Ever since they pioneered the first 8-track digital recorder that could use 1/4" tape (without the expected crosstalk), Fostex has found new ways to give you more in less space and for less money.The ... Click To Read More About This Product
Ever since they pioneered the first 8-track digital recorder that could use 1/4" tape (without the expected crosstalk), Fostex has found new ways to give you more in less space and for less money.
The MR-16 gives you 4-track simultaneous recording and 16-track playback, plus the ability to bounce 16 tracks to a new song file, so you get your full 16 tracks at mixdown. A built-in 40GB hard drive gives you up to 8 hours of recording (16-track). A built-in CD-R/RW drive lets you create your own audio CD or import/export WAV files.
The MR-16 digital recorder also provides 4 x analog inputs (mic/line) with phantom power, one of which features built-in analog distortion, amp simulation, or mic simulation, for guitar. Input EQ for sound-shaping is also available. Input signals can be assigned to the stereo buss to output through the monitor and stereo output along with playback audio.
On the output side, the Fostex MR-16 offers 2 x aux output so you can use outboard signal processors, S/PDIF digital out (optical) for digital dubbing to MD/DAT recorder, and a MIDI output to send MTC or MIDI Clock to an external sequencer or recorder.
You also get built-in digital effects including reverb and delay, plus dedicated mastering effects (3 presets) on a stereo bus (good for track bouncing or stereo mixing). The Fostex MR-16 recorder also features powerful audio editing functions including Copy/Paste, Move, Import, Exchange, Erase, etc of selected tracks or part.
A USB 1.1 host port lets you to connect an external CD-R for creating audio CDs and a USB 2.0 port gives you high-speed transfer to a PC, plus easy file conversion of audio data on Track 15-16 to stereo WAV file. Used with the bounce function, this provides a convenient way to create audio CDs on PC, or music files for a portable player.
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When you set the trim so the peak light doesn't come on you still get distortion on the play back, bouncing & mixdown. You can only use reverb, delay, amp effect, mic effect, EQ effects while bouncing or mix down. You can hear them while recording but they don't recored. What is the purpose of that? I want that sound now and not have to worry about it lataer. You can only use delay or reverb for all tracks on bounceing, mixing, ect. What if you want reverb on T1-4 but delay on T5. You're screwed. There are 30+ preset EQs but no Hi/Mid/Lo adjustments.
Not bad once you learn how to use it right. The MR-16/CD has a few faults like figuring out how to bounce and mix down, with a little practice its like second nature, but what it can do when you learn it , is amazing. The sound I got was so full and the quality of the sound was awesome. I recommend this recorder to anyone on a tight budget.
I own the MR 8 and the MR 16. I get fantastic results. I have played guitar and bass for more than 25 years. Recording is like learning an instrument and it takes time to learn the in's and out's. I have owned the 2 Fostex recorders for more that 3 years now and I think these are phenomenal pieces of equipment. For the money they are just outstanding!
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