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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.

    Reviews May 2003
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    Q & A

    Your Questions Answered

    The SOS staff and contributors answer another selection of your technical questions.

    Sound Advice May 2003
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    Q. Is there a problem with inputs on the Roland VS2480?

    Some users of the Roland VS2480 discovered that their unit's inputs suffered from significant harmonic distortion for signals above -6dBFS...

    Sound Advice Apr 2003
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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.

    Reviews Mar 2003
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    Zoom MRS1266 multitrack recorder.

    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?

    Reviews Feb 2003
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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?

    Reviews Jan 2003
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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.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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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.

    Reviews Nov 2002
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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.

    Reviews Oct 2002
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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.

    Reviews Aug 2002
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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.

    Reviews May 2002
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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.

    Reviews Apr 2002
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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.

    Reviews Feb 2002
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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.

    Reviews Jan 2002
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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?

    Reviews Jan 2002
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    Marantz CDR770

    CD Recorder

    The new CDR770 from Marantz is one of the cheapest CD recorders on the UK market, and features a new writing technology known...

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Roland VS2480

    Digital Studio Workstation

    Roland's eagerly awaited new flagship VS workstation builds on the success of the VS1680 and VS1880, offering a massive range of features including 24-track, 24-bit and 96kHz recording, a 64-channel digital mixer, up to eight stereo effects processors, 24-voice phrase sampling, and an enhanced graphical output for a VGA monitor.

    Reviews Sep 2001
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    iZ Technology RADAR 24

    Multitrack Recorder

    The new third-generation RADAR hard disk recorder is the most affordable version yet, and offers 24-bit recording over 24 tracks at sampling rates of up to 192kHz. Hugh Robjohns puts it through its paces.

    Reviews Aug 2001
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    Mackie HDR24/96

    24-track Hard Disk Recorder

    We test one of the most eagerly awaited products of the year! Does the Mackie HDR24/96 really offer the best of both the traditional hardware and computer recording worlds?

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    Q. How can I get my CD-R backups to be more reliable?

    I have been recording via the analogue inputs on my Marantz CDR630 CD recorder and have found, to my horror, that months...

    Sound Advice Sep 2000
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    Q. Why do I have to keep fast-winding my DATs?

    I have a quick question that I hope you can help with. I have been working with a sound engineer who claims that before...

    Sound Advice Apr 2000

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