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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 11/05/09 at 14:57
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    YAMAHA AW 16 G OF 800 EURO TRE GOOD SON OF QUALITER
  • I don't get it

    Yamaha AW16GPublished on 03/28/13 at 02:12
    A fat digital unit
    The technical features have already been mentioned by other people in the reviews.

    UTILIZATION

    Headache guaranteed

    SOUNDS

    When it works, it's nice
    The effects are OK, but sometimes (rather frequently) I get lost in the complexity.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's certainly a good machine, but, coming from a 4-track tascam cassette recorder, I am totally lost. I don't understand anything. And yamaha interfaces are very particular; you really need some time with them.
    The 280-page manual isn't very instructive, in my opinion.
    I know my review isn't very comprehensive, but beginners should get a simpler home studio.
    I can't see anything to connect it to the computer, only a......
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    A fat digital unit
    The technical features have already been mentioned by other people in the reviews.

    UTILIZATION

    Headache guaranteed

    SOUNDS

    When it works, it's nice
    The effects are OK, but sometimes (rather frequently) I get lost in the complexity.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's certainly a good machine, but, coming from a 4-track tascam cassette recorder, I am totally lost. I don't understand anything. And yamaha interfaces are very particular; you really need some time with them.
    The 280-page manual isn't very instructive, in my opinion.
    I know my review isn't very comprehensive, but beginners should get a simpler home studio.
    I can't see anything to connect it to the computer, only a cd-rom was supplied and I can't read it. I didn't see anything about it in the manual (did I miss anything?).
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  • A safe bet!

    Yamaha AW16GPublished on 10/24/11 at 10:56
    16-track digital mini studio that works at 16 bits/44kHz. It records simultaneously 8 tracks and also has a stereo track to record a master. It uses an internal hard drive to store what your record. The CD player/burner allows you to import (as long as you respect the ISO formatting mentioned in the documentation), export and save an entire project, or parts of it, in wav format. No USB, no SCSI...not very practical, but you get used to it, given the quality of the unit. You have 12 mono and 2 stereo tracks for mixing, as well as 8 levels of independent virtual tracks. No track automation (although it's possible via midi and an external sequencer) but there is a Scene Memory that can be......
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    16-track digital mini studio that works at 16 bits/44kHz. It records simultaneously 8 tracks and also has a stereo track to record a master. It uses an internal hard drive to store what your record. The CD player/burner allows you to import (as long as you respect the ISO formatting mentioned in the documentation), export and save an entire project, or parts of it, in wav format. No USB, no SCSI...not very practical, but you get used to it, given the quality of the unit. You have 12 mono and 2 stereo tracks for mixing, as well as 8 levels of independent virtual tracks. No track automation (although it's possible via midi and an external sequencer) but there is a Scene Memory that can be useful.
    In terms of precessing, you have a parametric equalizer (4 freq) and a compressor (expander, limiter, etc...) per channel (inputs+tracks!) whose settings are very comprehensive. 2 very comprehensive multi-effects, too. A (very limited) 4-channel sample player.
    For more info see the (lengthy) documentation.

    UTILIZATION

    The studio is rather well thought-out, although it is not the same in terms of usability as a PC software (but that applies only to the usability!). The track editing functions are laborious, but the results have an impeccable quality. Audio routing is the same as on a standard analog mixer, so it shouldn't pose a problem for people familiar with them. And for those who don't, this mini studio will be useful for the future.

    SOUNDS

    In my opinion, this is the main strength of this unit, which is why I don't want to let go of it. The converters (16bits/44kHz) are of a very high quality. No converter is transparent, but how can I put it...I prefer them over several 24bit/96kHz ones. The headphone and main outputs are very good, which is ideal for mixing. The EQs, dynamic processors and effects are simple and effective (it's yamaha, remember?...).

    OVERALL OPINION

    It breathes quality. It's solid. A safe bet, despite the absence of something that seems crucial today in terms of communication with the external world (usb, firewire) but...it's a (nice) unit from another era.
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 03/22/03 at 10:20
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    2 XLR inputs with 48V phantom + 6 between 6.35 (including a spcial guitar)
    excellent sound (44.1 KHz / 16 bit uncompressed)
    support hard drive
    8-track simultaneous recording 16 tracks read
    For each track was recorded 8 tracks virutelles (soon to clear a track to remake a decision if it is not sr: you can choose APRS all taken).

    UTILIZATION

    If you have not used the numrique, the beginners are difficult, but worth it.
    Gnralement functions are easily accessible: some lments seemed illogical (but I'm not a regular numrique). Obviously, we would like all the LCD screen is bigger ...
    The manual is trs * * wrong.
    I have not used the sampler, which does not seem simple matriser......
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    2 XLR inputs with 48V phantom + 6 between 6.35 (including a spcial guitar)
    excellent sound (44.1 KHz / 16 bit uncompressed)
    support hard drive
    8-track simultaneous recording 16 tracks read
    For each track was recorded 8 tracks virutelles (soon to clear a track to remake a decision if it is not sr: you can choose APRS all taken).

    UTILIZATION

    If you have not used the numrique, the beginners are difficult, but worth it.
    Gnralement functions are easily accessible: some lments seemed illogical (but I'm not a regular numrique). Obviously, we would like all the LCD screen is bigger ...
    The manual is trs * * wrong.
    I have not used the sampler, which does not seem simple matriser trs. We'll see ...

    SOUNDS

    Being given that I pass the 4-track cassette machine numrique this, I must say that the diffrence is fMeasure. I also had a studio in between multi-computer, but After a few years, we get tired of doing everything the mouse, and machines like the AW16G, no doubt about the results give more spontaneous if one learns to use it (such as computers ...).
    There is a 4-band compressor paramtrique trs effective and equalizer on each track + 2 internal effects: It is viewable on the screen.
    The effects seem good.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I chose the AW16G APRS bcp tudi have all models in this price range. It parat that the low end, but frankly, the price is an extraordinary machine. I would do without this choice hsitation.
    I've had a few weeks: it is a machine that requires well take time to learn to use it. 15 30 minutes a day only for beginners not to be too when you take the lead in numrique beginners. A minimum of 6 months to start be comfortable I think, and probably a good year for the matriser. The manual is trs bad but there are excellent sites and forums in English

    http://www.aw16g.com and http://forum.aw16g.com
    These sites are essential for the deficiencies of the manual level.

    I use it only in leisure, I'm 40, I make the zic during my rare off-peak hours, when my children and my job gives me time ..

    J'apprcie particulirement the hill more spontaneous with a computer (over hacking Standing between the hardware and software). But for addicts of the computer's internal CD recorder allows you to export all the wav sound files on a CD, and treat it all on a computer.
    In addition, the table serves AW16G pilot to control the software like Cubase, Cakewal, Sonar, etc..
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 03/27/03 at 03:38
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    I will not here again numrer what trs well done VET, I share the opinion that 100%

    UTILIZATION

    I find this camera a little complicated for the typical person (I am), having no notion in the record Dtd.
    The machine is powerful but none, I believe, intuitive.
    The manual does not help unfortunately this regard because of its complexity dconcertante same.

    SOUNDS

    I am not a specialist in the digital and Save, as VET, this is my first DTD (APRS be used long ago, a Tascam 4-track K7).
    The sound unit dlivre be neutral and I think that's what I wanted.
    The quality is perfect for me to use my Home Studio.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I possde for a little over one month but I confess to not......
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    I will not here again numrer what trs well done VET, I share the opinion that 100%

    UTILIZATION

    I find this camera a little complicated for the typical person (I am), having no notion in the record Dtd.
    The machine is powerful but none, I believe, intuitive.
    The manual does not help unfortunately this regard because of its complexity dconcertante same.

    SOUNDS

    I am not a specialist in the digital and Save, as VET, this is my first DTD (APRS be used long ago, a Tascam 4-track K7).
    The sound unit dlivre be neutral and I think that's what I wanted.
    The quality is perfect for me to use my Home Studio.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I possde for a little over one month but I confess to not m'tre immersed srieusement on bte once or twice due to time constraints.
    This is my first multitrack digital and I thought I could quickly finalize a CD and this, Manir innit! Nni ... that we must delve into the Mandres the manual for this.
    It is impossible to work instinct with this mini-studio, but the habit of recording should find their account nanmoins (operation PRO!).
    Before, I barnacles audio into the microphone and I climbed through the reader of the latter.
    Obviously, the mix (if not usurped talking about mixing) and ZrO c'tait linear but have tweaked via the APRS squenceur, finalizing the Cd silent relatively simple.
    However, the quality did not suit me and the many crashes microphone inhrents Exceeds the result of alterations of memory (although 768 MB of RAM) DCID me move on indpendant mini-studio.
    I also tudi other stuff and, frankly, there's no price report better quality especially as the construction of the device (not plastoc) is reassuring.
    But it may be that if the D1600 CDR had t the price of the AW16 G. ...
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 06/17/03 at 00:18
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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    That's it, I finally my AW16G I paid Euro 1190 with 2 year warranty in Lyon.
    I find it honest even if it still hurts when to exit.
    First impressions are pretty good, all is sturdy and inspires confidence. Apart from the recorder appears fragile (laptop type).
    I read the user manual almost entirely before buying the machine to be sure not to deceive me when to use a bit special I want to do.
    I was greatly facilitated the handling and all seems to me not very complicated.
    I plan to use the machine for models of course but also to live. I have a group of reggae / ragga and I want to turn the instrument on while using the......
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    That's it, I finally my AW16G I paid Euro 1190 with 2 year warranty in Lyon.
    I find it honest even if it still hurts when to exit.
    First impressions are pretty good, all is sturdy and inspires confidence. Apart from the recorder appears fragile (laptop type).
    I read the user manual almost entirely before buying the machine to be sure not to deceive me when to use a bit special I want to do.
    I was greatly facilitated the handling and all seems to me not very complicated.
    I plan to use the machine for models of course but also to live. I have a group of reggae / ragga and I want to turn the instrument on while using the multi-function mixer with 8 inputs compression, EQ, and effects, for four singers (mouth disease), the DJ and a guitarist.
    All this is possible which is pretty phenomenal.
    For editing waves, you are entitled to minimum union with qd even a pitch and time stretch. But better to have a PC in addition to that.
    I will oppose and, moreover, not PC DtDs but I will say that they are complementary. The PC for its ease of use (monitor, mouse, versatility ,...) and the recorder for reliability, mobility, ability to live ...
    Regarding the quality of the converters is the 24-bit but I have not yet really tested so ... no opinion yet on this issue.
    Note that the small loop sampler built is really nice to live.
    The big lack in my opinion just the lack of connection to the computer world precisely the style USB, SCSI or FireWire.
    This is a small balance first after 3 days of use (a 10aine hours).
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 06/22/03 at 10:47
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    Connectivity numrique

    UTILIZATION

    I think it makes it faster than we can esprait to departure.
    It is a matter of adaptation.
    The usual functions seem fairly accessible
    The manual a bit short and certainly not fun, but with a little concentration is found.
    Luckily the site:
    http://forum.aw16g.com/. Nice

    SOUNDS

    I'm not a pro.
    But the first rsultats obtained are encouraging for me trs.
    I do not spend too much time unfortunately.
    The effects and filters are effective. I could not even use the effects for guitar.
    if anyone can tell me a word ... thank you
    The dynamics are respected. I have some problems at the moment of final mix at the
    volumes.
    The short sound......
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    Connectivity numrique

    UTILIZATION

    I think it makes it faster than we can esprait to departure.
    It is a matter of adaptation.
    The usual functions seem fairly accessible
    The manual a bit short and certainly not fun, but with a little concentration is found.
    Luckily the site:
    http://forum.aw16g.com/. Nice

    SOUNDS

    I'm not a pro.
    But the first rsultats obtained are encouraging for me trs.
    I do not spend too much time unfortunately.
    The effects and filters are effective. I could not even use the effects for guitar.
    if anyone can tell me a word ... thank you
    The dynamics are respected. I have some problems at the moment of final mix at the
    volumes.
    The short sound is simply fantastic and, for me, the main strength of this unit.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it? About 1 month (episode)
    - What is the particular feature you like best and least? + the sound on - the CD
    cost me the head with ATAPI ERROR, I had to move up a gear X4
    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir? No I inquired.
    All pros have told me it's no contest pbe appropriate.
    - How do you report qualitprix? Excellent
    - With the exprience, you do again this choice? ... Yes!
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 12/02/03 at 05:03
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    Specifies See manufacturer

    UTILIZATION

    Use gnrale is quite simple, it's my first studio and did not pos of Pb
    As against it on points that has dtails thickens a bit, especially since the user manual in zap a lot!

    SOUNDS

    The equalizer and the compressor are applicable and fucking all the tracks, which is not true of all the competitors.
    It works by "CD quality" (16-bit, 44.1 KHz) for recording, providing a pretty good sound DEFINITIONS.
    The effects are but too varis EXAGRES in rglage factory, we can of course just paramtrer A Z.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for ending for 6 months now and am generally satisfied. C'tait, when I bought what was best in the Contents (qualitprix......
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    Specifies See manufacturer

    UTILIZATION

    Use gnrale is quite simple, it's my first studio and did not pos of Pb
    As against it on points that has dtails thickens a bit, especially since the user manual in zap a lot!

    SOUNDS

    The equalizer and the compressor are applicable and fucking all the tracks, which is not true of all the competitors.
    It works by "CD quality" (16-bit, 44.1 KHz) for recording, providing a pretty good sound DEFINITIONS.
    The effects are but too varis EXAGRES in rglage factory, we can of course just paramtrer A Z.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for ending for 6 months now and am generally satisfied. C'tait, when I bought what was best in the Contents (qualitprix report).
    I bought this one to have APRS Pluch normment Fran and international test which confirmed that the best choice to c'tait (1200 with burner in store near my home sells e) it's down now (six months in this area, C standard)

    By default against standard: He plants like a common PC!, And it's not casual, because C almost every time. Problem, the VAS, mini takes three months to see what it is!
    Moreover, I wonder if this happens to others.
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 12/29/03 at 05:55
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    Technically say anything except that there is no real possibility to interconnect with the world of Micro Computer (except South), which is a shame especially now.

    UTILIZATION

    It is true that there are tons of parameter.
    I think the key is relatively quick handle.
    Once one has really come into the heart of the matter (with mixing scene, EQ, FX etc ...) has thickens.
    Regarding the manual, I think we pretty much agree on the fact that it really is not to become a prvu bte on the product. But I think it applies to all technologically complex. But I think it's a bible pages of miles it would have had that Yamaha edited if they had wanted to know everything about the "thing". Be......
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    Technically say anything except that there is no real possibility to interconnect with the world of Micro Computer (except South), which is a shame especially now.

    UTILIZATION

    It is true that there are tons of parameter.
    I think the key is relatively quick handle.
    Once one has really come into the heart of the matter (with mixing scene, EQ, FX etc ...) has thickens.
    Regarding the manual, I think we pretty much agree on the fact that it really is not to become a prvu bte on the product. But I think it applies to all technologically complex. But I think it's a bible pages of miles it would have had that Yamaha edited if they had wanted to know everything about the "thing". Be expected can be a special editor as Edyrol focuses on the subject for a doc really concrete.
    If not a little thing, I find some docs all in English and I made a synthse Franaise with doc and I did answer some of my questions.
    And yes, it's strange, but by language, some are more pertinant documentation.

    SOUNDS

    His level, I really t surprised.
    At the moment I am not used to the studio just to prepare my lives.
    I record my sound coming from my PC to the AW16 and frankly I really nail the sound.
    Whether it's pure sound or dynamics say anything.
    Ok, so I do not make chamber music, I am more oriented Electro Body Music and Industrial so I sound pretty grimey. As against this kind of music you need a good momentum and was fine with me.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this studio for 2 months. I will gradually tame bte, which allows me to learn every day.
    I still learn a lot, but what I did and use qualitprix report is excellent and if I had the choice again, well I will not hesitate.
    Audiofanzine thank you, thanks for this site is that I base my purchases and I have yet t deu.
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  • Yamaha AW16GPublished on 02/11/04 at 05:19
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    Recorded, mixed, mastering and CD burning while digital of course.
    20G hard disk, CD archiving option to relieve SD.
    8-track recording and 16 in reading.
    For each track: parametric EQ, Compression,
    2 effects simultaneous users only, it is a fair bit, but in fact if they are not selected for a particular channel, they can be assigned to all tracks.

    UTILIZATION

    The record "forgets" to tell in great detail ... which does not facilitate the task.
    But if the use is actually pretty simple when we understand the spirit of the beast.

    Some functions such as copying a song for example, can be time consuming or even a few hours ... not a crash, just wait.

    SOUNDS

    The sonoritées......
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    Recorded, mixed, mastering and CD burning while digital of course.
    20G hard disk, CD archiving option to relieve SD.
    8-track recording and 16 in reading.
    For each track: parametric EQ, Compression,
    2 effects simultaneous users only, it is a fair bit, but in fact if they are not selected for a particular channel, they can be assigned to all tracks.

    UTILIZATION

    The record "forgets" to tell in great detail ... which does not facilitate the task.
    But if the use is actually pretty simple when we understand the spirit of the beast.

    Some functions such as copying a song for example, can be time consuming or even a few hours ... not a crash, just wait.

    SOUNDS

    The sonoritées are excellent both in dynamic for clarity, without any hardness.
    The sound is transparent and reflects the microphones, etc. ...
    All effects are good but the saturation of electric guitars.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for about a year, I am very satisfied.
    If the sound is not good, or the confused mix, it's my fault not that of the beast.
    Lorqui we control the aircraft, it even manages to make it sound not so good decision.

    I started on a Yamaha 4-track cassette, then after a Boss BR532 Digital, in other words with the AW16G we go hack to the real possibility of a model that sounds fucking death.

    My work station n 'NEVER planted, and provides excellent support for trips taken live.
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