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bastianmacjane 03/23/2006

Akai DR16pro : bastianmacjane's user review

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Magneto digital 16-track 16/20 or 24 bits, or 96 Khz 32/44.056/44.1/48 processing interne.Convertisseurs A to D 24 bits (8 input jacks mono), converter D to A: 20 bits (16 outputs mono jack). stereo master output and grafted L / R Digital. in AES-EBU/Spdif: 24 bits.
Recording to 50 SCSI hard drives (Narrow) or 68 pin (UltraWide) (with adapter mounted on the water 50/68 for the latter type). We can get an in-house (careful, it should not be more than 9 Giga ) ET6 externally (no constraints in this case). Mixer with integrated 16-channel volume, pan, Send1, Send2, buses and auto-fade. (16 channel EQ card option: EQ16: Low: Shelving or parametrik, Med parametrik, High: parametrik or shelving). Cards Midi sync or SMPTE or RS422 multi-option.Synchro Dr16Pro, Video of origin. Slot RC15 remote control (Play, record etc, etc) and MT8 mixing console (mixer 8-way) home.
Registration of eight analog inputs. + Digital in L / R simultaneously.
Numerous optional boards of entries and outputs.

UTILIZATION

The DR16 Pro has no difference with the DR16 except A to D converters 24 bits instead of 16 and the ability to turn it into DR8 8pistes to 96 kHz! So if you want a 16-track, work out 48 khz maxi.Le settings, submenus, the management of hard disks and there over the securities are made without any problem.The manual excellent.Tous magnetos family DR8 DR16 meet the requirements of the most advanced studios (This explains their original price to buy, from 33,000 to 40,000 francs to see more options!) Damage professional Aki had broken mouth, as these magnetos An easy upgrade to 96/192 of 16 Khz tracks.
Also know that without mixing desk or MIDI controllers is ultra hard (especially if you want to set the EQ16) In fact, rule by a single parameter 300 Jog / Shuttle! Mixing disgusting to you, I am obliged to metrre 8 / 10 if we use the internal digital mixer with no remote (that can bypass the mixer and thus benefit from the 16 analog output against a stereo master 2 Sends mono with it).

SOUNDS

Excellencies converters, taking clear and warm sound (rare for digital!)
Mixer can be a little less at the height of his own (panoramic cooling)
The bottom spectrum is wide, smooth, well-observed, the medium is neutral, balanced, sharp is simple, a little hard, not really different from other magneto numériques.La dynamic is very good but it is still not the expressiveness of a Revox Tape Recorder or other.
The digital EQ interresting too (especially in the harmonic frequencies)
I put 10/10 for his warmth, his ability to always produce the musical sounds of the catch.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years, I love the visual measures and beats synchro noon, its look, its ergonomics, multi-function screen bargraph lights, the effectiveness of the timeline (A quality alternative when there is no samplers!). I also have a DR8 down for a year (I had not met the breakdown of the device ... and yes, the DR did not really heat, and I urge you to double the number of ventilos)
Another tip: Do not mount internal hard drives in, it heats up and the hard drive is not immune to physical vibrations that you might inflict on the rack! And SCSI disks are very fragile.
The value for money is the argus incroyable.Je urge you to test the bike, it's very, very good!