worked with analog tape before. They will hear about CLASP and realize how easy it can be to record with tape, and they may decide to buy a tape machine, and they will immediately profit from having great sound!â€?
CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) is the worldâ€™s first and only pro audio hardware that lets you record on real analog tape with digital speed. CLASP provides sample accurate tape synchronization with zero latency analog monitoring while delivering a true Analog front end recording solution for Pro Tools and other DAWâ€™s. Already being used by top artists, producers, and engineers worldwide, CLASP is re-inventing analog for the digital age. CLASP is employed by a diverse range of artists, engineers, producers and facilities, including Lenny Kravitz (at his new Bahamas-based Gregory Town Sound recording facility); Aerosmith; Warren Huart (The Fray); Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, New York Dolls); Michael W. Smith; John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Keith Urban); Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Cee Lo Green, Taio Cruz); Denis Savage, engineer for Celine Dion; Butch Walker (Panic at the Disco, Pink, Avril Lavigne); producers Nathan Chapman, Dave Cobb, Chuck Ainlay, John Fields and Tom â€œT-Boneâ€? Edmunds; and studio facilities such as Englandâ€™s legendary Abbey Road Studios, Clearwater, Floridaâ€™s Cleartrack Productions, Los Angeles, Californiaâ€™s Hemispheres Recording and Austriaâ€™s Prime Studios. Analog tape manufacturers recommended by Endless Analog for use with CLASP include ATR Magnetics and RMG International.