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Mackie Designs Announces the first 24-Track Hard Disk Recorder for under $2000.00

(August 08, 2001)
Mackie Designs Inc. announced today a new 24-bit/24-track non-linear hard disk recorder with a U.S. price of just $1999.00 (introductory MAPP). Available in September of 2001, the new low-priced MDR24/96 makes Mackie's phenomenal hard disk recording technology available to a much broader audience.

"We are very excited about the MDR24/96," stated Scott Garside, Recording Products Market Manager at Mackie Designs. "It compliments our existing product line very well and provides a perfect recorder alternative for users who don't require the advanced graphical editing capabilities of the HDR24/96, but would still like to experience the benefits of Mackie's hard disk recording technology. The MDR24/96 is truly "plug and play" for people more interested in music than manuals."


Fully compatible with Mackie's HDR24/96, the new MDR24/96 includes an internal 20 gigabyte Ultra-DMA hard disk that delivers over 100 minutes of 24-track recording at 48kHz and a built-in drive bay for Mackie Media M-90 recording drives and Mackie Media Project backup drives.

The MDR24/96 ships with 3, 24-bit, 48kHz analog I/O cards as standard. Optional digital I/O cards are available. Sync and clock capabilities include MIDI MMC and MTC, SMPTE, video blackburst and Word Clock. A standard 100BaseT Ethernet port for connection to PC's and networks is also included.

The MDR24/96 is also fully compatible with Mackie's new Remote 48 Pro remote control ($1499.00 MSRP; available Fall, 2001). With the Remote 48 Pro, users can operate two hard disk recorders from a single control surface-allowing an MDR24/96 and HDR24/96 to function seamlessly as a full 48-track digital recording system with advanced editing capabilities for under $7000.00!

The MDR24/96 benefits from true non-linear recording-providing far more recording time per gigabyte. Non-destructive recording capabilities allow users to record multiple versions of a track or track segment without destroying the original. All edits are non-destructive as well and the MDR24/96 allows for up to 999 Undo's. During playback, the recorder recombines the non-linear segments into a seamless soundstream.

Features include:

  • 24 Tracks - 192 Virtual Tracks - for up to 100 minutes of continuous recording
  • Built-in 20Gb internal disk plus pullout bay for extra Mackie Media ™ removable hard drives
  • 100 BaseT Ethernet port built-in
  • 3.5 inch drive bay for importing tempo maps and software upgrades
  • 24 channel of Analog I/O standard
  • Optional Digital I/O cards
  • Full Meter Bridge
  • Non-destructive cut, copy and paste editing (with free upgrade)
  • 999 Un-Do's
  • Sync to SMPTE, MIDI, and Word Clock & Video blackburst
  • Optional remotes available

The MDR24/96 will be shipping in early September, 2001. The MDR24/96 will also be on display at the 111th annual AES Convention in New York from September 21st - 24th, 2001. Mackie will be located in booth #1110.

Mackie Designs is known worldwide as a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, affordable professional audio systems. Mackie products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches and nightclubs, and on major musical tours. Mackie Designs is marketed by 54 distributors to over 100 countries.


For more Mackie product information please contact:
Mackie Designs Inc. o 16220 Wood-Red Road N.E. o Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: (425) 487-4333; Fax: (425) 487-4337; Internet: www.mackie.com.



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