bookmark MANTA Provides a data acquisition (DAQ) system. MANTA can acquire data from both analog and digital headstages. It facilitates and encourages the addition of new hardware and analysis tools. The tool supports natural visualization of arbitrary 1D, 2D and 3D electrode array geometries, integrates filtering, spike-sorting and denoising for online display, synchronization and communication with a control unit. It allows two modes of acquisition: locally controlled and remotely triggered.