These recorders are also relatively lightweight. Fostex MR-8 MK II – Good quality, has some drawbacks My band has been looking for a multi-track recorder so that we can finally but some decent quality samples on our website. I use Cakewalk studio pro and bounce back and forth between the two so the card isnt an issue for me. It can be operated almost entirely from the buttons and knobs on the top panel yet offers much deeper sophistication if desired. The built in reverbs sound very digital, but the del ay effect is pretty useful. Also, there is really no way to have two different effects. The card can record approximately 25 minutes of music in normal mode and double that amount in extended mode.

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Capture inspiration whenever and wherever you are. XLR output without phantom power supplyoutput jack instruments, micro Intgr many effet. It is very easy to use, transferring to pc is tricky and slow. Very nice recorder I checked and reviewed several different types of recorders. But pretty much all digital recorders I’ve encountered up till now have required so much hard learning to operate that by the time I get them up and running, my jones to lay down tracks has evaporated.

It can be operated almost entirely from the buttons and knobs on the top panel yet offers much deeper sophistication if desired. Or you can settle for a little less resolution bit, Fostex Pro Audio Recorders. Fostex continue to develop quality products for Professionals and Hifi enthusiasts. SOUNDS The effects are trs effective for voice, but limited, and the only effect guitar overdrive is not effective trs. The price quality ratio is excellent, and it’s a choice really intelligent trs!


The sky’s the limit on this powerful little machine and my home recordings have reached CD quality level because of this unit.

Show less Show more. I feel that the MR-8 was constructed very well.

Fostex Mr-8 Digital Multitracker 8 Track Recorder With Mastering Effects

flstex Audio recording cutting and trimming are also possible using the interface with no need for additional PC software. The effects are similar to those found in guitar pedals, like reverb, delay, and guitar amp.

The effects arent the best but you can use them just to play around with new stuff and give ideas for new material. With 8 tracks you have to bounce tracks to track 5, then record again to get all 8 tracks you are looking at a 3 minute song and no more. I also liked the fact that I was able to take all my old cassettes and convert them to.

Fostex MR-8 Mk2 Digital Recorder

A new dial knob for menu selection. Even the file updates for the unit could not help out the speed of transfer. Our members also liked: So by the time I get back to my complex digital recorder for another song, I’ve forgotten how to run the damn thing.


Not satisfied with those reviews? The built in reverbs sound very digital, but the del ay effect is pretty useful. The best way that I have found to get a close professional sound is to mike all your instruments or amps and go from there. You MUST look at the list off of the fostex website to make sure you’re buying a good compact flash card if you chose foste buy one with more storage, which would be smart that is compatable with the mr8 because not all of them are.

Technology advancements have made home recording simple and affordable. Mastering effects and reverb are decent.

In sum, this is a digital recorder that’s had some serious thought put into it. It’s a great, simple unit and for the price it’s pretty unbeatable.

MR-8 MkII : 8-Track Digital Multitracker

These are great little machines for what they do. Did I mention this thing runs on batteries?

There’s a built-in mic so you can record notes to yourself about setting levels and such. Improved x 64 dot-matrix LCD and self illuminating keys visually show the current status. The stylish device adds a professional studio appearance to your recording area.