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    Korg D32XD & D16XD

    Digital Multitrackers

    In a market populated by 16-track and 24-track machines, Korg up the ante once again with the first project-studio multitracker to offer 32-track playback.

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    Zoom MRS4

    Portable Digital Multitracker

    Hot on the heels of Zoom's eight-track MRS802 comes the diminutive and affordable MRS4 four-track, recording to Smart Media cards. Is this the death knell for cassette multitrackers?

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    Zoom MRS802

    Digital Multitracker

    A complete studio in a box, for around the cost of a decent software sequencing package.

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    Roland VS2400

    Digital Studio Workstation

    Roland offer a downsized version of their flagship VS2480, providing all of the most important facilities at a much lower price point.

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    Fostex MR8

    Digital Multitracker

    Fostex enter the card-based multitracker market with a bang, offering eight tracks of uncompressed CD-quality audio from a single Compact Flash card.

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    Zoom MRS1266

    Multitrack Recording Studio

    The successor to the MRS1044 has more of everything - tracks, inputs, sounds - at a very similar price. But with new fierce competition, is there still room for a Zoom?

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    Korg D1200

    Digital Recording Studio

    Having upgraded their D16 to the D1600, Korg have now revamped the 12-track D12 to the D1200. So where does Korg's latest offering stand in the competitive digital multitracker marketplace?

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    Mackie SDR24/96

    24-track Hard Disk Recorder

    Mackie's new entry-level hard disk multitrack gives you all the convenience of hardware, but also allows you to transfer tracks to your computer via USB for more detailed editing and mixing.

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    Tascam Pocketstudio 5

    Portable Digital Studio

    Tascam's Pocketstudio might not be quite what you'd call pocket-sized, but it does cram an MP3 digital recorder, a General MIDI sound module and comprehensive multi-effects into an impressively small space.

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    Yamaha AW16G

    Digital Audio Workstation

    First there was the 4416, then the 2816. Now Yamaha have announced a baby brother for their AW audio workstations, in the form of the AW16G.

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    Roland VS2480 v2

    Digital Studio Workstation

    Roland have enhanced the VGA monitor graphical interface of their flagship 24-track recording workstation to make it easier to use, and have also thrown in a few extra features for good measure.

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    Akai DPS24

    24-track/96kHz Digital Studio

    Akai's new 24-track recording and mixing workstation continues the expansion of their DPS multitracker concept with technology derived from the company's renowned post-production machines.

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    Tascam CDRW2000

    CD Recorder

    If you're on a very tight budget then you might be willing to live with a CD recorder with unbalanced analogue phono connectors, consumer S/PDIF digital interfacing and no-frills operation. However, if you want more professional features, then the CDRW2000 is well worth checking out.

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    Alesis HD24

    Multitrack Recorder

    The new tapeless ADAT provides 24 tracks of hard disk recording at less than the price of the original eight-track.

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    Yamaha AW2816

    Digital Audio Workstation

    Yamaha's AW2816 audio workstation appears to offer much of the functionality of the acclaimed AW4416, but at an even lower price point.

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    Zoom MRS1044

    Digital Multitracker

    The MRS1044 is Zoom's first serious 'studio in a box', offering 10-track hard disk recording and editing with integrated drum machine and bass sounds. Does it have what it takes to succeed in this increasingly competitive area of the market?

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    Alesis MasterLink

    CD Mastering Processor

    More than just another stand-alone box that burns CD‑Rs, the Alesis MasterLink also includes a large hard drive to store audio and built-in CD mastering tools — in theory, all you need to create CD‑R masters without ever booting up a computer.

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    Tascam DA45HR

    24-bit DAT Recorder

    A 24‑bit, high‑resolution version of the DAT format allows users of 24‑bit workstations to transfer their mixes using readily available, cheap media.

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    Otari RADAR II

    Tapeless 24-track Digital Recording System

    Designed as a replacement for high-end tape-based multitracks, Otari's original RADAR 24-track random access recorder/editor captured a sizeable chunk of the pro market. We take a look at its successor, RADAR II, which offers a host of enhancements including 24-bit audio.

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