RADAR studio

The finest recording system in the world

Along with, “What’s the best vocal mic?” and “Which preamp should I get?” one of the most asked pro-audio questions has to be, “Which converters should I buy?” With so many prosumer and professional audio interfaces on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. For the price of a mid-grade interface and a properly spec’d audio PC, why not buy the finest digital audio recorder ever made?

RADAR studio is the culmination of 25 years of audio engineering excellence. In addition to unparalleled build quality and brilliant simplicity, RADAR studio delivers the legendary sound of RADAR in a dual-platform, end-to-end music production system. Why? So that every artist, whether recording with their favourite DAW software, or in classic RADAR mode, can maintain the integrity of their performance throughout the entire production process.

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RADAR systems are the premier choice for multi-track recording and playback in some of the finest recording studios, scoring stages, theatres, and post-production houses around the world. Legendary musicians and producers record on RADAR because of its cutting-edge technology, rock-solid reliability, customization capability and, of course, the sound quality it delivers.

Every RADAR comes with 10 years of free customer support.

Hello beautiful

A quick overview of what makes RADAR the best recorder in the world. Select a feature to learn more.

Front Panel

Go anywhere

  • RADAR studio is extremely portable. Weighing only 35 lbs.* and measuring 4U high and 15” deep, this versatile system fits in any application.
  • Its robust design allows you to use it anywhere, anytime.

* Weight may vary by configuration

Unlock the potential

  • RADAR studio boasts a massive 10.1” touch screen
  • Manage your session in the workstation of your choice

Instant power

Lightening fast boot speed. With one switch, you’re up and running in no time.

Storage anyone?

Configure RADAR’s drive bays to suit your needs: industrial grade key-lock removable SSDs or BluRay. The choice is yours.

Just hit record.

It’s that simple.

Compatibility for all!

Any system, any time. Let the files fly! USB 3.0 allows fast file transfers and direct recording.

Rear Panel

Dead quiet

Can we think of anything else instead of “dead”? It’s not completely silent, but it’s really quiet.

Specially adapted for recording, iZ power supplies keep your control room super quiet 18 volt power rails allow for the highest audio quality and maximum headroom

Sync it up

Synchronization options include: Wordclock/video, AES 2 channel, S/PDIF, MIDI* and SMPTE*

* Available in RADAR mode. Future software update for workstation mode coming soon.

Get digital

Explore the digital world with MADI*, AES/EBU, ADATLightpipe, and TDIF.

* Available in RADAR mode. Future software update for workstation mode coming soon.

Total control

Take charge of your session with the iZ Session Controller. It’s built like a tank and designed to make your life easy. Control your session like never before.

You like your shortcuts, we’ve thought of that. With fully integrated Pro Tools commands, never miss a beat – pilot your session with ease.

Equipped with onboard footswitch jack, run your session hands free.

The “mother lode”

  • HDMI DVI and VGA* video outputs. View your session externally on multiple HD monitors.
  • 4 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet

You now have the power and speed you need with the latest in CPU, RAM and Motherboard technology

* Only available on non-touch screen systems

Choices, choices...

RADAR studio is compatible with third party audio processing cards. Install your own card and away you go!

Never fall behind with the Thunderbolt option card*. The fastest transfer speeds available.

* Coming soon.

That sound

What can we say? It’s the best! Why? Read more here.

Key Features

Breathtaking Sound

Breathtaking sound

Built with world-class converters and Adrenaline DR technology, RADAR studio transcends the digital barriers of sonic quality. Read more about RADAR’s legendary Sound Technology.

Simple to use

Simple to use

As any studio owner knows, the difference between good and great often almost always comes down to the performance. Be creative instead of steering a mouse. Just arm your tracks, hit RECORD, and focus on the music.

Simple to use

Runs Pro Tools

RADAR has always been the best digital audio recorder, and now it's the best DAW host. Running Pro Tools natively, you can track, mix, and automate, using all the plugins and features your workflow requires.

Simple to use


These systems are rock-solid. You won’t have to make excuses for your RADAR. Think about it – without techno-tweaking and re-booting your DAW, how much more great music do you think you could capture?

Simple to use


As the world becomes increasingly digital and disposable, you'll be at ease knowing your RADAR will last. Meticulously designed and made of the highest quality components, RADAR, unlike audio PC's and audio interfaces, is a true investment.

Simple to use

World-Renowned Support

Our dedication to you doesn’t end when you walk out the door. eMail, phone, Skype, we’re always at your fingertips, ready and eager to answer any questions.

When you record on RADAR,
you’re 100% focused on the sound.

  • Best-in-class sonics
  • Simplicity in design & controls
  • Avoid mid-session reboots
  • Plug-and-play file transfers (SD card, USB drive SSD, etc.)
  • Modular components allow for future add ons
  • Seamless integration with other systems
  • Built to last
  • 20+ years of industry recognition

Why does RADAR Sound so good?

Sound Technology

We’d be lying if we said sound quality wasn’t RADAR’s best feature. With a near-zero jitter, pristine signal path, and the latest in converter technology, there is simply not another recording device on the market that moves input to output as gloriously and euphonically as RADAR. A key component behind RADAR's unmatched sonics is the iZ Adrenaline DR Recording Engine.

Breathtaking Sound

Inside RADAR's Brain

The Adrenaline DR houses iZ’s proprietary and time tested Trinity Chip with its frequency synthesized digital PLL to provide an near-zero jitter clock, super low latency audio routing, and real time crossfades on all channels during punch in/out at all sample rates up to 192 kHz. The Adrenaline DR recording engine frees up the host processor to provide better DAW/plugin performance.

What are you waiting for?

You know you want a RADAR. You know you need a RADAR.

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Who Has Used RADAR?

A better question might be: who hasn't?

311, 2002 WARPED Tour, 98 Degrees, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette, Alice In Chains, Alison Krauss, All The Pretty Horses, Ana Victoria, Ani DeFranco, Anywhere but Here Aretha Franklin, Arid, Art Garfunkel, Beastie Boys, Babyface, Backstreet Boys, Bad Religion, Barbra Streisand, Barenaked Ladies, Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash, Beck, Bee Gees, Ben Folds Five, Berklee School of Music, Bernadette Peters, Besnard Lakes, Beth Hart, Beth Neilsen Chapman, Better Than Ezra, Big Rig Sweeties, Billy Joel, Black Crowes, Black Dub, Blink 182, Blondie, Blues Traveler, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bono, Boyz II Men, Boz Scaggs, Brandy, Brian Blade, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Buck Cherry, Bucky Baxter, Buddy Guy, Buena Vista Social Club, Bush, Busta Rhymes, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Carlos Santana, Carolyn Arends, CBS Broadcasting, CBC Radio, Celine Dion, Cerys Matthews, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, Cher, Chicago, Chico Freeman, Chris Isaak, Chris Stills, Chris Walla, Chris Whitley, Christina Aguilera, Colin James, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, Cowboy Junkies, Crash Vegas, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Culture Club, Cunard Line, Cyndi Lauper, D’Angelo, Daniel Lanois, Daryl Johnson, Dave Matthews, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie, David Lanz, Deadman, Death Cab For Cutie, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Diana Ross, Diane Tell, Disney Cruise Line, Dixie Chicks, Duran Duran, Earth, Wind & Fire, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Enrique Iglesias, Eric Clapton, Eurythmics, Evanesence, Everlast, FAA Technical Center, Faith Hill, Fastball, Filter, Fleetwood Mac, Flogging Molly, Foo Fighters, Fox Studios, Fugees, Garth Brooks, George Harrison, George Strait, George Thorogood, Gloria Estefan, Goo Goo Dolls, Great Big Sea, Green Day, Hall & Oates, Hanson, Harold Budd, Harry Connick, Jr., Hootie & The Blowfish, Howard Tate, I Am Sam, Ian Moore, Ice, Iggy Pop, Indigo Girls, IMAX, INXS, Jackson Browne, James Brown, James Taylor, Jane Mortifee, Janes Adiction, Jars Of Clay, Jeff Deyo, JET, Jewel, Jimmy Page, Joe Jackson, Joe Satriani, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, Johnny Cash, Kami Lyle, kd lang, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Kevin Prosch, Kid Rock, Kim Richey, King Crimson, Kirk Franklin, Kiss, Korn, Lauryn Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Leanne Womack, Lenny Kravitz, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Lisa Germano, Lisa Loeb, Live, Liza Minnelli, Lou Reed, Lovin’ Spoonful, Luciano Pavarotti, Lucinda Williams, Luscious Jackson, Lyle Lovett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Macy Gray, Madonna, Mansun, Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Marianne Faithfull, Mark Neill, Martina McBride, Marva Wright, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matchbox Twenty, Mathew West, Max Martin, McFly, Meatloaf, Melissa Etheridge, Meredith Brooks, Metallica, Michael W. Smith, Michelle Shocked, Michelle Wright, Mixerman, Miyazawa, Modest Mouse, Motley Crue, MuchMusic, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, MXPX, ‘N Sync, Nada Surf, Natalie Imbruglia, Natalie Merchant, Neil Young, Neville Brothers, New Found Glory, Nickelback, Nine Inch Nails, NOFX, Oberlin Conservatory, OC Supertones, Orchid Highway, Oscar Peterson, Parliament Funkadelic, Pat Metheny Group, Patti LaBelle, Patti Page, Patti Smith, Patty Loveless, Paul Baloche, Paul McCartney, Paul Overstreet, Paul Simon, Paula Cole, Pavement, Pearl Jam, Pennywise, Pete Townshend, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, POD, Princess Cruises, Puff Daddy, Radiohead, Randy Bachman, Randy Scruggs, Ray Charles, Ray Davies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Rheostatics, Ricky Martin, Ringo Starr, Riverdance, Robbie Robertson, Robbie Williams, Robert Palmer, Robin Mark, Rock N Roll Worship Circus, Ron Carter, Rudy Van Gelder, Rusted Root, Sam Roberts, Sammy Hagar, San Francisco Symphony, Sarah McLachlan, Savage Garden, Scott Weiland, Seal, Self- Breakfast With Girls, Shania Twain, Shannon McNally, Shawn Colvin, Shawn Mullins, Sheryl Crow, Simply Red, Sirius Satellite Radio, Smashing Pumpkins, Smashmouth, Snoop Dogg, Sonicflood, Soul Asylum, Squeeze, Stage, Staind, Steely Dan, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Steve Vai, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Still Waters, Sting, Stone Temple Pilots, Sub- Bionic, Sugar Ray, Terry Gibbs, The Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, The Cranberries, The Cure, The Decemberists, The Eagles, The Killers, The Mavericks, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Moonglows, The Offspring, The O’Jays, The Pretenders, The Rolling Stones, The Waifs, The Wallflowers, The White Stripes, The Who, Third Eye Blind, Tim Gibbons, Tim McGraw, Tina Turner, Tito & Tarantula, TLC, Tom Jones, Tom Waits, Tony Bennett, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Tragically Hip, Trisha Yearwood, U2, UB40, Vangelis, Van Morrison, Verve Pipe, Vic Chestnutt, Victoria Williams, Vince Gill, Violent Femmes, Whitney Houston, Wilco w/Roger Guinn, Willie Nelson, WNYC, World Idol, Yale University, Yes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Young Rascals, Zane,

And many, many more…

Don't take our word for it: hear what the world's top engineers have to say.

Daniel Lanois, Grammy winning writer and producer

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RADAR is at home outside the recording studio too

Film & TV

Feature Film Audio Post-production, Orchestral Score Recording, Television Live Show Recording, Vocal Tracks, Group Singing & Performance, Background & Walla Sound


Cruise Ships, Amusement Centers, Theme Parks, Tourist Attractions, Resort Parks & Destinations, Mobile Rigs, Recording Studios

Live Performance

Concert Halls, Stadiums Shows, Rehearsals, Live Theater Halls, Outdoor & Indoor Music Venues, Hollywood Soundstages

Praise for RADAR

“An impressive clarity of vision and a deep understanding of the needs of audio professionals.”

Sound on Sound magazine

“A stellar update that is smaller, quieter, faster, and cheaper than the previous incarnations.”

Electronic Musician

“RADAR 6 Recorder: Legendary, reliable, and world-class – RADAR is a format unto itself.”

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