Not only will the new Fostex CR500
professionally master stereo recordings to CD-R/RW, it also offers the world’s
first direct Broadcast WAV recording to a UDF formatted disc at up to
This means, among other things, easy transport to Pro Tools® and other
computer-based professional editing environments without audio ripping*.
And as a ‘pro’ mastering machine you get balanced XLR connections, easy track
naming via a USB keyboard, LED meters. Plus instant play, fader start, 10
memory points / program play memories per disc and more.
CD-mastering, live recording, BWF file creation, stage, event and broadcast
playback. - The new Fostex CR500.
Equipped with 24bit quality at up to 96kHz and
high precision laser technology you would expect the CR500 to deliver
excellent quality recordings, and you would be right. Recording to standard
recordable data CDs from a variety of analog and digital inputs, the CR500
generates discs of exceptional accuracy and integrity.
But that’s not the whole story, because the CR500 is the world’s first
professional machine to offer direct BWF (Broadcasting WAV format) recording/generation
to UDF formatted CD-R/RWs at up to 24bit/96kHz resolution.
And this is a big deal, as these discs can be recognised by PC editing systems
directly (available on Windows XP only). No more time-wasting with real-time
audio ripping, just simple ‘cut & paste’. In addition, you get multi-record
settings (16bit/44.1kHz and 48kHz plus 24bit/44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz), easy
track naming and simple transport controls via an ‘off the shelf’ USB keyboard
and the kind of attention to detail you would expect from a professional
master recorder designed by Fostex.
Flexible and Feature-Rich Playback
The CR500 is also perfectly equipped for today’s
professional playback environments. Equally at home in the conference centre,
theatre, stadium or broadcast studio, it bristles with thoughtful features.
For example, you can program 10 memory points per disc with a 100 discmemory,
there’s instant play for event applications, fader start for broadcast use,
power-on play for installations and a flexible array of balanced and
unbalanced digital and analog outputs.
CR500 Recording Features
CD-DA and BWF (stereo poly-file) recording: World’s
first BWF recording to UDF formatted discs
Up to 24bit/96kHz resolution:16bit/44.1kHz 48kHz,
24bit/44.1, 48 and 88.2kHz also available
BWF files compatible with PC workstations: Easy data
transfer via simple ‘cut & paste’ instead of time-consuming real-time audio
Digital I/O: AES/EBU and S/P DIF digital inputs and
Analogue I/O: Balanced XLR and RCA inputs and outputs
Front mounted USB port: For connection of standard PC
USB keyboard for file easy name editing and simple transport controls
CR500 Playback Features
Fader Start: For playback applications in a broadcast
Instant Play, Program Play and Cue Points: Program
Play with up to 99 songs per disc, 10 memory points per disc and Instant
Play make the CR500 ideal for Event and Installation playback applications
Digital Scrub: Digital scrubbing with waveform screen
in 10 msec. step using the MENU dial.