Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio  

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KORG's D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio provides up to 32 tracks of simultaneous playback and up to 12 tracks of simultaneous analog recording, plus 2 via S/PDIF and 2 using the included interactive Session Drums which allows you to easily create a realistic and natural drum track for your entire song, simply by tweaking a few knobs. The D3200 provides 16- and 24-bit uncompressed 44.1 or 48kHz recording and playback. By taking advantage of the 8 virtual tracks provided for each track, you can record a total of up to 272 tracks. In 24-bit mode, the digital data passing through the fader and EQ is recorded onto the internal 80GB hard drive as 32-bit data, ensuring even higher recording and playback quality. The internal processor uses 64-bit precision (maximum 69-bit), delivering professional-level audio quality.

With Korg's interactive Session Drums, your own studio drummer is always available.

Create dynamic drum tracks quickly and easily with the D3200's built-in Session Drums feature. Using KORG's exclusive Knob Matrix, simply twist the Group and Session knobs to choose the overall musical style and use the Variation knob to select a pattern appropriate for your song. Breathe new life into your drum tracks by tweaking the Shuffle and Humanize knobs to produce subtle variations in the timing, accent, feel, and volume of each drum hit. You can even customize the rhythm sounds themselves. With Session Drums, create and record your original drum tracks without time-consuming programming and step-recording.

Sophisticated and versatile track editing tools.

Perform advanced and non-destructive track editing without impairing the high-quality sound with editing functions such as time expansion/compression, copy, erase, reverse, normalize, and fade. A learning noise reduction feature removes unwanted ambient noise without impairing the original sound!

Versatile input section to accommodate nearly any recording situation”including high channel-count live situations.

12 - 1/4" balanced inputs are teamed with 8 XLR inputs jacks featuring high-quality mic preamps and +48V phantom power. Each of the 8 phantom power supplies can be switched on/off independently, so you can mix and match your favorite condenser and dynamic mics to get the job done. The D3200 also features optical S/PDIF ins and outs and a dedicated guitar jack.

Powerful automated mixer section provides professional features and flexibility.

The D3200's mixer provides a total of 44 input channels (32 recorder channels and 12 sub-mixer channels). Fader, EQ, pan, and effect settings can be stored as a "scene," and up to 100 scenes can be saved and automatically recalled for each song, providing sophisticated automation. In addition, Dynamic Automation records and plays back individual fader and pan movements in real time, providing the freedom you need for creative mixing. Mixer parameters can also be controlled via MIDI.

An enhanced graphic display and interface provide fast, intuitive navigation.

The D3200 brings ease of operation to a new level, with fresh innovations such as the unique Knob Matrix and KORG's exclusive ClickPoint. The Knob Matrix provides 16 realtime control knobs laid out in a 4x4 arrangement that can be used simultaneously to edit a variety of parameters such as the Session Drums or the effect processors. It's a natural, analog-feeling interface. The 3-axis ClickPoint provides fingertip control that is much more immediate and satisfying than using a mouse or a track ball. ClickPoint can also be used as a jog/shuttle function when you're scrubbing through audio. The 320x240 pixel, 4-level grayscale display uses immediately understandable icons and provides visual feedback of the many Knob Matrix functions.

High-quality effects deliver professional sounding results.

The D3200's multiple effect processors use 56-bit internal processing to provide the highest audio quality. Instantly select from 128 effect programs created from 52 different effect algorithms.

Album CD Project and internal CDRW take your musical ideas to completion.

The D3200's built-in CDRW drive can be used to backup/restore songs and user data, to import WAV files, or to create finished audio CDs. When creating an audio CD, you can use the Album CD Project function to easily create a production-ready CD that specifies the song order and even the length of the gaps between songs. The internal hard drive can be partitioned so you can work on multiple album CD projects at once.

Computer friendly.

The D3200 automatically allocates part of its internal hard disk as a 2/4/8GB PC (USB) drive. This area can be used to import/export WAV data between the D3200 and a computer DAW program via USB, and can also be used to load system data. D3200 user data transferred to your PC can be easily e-mailed or exchanged over the internet. High-speed USB 2.0 is supported, so even large amounts of data can be transferred smoothly. In addition, back-up data created by other KORG D-series models can also be loaded.

Features
  • 272 tracks including virtual tracks
  • 32 tracks of simultaneous playback
  • 16 tracks of simultaneous recording (12 analog inputs + 2 digital inputs (S/PDIF) + 2 Session Drum tracks)
  • 24-/16-bit, 44.1/48kHz uncompressed recording format
  • Internal 80GB hard drive
  • Internal CDRW drive
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Track and song editing
  • 320x240-pixel backlit LCD display
  • Session Drums let you create a realistic and natural drum track for your entire song
  • REMS modeling effects
  • MIDI functionality: Mixer control, effect control, MMC transmission/reception, MTC transmission/reception, MIDI clock transmission
Specifications
  • Recorder Section

    Number of tracks: 272 (including virtual tracks)
    Recording format: 24-bit/16-bit uncompressed, 44.1kHz/48kHz

    Number of recording/playback tracks @ 48kHz/44.1kHz, 16-bit:
    Simultaneous playback: 32 tracks
    Simultaneous recording: 16 tracks using 12 analog inputs, S/PDIF inputs and the outputs from Session Drums

    Number of recording/playback tracks @ 48kHz/44.1kHz, 24-bit:
    Simultaneous playback: 16 tracks
    Simultaneous recording: 12 tracks
    Recording time: 44.1kHz, 16-bit: maximum 119 hours when using a 40GB hard disk
    Number of Songs: 100 songs per drive
    Locate points: 4 per song
    Mark points : 100 per song (marks can be named)
    Metronome/Drum Patterns: 660
    MMC functions: Transmitted and received
    Synchronization: MTC transmission/reception, MIDI clock transmission: Tempo Map (200 events per song), Sync Track (one track per song), Tempo recording
    CDRW functions: Internal CDRW, audio CD writing (Track At Once, Disc At Once), backup/restore, audio file (WAV format) import (ISO 9660), system load
    USB functions: Backup/restore, audio file (WAV format) import/export (FAT16/32), system load; USB 2.0 supported PC (USB) Drive Capacity: 2/4/8GB
    Track editing: Copy (overwrite/insert), erase, delete, swap, reverse, optimize, expand/compress, fade, normalize, erase punch noise, erase silence, noise reduction
    Song Editing: Copy, move, delete, rename, protect, save now
    Display format: Calendar time, HDD remaining capacity, scene, mark, tempo map Locate format: Hour/Min/Sec.ms, Hour/Min/Sec.Frame, Measure/Beat/Tick
    MIDI Functionality: Mixer control, effect control, MMC transmission/reception, MTC transmission/reception, MIDI Clock transmission

    Mixer Section
    Internal processing: 64-bit (maximum 69-bit)
    Inputs: 44 channels (32 recorder channels, 12 sub-in)
    Buses: 12 buses; 2 Eff Send buses, 2 AUX buses, 2 SOLO buses (stereo), 2 CUE buses (stereo), 2 MASTER buses (stereo), 2 MONITOR buses (stereo)
    Equalizer: Recorder channels 1-24: 4-band full parametric EQ, Recorder channels 25-32: 2-band shelving EQ, Sub Mixer channels 1-12: 2-band shelving EQ, Master track: 4-band full parametric EQ
    Scene Memories: 100 scene per song

    Effect Section
    Internal processing: 56-bit Structure: 8 Inserts (maximum), 2 Masters (maximum), 1 Final; All usable simultaneously at 44.1kHz/48kHz
    Programs: 128 presets, 128 users, 32 songs
    Algorithms: 52

    General
    Display: 320x240 pixel, 4-level grayscale movable LCD with backlight
    Power supply: AC Local Voltage

    Principal Specifications
    Frequency Response: 10Hz”20kHz ± 1 dB @ fs 44.1 kHz, +4dBu, 10 kOhms load: 10Hz”22kHz ± 1dB @ fs 48kHz, +4 dBu, 10 kOhms load
    S/N: 103dB (typical)
    Dynamic range : 103dB (typical) THD+N: 0.02 % (typical) 20Hz”20kHz, +16 dBu, 10 kOhms load
    A/D Conversion: 24-bit 64 times oversampling
    D/A Conversion: 24-bit 128 times oversampling
    Sampling frequency: Internal 44.1kHz/48kHz, external 44.1kHz ± 6 %, 48kHz ± 6 %
    Record/playback bit: 16-bit, 24-bit

    Analog/digital I/O specifications

    INPUT 1”8:
    Connectors: XLR-3-31 type (+48V phantom power, switchable), 1/4" TRS phone jacks (balanced)
    Input impedance: 4 kOhms (XLR-3-31), 10 kOhms (TRS phone jacks)
    Nominal level: -60dBu to ”22dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD OFF, -34dBu to +14dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD ON
    Maximum Level: -48dBu to ”10dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD OFF, -22dBu to +16dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD ON
    Source impedance: 600 ohms

    INPUT 9”12:
    Connectors: 1/4" TRS phone jacks (balanced)
    Input impedance: 10 kOhms
    Nominal level: -60dBu to ”22dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD OFF, -34dBu to +4dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD ON Maximum Level: -48dBu to ”10dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD OFF, -22dBu to +16dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD ON
    Source impedance: 600 ohms

    GUITAR INPUT:
    Connector: 1/4" phone jack (unbalanced)
    Input impedance: 10 MOhms
    Nominal level: -60dBu to ”22dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD OFF, -34dBu to +4dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD ON
    Maximum level: -48dBu to ”10dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD OFF, -22dBu to +16dBu @ TRIM = max.”min. PAD ON
    Source impedance: 600 ohms

    MASTER OUTPUT L/R:
    Connectors: 1/4" phone jacks (unbalanced)
    Output impedance: 150 ohms
    Nominal level: -10dBu
    Maximum level: +2dBu
    Load impedance: 10 kOhms or higher

    MONITOR OUTPUT L/R:
    Connectors: 1/4" phone jacks (unbalanced)
    Output impedance: 150 ohms or higher
    Nominal level: -10dBu
    Maximum level: +2dBu
    Load impedance: 10 kOhms or higher

    AUX OUTPUT 1, 2:
    Connectors: 1/4" phone jacks (unbalanced)
    Output impedance: 150 ohms
    Nominal level: -10dBu
    Maximum level: +2dBu
    Load impedance: 10 kOhms or higher

    PHONES:
    Connector: 1/4" stereo phone jack
    Output impedance: 100 ohms
    Maximum level: 50mW @ 32 ohms

    S/PDIF I/O:
    Connectors: optical
    Format: 24-bit S/PDIF (IEC60958)

    USB:
    Connector: Type B
    Format: Slave, USB 2.0 compliant
    Supported OS: Windows Me, Windows 2000 or later, Mac OS 9.0.4 or later

    MIDI IN / OUT:
    Connectors: DIN 5-pin x 2

    FOOT SW:
    Connector: 1/4" phone jack (use separately sold PS-1)

    EXPRESSION PEDAL:
    Connector: 1/4" stereo phone jack (use separately sold XVP-10 or EXP-2)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
USA Warranty Policy

All Korg products purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original consumer purchaser as listed below:

Labor: 1 Year
Parts: 1 Year

Exceptions: Tubes, AC Adapters, Foot Switches: 90 days

Warranty Requirements and Limitations:

-Proof of Warranty - The customer must provide proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty service. The dated sales slip or copy thereof is the only acceptable proof of purchase.

-The product must be purchased from a Korg USA authorized dealer and have a valid serial number.

Damage resulting from the following causes are excluded from the warranty set forth above:
-Misuse, including damage occurring during shipment, damage caused by battery leakage, accident, fire, unauthorized repairs, tampering, cosmetic damage or other types of damage which are the result of improper handling or abuse.
-The cleaning of controls or contacts due to exposure to dirty, dusty, or otherwise contaminated environment.
-Damage resulting from modification.
-Damage to units used for loan or rental.

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KorgD3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pro 32 track Studio In A box

Korg has raised the bar on digital home recording studio machines with the 32 track D3200 Recording Studio. No matter what your beat is, it is loaded with everything you?ll ever need to...Read complete review

Korg has raised the bar on digital home recording studio machines with the 32 track D3200 Recording Studio. No matter what your beat is, it is loaded with everything you?ll ever need to master your own CDs, even live, and with professional record company results. I personally went from a Roland Boss BR-8 to the Korg D3200 and haven?t stopped drooling since. I could go into all of the great features it has but that would take too many words so I recommend downloading the owner?s manual from Korg?s website and check out those impressive features yourself. Here are some things that made me, a 30 year rocker that plays everything drool. 1. Their amp and speaker cabinet modeling and even, get this, room modeling effects blew me away. They sounded real. You can leave the dust covers on those amp heads and cabs, folks! That's right, you can go from single to full stack and you can tweak the sound just like on the actual heads and add effects to boot. Then you can save ?your sound? to a user area. Sweet! 2. The Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio comes with a built-in EQ library that has EQ programs for individual drums (Studio and live recording), and male and female vocals, among many others. Hang on, wiping drool here. For example I was finishing my final Boss BR-8 tune by recording the vocal track and while getting oriented to the D3200 I used the D3200?s Male Vocal EQ with my studio condenser mic and patched it back into track 8 of my BR-8. My voice never sounded clearer. 3. Since my BR-8 and my new D3200 are both digital recorders I learned that by muting all but the track(s) I want to transfer on the BR-8, I could patch my BR-8 into the D3200?s track inputs one track at a time (or two if a drum track panned in stereo) and essentially transfer tracks from one to the other (Even bounced tracks). Sure, you have to hit the record button on the D3200 and press the play buttons on both recorders simultaneously for each track from beginning to end but I did it successfully. Then you can use the D3200?s effects and EQs and compression, etc., with 56 bit internal processing and master all of your tunes on the one digital recording studio. 4. One of the key questions I asked the salesperson at Guitar Center was, can you record a band with the D3200? He said the D3200 has 8 tracks I can do that with simultaneously and 12 if I use both analog and digital inputs. Let me tell you, when I saw the eight 1/4" jacks and eight balanced XLR jacks, each with independent Phantom Power, padding, and trim knobs, I got excited. Summary: I had originally gone to Guitar Center to see the BR-1600CD Recording Studio as an upgrade option but ended up having the salesperson compare it to the Korg D3200. My conclusion was they are both very fine machines but for musicians like me who want professional studio/radio-ready results and ease of use, The Korg D3200 MORE than fits the bill. And believe me, for all you get, plus 16 more tracks than the BR-1600CD, the price was unbelievably affordable. I just couldn?t pass it up. Another neat feature of the D3200 is the session drums. I played around with them and they are impressive and extremely tweakable. I personally don?t need that feature though. I have a Roland V-Session series drum kit in my studio which requires only 2 tracks on the D3200. In addition, I can plug my various guitars directly into the D3200's dedicated guitar input and take advantage of the D3200's excellent amp and speaker modeling). It didn?t take me long to realize the D3200 is the ultimate home studio recorder for me and I am extremely picky with regard to sound quality. In my opinion, the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio may never be topped for what it can do for your sound and mine. I?ll just go wipe my chin now.

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These things are junk...

On paper, and in person, the feature set of the KORG D3200 seems impressive, and it is. However, these made in China recording decks are garbage. I bought my from Guitar Center...Read complete review

On paper, and in person, the feature set of the KORG D3200 seems impressive, and it is. However, these made in China recording decks are garbage. I bought my from Guitar Center brand new, and the USB connection gave up the ghost just before my warranty expired, according to KORG, due to a bad mother-board. Had my new unit now for about 8 months, and suddenly the headphone jack no longer works, all my peak meters are frozen on, and I can no longer record anything into the unit. I take extremely good care of my equipment, and cover it with a dust cover when not in use. My advice, stay away from these... they look great, but just are not reliable, and its difficult to say the least to get KORG to stand behind their products. My TASCAM 564 had hundreds and hundreds of hours put on it over many years, and worked flawlessly.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This unit has been discontinued by Korg

By Dave

from Franklin, TN

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

This was a great digital audio multi-track recorder. However, Korg is no longer making this unit or other digital audio workstation recorders. While you may have years of use from this unit, just be aware that if Korg has stopped making it, it will not be far behind that Korg will stop supporting it. I am most disappointed than Korg and other companies have abandoned this market.

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2.0

I would not call it pro.

By Danny Mack

from new concord,ky

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

I bought one from Guitar Center in Nashville, Was not satisfied with the quality,I used a Roland 2480 before the Korg and after I sold the Korg D3200 I went back to the roland 2480 and will keep using it as long as it last. With the D3200 you are so limited with the effects and it sounds too didital.It's ok for the price I just would not call it pro. at all.

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5.0

AWESOME!!

By Fat Tommy Lee

from St. Louis, Mo.

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

Ive had mine for 2 years now. I have recorded 16 or more full songs, using anywhere from 13 to 32 tracks. I started out using this for only pre production stuff...but when it was all said and done, i ended up using all the tracks and mixing them right on my korg. Yeah, i wish there was a video output, to use a seperate monitor if desired, but overall, the features on this KORG are pretty aweseome. Its great for location work too, as you can record tracks and import them into your computer to work on any DAW of your choice. I couldnt be happier with this.

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(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Korg 3200

By Reincarnated Grey

from Appleton, Wisconsin

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

My friend strangely enough left his Korg 3200 at my house for about a year now and I have pretty much claimed it as my own. I make songs on it everyday and very much like the fact that it has an analog feel but a digital interface. As far as people complaining about the screen, it works fine for me. Also, I've heard that it could use more room- I've only run out of room when I filled up the 100 possible slots it has. I have never used the onboard drums or half the features on the thing, and already my music is developing at a phenomonal rate as a solo composer. The only complaints I have might not even be able to be avoided. For one, you might want to really know how to use the thing before you jump in and make songs. Not just for the vast amount of features, but to save your music. I either never had problems or never noticed them for a long time, but now I've lost perfect improvisations that I thought weren't good enough at the time. Once or twice I have "cleared" an entire window of "undo" options not knowing "clear" makes all your undo options dissapear and leaves you with whatever you have. Also, if the power goes out while you are using the thing all of your music goes bye bye- the only way to turn the thing on and use it again is by deleting all your songs. I'm dealing with this problem right now, with over two albums worth of unfinsihed/unmastered music inside of it. However It does give you the option to send them to a computer. I just don't know if my unmastered files will even be able to pop up on a computer. Overall, though, buy the thing- just be careful.

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5.0

Real Feel, Beautiful Job

By Ace

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

Just the way the D3200 looks sitting on your shelf where you run it from, is great. Very professional look and feel. Its like having a high end board from a high end studio. I've read reviews from people who always had some stupid complaint. OK, sure the screen is small & doesn't have the best contrast. As far as the click point mouse/ball, if you can't operate this, you shouldn't be using it. It is not that hard unless you are a moron. The only thing I can see for a future update, is maybe a USB port for the screen, so you can run the board and use your bigger monitor. Korg has given this board some of the most incredible software I've ever seen. If you know your engineering, the possibilities are endless. I'm old school and hated working with a computer/Pro Tools nonsense. This board is a complete studio and mastering studio, all in one. No more having to worry about picking up the computer noise/processor fans, crashing, etc. on any mics being used to record with. I'd have to say my computer is obsolete and will be used to edit video, check email & pay bills. Thank You Korg. -Ace

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

professional product

By Ryan

from georgetown CA

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

This thing is great. I have had one for about a year and have never been disapointed with it. If you know how to use it you can get very proffesional products out of it. My only complaint is that the monitor is a bit small and you cant hook it up to a larger screen but other than that it is great.

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(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

These things are junk...

By C.J.

from Beaverton

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

On paper, and in person, the feature set of the KORG D3200 seems impressive, and it is. However, these made in China recording decks are garbage. I bought my from Guitar Center brand new, and the USB connection gave up the ghost just before my warranty expired, according to KORG, due to a bad mother-board. Had my new unit now for about 8 months, and suddenly the headphone jack no longer works, all my peak meters are frozen on, and I can no longer record anything into the unit. I take extremely good care of my equipment, and cover it with a dust cover when not in use. My advice, stay away from these... they look great, but just are not reliable, and its difficult to say the least to get KORG to stand behind their products. My TASCAM 564 had hundreds and hundreds of hours put on it over many years, and worked flawlessly.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very satisfied

By Jim

from Helenwood, Tn

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

I have no regrets of purchasing the Korg D3200. It has many great features and is very versatile. I would like a larger display and longer faders though. It would be nice to be able to plug in an external monitor. The click point takes a little practice but is adequate. I think it would be good to be able to plug in a regular mouse as an alternative. Overall, I consider it an excellent value.

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(120 of 126 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pro 32 track Studio In A box

By Phil See

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

Korg has raised the bar on digital home recording studio machines with the 32 track D3200 Recording Studio. No matter what your beat is, it is loaded with everything you?ll ever need to master your own CDs, even live, and with professional record company results. I personally went from a Roland Boss BR-8 to the Korg D3200 and haven?t stopped drooling since. I could go into all of the great features it has but that would take too many words so I recommend downloading the owner?s manual from Korg?s website and check out those impressive features yourself. Here are some things that made me, a 30 year rocker that plays everything drool. 1. Their amp and speaker cabinet modeling and even, get this, room modeling effects blew me away. They sounded real. You can leave the dust covers on those amp heads and cabs, folks! That's right, you can go from single to full stack and you can tweak the sound just like on the actual heads and add effects to boot. Then you can save ?your sound? to a user area. Sweet! 2. The Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio comes with a built-in EQ library that has EQ programs for individual drums (Studio and live recording), and male and female vocals, among many others. Hang on, wiping drool here. For example I was finishing my final Boss BR-8 tune by recording the vocal track and while getting oriented to the D3200 I used the D3200?s Male Vocal EQ with my studio condenser mic and patched it back into track 8 of my BR-8. My voice never sounded clearer. 3. Since my BR-8 and my new D3200 are both digital recorders I learned that by muting all but the track(s) I want to transfer on the BR-8, I could patch my BR-8 into the D3200?s track inputs one track at a time (or two if a drum track panned in stereo) and essentially transfer tracks from one to the other (Even bounced tracks). Sure, you have to hit the record button on the D3200 and press the play buttons on both recorders simultaneously for each track from beginning to end but I did it successfully. Then you can use the D3200?s effects and EQs and compression, etc., with 56 bit internal processing and master all of your tunes on the one digital recording studio. 4. One of the key questions I asked the salesperson at Guitar Center was, can you record a band with the D3200? He said the D3200 has 8 tracks I can do that with simultaneously and 12 if I use both analog and digital inputs. Let me tell you, when I saw the eight 1/4" jacks and eight balanced XLR jacks, each with independent Phantom Power, padding, and trim knobs, I got excited. Summary: I had originally gone to Guitar Center to see the BR-1600CD Recording Studio as an upgrade option but ended up having the salesperson compare it to the Korg D3200. My conclusion was they are both very fine machines but for musicians like me who want professional studio/radio-ready results and ease of use, The Korg D3200 MORE than fits the bill. And believe me, for all you get, plus 16 more tracks than the BR-1600CD, the price was unbelievably affordable. I just couldn?t pass it up. Another neat feature of the D3200 is the session drums. I played around with them and they are impressive and extremely tweakable. I personally don?t need that feature though. I have a Roland V-Session series drum kit in my studio which requires only 2 tracks on the D3200. In addition, I can plug my various guitars directly into the D3200's dedicated guitar input and take advantage of the D3200's excellent amp and speaker modeling). It didn?t take me long to realize the D3200 is the ultimate home studio recorder for me and I am extremely picky with regard to sound quality. In my opinion, the Korg D3200 Digital Recording Studio may never be topped for what it can do for your sound and mine. I?ll just go wipe my chin now.

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(40 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An increadible value

By Fuzzball

from Ida, MI

Comments about Korg D3200 32-Track Digital Recording Studio:

This is a incredible unit for the price. The D3200 has 32 tracks of simultaneous playback and it can record up to 12 tracks at one time. This is a serious recording device at a very moderate price. This unit is great for recording live bands and it does it with a great level of quality. The D3200 can record up to 272 tracks but I have never needed that many. The unit has the standard 40GB hard drive so it stores plenty of material. The unit also has session drums but to be honest I did not think they were anything spectacular, they are good for scratch tracks or practicing with. Overall the unit is very simple to use making it a fun unit to work with. I did not experience any problems with the D3200 but I have heard several people complain that they had to send theirs in for repair. Overall I had a very good experience with this unit.

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