Zoom MRS-1266

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MRS-1266, Digital Multrack-studio from Zoom in the MRS series.

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  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: MRS-1266
  • Series: MRS
  • Category: Digital Multrack-studios
  • Added in our database on: 10/17/2003

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Zoom MRS-1266 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
MGR/Denis Ryan01/08/2004

MGR/Denis Ryan's review"Zoom MRS-1266"

Zoom MRS-1266
Bought this at Tony's Music Box in Fredericton

Everything - finally a one-stop shop for all your recording needs and the ability to burn the project straight to CD from the same unit!


Have not opened it up.

Buy one today!

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

MGR/Mike's review"Zoom MRS-1266"

Zoom MRS-1266
Purchased online for around $750 without the CD burner. Plus another $50 on ebay for a non-zoom cd burner that DOES work.

I liked saving money on a compatible CD burner. Just about everything has a dedicated button. Very little menu surfing to do what you need. It comes with a built in drum machine which is very easy to use (easier than my SR-16) and a built in bass player (a little tricky to program, but comes with plenty of presets). Both of these have tracks dedicated, so you don't waste any of your 10 tracks on bass or drums! Plus, a dedicated mastering stereo track for mixdown. This thing is loaded. The effects are not bad, but with the right changes to the preset patches, they are downright good. Phaser, Flanger, delay, wah, EXCITER, 3 band eq, 5 band eq, ect...ect...lots of effects. Some of them will modulate to a stereo track IN STEREO. When you use a stereo insert effect on a mono track, it sounds ok (forced to mono), but switch the destination to a stereo track pair, and HOLY CRAP! You can use tracks 1 through 8 as mono, or link any odd/even pair together for stereo recording! The compressor from the guitar algorithms ain't too bad, and the EQ is great---they have set it up with the jogwheel, so it is like a sweepable EQ! (I don't think you can use the expression pedal for that though, but maybe). Send/Return effects are the best---Reverbs and Choruses can both be used simultaneously...in differing levels....on all 12 tracks! Now that's cool.

Switchable phantom power will push +48 into a condensor mic no problem. There are plenty of effect patches for voice, too. You can download the manual online to read them before you buy. ALL the patches are easy to manipulate.

The hard drive is plenty big (20Gig), and with PC compatibility, files can be transfered through USB to free up space. All in all, it's the most under-rated model out there. For the price of an old roland 880 (with it's user interface nightmare) you can get a brand new Zoom.

The Bass programming is tedious, unless you have a midi controller keyboard, which I don't. I suppose you could also use a guitar midi converter, but hey, if you have one of those, you won't NEED the Zoom bass sounds. The bass simulator patch makes your guitar sound like bass, but don't plan any fast songs. It can't keep up, or something weird. Oh well. Just buy a bass.

The 1266 is bigger and heavier than the Boss 1180 and the AW16G. You decide if that's a good thing or not. The faders feel flimsy, but no problems yet.

All in all, I'm very pleased (if you couldn't tell). This is my first own of a digital recorder, though I have owned 4-track tape, and played on the demo Boss 1180cd and roland 880ex at my local music store. But really, I can't imagine being able to do this stuff any easier than I can on the Zoom. Fun, fun, fun.

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

Mort-Fier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom MRS-1266
So it's a recorder numrique possdant:
12 physical tracks
10 virtual tracks per track
Stereo track (with dj pan is) the box was partly intended pace intgre
Stereo from a track destined for the low squenceur
6 tracks simultaneous recording, the choice to record every sound in mono or Stereo
Intgr a drum machine with a low squenceur
chantillonage of precision: 24 bit / 44.1 kHz
phantom power supply / 2 high impdance jack / jack asymtrique 6 / 2 symtriques XLR, MIDI in / out, Stereo and mono output, master outputs, headphone output XLR asymtrique, for connection of footswitch aisment mix more ......
brief for more details on the site all tchniques zoom: zoom.co.jp
media: hard disk almost 17 GB and a USB device as an option for 99 needed to send the "computer!


He must tame the bte Russia, it is not easy and is not within hours. However, the main functions of ACCS are fairly simple.
- The manual is pretty clear but a bit incomplete I find


A / N: 24-bit, 64 times surchantillonage
N / A: 24 bit 8 times surchantillonage
Not expect the good magic, it's a Ministudio numrique 1000 has never resemble a real studio 300 The Day ;-). However with trs good microphones and good knowledge of the craft can give a sound and enjoyable trs trs rsultat satisfactory, especially for a dmo
effects are numerous and more Fully ditables, then even if the effects of plants are quite ZOOMiesque we can aisment the custom up what they like ;-)


I for a year now and I am satisfied trs, I bought 1000 and I use always the same, now that I know I will find the used increasingly opportunities.

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