360 Systems has upgraded its popular 13-year-old instant audio player. The new Instant Replay2 adds Ethernet networking that lets users leverage Internet and e-mail technology for on-the-fly updates to their stored sound clip library.
Audio clips can now be transferred to and from a PC with point-and-click ease. Last-minute additions can be quickly retrieved over the Web, instantly uploaded and used for any kind of live sports production.
Fast, one-touch back-ups can also be performed, providing an extra measure of protection for critical content. The upgraded device records better-than-CD-quality audio directly onto hard disk. Built-in editing software enables head and tail trims, fade-ins/outs and gain changes.
Fifty hot keys enable on-the-fly instant playback of sound effects from 10 different banks of 50 clips — another 500 clips can be stored on the hard disk. Users can build and store multiple playlists of audio clips in sequence, and store up to 24 hours of stereo digital audio on the internal hard drive.
Other advances to the Instant Replay2 include WAV file support, 16- and 24-bit recording formats and both balanced and unbalanced audio inputs and outputs. Production teams now have more flexibility to load clips from a wide range of audio sources, including PC audio editing programs, CDs and digital music players.
For more information, visit www.360systems.com.