Sound Devices 970: 64-Track Dante And MADI Audio Recorder
Sound Devices model 970 is a robust, 64-track Dante and MADI-equipped multi-track audio recorder. The half rack, 2U device simplifies applications requiring high-track-count, high-quality audio recordings.
MADI and Dante: the 970 records 64 channels of monophonic or polyphonic 24-bit, 48 kHz WAV files from any of its 144 available input connections. Connections include 64 channels of Ethernet-based Dante, 64 channels of optical or coaxial MADI, eight channels of line-level analog, and eight channels of AES digital. Any input can be assigned to any track. 32-track recording at 96 kHz is supported. Simultaneous multi-drive recording: the 970 records to any of four attached drives, two front-panel drive bays and two rear-panel e-SATA connected drives. With four available drives, material can be recorded to multiple drives simultaneously for simultaneous backups, eliminating time-consuming post-record copying. Drives can also be set to record sequentially, allowing continuous long form, high-track count recordings.
Perfect sync: with its built-in, rock-steady Ambient timecode generator, the 970 can operate as either the master clock or it can be jammed to external devices cameras and other sources. All common production time code rates and modes are supported. The 970 also supports clock synchronization from external word clock, video, MADI, or AES. To simplify connection of multiple digital inputs, SRC’s are available at each input.
PowerSafe and dual power supplies: PowerSafe circuitry provides a constant 10-second power reserve. In the event of power loss, the 970 continues to operate for up to 10 seconds, then cleanly stops any file operation and safely shuts down. The 970 draws 10-27 VDC through a four-pin XLR connector. A secondary connection allows connection to redundant power supplies.
FileSafe: FileSafe keeps recorded files intact and recoverable. Transparent to users, FileSafe records to an intermediate format that “finalizes” files after recording. Available for Mac OS X and Windows.
Network connected: the 970 can be controlled from browser-capable computers and tablets. When connected to a data network, transport controls and setup menu controls are available on PIXNET. PIXNET offers control of one or multiple 970 recorders. Multiple units can be grouped for simultaneous control.
Intuitive interface: the 970 was designed with knowledge gained from the industry’s top engineers and from Sound Devices expertise in field mixers. Recognizing that sounds engineers operate in fast-paced environments, important controls are a knob or a switch away, while extended features are quickly accessed with the intuitive LCD-based control.
Up to 64-track WAV mono or WAV poly recording to removable solid-state drives
64 channel Dante audio I/O (32 channels at 96 kHz SR)
64 channel MADI optical and coaxial I/O (32 channels at 96 kHz SR)
8 line-level analog inputs and outputs
8 channel AES3 digital audio I/O
PowerSafe circuitry with 10 second internal power reserve provides complete file protection from power loss
Rock-steady Ambient Lockit time code master clock built in
Format conversion between analog, AES digital, MADI, and Dante
Simultaneous and sequential recording to four drives, two internal removable drive caddies and two via eSATA
Fast file transfer over SMB Ethernet
Large 5-inch screen provides metering and intuitive menu control
External RS-422 control
Embedded web-server control panel allows machine control through web browsers over Ethernet-based networks
Compact half-rack, 2RU chassis
Dual DC power connections, 4-pin XLR @ 10-27 VDC
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