Fostex 812
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Fostex 812

812, Analog Mixer from Fostex.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 6 reviews )
 1 user review17 %
 3 reviews50 %
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Footstomper09/01/2012

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

Fostex 812
Rack and not even quite cumbersome

UTILIZATION

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)

SOUNDS

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

OVERALL OPINION

A multitrack (8) analog unstoppable in simplicity, efficiency and price.
LeHomeStudieux06/12/2012

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.

UTILIZATION

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

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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!
berl06/10/2012

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.

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
mathologie03/21/2008

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

Fostex 812
Not this console rack has 12 XLR inputs 12 and 12 RCA jack for returns to recording (magneto) so that you can actually mix 24 sources. There are 3 and 8 In the departure to the sub groups. The EQ has two parametric and a semi.

UTILIZATION

Easy to use and pleasant but the meters but not very accurate adjustable. There is a possibility of controlling the mute by noon but I do not have the little card for that. to three.

SOUNDS

Its transparent rather hot, short breath and pleasant EQ

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a long time but I have the pleasure resort in the heat of the sound compared to my Mackie. value for money unbeatable quality as most of the product Fostex R8 epoch and another.
what I like the least that was the look.
bassmans08/11/2003

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

Fostex 812
On the PRMIA first it seems that this console is Dedier home studio and even made for the r8 band of the same brand
buses allow the return to monitoring channels 1-8
It is composed of 12 mono channels assignable into 4 groups including a stereo master.
her two parametric equalizer for a low one for the center frequency
routing in the two is possible and the return effect is assignable right left
it has a headphone output facade
the meters do not seem too specific but a good ADDITION its warm enough out of this console for a bargain price remains low in the upper hand.
Note its Particularities it weighs!
weight is not his advantage and "we can safely predict a fligh to transport solid
short of a great compromise for analog gear

notice to the defender of digital
the heat of the corrections is not unlike a soft sampled.

UTILIZATION

Very simple to use but reserved to the initiated mix

SOUNDS

The console remains transparent with all the parameters to 0, but it tends to wind down from a + 3 db

OVERALL OPINION

It's not long but I have a console with a different brand next to me and using different mixer I would recommend buying a product type that is to high-level
bassmans08/11/2003

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.

USE

Very easy to use but reserve insiders mix

SONORITS

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

NOTICE GLOBAL

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