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Recorders/Multitracks user reviews

  • Ampex 750

    Ampex 750 - moosers's review

    09/29/11

    The Ampex 750 is a 1/4" reel to reel tape recorder. It's a 7" reel and has three speeds. I recently used the 750 in a unique way at a studio that I was working out. The studio doesn't use this for recording at all, but rather just for getting some…

  • Tascam MS16

    Tascam MS16 - "Great semi-pro recorder"

    09/28/11

    The Tascam MS-16 is a 16 track multitrack recorder on 1" tape. It is generally set up for Quantegy 456, which is bias compatible with RMGI (Emtec) SM 911, which is still being produced, unliked the 456. The machine can also be rebiased and set for …

  • Tascam MSR 16

    Tascam MSR 16 - "Great narrow track machine"

    09/28/11

    The Tascam MSR-16 is a 16 track multitrack recorder that uses 1/2" tape. It is set up for 1.5 mm thick, +6 tape, and in particular Quantegy 456. Although Quantegy 456 is no longer produced, RMGI (Emtec, and previously BASF, and previous to that AGF…

  • Tascam TSR-8

    Tascam TSR-8 - "Useful 8 Track Recorder"

    09/27/11

    The Tascam TSR-8 is an eight multitrack recorder that records on 1/2" tape at 15 ips. It uses 1.5 mm thick tape and is set up for tape like Quantegy 456. Although Quantegy 456 is no longer being produced, it is equivalent to RMGI (Emtec) SM 911. R…

  • Tascam 22-2

    Tascam 22-2 - "Great little 2 tracker" has images

    09/27/11

    The Tascam 22-2 is a two track reel to reel recorder than prints to 1/4" tape on 7" (or smaller) reels in one direction. This means it will have the same amount of track width as a 2" 16 track recorder. It can be run at 7.5 or 15 ips and was design…

  • Tascam 238 DBX

    Tascam 238 DBX - "Great machine, but obsolete"

    09/21/11

    The Tascam 238 is an 8 track cassette recorder that operates at 3.75 ips. It has the same recording head as the Tascam 688, which is superior to that of the 488 and 488 mkII. dbx Type II can be engaged across tracks 1-4 and 5-8 separately, there is…

  • Tascam Portastudio 464

    Tascam Portastudio 464 - "Strong cassette based Portastudio"

    09/21/11

    The Tascam 464 is a Portastudio designed to record 4 tracks onto a standard cassette. It features a built in mixer with three bands of EQ on each channel, XLR inputs on channels 1-4, and 1/4" inputs for the other inputs. It can record on up to 4 trac…

  • Tascam Portastudio 414

    Tascam Portastudio 414 - "Decent cassette based idea pad"

    09/19/11

    This is a cassette based (1/8") 4 track recorder that records on high bias, type II cassettes in a single direction. It has dbx type II noise reduction, but on my used machine this had drifted, so recordings sounded better without it engaged. dbx o…

  • Tascam 388

    Tascam 388 - "Great first reel to reel multitrack recorder"

    09/19/11

    The Tascam 388 (also known as the Studio 8) is a 1/4" 8 track recorder with a built in mixer that was released in 1985. It is very similar in function to Tascam's cassette based Portastudio, although it never received that same designation. The mix…

  • Zoom H4

    Zoom H4 - yoTrakkz's review

    09/12/11

    The Zoom H-4 is a handy little recorder, I have been using it for about 6 months now after I was on my search for the perfect pocket on the go recorder. I must say I love this recorder, I came across it while looking in my guitar center magazine so …