Sennheiser Electronics Corporation is now shipping the new HHB PORTADRIVE at NAB 2004. Developed in close association with leading sound recordists, the PORTADRIVE is a fully equipped portable multi-channel recorder that sets new standards for location audio acquisition in a number of important areas.
The PORTADRIVE records over four hours of uncompressed eight-channel 24-bit/96kHz or over twenty hours of four-channel 24-bit/48khz audio onto a resilient and removable 40GB hard disk, the only storage device type with a proven track-record in reliable mobile acquisition. An extensive range of input and output connectivity avoids the requirement for non-standard, expensive signal cables and includes eight line inputs, four line outputs, eight channels of digital I/O and six high gain, very low noise XLR microphone inputs. All mic inputs feature individual phantom powering, gangable limiters, input pads, a high pass filter, adjustable delay (essential when working with radio mics) and phase reverse, empowering PORTADRIVE production mixers to capture pristine sound from multiple microphone sources while on the move.
In recent years, there has been a gradual rise in the use of digital, non-linear, file-based systems in the workflow methods evolving in the film, TV and music production and post-production industries. The PORTADRIVE has been designed from the outset to present an acquisition system that further enhances the flow and efficiency of the original location audio through the workflow chain.
HHB products are distributed exclusively in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean by Sennheiser Electronic Corporation. It joins a list of distinguished audio brands that Sennheiser distributes including Neumann Microphones, Innova SON Digital Consoles, Rosendahl Synchronization Systems, Turbosound Loudspeakers and Chevin Research Amplifiers.