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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Yamaha AW2816
Everything on this unit is doing what it is supposed to do, and more!!!

Price paid

$1999.00

UTILIZATION

Everything is Self-explanatory! If you can read, you be a master at digital recording and producing!

It is easily portable and not too big! All you have to do is log on to their website(www.aw2816.com) and get any kind of customer support.

SOUNDS

The Preamps in this unit sound spectacular! It has every effect I need to produce "Bangin" tracks for my peoples!

OVERALL OPINION

Basically, Yamaha hit it on da head with this one!!! I have their QY70, and SU200 phrase sampler. Together with those two unit and the AW2816, I'll outdo anybody musically. I don't care if you have an MPC or anything, I'll top it!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
windo06/19/2014

windo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" PRO category for cheap!"

Yamaha AW2816
For specifications, see the docs on the subject.
The only weak point that I found the connection is only 2 connectors are XLR, the other jack. I had to make connections XLR-Jack.
For storage, I changed the internal disk with a 64 GB It is still in cheap. Otherwise, I found myself having full disk and not be able to recover even as wav enough space (recording of a concert 5h continuous).
Also a weak point here: Recycling of VERY long file, you must use software found on the net to pick up the pieces imported into the pc, dees times with 10 A / R rewritable CD! I contacted Yamaha japan for information on the format or structure of the disk in order to eventually develop a IDE-USB interface eg. but no further info is available at home (it is true that I had contacted foist tsunami ...)
CDC: for me the perfs are still very professional and versatility still good (see below)

UTILIZATION

General config not too difficult to understand, clear manual, even if you do not gobble everything from the first reading :-) . The usual functions are accessible.
Personally, I wanted to use in mixing desk, as well as recording. While we did not make a real mixing desk, missing auxiliary circuits, etc ... but it met what I expected for rpeter group.
Then I made recordings "live", so not too much to say the above (2 tracks).
Finally, I made a recording of repet live, but each instrument on a track. I admit that the final mix was very easy to make, simple and very good quality, without spending hundreds of hours.

SOUNDS

for me, the A / D converters and D / A are transparent, but I do not have much recoil for comparison.
The dynamic is good, refreshed and storable effective effects and filters on each channel, in short, what more, especially for the price I paid.

OVERALL OPINION

I am very satisfied and even if I wanted to try to replace it with a AWS1600 or 2400 to try to reduce weaknesses (file transfers, etc.), I've realized that the AW2816 is the most versatile, comparable with other more recent perfs. So I keep!!
fabcyan10/23/2007

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

Yamaha AW2816
Dj prcdemment say.
Attention, it only records 8 tracks simultaneously. (16 reading).
MY8AD option on this machine is nothing (although photography on the tin!)

UTILIZATION

The manual is super simple, it is really for children, everything is mach trs is enjoyable!
The functions are simple and accessible, erase and copy and paste move when there are tricks (with the points A & B) will rev faster!

SOUNDS

Quite simply, the sound is impccable, biensr just bring a good prampli upstream. The quality of the sound right to me given Congratulations a pro with whom I did do the mastering.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using ending for 4 years and spent many hours over the 100nes. The screen is super enjoyable, does not tire the eye, particularly the effects rverbe sound wonderful, automation can make exploits, every time I immediately find a functionality of more for me it's ease of life. I am just finishing my 2nd album and I must say it is well damped. The 16 tracks are trs sufficient number of entries also for those who want to make their CD at home. 4 years APRS I suggest leaving all the new one under 2000. my next? srement the AW2400!
10 and if there were not 11 I n'hsirerai! A 800 or 900 secondhand forget AW16G, the D3200, the AW1600, you name it ...

CORRECTION ON October 23, 2007: It is gniale I am my 3rd album, I quip with the Y56K card that adds effects, so a stain well, frankly, every month I discovering a little more is depending on a real plane, the TOP!
orchestre-alex-and-cie06/13/2005

orchestre-alex-and-cie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha AW2816
Hi I'm alex I just bought a Yamaha AW2816 and I can not seem to register my synte malgres the french manual I ask whether quelqun would kindly explain to me how do I do musically alex

USE

Yes the manual is very clear

SONORITS

There is not converter. I do not know

NOTICE GLOBAL

I just acquire I do not know for instant.NON
barriolibre07/10/2004

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

Yamaha AW2816
For the main CHARACTERISTICS see on the site dedicated to 2816. Is very well thought of in terms of ergonomics and faade Aesthetics! The only criticism I have is linked to the buttons that must be handled with prcaution (those of transport) because they look fragile ...

UTILIZATION

Once the manual digr and read as one reads a book, the AW2816 features appear empty and logical trs. Everything seems trs good except that you can edit multiple tracks simultaneously. Indeed, if you DSIR erase a portion of track 1 and the same portion of the 5, 13 (for example), you are obliged to renew the opration every time ... But this is one that can overcome dtail trs quickly.
When the waveform is displayed, and you want to work in precision means no sound, which is a shame ... But I RPET that ct of this, many points are super.

SOUNDS

The sound is trs Fidler: what is recorded, it means more. This forces the sound to work before saving it, which I think is a good thing. The dynamic is trs satisfactory and if we color the sound a bit prampli with a lamp, your exact seems even better.
The effects section: they dosent with precision and rverbs and delays are "good quality".
Normment I use compressors on all channels, insert, or read, and qualisations for prciser the sound mix. I use an external multiband compressor (triple C) for mastering.
So, as a central lment home studio associated with some collection outdoor lments (prampli, multiband compressor, amp simulator right-dg-stomp, good microphones for voice, repeatedly amps or drums ,...) I find that restores a sound that makes the diffrence many multitrack recorders of the market to get professional about the results trs.
The converters are transparent, which can make them a little cold stepfather; Global Warming us our sound if we want.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over a year and am fully satisfied. I had to change the original hard drive (under warranty) who planted all the time and since everything is perfect!
I like its ergonomics, its possibilities and if we compare the AW16 it possde more assets for the same price! Because there are sometimes occasions. more or less 1100 or 1000 euros! It is a machine similar in every respect the AW4416 with the phrase sampler and some dtails less ...
What I like least is the slowness with which the engraver opre when it comes to import, save, ext ...
Fvrier In 2003, I pay 1870 euros with the drive and c'tait honnte. Currently, I highly recommend those who have more or less a budget of 1000 euros to and who, like me, prfre such machines to computer. who and all.
Alan Replica06/30/2004

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

Yamaha AW2816
Perfect condition good CRER the song with the same time frame as your record!

UTILIZATION

Impeccable, I record live 'live' on 2 between stro since my analog mixer and the sound is exactly that heard in the headphones before recording! I only use compression in between, no other internal effects, so I can not comment on the effects section. My addition, this device has a true plug & t record for me making APRS around the machine (manual handling, testing) in three days, I recorded 20 masters titles live in two days thanks to the copy option configuration between titles.

SOUNDS

Excellent dynamics is the best dynamic notes record 'live' to me.

OVERALL OPINION

You have to take the option writer to buy. The must: the dynamics and sound quality, ds 41.4 Khz/16b!
drumy03/20/2004

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

Yamaha AW2816
Could someone tell me the difference it there with the AW16-G which seems to be more relevant than the 2816. Is the low price difference between a justified AW16- G new and secondhand AW2816!
Is CONSIDERED 2816 as little more professional? if so, in what area? Thank you for your answer, Sincerely, Drumy.

PS. VERY URGENT !!!!!!!!!! Thank you

USE

WAITING FOR COMPARISON BETWEEN AND G AW16 AW2816

SONORITS

WAITING FOR COMPARISON BETWEEN AND G AW16 AW2816

NOTICE GLOBAL

WAITING FOR COMPARISON BETWEEN AND G AW16 AW2816
10/09/2002

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

Yamaha AW2816
After a few months, I think it is INTERESTED revisit my view on the AW2816 ...

The aw2816HDCD Yamaha is the small of the AW4416, the main diffrence is located at the surface of CONTRL possde that more than 9 sliders motoriss (8 mono tracks + 1 g nral Stereo), recording eight tracks simultaneously limit (instead of 16), the disappearance of the LED display monitor, the mouse port of amputation, the increase in 20Gb capacity (12Gb cons for 4416), two boosts dsp's (4x more powerful than those of 4416), the internal drive is atapi scsi plutt in a mini-slot instead of YGDAI two ...

Question connectivity, there are 8 input jack scales (two doubles in XLR with switchable phantom power and a double jack unbalanced high impdance), 1 headphone, 1x2 Jack Balance for output monitors, 4 auxiliary outputs (unbalanced), a footswitch connector, between 1 and 1 SPDIF, 1 x scsi, midi in / out / thru connector SERIES / midi (to connect directly SERIES port of a pc), an expansion port mini-YGDAI

The Sampling is done in 16 or 24-bit 44.1 or 48kHz on the 20GB internal hard drive (the external media can be utiliss as for backup)

Registration can be synchronized to the MIDI port (for example with mtc, either master or slave in)

Registration is done on 8 tracks simultaneously, with a total of 16 tracks can be used

UTILIZATION

Gnrale configuration is very simple, just opens the box and plug in the device.
Learning is not very easy, but is far from being insurmountable APRS have assimilated the basic principles, we find ourselves quickly able to use the majority of the functionality of the b you.

Automation is really gniale. The surface of CONTRL can be used to control certain paramtres many synths and squenceurs. It is even possible to couple two AW2816.

Small note: the manual is not A model of simplicity.

SOUNDS

The converters are trs good (ok, this is not the Apogee, but it is far from the dross that can be found on some competing products)

For cons, the pramplis are quite weak people and it is clear that for a good feedback, it is better to go through an external prampli. (Note revised downward because of pramplis)

Question filters, there is an equalizer per track Settings, a dynamic filter (compressor, expander, maximize, compander ,...), a delay and the possibility of adding the effects of insertion (either via the two DSPs internal or external via plug or Y56K expansion card). Routing possibilities are many trs.

OVERALL OPINION

I use the AW2816 for 8 months, I like its simplicity of jobs, the quality of sound, the quality of sync (no cracks in the sound) ... Briefly, the product, sil seems less ambitious than some competitors wonder keeps its promises. The only complaints I have about pramplis and slow work on the CD (the image burn couraging trs is slow, audio extraction is not fast either ). Apart from that, no regrets. Looking back I would do the same choice as this product is really best suited my needs and a report possde qualitprix INTERESTED trs. As expansion card, I recommend the Waves Y56K
LeXall02/25/2002

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

Yamaha AW2816
Www.yamaha.fr

UTILIZATION

Config: I have excellent mid week (just as the evening in fact) to understand.
Usual: OK, question of ownership
Manual: yamaha, it brings you back to page 68 to go to 42 ...

SOUNDS

- Converters: nothing to say
- Effects: from O2R, simple ...
- Dynamics: oops ... I have an AW2816

OVERALL OPINION

for 1 ½ months. Before I worked with a PC equipped with an ISIS I wanted to change the PC for power and have a better sound card. For the same price (15000F) I found a compromise with the AW2816: internal effect, which foot automation, no lag, no bug ...
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