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.
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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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor on all products.


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4.7

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(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!

(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.

(163 of 214 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

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