Fostex 812

Fostex 812

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812, Analog Mixer from Fostex.

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Fostex 812 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fostex
  • Model: 812
  • Category: Analog Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 07/12/2002

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Fostex 812 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 6 reviews )
 1 user review17 %
 3 reviews50 %
 2 reviews33 %

bassmans's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fostex 812
On prmier first it seems that this console is dedicate home studio and even made for the band of the same mark r8
buses allow the return to monitoring the tracks 1-8
It is composed of 12 assignable mono channels into 4 groups a stereo master.
her two parametric equalizer for a low one for the center frequency
2 routing is possible and to the effect return is assignable right left
she headphone output facade
the meters do not look too prcis MOREOVER but a good sound pretty hot out of this console for a low bargain price remains at the top of pav.
note its peculiarities it weighs !!
its weight is his advantage and "you can not predict a strong fear fligh for transport
in short, a great compromise for analog gear

notice in the digital defender
heat corrections is not sampled unlike an app.


Very easy to use but reserve insiders mix


The console is transparent with all the parameters to 0 but tends wind down from + 3 db


This makes little time but I have a console from another brand and cot for me to different mixer I would recommend buying a product type that is still high level

Footstomper's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice and cheap"

Fostex 812
Rack and not even quite cumbersome


Use in home studio and recording an album for our band (bass, drums, 2 guitars, harmonicas, vocals).

Super effective registration with the grain of the analog can do things impossible in digital without treatment. For example, push a voice in the red without it being gross.
Super easy to use. A tape cassette anything! Punch in and out precise location points on the ribbons as accurate.

Associated with a good table that does wonders for cheap.

A single fault careful not duplicate tracks too close. (Eg 1 and 2 track 3)


Lightweight breath of course ... it is analog after all. By mixing digital then we can turn all this without difficulty.


A multitrack (8) analog unstoppable in simplicity, efficiency and price.

LeHomeStudieux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good mixing desk!"

Fostex 812
Mixer for 12/8/2A the basis for the 8-band tracks with all necessary connectors (XLR, Jack, RCA), direct output by track by track insert. Semi parametric EQ very well thought out, three effect sends per track.


On the one hand ease and even explains how to make effective use of the EQ!


This is the home studio but with a very respectable quality. It colors the sound with a slightly appreciable heat. The EQ is really accurate.


I have 20 years, the headphone does not work but the rest operates seamlessly. I have never regretted my purchase, she gave me so many services!

berl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Analog console of good quality"

Fostex 812
Analog console scheduled for the sound / mixing with a multitrack tape kind Fostex Model 80.
12 XLR inputs with 24V phantom
12 additional inputs (RCA) to mix or sync back
2 to the classics, a third with the stereo pan (sync back to the mix)
EQ: Parametric 2 + 1 acute nonparametric centered 10kHz
8 subgroups with 8 LED VU meters, 8 faders send and RCA outputs
Exits and returns to the jack unbalanced.
No onboard effects.


Originally scheduled for home studio recording with a tape multitrack tape Fostex Model 80 or R8. This explains the connections in the CAR.
EQ lovely and purposes, this is the highlight of the table.
Easy and intuitive enough, only the mix of sync back along the recording may need to take the manual.
I used often live without problems: obviously some of the functions of the table is no longer used (sync returns, 8 subgroups with 12 entries ...) but it sounds very pleasantly cons.


I find it quite neutral, and again the EQ is very good: well spaced in frequency around the knob, correct and effective progressive, they are well-designed EQ.
Of course, one does not have full parametric that price and I would have appreciated a knob of serious tray or even a fixed low cut in addition to parametric in the bass, but I think it's a good EQ section.
Breath: Very reasonable for the main circuit (12 XLR -> 8 groups, LR) it is against most audible in the circuit that serves 3 To return to sync or sometimes also for effects sends.


I bought a Model 80 to about 1990 models and even some recordings.
This console was then used me live when I needed a few entries: light, easy to use, good sound ...
I sold in 2011 after having revised (power capacitors) and she left for a new life! I have the service manual :-)

the +: the price (good value for Q / P in hand), the EQ, the weight.
the -: RCA connectors on the sub / groups and LR, the breath of the Aux 3.

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