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Fostex MR-16HD/CD Digital Recorder with CD Burner

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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

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Overview

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.

FEATURES

  • Recording on built-in 40 GB HD offering 4-track simultaneous recording and 16-rack playback. Approx. 8 hours recording (16-track)
  • 4 x analog inputs (mic ” line level) offer phantom power for use of condenser microphone. 1 Input among them accepts Guitar, etc. with built-in analog distortion, amp simulation or mic simulation. Input EQ is also available for various sound designs.
  • Input signals can be assigned to stereo buss to output through Monitor and Stereo Out together with playback audio.
  • 2 x Aux Out
  • Built-in Digital Effects (3 x reverb / 1 x delay) on 1 ” 4 tracks. Dedicated Mastering Effects (3 Presets) on Stereo Buss good for track bounce or stereo mixing.
  • In addition to track bouncing inside a Song file, track bouncing / mixing of recorded 16 tracks to a new Song file.
  • Easy file conversion of audio data on Track 15-16 to stereo WAV file. Together with bounce function, convenient for creating audio CD on PC or music file for portable audio player.
  • Editing function such as Copy/Paste, Move, Import, Exchange, Erase, etc of selected tracks or part.
  • USB 2.0 port for high speed file transfer to PC.
  • USB Host port (USB1.1) to connect an external CD-R for creating audio CD.
  • S/P DIF Digital Out (optical) for digital dubbing to MD/DAT recorder.
  • MIDI output to send MTC or MIDI Clock to an external sequencer or recorder.
  • Built-in CD-R/RW drive for creating audio CD or import/export WAV file.
  • Two options for burning a CD; Track at Once (Songs can be added) or Disk at Once (no audio mute between the songs). Good for making original album, Mix CD of DJ or Live CD.
SPECIFICATIONS
Recording/reproduction
  • Recording Medium: 3.5 inch, hard disk (E-IDE type)
  • Recording Time: Approx. 472 minutes (16-track on 40GB)
  • Recording Format: FAT32
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • Quantization: 16-bit linear (non-compression)
  • A/D Converter: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • D/A Converter: 24-bit Delta-Sigma
  • No. of Recording Track: 16 tracks maximum
  • No. of Simultaneous Rec: 4 tracks
  • Recording/Reproduction Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 89dB or more (typical)
  • T.H.D.: 0.06% or less (typical)
Inputs/outputs
  • Analog In (4ch)
  • Connector: XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot) and ¸ 6mm TRS phone
  • Input Level: -48dBV (MIC) - +4dBV (LINE)
  • Input Impedance: 1.5k ohm or more (MIC/BAL, 400k ohm or more
(GUITAR/UNBAL)
  • Phantom Power: P48V
  • Insert (Input A)
  • Connector: ¸ 6mm TRS Phone
  • Output Level: -10dBV
  • Load Impedance: 10k ohm or more
  • Input Level: -10dBV
  • Input Impedance: 10k ohm or more
AUX Out
  • Connector: ¸ 6mm stereo phone
  • Output Level: -10dBV
  • Load Impedance: 10k ohm or more
Stereo Out (L, R)
  • Connector: ¸ 6mm stereo phone
  • Output Level: -10dBV
  • Load Impedance: 10k ohm or more
Headphones
  • Connector: 2 x ¸ 6mm stereo phone
  • Max. Output: 50mW or more (@32 ohm)
  • Load Impedance: 16 ohm or more
MIDI Out
  • Connector: DIN 5 pin
  • Format: MIDI Standard
Foot Switch
  • Connector: ¸ 6mm phone
  • Level: TTL level
Digital Out
  • Connector: Optical
  • Format: IEC 60958 (S/P DIF) 44.1kHz
USB (USB2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • Connector: B type (data save/load controlled from PC)
USB HOST (USB 1.1)
  • Connector: A type (external CD recorder)
General
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H): 19 in x 15 x 6.3 in, (400 mm x 264 mm x 85 mm)
  • Weight Approx.: 10.2 lbs, (3.5kgs)
  • Power Requirement: 100V - 230V, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 14W
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor on all products.


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4.7

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4.0

Weak

By Rockindon

from Tampa, FL

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.

(50 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for the Money

By Mr. Metal

from Houston. Tx

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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It

By Jeff

from Hammond, IN

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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