Production Sound & Video

Summer 2016

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by Richard Lightstone CAS AMPS JP Beauviala, aka "Mr. Aaton," started the design of the AatonCorder back in 2000; the first working model arrived by 2002. In 2003, the fully functional Cantar-X was released and I still remember the excitement of seeing it demonstrated at NAB that year. The Cantar-X could record eight tracks and was far from box-like, looking like a modern sculpture, as if from the imagination of Jules Verne. What set it apart was its excel- lent microphone preamps, rivaling the quality of Stefan Kudelski. Even better, the Cantar was both waterproof and dustproof. Also unusual, were the six linear, magnetic faders on the top and the four screens on its hinged front panel. The inner electronics were flawless and it utilized the excellent Aaton-designed battery system, allowing it to deliver twenty hours of continuous use. CANTAR-X3 X3 main selector Cantar-X3 display panel ALL ABOUT THE

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