The Fostex MR8HD 8-Track Digital Recorder records to an internal 40GB drive for more than 15 hours of 8-track digital recording at CD quality (16-bit/44.1kHz). The simple and intuitive operation inher... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fostex MR8HD 8-Track Digital Recorder records to an internal 40GB drive for more than 15 hours of 8-track digital recording at CD quality (16-bit/44.1kHz). The simple and intuitive operation inherited from the Fostex MR-8 recorder is enhanced by features like 4-track simultaneous recording, push-dial button for easy menu operation, full-track bouncing to a new song, and a USB Host function for external CD burning. The Fostex digital recorder has a USB port for stereo WAV file-transfer between the unit and a PC. Built-in digital effects including reverb and delay, and guitar amp and microphone simulations. Dedicated analog guitar distortion knob, S/PDIF digital out for digital mastering, and twin headphone outs give you added control and versatility.
Internal, 40GB, 3.5" hard drive provides more than 15 hours of 8-track recording at 16-bit/44.1kHz
Intuitive, simple control environment
128 x 64-dot LCD
Full-track (8-track) bouncing to a new song
Push-dial button for easy menu operation
USB port for stereo WAV file-transfer between unit and PC
Built-in digital effects including reverb, delay, and guitar amp and mic simulations
Dedicated analog guitar distortion knob
USB Host function for external CD burning
S/PDIF digital out for digital mastering
Twin headphone outs
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I think that this is a decent machine for the cost.The features are decent and its fairly simple to use took me a hour to have everything down.I am not a professional recorder but to me it sounds better then somr recordings that I have paid for. I reccomend it to any one starting off
ever since i purchased this little puppy i have been a happy man. i did buy the m-audio buddy recording package (with pre-amp and two condensers) as well and i must say the only thing i wish it has were more tracks. it is not truly and 8 track machine. tracks 5/6 and 7/8 are stereo tracks so basically you are getting a really nice 6 track machine. the effects are so so, but no one buys fostex for the effects. however a small bit of reverb on the tracks is nice. it's easy to use, it sounds great, what more could you ask for at this price?
I have owned this recorder for about a year now and I'm surprised at the value I got for only spending $400! I started in knowing almost nothing about recording and I came out having at least some decent knoledge about the subject. I like the fact that the MR8HD can record four tracks at once. That comes in handy often compared to only being able to do two at a time.
I tested this unit for a friend several months back and I was not very impressed. The unit did not seem very sturdy to me especially the faders. The unit is easy to use and it gives you 8 tracks of digital recording. The MR8HD also comes with multi effects processing but I did not really care for the quality of the effects. Overall the unit is usable but I would not recommend it for any serious recording. If you want serious recording on a tight budget look at a Boss unit or the Korg D3200.
This little diddy is not all it's cracked up to be. Its only advantage is the 40GB hard drive, which in it of itself isn't a life necessity. I'd prefer to have a better recording over an easy computer hook up. I originally bought this, and was extremely displeased with its effects and mastering non-capabilities. Very cheap. This model is also very heavy and not easy to travel with. I would HIGHLY recommend going with the CHEAPER and much, much BETTER Boss BR-600. No, it doesn't have a 40MB hard drive, but it does almost everything the Fostex does, and A WHOLE lot more. It even has a built in drum machine. You can't use more than two tracks at a time on the Boss, and you have to buy an extra memory card for big jobs, but it is incredibly advantageous to the Fostex. Good luck with this. It's interface is easy, but it's not worth it. Do yourself a favor, save 50 bucks, buy the Boss, and use the 50 bucks on a nice 2GB Compact Flash card for the Boss. Best investment you'll make on this level.
A lot of fun, although I don't use it for much more than getting a quick idea on tape. Easy to use and great for anybody that wants to record, but it is pretty basic as opposed to a long term and serious investment. It is difficult to work out songs with more than six tracks while still maintaining the sound quality you want due to track bouncing pain. Good for integrating into a home studio that's already off of the ground... but until then I think that the money might be better put towards something else.
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