Yamaha MD4S

Yamaha MD4S

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MD4S, Digital Multrack-studio from Yamaha.

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Yamaha MD4S tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: MD4S
  • Category: Digital Multrack-studios
  • Added in our database on: 11/02/2002

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Yamaha MD4S user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
Value For Money :

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

Yamaha MD4S
IN connector:
2Combos XLR-Jack (micro-line) with insert
2Jack 6.35 mic or line for tracks 3 & 4
4Jack 6.35 for additional mixing (line 5-8)

OUT connector:
2 RCA Stereo Master
2 RCA stereo Monitor
4 RCA out independently tracks (great for amplified returns)
1 Headphone Jack 6.35

2 AUX Send
1 Punch I / O facade
MIDI IN / OUT / THRU for complete sync MTC and MMC

MD as its name suggests (supports MD-DATA 37min for 4 tracks, MD 60 and 74 of the 2 tracks or mono. He does not like 80Minutes

Just missing a digital I / O, but hey, it's already not bad for what it can do the beast


Easy setup if you have already dabbled in real mixing desk or gear Yam (relative to the signal routing options)
Quite clear manual in all
For the rest, everything falls to hand, so well designed.


Thereupon I do not épancherai me. This is the MD, so what goes in is found out. No built-in effects, fair opportunity to insert the first 2 tracks and send / return in the final mix.


Few years, I got secondhand for 100 €.
I was tired of lugging me with a Sony standalone player then my Denon DN-M2300R, good for transplanting a live set but not for the studio or model.

However since 4-5 months, the fader for track 1 trèèèèèès gets really tired, carbon track must be completely rinsed, and others will probably follow. To find the same faders on the other hand, must hang!

If future I remake that choice, I will take a MD8s, m ^ me but version 8 tracks. For what I actually just ca.
Only big downside, the price of which MD DATA cry. $ 9 / room on the bay and almost € 15 FdP ca sucks!

stat24's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Yamaha MD4S
Wide range of connections, the output is + spares
super convenient to script by md


Super simple to use, super comfortable working because everything is accessible in real time, no need to go inside in a lot of menus, the function punch I / O is a formidable precision, especially with the wheel muti super prcise function, to tell you, I russi puncher a very easy one note (in a piece satriani style ...), the screen is big and trs trs clear with several colors, for, a peek, know which track is recorded, for example (a is red ...)
trs manual complete and explicit.


Super sound quality, but hey, it's numrique ....


I use it for a year, I am satisfied with TRS, j'aprcie particulirement its simplicity of use and its work function hyper complete (you can not find in notement s ries roland vs ...)
with 4 outputs and spares, it can be used effectively trs live (as squenceur audio example)
short, I love ...

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

Yamaha MD4S
(Without the record before me, give me the possible errors ... or verrifiez Yamaha)

8 analog inputs (2 Neutrik Jack 6.35 - Jack XLR + 2 + 4 jack)
I / O of between 1 and 2
Between 1 only 4 usable recording.
ENTERED on May 8 dispatchable two auxiliary pairs.

3 Stereo RCA outputs (Cue, Stro Out, Monitor)
4 RCA mono out (corresponding to input signals and April 1 aprsdpart possible return I / O for 1 and 2)
2 auxiliary mono outputs

Sampling at 44.1 kHz
Atrac 3 compression (I think ...)

3 Midi connectors
2 sync media (GNR MD4s or by the collection's outdoor)

Stoquage of MD (2 tracks -> 74 min Max)
MD Data Storage (Sony 4-track -> 37 min Max)

4 tracks recordable and readable simultaneously.


It takes some time to take a beginners MD4s in hand, but the habit of mixing consoles to navigate now.

Dial The dial allows a rapid ACCS diffrent functions not directly accessible by the buttons.

The manual is a little abstract at times (especially the routing information: Cue Mix Stro ... This seen through the eyes of beginners).
A person served s'tant dj recorder will numrique by problem, and certainly no need to rfrer the manual for this.


For the price and a small model house, the converters are good. It is difficult to judge if their transparency, because the gear is connected to MD4s gnral the same order (use a small home studio, model base, ... ides), and many Points are playing synthse signal its sound reproduction.

Do not expect to have the A / DD / A with a O2R96, or Apogee (the price of MD4s infrieur is most often .... ... ;-))

No effects intrgrs.

Dynamic rather bland.


Used for 1 year 1 / 2 (circa 2000)

+ The wheel is nice, the screen too.

- The Mid qualiseur is fixed times to get a lattence endrois of MD are far too long (waste of time), and delete an MD or copy tracks ...... takes the time to a good meal .... (Yes, almost ...). And then an MD Data is 37 minutes max ... 3 or 4 pieces and it's over ....

I tried 2 MODELS Fostex MD4 and used.

Pay the era 4600 F (2000 I think you it). Currently, with the consoles avnement numriques I concerver my lil on and wait a bit.
For those who want to take little things live (two guitars, a song ...) and keep track is nice, but should not ask the moon.

MJ: For the average secondhand (300) is very nice. (I will not sell mine, which can always dpanner!), I began the note!

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

Yamaha MD4S
- What is the connection (analog, digital, MIDI)?
- What is the accuracy of the sample (bits / kHz)?
- What is the storage media (ZIP, MiniDisc, hard disk ...)?
- What type of sync are supported?
- How many tracks can be recorded / played time? ...

see below or website builder!


- The general configuration is it simple?
Very simple, no need to elect the instructions for the basics!

- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Buttons visible, convenient, and practical, high quality!!
Very useful the wheel!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
The manual is clear and ample rds!


The A / D and D / A are transparent?
Converter transparent .... nothing to say about it for now
- Effects and filters are effective?
No built in effects ..
the equation is what it is, but not too well c c etr epourri ... far from equa correct for this type of product

- The dynamics are respected? ...
For now the dynamics is well respected


- How long have you use it?
2 months

- What is so special that you like most and least?
The minidisc because no scratches and no hard drive -> lower price
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not in this price range, I've already seen with masi and hard disk drive
- How would you rate the quality / price?

Very good value for money

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, I inquired about this product because the drummer Dagoba uses this product in live ...
I needed a surface that can send stereo sound on the front and back with headphones beep + + return his envoy scene ....
This console is perfect!!
pa gift cn'hesitez the MD are easily Thomann for € 12 so it's very expensive either ps!!

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