The Crane Song SPIDER is a truly unique Class-A design, offering 8 channel tracking, mixing and summing with Analog colouration and Dither.
At a glance
- 8 Mic/Line Pre-amps
- 8 Limiters
- 8 Fat Harmonic Distortion Buttons
- Insert points on each channel
- Variable per track Tape Saturation
- 8 individual or stereo digital outputs
- Individual and Stereo metering
- Stereo limiter
- Channel Phase, Mute and Pan
- Stereo Master Fader and Stereo Tape Saturation
- Crane Song Dither
- Separate PSU 2u
- 4u 19" Rack
- Made in U.S.A.
The Crane Song Spider is an exceptional eight-channel mic preamplifier and mixer renowned for its superior quality. It features two distinct types of digital outputs: stereo and eight-channel. The stereo output caters to recording engineers engaged in live stereo or multi-channel recording, offering an exceptionally versatile audio path. On the other hand, the eight-channel output transforms the system into an analogue front end compatible with DAWs, digital mixers, and modular digital recorders.
Additionally, the stereo bus can be designated for digital channels 7 and 8, allowing a dynamic stereo mix of six channels to be directed to digital outs 7 and 8, leaving two channels independent. For example, this flexibility is ideal for drum recordings, with individual channels for kick, snare, and stereo left to right.
Both the discrete class A preamp and the converter modules boast a top-tier, low-noise design, ensuring exceptional performance. The maximum analogue level at the insert points reaches +25 dBm. The digital modules feature DSP processing for tape emulation, enhancing the overall capabilities of the Spider system.