Endless Audio’s innovative CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) system – which merges real analogue tape with DAWs – is available exclusively from KMR in the UK.
CLASP will be on demonstration from mid-February in KMR’s dedicated listening room at the company’s London HQ, while inventor Chris Estes (pictured) and his team will tour interested studios across the UK during March. Anyone interested in having a bespoke demo at their studio should contact KMR as soon as possible.
Already deployed by artists, producers and engineers including Lenny Kravitz, Chuck Ainlay and Nathan Chapman, CLASP is billed as the first and only pro-audio hardware that allows users to record on real analogue tape with digital speed. It provides sample accurate tape synchronisation with zero latency analogue monitoring while delivering a true analogue front-end recording solution for Pro Tools.
KMR sales manager Stefan Pope commented: “CLASP is probably the most exciting thing to happen to the recording industry for ten years. It means that the analogue tape sound we all love is now available to everyone without sacrificing time or flexibility.
“When tape-based recording was largely replaced by DAWs, it left a sonic void that plug-ins have not been able to fill, hence the trend for returning to analogue tape for some parts of the recording process. CLASP is tape at digital speed. It routes all audio to tape then lines it up with sample accuracy in the DAW in real time. All the functionality of the DAW remains, but your computer will sound like your tape machine. You’ll spend more time recording, and no time waiting for transfers, Lynx boxes or SMPTE. Even better, tape costs are low. A single reel can last up to 10,000 hours.”