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MR-16 HD, Digital Multrack-studio from Fostex.


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Fostex MR-16 HD tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Fostex
  • Model:MR-16 HD
  • Category:Digital Multrack-studios
  • Added in our database on: 08/29/2008

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Fostex MR-16 HD user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 3 reviews )
 1 user review33 %
 2 reviews67 %
dannyv08/12/2008

dannyv's review

Fostex MR-16 HD
It is a 16-track recorder which comes with 8 tracks for recording and 4 stereo tracks for bouncing. There are four XLR/1/4in inputs which is usually more than enough to record something. The only time I ever felt like I needed more was for recording drums when I wanted around 8 tracks. However, recording drums with only 4 channels worked out great and sounded amazing. The 471 minutes of recording time can actually run out faster than you would think, but it is enough time to record plenty of songs. I would suggest backing up your data on a computer and then periodically deleting finished projects.

UTILIZATION

The MR-16HD was the first digital multi-tracker that I had bought, so I was eager to jump into the features and see what it was made of. Unfortunately, I had no idea what I was doing, so I had to dig into the manual. I was in luck, because the user's manual is more like a complete walk-through with examples from start to finish of a recording project. It didn't take more than a week before I was pretty much a pro at the multi-tracking.

SOUNDS

This recorder comes with 4 delay/reverb type effects (Room, Hall, Plate and Delay). Each one sounds different and can be sent to channels 1-8. These come in handy whenever you are bouncing tracks. Another cool feature for bouncing tracks is the mastering effects. There are three different mastering effects, powerful, natural, and bright. The powerful and bright are the most noticeable. The powerful is best for rock, adding more bass and overall thickness, while the bright would be great for acoustic music.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using the MR-16HD for over a year and have only had one major problem. The hard drive somehow was damaged, but Fostex customer service handled it very professionally. They replaced the hard drive under the one year warranty it came with and sent it back good as new. I have recorded many band projects with this and, besides the hard drive problem, have no complaints. Recently I have upgraded, so now I only use this unit for recording at other locations besides my home, so in durability I would say that it passes that test. I bought it new for $399.95 and I say it was way worth the price. In fact, I'm pretty sure I have made that money back just in recording other bands. Browsing the menu is ridiculously easy. Pushing the menu button in is like an enter key and turning it is scrolling. This makes it really easy to make fast changes.
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vibes09/09/2008

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

Fostex MR-16 HD
Plutt cool machine for tight budget

UTILIZATION

I had already Live7 with good audio interface hardware but I needed to save.

The mr16HD I'm really happy, easy to learn, manufacturing quality OK but not too much size for the road. Faders / buttons / knobs are not too "cheap" and can make pretty models.

the screen is nice and easy to navigate, everything is logical and hands on.

From 4 is not bad compared to the recording of this game, especially the recording (with faders) on 8 tracks mono + 4 stereos ca the fact serious.

There's way to export the tracks to the computer or the final piece solos.

The recording quality is good, the reverb / delay are poor but decent, and two auxiliary outputs allow you to play with externalities. I do not like the equalizer or the mastering effects. I have not tried the distortion.

Too bad we can not record without DSSAP loop by the silence during rewind ...

A very good game machine for this price.

SOUNDS

Plutt cool machine for tight budget

OVERALL OPINION

Plutt cool machine for tight budget
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la souris10/22/2008

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

Fostex MR-16 HD
What is the storage media?
Hard drive, enough to store our very composed. And if it is full, simply move your music from the recorder to your computer.

MIDI sync possible.

UTILIZATION

Although the manual is in English it is spun rather simple to use.

SOUNDS

Pretty good for budget!
Certe it will never be worth a Pro Tools or Logic's sound card. But it is a Cubase on PC.

OVERALL OPINION

One year we had, and with no worries.
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