â€” System inventor Chris Estes will tour U.K. studios for demonstration sessions this spring â€”
NASHVILLE, TN, March 8, 2011 â€” Endless Analog announces that it has appointed KMR Audio as its U.K. dealer for its CLASPÂ® (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor), the critically acclaimed pro audio product that invisibly merges real analog tape with Pro Tools and other DAWs. The system has been on demonstration since mid-February in KMR’s dedicated listening room at the companyâ€™s London headquarters. CLASPâ€™s inventor Chris Estes and his team will be in the U.K. this spring to help hold demonstrations at area recording studios. Interested studios should contact KMR as soon as possible, as demonstrations are limited and will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
KMR Sales Manager Stefan Pope exclaimed, â€œCLASP is probably the most exciting thing to happen to the recording industry for ten years.
It means that the analog tape sound we all love is now available to everyone without sacrificing time or flexibility! When tape-based recording was largely replaced by DAWâ€™s, it left a sonic void that plug-ins have not been able to fill, hence the trend for returning to analog tape for some parts of the recording process. CLASP is tape at digital speed. It routes all audio to tape then lines it up with sample accuracy in the DAW in real time. All the functionality of the DAW remains, but your computer will sound like your tape machine. Youâ€™ll spend more time recording, and no time waiting for transfers, Lynx boxes or SMPTE. Even better, tape costs are low. A single reel can last up to 10,000 hours!â€?
KMR Managing Director Keith Malin added, â€œWe are honored to be working with such an exciting, innovative company as Endless Analog!â€?
Estes, also the President and Founder of Endless Analog, stated, â€œWe are very excited to be partnering with KMR in the U.K., and I am looking forward to our studio tour in the spring. With Britainâ€™s venerable history in recording and audio production, it is fitting that the U.K. should take a particular interest in CLASP. So many classic recordings were done using analog tape machines, and CLASP truly bridges the concept of recording using analog tape with the convenience and efficiency of digital workflow.â€?