KORG has begun shipping their SoundLink 8-track, disk-based, digital recorder. This is the one you've been hearing about for some time. You get over one hundred track minutes of recording time at 48kHz sampling frequency. The unit offers editing capabilities as well as an automated digital mixer, onboard EQ and effects, a 16-track MIDI sequencer, plus lots more. Priced at $35,000, this may be one to check out for broadcast production. We'll keep you posted. For more info write to Korg USA, 89 Frost St., Westbury, NY 11590.
If you're lucky enough to have an AKAI S1100 sampler, you might as well go for the AKAI S1100EX expander for the sampler. The 16-voice expander can be con-figured with up to thirty-two megabytes of memory. (817) 336-5114.
Our friends at ENSONIQ showed their first effects processor at the recent AES show. The DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor has a unique configuration of four inputs and four outputs. They can be used to get the machine to act as four independent mono processors, two stereo processors, or as one single processing chain. In the latter configuration, up to sixteen effects can be used at once. We'll try to get our hands on this one for a Test Drive soon! (215) 647-3930.
ARRAKIS SYSTEMS announces the Digilink. Available in various configurations, the hard disk based storage/retrieval/editing system can be use in automation systems, in live on-air studios, or in the production room. (303) 224-2248.
360 Systems announces that they are about to release the Dolby AC-2 version of their DigiCart which we put to the Test Drive last month. 360 Systems is the first commercial licensee of AC-2 which will extend recording time on the DigiCart by six times what we reported last month! We'll be the first to let you know when the upgrade is available. (818) 342-3127.
Congrats to R.A.P. member Craig Rogers and the staff at WHO-AM in Des Moines, IA, winners of the coveted Marconi Award for Station of the Year/Medium Markets!
Dallas based Production Enterprise has entered the custom jingle and music business. Call for demo (214) 790-1137.
Congrats to our friends at River City Sound Productions on their new studios in Memphis. The company specializes in custom jingles, voice-overs, and buy-out CD production libraries. (901) 274-7277.
Shopping for great deals on used equipment? Check out Graysonics. Based in Evanston, IL, the company specializes in the sale of used broadcast equipment, and is also a dealer for a number of new equipment lines. You can also trade used equipment for new gear. (708) 869-0001, fax:(708) 869-0017.