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Summer 2009 eNewsletter

Summer is here, and for many that means barbeques, the beach or the lake and vacations. For others it is a great time to make music - live outdoor concerts that really should be recorded.

RADAR, as well as being a studio workhorse, is an ideal system for live recording and iZ Technology is providing you the opportunity to get RADAR and ADA this summer, and spend less!!

In this Summer 2009 edition eNewsletter you'll find HUGE SAVINGS and GREAT OFFERS in the Summer 2009 Specials, an article on another iZ Technology customer: Webster University and their use of RADAR in their School of Communications as well as valuable technical information and our new Knowledge Base to help you have the most success with your iZ Technology products.

CALL US - 800-776-1356 (in North America) For access from other countries check the phone numbers on our website.

Summer 2009 Specials

RADAR V Starter Special

RADAR V Digital
only $4995!

RADAR hard disk recorder systems are the best multi-tracks in the business - they're the premier choice for hard disk multi-track recording and playback in some of the finest recording studios, scoring stages, theatres, and post production houses around the world.

The RADAR V Starter is a system which you can add to as your budget allows. The RADAR V Starter system includes:

  • RADAR V Frame with DVD Combo Drive and 3.5" Floppy Drive
  • 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet
  • 160 GB System Drive with 3.50 series software pre-installed
  • AES and SPDIF 2 channel Digital I/O
  • AES, SPDIF, Word Clock and Video Sync
  • Your choice of either a 73 GB SCSI or a 74 GB SATA removable recording drive
  • KC-24 Remote Controller
  • add the Sync Processor Card for only $600 (reg, $995) (MIDI, SMPTE, RADARLink and Sony 9 pin)
  • (does not include Analogue or multichannel Digital I/O)

LIMITED TIME OFFER. Check out the specials page on

RADAR II to RADAR V upgrade special

RADAR V with Session Controller and Meterbridge
Only $5995.

Save thousands of dollars compared to buying a complete new RADAR V by moving your RADAR II Classic Analogue I/O and TDIF cards into a new RADAR V frame. With this package you can even use your RE8 Session Controller and Meterbridge!


  • RADAR V Frame with DVD Combo Drive and Floppy Drive
  • 2 GB RAM, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet
  • 160 GB System Drive with 3.50 series software pre-installed
  • AES and SPDIF 2 channel Digital I/O
  • AES, SPDIF, Word Clock and Video Sync
  • Your choice of either a 73 GB SCSI or a 74 GB SATA removable recording drive
  • 2nd removable recording drive (SCSI or SATA)
  • RE-8 Session Controller adapter kit to use with RADAR V (includes new RADAR V key cap set, key cap removal tool and a heavy duty 10m RE-8 to RADAR V adapter/conversion cable)

This upgrade package provides you with the best of the newest RADAR V, keeps your familiar Classic RADAR sound and saves thousands of dollars on a new purchase!

LIMITED TIME OFFER. Check out the specials page on

Analogue I/O Special

Nyquist Analog I/O
save 15% !!

Save 15% when you buy 24 channels of Analogue I/O (3 card set) - either Classic (48 kHz), Nyquist (96 kHz) or S-Nyquist (192 kHz).

Combine the Analogue I/O Special with the RADAR V Starter Special and save BIG!

LIMITED TIME OFFER. Check out the specials page on

Contact the iZ Sales department

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iZTech Tip - Project Space

Curious about how much space your projects take up when being backed up or exported?  Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect when recording at various sample rates:

  • 44.1 kHz @ 24 bits = 7.57MB/minute/track.
    At 24 tracks, 1 minute = 181.686MB.
  • 48 kHz @ 24 bits = 8.24MB/minute/track.
    At 24 tracks, 1 minute = 197.75MB.
  • 96 kHz @ 24 bits = 16.479MB/minute/track
    At 24 tracks, 1 minute = 395.51MB.
  • 192 kHz @ 24 bits = 32.959MB/minute/track
    At 24 tracks, 1 minute = 791.02MB.

 A formula for figuring out your MB vs. song minutes would be:

  • 24 bit / 44.1 kHz: 181.686MB x Total audio minutes = Total MB for a song
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz: 197.75MB x Total audio minutes = Total MB for a song
  • 24 bit / 96 kHz: 392.51MB x Total audio minutes = Total MB for a song
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz: 791.02MB x Total audio minutes = Total MB for a song

A DVD-RAM 9.4GB disk would hold:

  • 51.74 min. at 44.1 kHz / 24 bit
  • 47.53 min. at 48 kHz / 24 bit
  • 24.52 min. at 96 kHz / 24 bit
  • 12.17 min. at 192 kHz / 24 bit

Note: a regular sized / single-sided  DVD-R or DVD-RAM disc would hold half the amount. 

To see more details about this tech tip, and to see past tips, check out our web site - Tech Tips page.

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Interview - Webster University - School of Communications


Webster University, School of Communications is an iZ Technology customer. They have purchased three RADAR 24 with Nyquist (96 kHz) Analogue I/O for use in their Audio Production Program. Recently, the school took advantage of iZ Technology’s Spring Specials and applied the Adrenaline Plus upgrade to all three RADAR systems.

Webster University strives for diversity in its audio production program. The university graduates audio professionals capable of working successfully in a variety of audio fields. These fields include music recording, film sound, audio for video, radio/television broadcasting, theatrical sound design, sound reinforcement, audio facility management and audio for computer applications. The faculty speaks frankly about audio production as a career choice and the jobs available in the audio industry. While audio is a medium itself, it is also an important aspect of other media requiring skilled audio professionals. Consequently, course content and the university's audio facilities reflect this attitude. A hands-on approach is a key part of the program, complementing lectures on audio theory. The history of the audio industry is also an important component of the program, lending perspective and offering insight into the industry's future.

Webster University is an Associate Member of the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (S.P.A.R.S.) and an Educational Member of the Audio Engineering Society. (A.E.S.)

iZ talked with Barry Hufker who is a Professor in the Audio Production Program:

iZ: Barry, tell us how long Webster has been running the Audio Production Program, and when did you decide on purchasing the RADAR 24s?

Barry: I was hired 20 years ago to begin an Audio Production program at Webster so 2009 marks our 20th anniversary. We upgraded our program when we purchased all three RADAR systems simultaneously in 2001.

iZ: What was it about RADAR that attracted Webster?

Barry: I was working on a project of my own and needed a reliable multi-track recorder. I had heard about RADAR for a couple of years and thought a RADAR 24 might fill my need. I called iZ and talked about a purchase just for myself. I made up my mind then and there to own a machine and I've never regretted it. That was in 2001. Over the years the Audio Production Program had tried digital tape-based and software-based systems by various manufacturers. It became obvious we needed something better. From my own experience I knew RADAR would give us not only the audio quality I wanted the students to have but also would be rugged enough to endure a learning environment. iZ has always promised - and delivered! - "legendary support". That has been an unbeatable combination.

iZ: Would you elaborate on the use of RADAR in your courses?

Barry: I consider RADAR vital to our program. I grew up with great Analogue recorders. For the Audio Production Program I wanted a great digital recorder. RADAR has proven to be it. When I teach the introductory class to multi-track production, it is an easy transition for the students from the 2" 24 track Analogue recorder to RADAR. The students transfer the concepts easily and readily find the advantages of working with RADAR. They get a great Analogue sound with digital features. They get dependability. I'm pleased because I know the system is going to work for them project after project, which is so important when students are working around the clock to meet a class assignment deadline. The students also take a RADAR 24 out in the field for location recording. This is possibly where the machine shines brightest as it gets tossed from vehicle to vehicle, one gig to the next. Synchronization with other gear is very important in our sound for visual media classes and RADAR cooperates beautifully with everything else in the control room. Most recently we've just finished the installation of a new Euphonix console in Studio D. It and RADAR work fantastically together.

iZ: Do you think using RADAR gives your students an advantage when they get out in the real world?

Barry: We help our students learn as many audio production formats in as many environments as we think they'll find as they pursue careers. While each has its strength and weakness, I think the students find RADAR to be a dependable "all-rounder". I know several graduates were welcomed into internships and jobs because they had RADAR skills in hand when they walked through the door.

iZ: We know that you have purchased a RADAR 24 for your personal use. Why?

Barry: As I said previously I was in a terrible pinch with a project that had a short deadline. The tape-based digital recorder I was using was giving me fits. I called iZ in the hope they had a solution. After hearing about the RADAR 24, I knew I wanted to buy one but also knew I was taking a big personal gamble. I'd had no previous personal experience with one and I was spending a fairly large amount of money. I couldn't afford a complete system (with Analogue inputs and outputs and a remote control) so I purchased what would get the job done. Over the years I filled out the system. To this day I consider that purchase one of the best I've made in 37 years of my work as an audio professional. The machine arrived quickly. Any questions I had were readily and completely answered by friendly people. I completed that project from hell and have been in love with my RADAR 24 ever since. I said previously I just had my machine upgraded to the latest version, but this is something I've made a point to do periodically over the years. I've considered it a smart investment.

iZ: Would you recommend iZ Technology products to other schools and studios?

Barry: I can't recommend RADAR highly enough. I can't imagine an environment too tough for RADAR. It has everything a school would want -- great sound quality, easy operation and first-class tech. support. Those are qualities anyone would appreciate. I do mostly on-location recording so I've hand-carried my RADAR for years from job to job. It's been bounced around a lot over that time. And because I'm so cheap, I've just carried it in the cardboard shipping box iZ sent it in. The box and I have seen some wear over the years but the deck runs as well as it always has.

Thank you Barry and Webster University for taking the time to provide a little insight into your Audio Production Program and how you use RADAR.

Here are other schools that have purchased iZ Technology products for their programs:

Appalachian State University -
Middle Tennessee State University -
Glamorgan University -
Lebanon Valley College -
Musictech College -
Mesa Community College -
Mount San Jacinto College -
South Birmingham College -
Cape Audio College -
Pensacola Christian College -
Grande Prairie Regional College -

If your school uses iZ Technology products send us a note and we'll include your school in the next eNewsletter.


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