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The Show Must Go On!

A live performance is unique. You only get one chance to capture it.

When it comes to Live Sound engineering, reliability and flexibility are essential. RECORDER.1 is the swiss army knife for your live production, be it for recording, virtual soundcheck or playout.

It delivers the perfect solution: reliable, uninterrupted recording and virtual soundcheck with up to 194 input and output channels in only 1U.

What can RECORDER.1 do?

RECORDER.1 is a high track count soundcheck and recording solution with selected pre-installed audio hardware like 128 channel Dante or 192 channel MADI interfaces. All channels are recorded and played back using Steinberg's streamlined and recording optimized Software Nuendo Live. Alternatively, other soft- and hardware choices are available.

Highest quality and reliability

With production proven reliability and over 2000 hours of multitrack test recordings, RECORDER.1 is an exceptionally stable virtual soundcheck/record/playback solution with an extremely high amount of in- and outputs.

RECORDER.1 has proven to be reliable even with most demanding projects under rough conditions. Being used in hundreds of live shows, broadcast environments and events worldwide, our recording solutions have handled even the most demanding tasks with ease.

Rely on RECORDER.1 for your audio recording and virtual soundcheck tasks.

Why RECORDER.1?

Every RECORDER.1 is handcrafted in Germany by our specialized technicians, underlying strict quality control and comprehensive system stability tests. Each RECORDER.1 passes through comprehensive real life test scenarios as well as synthetic long term stress tests to verify stability, performance and overall reliability of the complete system.

This is followed by a certification process for the selected audio soft- and hardware.

Every recorder is individually tested before it leaves our QA department!

 

 

 

RECORDER.1 Benefits

  • The highest quality components
  • The highest track-count in a small form factor
  • Integrated yet exchangeable RecPacks, containing Enterprise SSDs with special features to allow high track counts without errors
  • Preinstallation services which truly make this a plug-and-play experience
  • And all of this in just 1U rack space

RECORDER.1 and Virtual Sound Check

Who else can explain better what RECORDER.1 does, than one of our customers who uses it in professional environments on a daily basis?

Oliver Voges owns our RECORDER.1 for over 2 years now, using it both for recording and for virtual soundcheck.

"Virtual Soundcheck has become an indispensable part at large live productions. It has become much more than just a soundcheck without the band in a new venue.

Preparation for the new season has become an essential part; prerecorded stems and a timecode track can be used to design and program a new light show.  This way, the artist can review a complete show with audio, light and video from FOH and suggest changes if required.

When recording stems of for example band, vocals and atmos, it is very easy to deliver live mixes for various platforms, be it social media or a complete live stream of the show.

The possibilities are unlimited, I don’t know any artist who wants to work without such valuable recordings. It creates added value for all involved in the production."

Oliver Voges (FoH Engineer for Casper, Fettes Brot, Kool Savas, Tangerine Dream, Royal Bunker Savas & Sido, Eurovision Song Contest etc.)

Expand RECORDER.1

Please check out available extras to expand your RECORDER.1.

Feel free to contact us for all your custom requirements. Our experts are happy to help!

RECORDER.1 (Dante™ Yamaha) info

Dante Audio Networking

Danteis a TCP/IP based audio streaming protocol which allows easy streaming of up to 512 audio streams through a simple ethernet cable. It allows low-cost low-latency streaming over extremely long distances and supports multicast for audio distribution to different end devices. Hundreds of manufacturers offer Dante solutions.

Certifications

1U certified Multitrack recorder
Steinberg certified
Focusrite RedNet certified

Interface

One Yamaha Dante PCIe interface with up to 128 input and output channels:

2 RJ45 ethernet port for Dante I/O (128 channels, 2nd port is used for redundancy)

Software

Steinberg Nuendo Live (Recording software)
Yamaha AIC 128 (driver, ASIO only)
Audinate Dante Control (Extensive Dante router & settings)

Sample rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 192kHz

Total input channels

128 @ 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
64 @ 192kHz

Recording length (at maximum input channels)

RecPack S (default)
3h 38m @ 44.1kHz
3h 19m @ 48kHz
1h 48m @ 88.2kHz
1h 39m @ 96kHz
1h 39m @ 192kHz

price upon request

RECORDER.1-DANTE
certified by Focusrite and Steinberg

Options


RecPacks
Additional RecPacks for recording or backup. 1 RecPack S included, up to a total of 3 RecPacks can be installed simultanously.

RecPack S
price upon request

Recording Times

time
(hh:mm)
sample rate
(kHz)
inputs
(max)
03:38 44.1 128
03:19 48 128
01:48 88.2 128
01:39 96 128
01:39 192 64
times for max inputs at given
sample rates (24 bit depth)

RecPack M
price upon request

Recording Times

time
(hh:mm)
sample rate
(kHz)
inputs
(max)
07:42 44.1 128
07:05 48 128
03:51 88.2 128
03:32 96 128
03:32 192 64
times for max inputs at given
sample rates (24 bit depth)

RecPack L
price upon request

Recording Times

time
(hh:mm)
sample rate
(kHz)
inputs
(max)
12:51 44.1 128
11:48 48 128
06:25 88.2 128
05:53 96 128
05:53 192 64
times for max inputs at given
sample rates (24 bit depth)


Converters
A range of converters is available for RECORDER.1-DANTE, like Yamaha NUAGE converters or the Focusrite RedNet1-6 converters and RedNet MP8R mic pre/converter.

Other Dante compatible products on request.

RECORDER.1 (MADI, RME) info

MADI

MADI is a de facto standard for live recording and broadcasting. It offers up to 64 channels on a single optical fibre or coaxial cable and allows up to 2000m cable length (fibre). Most major professional audio developers offer MADI solutions which all are compatible. The RECORDER.1 MADI offers 3 MADI ports for up to 192 input and output channels.

Certifications

1U certified Multitrack recorder
Steinberg certified
RME certified

Interface

RME HDSPe MADI FX interface with 194 input/196 output channels:

2 optical MADI I/O (128 channels)
1 Coaxial MADI I/O (64 channels)
1 AES/EBU stereo I/O (2 channels single wire)
1 Wordclock I/O
1 MIDI I/O
1 Headphones out (2 channels)
3 x MIDI I/O over MADI (control)

Software

Steinberg Nuendo Live (Recording software)
RME TotalMix FX (DSP mixer)
RME Digicheck (Analysis and metering tool)

Sample rates

32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 128 / 176.4 / 192kHz

Total input channels

194 @ 32 / 44.1 / 48kHz
98 @ 88.2 / 96kHz
50 @ 128 / 176.4 / 192kHz

Recording length (at maximum input channels)

RecPack S (default)
2h 31m @ 44.1kHz
2h 20m @ 48kHz
2h 30m @ 88.2kHz
2h 18m @ 96kHz
2h 15m @ 192kHz

price upon request

RECORDER.1-MADI
certified by RME and Steinberg

Options


RecPacks
Additional RecPacks for recording or backup. 1 RecPack S included, up to a total of 3 RecPacks can be installed simultanously.

RecPack S
price upon request

Recording Times

time
(hh:mm)
sample rate
(kHz)
inputs
(max)
02:31 44.1 194
02:20 48 194
02:30 88.2 98
02:18 96 98
02:15 192 64
times for max inputs at given
sample rates (24 bit depth)

RecPack M
price upon request

Recording Times

time
(hh:mm)
sample rate
(kHz)
inputs
(max)
05:04 44.1 194
04:40 48 194
05:01 88.2 98
04:37 96 98
04:31 192 64
times for max inputs at given
sample rates (24 bit depth)

RecPack L
price upon request

Recording Times

time
(hh:mm)
sample rate
(kHz)
inputs
(max)
08:28 44.1 194
07:47 48 194
08:23 88.2 98
07:42 96 98
07:32 192 64
times for max inputs at given
sample rates (24 bit depth)



Crossgrade MADI Opto-X
3rd MADI connection is optical instead of coaxial
1 x MADI I/O optical (only change compared to default configuration)
1 x MIDI I/O via D-sub
1 x AES I/O via D-sub

(price upon request)

Converters
A range of MADI converters like the M-32 AD, MADI Router or MADI Converter (Optical/Coaxial).

Other brands and models on request.

specIFICATIONs info
RECORDER.1

The only 19" rackmount 1U solution capable of up to 194 inputs and 196 outputs in a single box.

All recording media are inside the unit and can be hot-swapped. There is no need for cable connected external media or interfaces

Recording specs

Certified recording of simultaneous audio inputs:

128 @ 96 kHz / 24 bit (Dante™)
194 @ 48 kHz / 24 bit (MADI)


Maximum recording times:
See Model Comparison

Software features
  • Extremely fast and uncomplicated setup
  • Dedicated Record Panel
  • 24+ hour recording (EBU-compliant RIFF64 format)
  • Up to 192kHz / 32 bit float
  • Virtual sound check
  • MTC slave with time stamping of audio files (Dante requires optional MIDI interface)
  • 1-minute pre-recording
  • Keyboard lock while recording
  • Markers and basic editing
  • (B)Wav, mp3 and AAF file support
Certifications Officially certified by Focusrite, RME and Steinberg

Pre-installed and tested audio soft-/hardware by Yamaha, RME and Steinberg
Operating System

Real-time optimized operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64Bit US English

Storage
  • 1x SYSTEM
    Front loading drive bay pre-installed with operating system
  • 1x RecPack-S
    Front loading drive bay pre-installed with recording media
  • 2x EMPTY
    Front loading drive bays pre-installed with dummy tray for additional RecPacks (see FAQ)

The RecPacks are shock resistant and use a unique passive cooling technology. The RecPacks are exchangeable and allow a fast backup.

The High-Endurance Enterprise-Class SSDs used in the RecPacks feature special capacitors allowing the cached data to be written to disk in case of power loss.
Memory correction and „Data Safe“ technology allow the data to be written without errors for trouble-free and safe recording.

 

Option:

Internal LifeSaver module. This is a copy of the Operating System as delivered. It boots up automatically when the original OS drive is unavailable. This can only be installed and ordered together with RECORDER.1. It is not available as a retro-fit.

Network

1x GBit Ethernet. Compatible with Dante™ for control duties.

Display Outputs

1x DVI-I, 1x HDMI, 1x DP
Maximum of 2 displays simultaneously

Expansion

RECORDER.1-DANTE
1x PCI-Express 3.0 slot (Dante™ interface card preinstalled)
1x PCI-slot cover (no physical expansion slot, empty)

RECORDER.1-MADI
1x PCI-Express 3.0 slot (MADI interface card preinstalled)
1x PCI-slot cover (MADI Daughterboard preinstalled)


External USB 3.0 connectors
External USB 2.0 connectors
Internal USB-A connectors for copy protection dongles or thumb drives
Power Supply Unit

Internal industry grade power supply, 80+ Bronze certified, auto-switching 100V - 240V


EU/US/UK PSU cables are supplied
Chassis
  • Rugged 19-inch 1U Rack chassis, black

    4x Front loading drive bays (lockable, hot-swappable)

    Removable aluminum front bezel (lockable) for protection against unwanted external access, including acrylic window to monitor media activity.

    PSU cable-retainer to prevent accidental unplugging.

    Dedicated 19" slide rails included for professional rack integration (Width 450mm, adjustable depth 450-630mm)

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Fields of Application

RECORDER.1 is the perfect choice for high-channel count Broadcast, Live and Location Recording with MADI or DANTE networks for:

  • Live Music Performances
  • Broadcast Production Trucks
  • Location Film Sound Recording
  • Worship Events
  • TV Broadcast Production Studios
  • Studio Recording/Dubbing
  • ...

Size & Weight

Height1:
Width:
Depth:
44.5mm
482.6mm
408mm
1.75"
19"
16.06"

Weight2:

9.65kg

21.3lbs

1
we recommend to leave the rack
slot right above RECORDER.1 empty
(e.g. solid or slotted panel cover).

If you still need the slot you have
to use devices with a maximum
depth of 24cm (9.45") to keep the
fan exhausts open.

2
including front bezel, slide rails,
1 system tray and 1 RecPack.
Each additional RecPack adds
about 0.56kg (1.23lbs)

Service

  • 2 years full warranty for RECORDER.1 (any model)
  • Advance replacement service for internal components in case of RMA during warranty period
  • Free phone- and email-support
  RECORDER.1
Model DANTE (Yamaha) MADI (RME)
Recording Software Steinberg Nuendo Live Steinberg Nuendo Live
Official Certification Focusrite, Steinberg RME, Steinberg
  Audio Interfaces - Technical Specifications
Interface AIC128 PCIe HDSPe MADI FX
Dante I/O  2 x RJ45 ethernet interface (redundant) -
MADI I/O - 2x Optical I/O, 1x coaxial I/O
(alternative option: 3x optical I/O)
AES/EBU I/O - 2
Headphones output - 1
Max.
Input Count
128@96 kHz, 64@192 kHz 194@48 kHz, 98@96 kHz, 50@192 kHz
MIDI I/O optionally available 1x 5-pin DIN, 3x MIDI over MADI
Wordclock I/O through ethernet, depends on connected converters/consoles In, Out (BNC)
Sync Sources Any Dante hardware device connected to the Dante Network, internal MADI coaxial, MADI optical, AES/EBU, word clock, internal
Supported
Sample Rates
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192 kHz 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, 192 kHz 
Software

Yamaha AIC128
(driver, ASIO only)

Dante Control
(Extensive routing & configuration)

TotalMix FX
(DP low latency mixer with effects)

DIGICheck
(analysis and test tool)

  Recording Times (based on max. channel count at given sample rates)
Sample rate
(kHz)
44.1 48 88.2 96 192 44.1 48 88.2 96 192
Bit depth 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Input Channels 128 128 128 128 64 194 194 98 98 50
RecPack S*
(hh:mm)
03:38 03:19 01:48 01:39 01:39 02:31 02:20 02:30 02:18 02:15
RecPack M*
(hh:mm)
07:42 07:05 03:51 03:32 03:32 05:04 04:40 05:01 04:37 04:31
RecPack L*
(hh:mm)
15:20 14:00 07:20 07:00 07:00 10:09 09:10 10:00 09:10 09:00

* Default configuration contains RecPack S - RecPack M/L available as options

RecPacks S/M/L

comparison of total recording capacities
RecPack S
RecPack M
RecPack L
 

Add up to three hot-swappable RecPacks (S / M / L) to extend maximum recording time up to 39 hours at 128 input channels (RecPack L).

RECORDER.1 comes with a single RecPack S preinstalled, get double (2x) recording capacity with a single RecPack M or more than triple (3x) recording capacity with RecPack L.

Add even more RecPacks (up to a total of 3 can be installed simultaneously) for additional recording time or backup capacity.

RecPacks can be used in any RECORDER.1 unit. You can easily interchange them e.g. to transfer data from RECORDER.1 unit on location to studio unit or to swap recording media for the next act/show. See model comparison for a detailed list of recording times.

RecPacks are shock resistant and use a unique passive cooling technology. They are quickly exchangeable and allow a fast backup. The High-Endurance Enterprise-Class SSDs used in the RecPacks feature special capacitors allowing the cached data to be written to disk in case of power loss. Memory correction and „Data Safe“ technology allow the data to be written without errors for trouble-free and safe recording.

LifeSaver

Safety first - In extreme situations when the operating system medium is not available, the optional LifeSaver module takes over immediately and boots up the system in its original delivery state so you can continue to work.

LifeSaver Module (can only be ordered upon initial purchase)
(price upon request)

Model-specific extras

A range of converters is available for RECORDER.1-DANTE, like Yamaha NUAGE converters or the Focusrite RedNet1-6 converters and RedNet MP8R mic pre/converter.

For RECORDER.1-MADI we can offer a range of MADI converters and alternative port configurations (optional upgrade) to change third connector on daughter board from coaxial to optical. Please see corresponding tabs (DANTE/MADI).

Questions, custom requirements?

XI-MACHINES is offering no-compromise audio workstations since 2005. With the new RECORDER.1 we now establish another reliable and production proven recording solution.

Should you require additional software alongside the recording optimized Nuendo Live, our RECORDER.1 team will assist you in keeping the system compatible and reliable.

Dedicated matching flightcases are available on request.

Please feel free to contact us for all your enquiries. Our experts are happy to help!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why can’t I record 128 tracks on a normal SSD?

Regular SSDs may be able to record this amount of tracks at the same time, but it is unreliable. While the audio throughput is not very high compared to what SSDs can handle, the real-time process is what may cause errors.

In order to guarantee the high amount of recordable audio tracks, RECORDER.1 high endurance SSDs have an enormous overhead for improved real-time writing, so both high track counts and an intensive use over many years should not be able to cause errors with these drives. Additionally, all SSDs are tested in-house before they leave the test lab, which completes the warranty. The use of self-installed SSDs may lead to loss of performance certification.

Can other DAW software be installed?

Yes, RECORDER.1 uses a well-tweaked version of Windows 7 64 bit. However, to not lose our performance certification, we highly recommend to contact us beforehand. We cannot guarantee full recording performance, if you choose to install another recording software. Please refrain from installing ANY operating system tweak or tune tools. The OS is already optimized by our specialists and should be left as is.

What about AVID Pro Tools?

Pro Tools works fine on RECORDER.1, but is limited to only 32 inputs with ASIO. Pro Tools HDX will not physically fit into the chassis. HD Native PCIe (which will offer 64 inputs) is supported

Can other audio hardware be installed?

In general, yes, as long as we have tested it. However, to avoid loss of warranty, you MUST contact XI-MACHINES beforehand to receive a how-to document. We do this for your own safety and longevity of the system.

Can I mix with RECORDER.1?

Not really. It does have power for small projects including light plugin usage, but especially at higher track counts, the 1U form factor does not allow a fast CPU for mixing. What you need is our AUDIO-X2 Rack workstation.

What buffer sizes can be used? Can I monitor through the software?

The recorder is really meant as a recorder⁄player. Lower buffers than 512 samples at 128 tracks are not supported. With small track counts, the buffer may be lower, but we recommend to leave them at max size and monitor through a console to avoid dropouts in your precious recordings. RECORDER.4 will be able to handle low latency monitoring.

Is there a save way to integrate eLicenser or iLok dongles?

Yes. Aside from external USB port, RECORDER.1 offers 2 internal USB2 ports which are fully compatible with the mentioned dongles and pretty much any thumb stick. You will need to remove or slide the top cover backwards after removing the 3 top screws. This way your licenses are well protected and invisible. They also cannot be broken by accidental force.

What are my options to restore the original delivery state?

Each RECORDER.1 comes with a full backup of the delivery state which is stored on a hidden partition. Read the documentation on how to restore this original state (it is a clean sweep of the system drive!). To backup already recorded audio files, you can use our optionally available RecPacks.

What kind of cables can I connect to RECORDER.1?

Depending on your selected configuration you need cables and connectors either for MADI (1x multimode optical cable for 64 channels) or RJ45 Ethernet cables for interfaces using the Dante™ protocol.

Can I use wireless mouse and keyboard?

All mice and keyboards with standard USB support and compatible Windows driver are supported. However, keep in mind all wireless connections through Blutooth or radio waves may interfere with audio or video gear. Additionally required driver⁄software for wireless devices might affect the performance certification. Furthermore, mouse and keyboard need sufficient battery power during the performance.
* individual configurations upon request. prices excl. VAT and shipment. Errors and omissions excepted.
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