Museum

Where we've come from

Welcome to the iZ Technology Museum. This page showcases some of-interest moments in iZ and RADAR’s history including decommissioned products and old incarnations of the iZ website.

Discontinued Products

Otari RADAR a.k.a. RADAR I

(Distributed by Otari Corporation 1994-1997)

  • 16 bit
  • 8 tracks standard – expandable to 24
  • 32 – 48 kHz sample rate
  • 24 min. of recording time per 8 tracks at 44.1 kHz
  • 1 GB internal hard drive per 8 tracks
  • RE-8 Session Controller (optional)

RADAR II

  • (Distributed by Otari Corporation 1997-2000)
  • 24 bit
  • 24 tracks
  • 32 – 48 kHz sample rate
  • 40 min. 24 bit/24 track recording time at 44.1 kHz
  • 9 Gig removable hard drive
  • RE-8 II Session Controller and Meterbridge 24 (standard)

RADAR 24

  • 24 bit
  • 24 tracks
  • Adrenaline recording engine
  • Native Broadcast WAV recording and file flattening on removable drives
  • Onboard FTP with Gigabit Ethernet
  • DVD-RAM/DVD-R/CRD Combo drive
  • AES and SPDF 2 channel digital I/O
  • Over 120 GB internal hard disk space

RADAR V

  • 24 bit
  • 24-192 tracks
  • Adrenaline Plus recording engine
  • Native Broadcast WAV recording and file flattening on removable drives
  • Onboard FTP with Gigabit Ethernet
  • DVD-RAM/DVD-R/CRD Combo drive
  • AES and SPDF 2 channel digital I/O
  • Over 120 GB internal hard disk space

Anatek Pocket Products – 1986-1996

The Anatek Pocket products are a complete line of MIDI interfaces. Designed by what is now the iZ team, the Pocket Products give an early indication of the digital pro-audio direction that Barry et al. would later take with RADAR. Anatek is a fully-owned subsidiary of iZ Technology Corporation.

Pocket Sequencer

  • 16 Track MIDI Sequencer
  • 258k memory card included
  • Variable, quantize rates
  • Automatic punch-in
  • Syncs to MIDI Clock
  • Tape recorder-style control
  • Records System Exclusive

Pocket MAC

  • No external power supply
  • 1 MIDI IN and 2 MIDI OUT
  • Uses serial or modem port
  • High speed CMOS design
  • Improves signal to minimize data errors

Pocket Merge

  • Merger 2 MIDI signals into 1
  • Merger on all 16 MIDI Channels
  • Merger Clock and MIDI Time Code
  • Merger all controllers
  • Stackable for 3 or more inputs

Pocket Thru

  • 1-lN / 3-0UT MIDI THRU box
  • High-speed CMOS design
  • Buffered outputs clean-up data
  • Handles all MIDI data
  • Stackable for more outputs

Pocket Panic

  • Sends ALL NOTES OFF
  • Sends on all channels
  • Resets pitch-bender
  • Compatible with older synths
  • Sends OMNI OFF Command
  • Footswitch controllable
  • Resets controllers

Pocket Channel

  • Remaps receive channel
  • Remaps transmit channel
  • Sends multiple MIDI channels
  • Velocity switch mode
  • Footswitch controllable

Pocket Sync

  • “Smart” Tape to MIDI synchronizer
  • Starts anywhere In song
  • MIDI IN to OUT merging
  • Automatic read/write switching
  • “Jam Sync” protects against tape dropouts
  • Records tempo changes
  • MIDI and FSK status LEDs

Pocket Mapper

  • Remaps MIDI controllers
  • Maps Pitch Bend to Aftertouch
  • ‘set and forget’ programming
  • Supports 15 controllers
  • Allows unconventional routings
  • Updates older keyboards

Pocket Filter

  • Filter on all MIDI channels
  • Filter controllers, System Exclusive and Real-time data
  • Combine data types/channels
  • DIP switch to select filtering by channel
  • Select channel # from any keyboard

Pocket Record

  • Records 15,000 events
  • Single-track, 16 MIDI Channels
  • Records System Exclusive
  • Variable time-signature
  • Fast-forward
  • Soft THRU and External SYNC
  • Loop mode
  • Optional battery backup

Power Pack

  • “Phantom” power all Pocket Products
  • Functions Inline with MIDI signal
  • Powered by most AC adaptors
  • Automatic polarity switching
  • Fully-regulated supply
  • Passes all MIDI data
  • Alleviates hook-up problems
  • Boosts MIDI signal

Wind Machine

  • Compatible with all MIDI synths
  • Flexible input/output configuration
  • Custom fade in and out

Pocket Curve

  • Modifies MIDI velocity response
  • Controls keyboard sensitivity
  • 6 tapered curves
  • 6 velocity increase curves
  • 6 velocity decrease curves
  • 6 constant levels
  • Special DX-7 velocity curve

Pocket Plus

  • Versatile Macintosh MIDI interface
  • Built-in circuitry
  • Provides power to Pocket Products
  • High speed CMOS design
  • 2 merged MIDI IN, 1 MIDI OUT
  • No external power supply

Pocket Pedal

  • Sends on multiple MIDI channels
  • Sends pitch-bend, modulation, portamento time, and MIDI Volume
  • Supports 1 continuous controller
  • Supports 1 momentary footswitch
  • Sends sustain, portamento on/on, sostenuto, and start/stop
  • Auto pedal/footswitch calibration
  • Forward/Reverse pedal operation
  • 3 mode pitch-bend operation

Pocket Transpose

  • Inline 16 Channel transposer
  • +- 5 Octave transpose range
  • Switch between normal and transposed modes
  • Separate intervals for each channel
  • Transpose key signature and octave simultaneously
  • All non-transposed data is passed
  • Harmonization mode
  • Footswitch controllable

Pocket Split

  • 8-Zone Keyboard Splitter
  • Range from 1 to 127 notes
  • Fixed boundaries
  • Overlapping boundaries
  • MIDI Channel/Zone assignment
  • Footswitch controllable
  • Floating split point

MIDI Match System

  • Enables two-way MIDI communication up to 4000 feet.
  • Transmitter, Receiver and AC adapters
  • LEDs show activity

Old websites

iZ Website Homepage 2007 – 2012

Five year is a long time to have the same website! It served us well, but it was time to move on. Flash is so 1998.

Launch old site

iZ Website Homepage 2003 – 2007

The next-generation iZ website was styled after more subtle influences. Did you know the five square links at the bottom of the page were meant to depict the Session Controller’s transport keys?

Launch old site

iZ Website Homepage 2000 – 2003

Don’t miss this Flash intro to the original iZ website – very RADAR-meets-Matrix.

Launch old site

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