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Sound Tools for Atari MEGA ST (Apr 1990)
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:59:56 PM »


Digidesign have announced that a version of their successful Macintosh Sound Tools digital hard disk recording/editing system will be released soon for the Atari ST Mega 4.

To be known as Sound Tools AT, the new version offers similar features as the original Macintosh system and costs £1995 inc VAT. Sampling rates are variable between 32, 44.1 and 48kHz, all material can be non-destructively edited to form seam-free mixes, and even an entire CD-worth of material can be edited into different running orders - all in the digital domain.

As with any disk-based digital recording system, the total record time is dependent upon the size of your hard disk, typically 10 megabytes to the minute for stereo recording. Other than straightforward recording, Sound Tools AT can perform a number of signal processing tasks including digital parametric and graphic equalisation, time compression/expansion, and waveform redrawing. All material can be synchronised to external SMPTE timecode and MIDI Time Code.

Sound Tools AT comes complete with its own 16-bit A/D convertor and users who wish to keep the material entirely in the digital domain throughout the recording and mastering process can use the existing Digidesign DAT I/O unit (£999 inc VAT), which interfaces Sound Tools directly with DAT and AES/EBU digital compatible recorders.