Aaton Digital will unveil its new Cantar Mini 16 track digital portable mixer-sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 in London.
The Cantar Mini is based on the renowned CantarX3, winner of many awards and now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder, with many delivered and in daily use worldwide.
The Cantar Mini is in no way a reduced performance or reduced quality product but retains the full sound quality, uses the same preamps and components and manufacturing quality, and the same design quality as the CantarX3 but with 16 tracks instead of 24, a reduced number of inputs and outputs, resulting in a considerably smaller size and a more lightweight unit – just 2.8Kg with 2 batteries on board – almost half the weight of the X3. Of course, most of the software comes across also from the well developed CantarX3 software.
Like the X3, the Mini also has the indispensable tilting display, it uses the same batteries, and is compatible with the add-on mixer panel Cantarem2.
The Cantar Mini will be a more affordable option to the world’s sound recordists at 7600 Euros. Jacques Delacoux, CEO of Aaton Digital and Transvideo said: “Research tells us that the Cantar Mini will be a desirable product for those professionals who already have one or two CantarX3s and want to have an additional, more lightweight recorder for particular tasks, perhaps with a boom, or to work with the recorder shoulder mounted.”
“We address also the young recordists who have learnt of the CantarX3 but imagine they will perhaps never be able to afford a Cantar. We address the rental houses, who want to stock a recorder of the same quality and durability as the X3, but at lower cost. We address other markets such as the USA and India where there are large numbers who have the desirability for a Cantar, and the Mini, with it’s very practical specifications presents a more affordable route.”
Tim White, UK production sound mixer: “It’s a great little recorder and it’s a great little mixer. -All the qualities of my X3 – but smaller, and lighter. To have boutique preamps in such a small package puts it in a class of its own.”
“No other recorder that small has the X3 Mini’s smooth linear faders and no other recorder that small has such a clear and comprehensive display. I want one – now!”
Aaton Digital will take orders at the show and will deliver 8 weeks after that.
Sister companies Transvideo and Aaton Digital will share stand 300.