The Fostex X-12 4-Track Cassette Recorder has inherited the most attractive features of the X-14: simple 4-track recording and simple operation with the quick and easy record track-select button, 5-se... Click To Read More About This Product
The Fostex X-12 4-Track Cassette Recorder has inherited the most attractive features of the X-14: simple 4-track recording and simple operation with the quick and easy record track-select button, 5-segment LED input level meter, individual playback level and pan controls, stereo line out, and headphone out with level. The transport has been improved in reliability over the X-14 with a larger flywheel.
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My band-mate has this machine. I recorded one song on it, and it worked great. I really enjoyed using it, and it was very easy to use. Why buy it? I shall tell you. It is cheap, easy to use, portable, and ok quality Why not buy it? Well..... It isn't digital, of course. But digital is expensive... Only 4 tracks...but you can improvise and work around it.. You even know that you will be getting TAPES with your songs on it...not CD's... You still dont care, you can sell tapes for now 'till you get the $ for CDs.... But.... (You've been avoiding this) You have EXTREMELY LITTLE options. It seems like you record and....thats it. No more... No tweaking...no cool effects. That's it. You can only change volume and pan. WOW (sarcasm) Then why did I rate it so high? Because for it's size, price, and abilities, it works great and is very easy for beginners to use. So unless you're a hot shot with plenty of $$$, or you want CDs... I say buy it.
When testing this unit I compared it to Tascam 4 track recorders. To be honest the Tascam units were better. The Tascam 4 track that is in the same price range is built better and there is less noise. This unit is very easy to use and it is good for getting down ideas in a hurry but that is about it. The X12 just doesn?t seem to be built as sturdy as its competition and the recording quality is a bit below the standard. I would recommend that you consider a different unit such as a Tascam MFPO1.
i recently recorded an album that sold millions...i am in a band and we recorded with nothing but this and a dynamic mic and when we heard the playbacks it sounded really profesional....our record label was happy with the results and the even bought one for their studio and sold everything they had in the studio....
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