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Digital Godzilla.

I agree completely with Tom on this. I don’t care what it does, but this ‘ere Aaton Cantar-X sure looks the part. Exactly what part I’m not sure, but it’s definitely a part. A great big, Alien vs Predator, Feeling Lucky Punk?, I’ll Be Back kind of part. Oh, it’s a portable digital audio recorder you say? With built in 120GB hard disk and DVD burner? For �10,000? Ahh…

‘Every detail of Cantar has been honed to perfection to make the task of a location-recordist as easy as possible, while providing the utmost flexibility.
The five mics, four lines analog rotary faders as well as the six linear track faders are positioned on the upper surface of the machine in such a way that operator’s hand rests on them in a perfectly natural position, allowing convenient control of the knobs, whether the recorder is on the shoulder strap or on the cart.’


  • You’re right — it really doesn’t matter what it does. Honestly, I wish everything looked like this. My father was an A/V Producer and in the day — as in the 80s — everything looked like this. Now everything looks too much like an iPod — this is excellent panacea.

  • click here to see one hooked up to lots more expensive gadgets:

  • Chris – Agreed. Stuart, now that’s what I call a rig!

  • 2 more recorders like this one are:
    just released:
    I use one of these:


  • And it’s only $15,000.

  • Looking at it again, it really does resemble something out of Alien, doesn’t it? Black and menacing!

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