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DaRox 06/17/2009

Fostex MR-8 HD/CD : DaRox's user review


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Value For Money : Correct
Full connectivity (jacks, XLR, USB, MIDI OUT, S / PDIF, ...)

HDD (400 Mn registration theoretical - 40 GB)
CD Burner

Phantom power (mic static)

Digital Effects Processor ASP

Recording 4 tracks simultaneously
Reading 8 tracks


The manual is very comprehensive, but the "beast" is not easy to take in hand. Making a basic recording is fairly intuitive, but to exploit all the possibilities of the recorder (copy / paste, MIDI synchronization, mixing, ...), it takes a little more patience, and the manual is in my opinion essential.

But given all the possibilities, I think it's pretty hard to make the device more intuitive. Maybe the screen could it be bigger and better used (color? Pad as for ordinary phones, ...), that's why I put that 8 / 10.


I do not use it for professional recording, but I have no complaint to make. Obviously, for the microphones, a preamp is required except for better quality, and for guitars, effects are not always adequate (or better recommended multi effect: dubbing the sound of an amp).

The effects are also means (saturation, reverb). But this is not a multi purpose: it is primarily a recorder. And in my ear (which is not an expert), the recorded sound is very loyal.

But I like the ability to extract every track on PC to have a mix more accurate and easier if you want to go further.


I use it for almost a year.
I use it mainly for rehearsal or make "models", AC can have a quality recording of a very proper and very quickly!

I find the correct value (around 500 € I think).

What j'appprécie the most is the speed of recording, and the ability to rip tracks to a PC (so the camera can record designs, rehearsals or live gigs, which can then be reworked on computer)

For that I use (fast saves, catches his live models, rehearsals, work records, ...) I do it again this election.