In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a close up look at the iZ Technologies Radar Studio system. After a tour of the units looking at the Radar's extensive connectivity, be that the front facing USB 3.0 ports and the 2 removable drive bays, or around the back with all the options to convert your iZ Radar Platform PC into a full Radar Recording system, James talks about the boot process of this potentially confusing machine and answers your questions. Is it a PC or is it a Radar? Can I get online on a Radar? How do I install audio applications and plug-ins?
James runs two versions on the Pro Tools Expert Power Test Session on the Radar. Version one using an external Tascam US2020 USB 3.0 audio interface and version two using the optional Radar Adrenalin ASIO interface. This test session really does sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to machines that can put their power in the right places for Pro Tools. Watch and see how the Radar Studio gets on.
What is Radar Studio?
Along with, “What’s the best vocal mic?” and “Which preamp should I get?” one of the most asked pro-audio questions has to be, “Which converters should I buy?” With so many prosumer and professional audio interfaces on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. For the price of a mid-grade interface and a properly spec’d audio PC, why not buy the finest digital audio recorder ever made?
RADAR studio is the culmination of 25 years of audio engineering excellence. In addition to unparalleled build quality and brilliant simplicity, RADAR studio delivers the legendary sound of RADAR in a dual-platform, end-to-end music production system. Why? So that every artist, whether recording with their favourite DAW software, or in classic RADAR mode, can maintain the integrity of their performance throughout the entire production process.