UK professional audio specialists KMR Audio has been appointed the sole distributor in Europe of the new CLASP analogue tape system from Endless Analog. CLASP (Closed Loop Analogue Signal Processor), invisibly merges real analogue tape with Pro Tools and other DAWs and has been acclaimed by top audio professionals worldwide.
"Over the past three months, KMR Audio has demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding the reach of our CLASP product to the U.K. market," stated Christopher Estes, Endless Analog President/Founder and CLASP inventor. "KMR has a longstanding reputation of serving the needs of the professional audio market, and they have a thorough understanding of CLASP and its customer base. It is a natural progression to expand their relationship with our company and appoint them exclusive distributor for all of Europe. We look forward to working closely with KMR to increase our brand visibility and market penetration in Europe, building and strengthening relationships with end users and dealers alike."
Five years in the making, CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) represents an exponential leap forward in hybrid analog/digital technology. It offers an easy, cost-effective way to integrate analog tape into digital production workflow by literally turning any tape machine into a DAW plug-in processor. CLASP drastically cuts rewind time and tape cost because the tape is only used for momentary throughput. This lets you use the same reel for an entire project and run the reel front to back before rewinding. CLASP even offers the ability to jump between tape speeds on the fly to audition and then print, even mixing speeds in the same project—something that’s impossible in an all-analogue production.
KMR Sales Manager Stefan Pope has stated: “CLASP is probably the most exciting thing to happen to the recording industry for ten years. It means that the analogue tape sound we all love is now available to everyone without sacrificing time or flexibility!”
Current users in the UK include Abbey Road, British Grove and Sphere Studios with over 170 units sold worldwide after only one year on the market.
Pictured: Inventor Christopher Estes with the CLASP system