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Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder

Sarah Sharples 27 January 2017
Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder

Aaton Digital will reveal its new Cantar Mini 16 track digital portable mixer-sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 in London.

The Cantar Mini is based on the CantarX3, but has 16 tracks instead of 24, a reduced number of inputs and outputs, resulting in a considerably smaller size and a more lightweight unit – just 2.8Kg with two batteries on board – almost half the weight of the X3.

The Mini also has the tilting display and is compatible with the add-on mixer panel Cantarem2.

Jacques Delacoux, CEO of Aaton Digital and Transvideo says: “Research tells us that the Cantar Mini will be a desirable product for those professionals who already have one or two CantarX3s and want to have an additional, more lightweight recorder for particular tasks, perhaps with a boom, or to work with the recorder shoulder mounted.”

Delacoux adds the product is also aimed at young recordists, who feel they may never accord a Cantar X3 and rental companies, as well as the US and Indian markets.

Tim White, UK production sound mixer, comments: “It’s a great little recorder and it’s a great little mixer. All the qualities of my X3 – but smaller, and lighter. To have boutique preamps in such a small package puts it in a class of its own.”

www.aaton.com

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