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D32XD, Digital Multrack-studio from Korg.


8 user reviews

Korg D32XD tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Korg
  • Model:D32XD
  • Category:Digital Multrack-studios
  • Added in our database on: 11/22/2003

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Korg D32XD user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
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stompboxjon05/17/2012

stompboxjon's review"high powered workstation"

Korg D32XD
The Korg D32XD is a pretty good workstation that can record 16 or 32 tracks depending on which one you actually have. They faders can also move on their own with automation, it kind of reminds me of a pro tools board that I have used years ago. Difference is this is much more affordable than the pro tools unit. That doesn’t mean that this unit is cheap in price because its not. It will cost a decent amount of money to own, but by having the Korg D32XD you will have a full studio right at your fingertips.


UTILIZATION

The Korg D32XD is a full studio right in front of you in a box. You will be able to record several tracks simultaneously in different formats of files. The machine its self is very stable I didn’t have any problems with it at all, unlike some computers most hard ware is a lot more stable and wont have internal failures.


SOUNDS

Sounds are pretty good, only thing that I think could have been better to me is if they spent some more time on the filters and effects. Not that they arent good but I just wish that their where more of them. Just seems like for a unit this size and price you should have a lot more effects. But the ones they have are good.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, it’s a great unit and I still love hardware. I remember what it was like 15 years ago when almost everything was hardware and software really didn’t exist. Hardware is making a come back though because people still feel the need to want to have a device they can actually be hands on with and not like a software. I loved the Korg D32XD and I think it has been upgraded a lot since it came out years ago. But you can never go wrong with a full studio in a hardware form.
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MGR/Stoney Road Studio06/12/2007

MGR/Stoney Road Studio's review"Korg D32XD"

Korg D32XD
I am a seasoned bass player and vocalist.I have been playing bass for almost forty years. I enjoy playing all styles of music.

I became interested in recording about three years ago. I now operate a small project recording studio out of my home. Although now that I have the D32XD it is not quite so small.

I purchased it used (although it looked brand new) off of e-bay two weeks ago. I paid $1599.00. I feel it was quite a bargin.

The sound quality is amazing. The ease of use was great...especially for a non techie guy like me. I already had a Korg D16XD (which i love) with the additional eight quarter inch inserts and analog compressors. I easily transfered them to the D32XD. So the sixteen tracks of simultaneous recording is wonderful. The multitude of effects makes my recordings sweet. I love the simplicity of the editing features. Mixing on this unit is a breeze.

There isn't anything i don't like about the D32XD. It's the best.

The D32Xd is wonderfully constructed. It's totally professional looking.

This unit is without a doubt the best DAW out there. It is a shame Korg has discontinuted the line. Korg please reconsider. I highly recommend if you find one....BUY IT!!!!! I plan on saving up for a second one soon.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/A.J.09/14/2005

MGR/A.J.'s review"Korg D32XD Digital Recording Studio"

Korg D32XD
I am a guitar player currently in an up and comming band. i've played for about 7 years. I am also going to school to become a recording engineer.

I puchased the beast at guitar center, i used money i had been saving for school, he he... but i was able to bounce back and do just fine. i think i paid $2800

Man, where to begin? Well first of all I'd have to say the 24bit recording! then the moving faders. of course then comes the anolog compressors, then all the effects that could fill a studio. Learning my way around this unit was a blast. there are also many upgrades and accesories such as an additional 8 inputs and 8 anolog compressors to make a tolal of 16 simulltaneous recordable tracks. the touch screen is nice.

Well there isnt much to say here, other than i wish that transfering files to a computer would be a little faster. But in all actuallity, you really dont need to, all the mastering tools and effects as well as mixing can be done right there in the machine itself.

verry dependable, seems to be solid. i would give it a 10.

This is a dream machine, recordings sound so good through this machine. if there was one single thing to buy to turn a normal bedroom of garage into a full blown studio it would be the D32XD reacording studio. i could imagine that all the stuff that would have cram packed a studio 10 years ago is all here.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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05/04/2006

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

Korg D32XD
I will not go into detail on the characteristics, I have the version with the preamp has a cot lamps korg integr of 8 analog compressors serie..clairement here is something I want to emphasize: we do not take t you and has a warming of sound optimization lieal integration of these items in the machine: simplicitefficacitLe hard drive is 80 gigas..la as unstoppable and tranquilit for important projects The limitation! 8 recordings into tracks more pupil resolution does not bother me because I'm well pleased Adi low resolutions (16 Concurrent tracks) .. but each person sees as its practical needs ..

USE

Okay so here is the essence of me: THIS MACHINE IS TERRIBLY SIMPLE!
To sum you: J stays at roland since years with the studios and I vs No more enregistrai Not that I wasn t happy with the sound (more worthwhile to take the head to be compared because today all! the same range of machines are close ..) but roland m ergonomics exasperated! (I'm not pro and anti korg roland fantom because I have an x ​​I am also satisfied ergonomically)
And then one day I have bought a Korg D1600 and I started to rediscover the pleasure of opening the enregistrer..sans manuel..et sound perfect! So I pass to the d32xd..et I'm in heaven ..des immense possibilities and disconcerting ease ..
Actually what I love is that c c is a machine for musicians who enregistrent..pas ings for sounds that take the head hours on petis frequency tips! (And yet she's had enough in the trunk to AC so if you want ..)
Because of these aspects I think that it is no competition! I believe that with all the possibilities that was in 2006 one forgets that c is the music game, the fling..pas micro computer!
Spend two hours to the test and you will understand what I mean!

SONORITS

The sound is impeccable to me at any level! Analog Elements or bundled provide some grain directly in decision without besion preamp or other various effects, converters semblent..transparants me! (And c is that exactly what is expected of this type of machine) When is the dynamics it seems to me at the top!
What I love is the fact c to see when I put my dishes and I was serious cd how the sound is already super correct by observing simple rules in decision and using compression and equalization presets of machine! (and forgive me but I have the impression of being a light for years over some demo that I hear on audiofanzine that are supposedly made on pc war with treatment based competition has tons of plug ins and pro trucmuche whose sound is to splash final..il must stop deluding ourselves etd hope to match the performance of a ddi pro tools system was 15,000 euros and preamps, effects, microphones has 3000,5000,10000euros. .etc!)
I ve me even a Edirol fa 66 not bad at all but frankly there s not my korg..j photo..je prefers to have also the impression of being an al-resistant era or we do the prerogative of mao everything goes! Wake up and rinse your ears listening to al 60 albums and 70 different styles enregisrs in 4 or 8 tracks ..
Ah oui..ne not make fun of me but I always records in 16-bit 44 (although I definitely disposes of more students resolutions of course) and I am already in 7th heaven sound!

NOTICE GLOBAL

I have it for 4 months and I love this machine for what I have dfini above (I feel when I used the musician ...) It is widely amentities and c's why I have it purchased e because I did not want to leave on projects or I'll be down tracks and recording opportunities and with it I am alone! I know the competitor material (yam and Roland) and I would not change it for the world ! Obviously it costs a certain amount (but the quality-price ratio seems correct result in the end, and then in the same spirit there are the little brothers of the range for those who have fewer resources ..) Other Benefits : play, record, we edite..etc..JAMAIS OF CRASHING IT WORK IMMEDIATELY (all configs can not say that!)!
And I have never had a problem of reliability with Korg!
In conclusion, the sound will be faithful to you enregistrez..et the difference will not be because of the machine that is at the top but because of your microphones, musical chanteurs..expression and j on! If selling your flag and buy a complete studio pro!
But I don t have the impression that ca worthwhile for the majority of us!
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