moosers 11/23/2011

Tascam MS16 : moosers's user review


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The Tascam MS16 is a 1" 16 track tape machine. I'm not sure the exact years that this was in production, but I think it was made in the early 1990's. I only recently got the chance to use the MS-16 as I'm working with a new producer and he has this in his studio. We used it to record drums only on and then bounced it into Pro Tools, which is probably the common usage for the machine these days for those that are still around and being used. I don't know much more backing information on the MS-16, but it's a pretty small machine and fits nicely in any studio. It also has it's own remote which is thorough and makes it so you only have to go to the machine to put the tape on and take the tape off. I really like the sound of this machine as I think it gives you just the right amount of warmth for your tracks. It probably doesn't sound as thick as as a 2" machine, but since it's a 16 track it's pretty close and still sounds great in my opinion. Since drums are the only instrument that I've thus far used with Tascam MS16, I'm looking forward to trying it with other instruments like bass and electric guitars. The price seems to be varied for the Tascam MS-16, but it does seem like there are some out there for sale on the used market at a decent price for a 16 track tape machine. I really like the ease of use with the Tascam MS16 and definitely it's sound, I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to use this machine more and find out more about it. From what I know so far, it's definitely a cool little 16 track.