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    Soundscape Mixtreme & SS8IO-3

    PCI Digital Audio Card & Analogue Interface

    In a departure from their normal approach, Soundscape have developed a system that works inside your PC rather than outside it. Martin Walker takes a closer look at the Mixtreme environment.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Yamaha MD4S

    Multitrack MiniDisc Recorder

    Portable digital multitrackers are getting even more sophisticated — and ever more affordable. Hugh Robjohns checks out Yamaha's latest MiniDisk 4-track.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Marantz CDR640

    CD Recorder

    Having tested the waters with the low-cost CDR630, Marantz are now set to challenge professional compact disc recorders higher up the ladder. Paul White takes the new CDR640 for a spin.

    Reviews Mar 1999
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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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    MOTU 2408

    24-channel Digital Recording System

    Interested in combining hard disk recording with other analogue and digital recording formats? Paul White connects with a versatile recording interface that offers a host of interconnection options and also claims one of the lowest latency figures in the business.

    Reviews Feb 1999
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    Event Layla

    Audio Recording System

    With an excellent audio specification and lots of inputs and outputs, Event's Layla looks an ideal candidate for many small computer-based recording studios. Martin Walker gets plugged in.

    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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    Emu Audio Production Studio

    PCI Soundcard System

    Emu's APS system takes the company into soundcard territory, but with a comprehensive spec that even includes studio-quality mic amps. Martin Walker tries out this all-in-one experience.

    Reviews Jan 1999
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    Fostex FD8

    8-track Hard Disk Recorder

    Fostex's new portable digital recorder uses virtual tracks to expand its potential and proves that 24 into eight really does go. Bob Dormon does the maths...

    Reviews Jan 1999
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    Yamaha SW1000XG

    Audio/MIDI PCI Card

    Yamaha's soundcard is a synth, a mixer and an effects unit in one. Martin Walker finds plenty to talk about.

    Reviews Dec 1998
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    Sony MDS JE520

    Minidisc Recorder

    Yes, it's a Minidisc machine and it's not even a multitrack, just a stereo recorder. Why on earth could you possibly want one in the studio? Dave Shapton explains...

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Yamaha DSP Factory Hard Disk Recording System

    Exploration

    Superficially, it may look no different from other soundcards, but Yamaha's new DSP Factory is a real TARDIS when it comes to facilities. Martin Walker explores a soundcard that's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

    Reviews Oct 1998
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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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    Marantz CDR630

    Compact Disc Recorder

    These days there are several ways of going about recording your own CDs. Paul White gives this new Marantz professional stand-alone model a spin and discovers a few advantages over using a computer and CD-ROM drive.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    SEKD Prodif 96

    PCI Soundcard

    If you want more of everything digital, why not try 24-bit recording at a 96kHz sample rate? Martin Walker is floored as his dynamics increase in leaps and bounds.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    Sonorus StudI/O

    Soundcard

    As the popularity of the ADAT optical 8-channel digital interface has grown, so PCI soundcards have appeared to transfer audio into this format and out of computers. Previous cards have included one optical connector, but Sonorus's STUDI/O has two, permitting 16-channel operation. Martin Walker makes light work of his optical cables.

    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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    Aardvark Aark 20/20

    20-bit PC Digital Audio Recording System

    Multichannel PCI-card based digital audio recording systems are increasingly common these days, but not all of them focus on the quality of the onboard converters to the extent they should. Dave Shapton checks out a new card from far-sighted digital problem-solvers Aardvark that promises not to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Frontier Design Group Wavecenter

    Digital Audio Card

    There's plenty of choice when it comes to audio cards for Windows 95/NT PCs — Janet Harniman-Cook finds out what sets the new WaveCenter from Frontier Design Group apart from the pack.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Lexicon Studio

    Recording System

    Combining the famous Lexicon reverb sound with the latest hard disk recording technology, the Lexicon Studio system should win many admirers. Martin Walker falls in love.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Tascam DA20 MkII

    DAT Recorder

    Paul White checks over the latest incarnation of an old friend.

    Reviews Jul 1998

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