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      Fostex MR-8 mkII 8-Track Digital Recorder (240343)
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An easy-to-use, go-anywhere multitrack recorder.

The Fostex MR-8 mkII Digital Multitrack Recorder makes capturing your music a snap thanks to its intuitive design and wealth of controls. All of the unit's major controls are placed on the top panel for easy access and a smooth workflow. Killer digital effects are built right in, as well as guitar amp and microphone simulators and handy mix-down effects. USB connectivity makes it simple to transfer your data for computer editing or CD burning with an external burner.

The MR-8 mkII records in 16-bit/44.1kHz Normal Mode or 16-bit/22.05kHz LP Mode for double the recording time. Records to CompactFlash (128MB card supplied). Self-illuminating keys and a 132x64 dot-matrix keep your status up-to-date at all times. Analog guitar distortion on Input A and DSP effects including reverb and delay give you no-fuss enhancement to your recordings.

Fostex MR-8 mkII 8-Track Digital Recorder Features:

  • 8-track recording onto CompactFlash Card (128MB card supplied )
    High-quality sound recording and playback with uncompressed linear 16-bit/44.1kHz digital audio (normal mode)
    2 track simultaneous recording and 8 track playback
    LP Mode (16-bit/22.05kHz) doubles the recording time
    Dial knob for menu selection
    +48V Phantom Power on both mic inputs
    USB Host functionality
    Improved 132 x 64 dot-matrix LCD and self-illuminating keys show current status
    Improved built-in digital effects including reverb and delay
    Guitar amp and microphone simulations
    Black top panel design
    Analog guitar distortion with dedicated knob on Input A
    Full-track (8-track) bouncing to a new song (track 7/8) for PC transfer and CD burning
    Mastering effects for stereo bus
    USB port for stereo WAV file transfer to and from PC
    AC and Battery (6 x AA alkaline cells) operation (Approx. 4 hours maximum
    operation time with batteries)
    Built-in microphone
    Two headphone outs
    Free WAV Manager software available for multiple mono files transfer to and from PC


Fostex MR-8 mkII 8-Track Digital Recorder Specifications:

  • Recording/Reproduction
    Recording Medium: CompactFlash
    Recording Time: Approx. 6 minutes (8-track on 256MB CF) Normal Mode
    Recording Format: FAT16
    Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz (Normal Mode), 22.05kHz (LP Mode)
    Quantization: 16-bit linear (non-compression)
    A/D Converter: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    D/A Converter: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
    No. of Recording Track: 8 tracks maximum
    No. of Simultaneous Rec.: 2 tracks
    Recording/Reproduction Frequency: 20Hz-20kHz (Normal Mode)
    Dynamic Range: 87dB or more (typical) (Normal Mode)
    T.H.D.: 0.05% or less (typical) (Normal Mode)

    I/O
    Analog In (INPUT A/B)
    Connector: XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot) and 1/4" TRS phone
    Input Level: -48dBV (MIC) - +4dBV (LINE)
    Input Impedance: 1.5k ohm or more, 400kOhm or more (GUITAR on INPUT A)
    Phantom Power: P48V (on/off selectable)
    Stereo Out (L, R)
    Connector: 1/4" stereo phone
    Output Level: -10dBV (unbalance)
    Load Impedance: 10kOhm or more
    Headphones (PHONE 1, 2)
    Connector: 2 x 1/4" stereo phone
    Max. Output: 30mW or more (@32 ohm)
    Load Impedance: 16Ohm or more

    MIDI Out
    Connector: DIN 5 pin
    Format: MIDI Standard

    Foot Switch
    Connector: 1/4" phone
    Level: TTL level

    USB 2.0 HI-SPEED
    Connector: B Type
    USB 1.1 (Host Function)
    Connector: A Type

    General
    Dimensions: 11-1/4"W x 2-1/2"H x 8-3/5"D
    Weight: 4lb.
    Power Requirement: DC12V, 400mA


Fostex MR-8 mkII 8-Track Digital Recorder

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  • Perfect for simple recording needs

    As reviewed by don't_go_on_me on 11/1/2006

    I use my Fostex MR-8 for simple home recordings. Whether it's just laying down random riffs or ideas or laying down an entire demo with guitars, bass and vocals this recorder is all I need. I haven't tried recording drums with it so I have no idea how well it would come across. The built-in effects aren't anything that I've ever used, they're pretty average. If you're going to be doing a lot of multi-track recording you'll want a larger CompactFlash card as the 128 mbs sometimes runs out before I'm finished with a song. The recorder's menus are extremely easy to navigate after thumbing through the manual for a few minutes. The built-in mic is handy for recording on the fly, although as expected sound quality becomes an issue when not using an actually line-in microphone. Great home recording at an affordable price.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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  • Easy recording for the techno challenged

    As reviewed by Daversatek on 8/30/2006

    This machine is an EXCELLENT entry-level unit. It is not complicated to use in the least, all pertinent controls are on top, the display is easy to read and navigation is very simple. Don't let the manual scare you, once you spend a little time with it, you'll see how easy it really is to use this and get your ideas recorded. The ability to connect direct to a PC makes it a snap to transfer, edit and burn your music to a CD. If you have ever thought you would like to record to a multitrack device, but felt they were just too complicated...think again!

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome Recorder

    As reviewed by Tokyo KiDD on 3/12/2009

    At first i was having hard time recording on computer, so i decided to pick this up, it took me a good couple recordings to get the sounds and adjusting my levels on my mix boards and other sound effects, this equipment can make your songs sounds just like you in a real studio, it took me good month to figure my settings, after that its a piece of cake, i would recommend this if u on a tight budget, you just gotta make sound great, my friends love the way how it records, what else can i say? i love this lil machine, im thinkin up grade for a 16 tracks for my productions.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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