Klark Teknik was founded in 1974 and in the years immediately following, their innovative approach to design and development allowed them to introduce some truly groundbreaking designs. Klark Teknik was responsible for one of the world’s first digital delay and digital reverb units, however it was their concepts for equalisation devices that really changed the world of professional audio resulting in the DN370 and the famous DN360. In recent years, Klark Teknik has continued to bring innovation in design and dedication to engineering and sonic quality in both the analogue and digital realm of signal processing, with the Square ONE, Show Command and Creative ranges updating the brand.
Now, Klark Teknik is taking a new strategic direction with its acquisition of SuperMAC (AES50-Compliant) and HyperMAC digital networking technology which are now being made available to the wider audio industry on a royalty-free basis, and also their own range of networked audio products starting with the release of the DN9696 High Resolution Audio Recorder.
Midas live performance mixing consoles have been used by the world's most demanding sound engineers, performers and rental companies for three decades. The company strives to raise the standards of sonic quality through its programme of continual research and development, implementing new control functionality and user-friendly desk operation to anticipate and accommodate the ever-evolving needs of audio professionals who specify Midas consoles for their major tours, festivals, international events, broadcast projects and prestigious fixed installations.
In 2006, Midas launched their first digital console, the XL8 Live Performance System, which was the first major commercial application of HyperMAC and AES50-compliant SuperMAC technology. This was followed in 2008 by the Pro6 Live Audio System, which also employs SuperMAC and HyperMAC technology. Midas is committed to the use of SuperMAC and HyperMAC for future digital console development.
Lynx Studio Technology, Inc.
Lynx Studio Technology is also an early adopter of SuperMAC technology, dating from its ownership by Sony Pro-Audio Lab. In mid-2009 Lynx began offering the AES16e-50 PCI Express interface. This professional sound card offers 16 channels of 192 kHz AES/EBU input and output alongside up to 32 channels of AES50 I/O. The Lynx AES16e-50 allows PC and Macintosh computers to input and output AES50 audio and convert it to AES/EBU. The very low and deterministic latency that AES50 offers is also advantageous in studio recording applications, particularly when overdubbing.