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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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    Alesis MasterLink with remote control.

    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.

    Reviews Apr 2000
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    Korg D16

    Portable Digital Multitracker

    With new 16-track portable digital multitracker, Korg have packed a lot of features into a surprisingly small case.

    Reviews Feb 2000
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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.

    Reviews Feb 1999
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    Otari RADAR II digital system.

    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.

    Reviews Jan 1999
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    Alesis M20

    20-bit Professional Digital Recorder

    The ADAT format is more often the choice of personal studios than professional facilities — but the new M20 is set to change all that. Hugh Robjohns takes the 20-bit ADAT for a spin.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    Alesis LX20

    ADAT Type II Recorder

    Paul White meets the junior member of Alesis' family of Type II 20-bit ADAT recorders.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Alesis ADAT XT20

    Digital 8-track Recorder

    Paul White tests the 20-bit Alesis ADAT XT20, to see whether it wil really help us make better recordings or just allows us to record our low-level hum and noise more accurately!

    Reviews May 1998
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    Tascam DA98

    Digital Multitrack Recorder

    It started in 88, dropped to 38, now rises to 98... no, it's not the chart performance of the new Spice Girls album, but Tascam's rather strange way of numbering the models in their respected DA series of digital multitrack recorders. Hugh Robjohns checks out the new flagship in the range.

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    Roland VS880 & VS8F1

    Digital Multitrack & Effects Board

    Hot on the heels of Fostex's DMT8 Roland's new VS880 offers another take on the affordable digital multitracker concept. But as Paul White discovers, beneath the apparent similarities lie significant differences...

    Reviews Mar 1996
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    Alesis ADAT XT front panel.

    Alesis ADAT XT

    8-track Digital Audio Recorder

    ADAT is dead, long live the ADAT XT. Paul White reports on the rebirth of a classic.

    Reviews Jan 1996

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