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NDR Hamburg is expanding the list of NTP DAD AX24 users

One of the latest additions to the expanding list of NTP DAD AX24 users is NDR Hamburg which recently installed 12 systems following the successful completion of listening tests as part of the network's Broadcast Sound Studio 1 project. Located in Rothenbaum, NDR's Broadcast Sound Studio 1 and Regie 1 are designed primarily for recording the NDR Bigband, widely acknowledged to be one of the finest bands in Germany. Studio 1 is built around a 72-fader SSL Duality and Sequoia digital audio workstation software. Eight NTP DAD AX24 converters are connected via MADI to the workstation.

The combination of a DAD AX24 and the SSL Duality console

"This was, without exaggeration, one of the best acoustics-related technical decisions for the NDR I have been involved in during the past few years," comments NDR sound engineer Michael Plötz. "The digital audio world now enjoys incomparably good sound thanks to the use of the AX24 in the production chain of this studio. The combination of a DAD AX24 and the SSL Duality console places us in a new 'analog/digital world'".

Customer List

In addition to NDR Hamburg, users of NTP DAD audio signal processors include Bauer Studios, CMC Studios, Danish Radio, DEX Mastering, DPA Microphones, Galaxy Studios, Lindberg lyd, Master Touch, McGill Unversity, Moscow Music Conservatory, NHK, NRK, Real Sound, Royal Danish Opera House, Royal Opera London, Sidney Opera house, SK Works, SoundWorks/Jeff Sheridan, Spanish Radio, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Stock Fish Records, Swedish Radio, Telarc International, Ultimo Productions and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra.


For use with high-end digital audio workstations

The NTP DAD AX24 is designed for use with high-end digital audio workstations where the maximum possible recording quality is required. It supports 44.1 up to 192 kHz sampling rates as well as the 352.8 kHz DXD sampling rate used for recording and editing Super Audio CDs. An optional high-quality microphone preamplifier makes the AX24 the world's most transparent A/D converter microphone preamplifier.