Korg 168RC

Korg 168RC

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168RC, Digital Mixer from Korg.

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  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: 168RC
  • Category: Digital Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 02/18/2003

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Korg 168RC user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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 1 user review25 %

Philipovna's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Efficasse for use ADAT"

Korg 168RC
Jack - XLR - 48 kHz - 8 buses - 12 channels - effects section - possible automation - spdif sync -


Config simple - we made it - Detailed Manual -


Flexible converter - Imperative for guitars: case of direct-to-use -


I no longer use it but I took advantage for several years -
C material of a certain generation that has its qualities - I had coupled with an RME Hammerfall 9636 digi -
I've never been around completely - To each my use - I am rather "audio" - A good solution for the connection Adat -

Tonka's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unknown but friendly"

Korg 168RC
This is a digital mixer, 16 channels, one of the first on the market, released in conjunction with the Yamaha Promix, but went unnoticed because of the hype around the Yamaha, which is rather better than the Korg has sold poorly designed, and remains poorly listed on argus ...
12 analog inputs (4 preamps with only two are Jack) and 16 digital I / O (2 ADAT), 24 bit, 44.1 kHz, 2 integrated multi-effects, not automation.


Common functions are accessible: input gain, solo and mute buttons have dedicated at least for the first 12 channels.
Other functions are accessed (assignment of voice input, pan, eq, effects / ... thanks to the rotary encoders often the screen and three buttons modes: - I / S / P that can manage the assignment of channels, and shipments to the pan,
- BUS which manages the signal routing
- EQ, EQ 4-band as the name suggests ...
This is less ergonomic than an analog console, but not by much.
The routing is very evolved, each physical input analog or ADAT can be routed to any of the 16-channel console can be sent to the master output or ADAT ... basically anything is possible. on the other hand is not obvious. Must have the manual and practice under the eyes.
When properly configured you can save the configuration so that it can return immediately. And it is nice to be able to use the console for various different projects (studio, live, shows, events ...) sahchat in a click, it will be in the appropriate configuration.


I will not go very far on this point. I find it neutral, I use it in monitoring and recording in home studio and the sound seems good, but I did not fall to compare the quality of convertos and dynamics. Let's say I have not noticed any loss or gain qualmité between the sound recorded directly with the preamp, and convertos my audio interface (Tascam fw1018) and catches with preamp and convertos console.
The effects are not folichons but have the advantage of being there: it's nice to send a reverb in the headphones of the singer who is about to be recorded. For small concerts to add sound, it provides a reverb and delay on hand.


So I use it for 6 years, ADAT connected to my audio interface, so I use it for recording (preamp and convertos) and monitoring. It does its job properly. I appreciate it is small and light and power routing associated with the convenience of saving several configs make it a powerful and practical.
For the price this is a valid choice, despite these years it is still relevant.

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

Korg 168RC
Numrique mixer 16 channel 8 bus rack, 18-bit 48 kHz.
Automation via MIDI
100 memory mix
30 memory of legalization
50 memory effects
12 faders non motoriss
2 XLR inputs with power supply. phantom + 6 symtriques jack inputs, inserts on the pad and Premire four entries.
2 inputs + 2 outputs Adat
3-band equalizer paramtrique (low and high semi-paramtriques) on 12 routes Premire
2 internal effects
Master output jacks symtriques + SP / DIF
Monitor output jacks
2 auxiliary outputs
Between RCA Tape
Midi In / Out / Thru
Word Clock In / Out
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Trs good ergonomics. The analog inputs can be Adat and routes to any track or mix any output thanks a router internal Designed trs well. Example of use: I affect output in 1 track from a song Adat to send it to an external compressor, and compresses the voice comes back from the table by a line route to a portion of the mixing console.

Only regret about the ergonomics: the knobs are not endless. To change a value displays the screen, you must first turn the knob located below this value until reaching the corresponding position, the movements are taken into account that from that time l. Same behavior for faders.

The VU meters are not very prcis but comprehensive (master of diodes, inputs, and effects on the screen).

The sync can be internal or prleve on one of the ADAT or the word clock input.

The 617 paramtres are MIDI controllable by numros customizable control change.


Trs gnrale good sound is the only table numrique I use in the studio, so I have no points of comparison regarding the quality of the converters . These seem to me correct trs ...

Two effects processors are fairly gnralistes and give good rsultats. They can be set pre or post fader individually for each channel. Unfortunately there is no insert effects, you can tinker with using the gate-effect limit placed pre-fader and n'couter the output of the effect, but it is very s inlgant! It is really prfrable process dynamics taking.


I use it for about 5 years and I still do not regret my choice. Its dual interface and Adat original routing capabilities are its main assets. In the era of this purchase, I recorded audio on a Falcon dot interface and Adat Alesis Adat one, two synchroniss, and the whole mix on the 168RC.

I would do without hsiter this choice because the alternative did not exist, except maybe be a 02R with ADAT interfaces in two more, but the bill does have four times more leve ... Today, Behringer DDX seems the only table that accepts (with option) and 16-channel ADAT.

disciple95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg 168RC
Numrique mixer 16 channel 8 bus rack, 18-bit 48 kHz.
- ADAT x2 (16 track digital I / O) + 1s SPDIF
- 8 Analog in
2 in which unbalanced XLR or jack (48v phantom power supply)
- Backlit LCD Screen
- Stereo outputs: master output and monitor output, Aux output, spdif
- Word Clock
- Midi in / out / thru
- 31 Effects ....
- 3-band EQ per track


This console is very intitiuve I have mastery without any notice, after a few uses it becomes very pleasant even for very simple, the only thing it lacks (for its class) are the motorized fader), which would have made it very '... if not all ergonomic set itself facillement (track / effect / to ...) it's fun.


The sound quality is very good for this small console, perhaps the preamps are a little light, the effects are not very complete but extroardinnaire (we find the same problems with the Yamaha ProMix01 or 'the 01v) , Eqs is simple but not bad for a console ptite who have several years


I use it for 3 years, ease of use is a treat as well as its robustness is undeniable, and given the price at which it can be found today (between 3000frs and 6000), the quality of its is very accurate even more, we must not forget that it was the only competitor to promix but it was more Honner report function / price shame that this product does not work for korg because it is really very very good ...
Its weak point there is no update of Os, and the representative of gafarell music korg in France gives no information on the product serrieuses therefore impossible to find the record if you do not own anything ... well really bad
used in a home studio or for a few config sono
Anyway it's good really good, it's korg

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