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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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    Roland VS Series Masterclass

    VS880 & VS1680 Tips & Techniques

    Handy tricks and tips for getting the best out of Roland's VS880 and VS1680 workstations.

    Techniques Mar 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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    Korg PXR4

    Digital Recording Studio

    Korg's new pocket-sized multitracker gives you everything you need to record impressive demos on the road, and also lets you transfer the tracks to a computer via USB for backup and archiving.

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    AARDVARK DIRECT PRO Q10

    Aardvark Direct Pro Q10 Computer Recording System

    Aardvark's newest soundcard and breakout box are claimed to provide all the recording facilities PC owners could ever need, with excellent sound quality and at an affordable price. But how does the Q10 fare on the SOS test bench?

    Reviews Dec 2001
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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 DISC LAB CDX1

    Roland Disc Lab CDX1: Multitrack CD Audio Workstation

    Roland's innovative new audio workstation is the first multitracker to use a CD-RW disc in place of a hard disk, and offers a one-stop production station with multitrack recording, phrase sampling, and CD mastering.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    EMAGIC EMI 2|6

    Emagic EMI 2|6 USB Audio Interface

    Emagic's stylish blue interface reliably squeezes two inputs and six outputs out of the limited bandwidth of USB.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    SMALL WONDER

    Boss BR532 Digital Studio

    Paul White tests one of the first of a new generation of portable multitrackers which utilise SmartMedia digital data storage cards as their recording medium.

    Reviews Oct 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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    Marantz CDR500

    CD Recorder

    Marantz's dual-deck CD writer uniquely allows the creation of a Red Book CD from a CD-R recorded in Track-at-once mode. Paul White finds out if you really can compile masters in the studio without a hard disk recorder.

    Reviews Aug 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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    POWER TO YOUR POCKET?

    Hoontech Soundtrack Audio DSP24 & ADC/DAC2000 PC Recording Interface

    Hoontech may be a new name to most SOS readers, but those interested in affordable multi-channel digital audio cards for Windows platforms may want to get to know them better. John Walden puts their Soundtrack DSP24 and ADC/DAC2000 package to the test.

    Reviews Jul 2001
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    WHAT A CARILLON!

    Carillon Audio Systems AC1 VST Songwriter PC

    Carillon Audio Systems' range of specially designed music PCs has been one of the most ambitious product launches in recent years. But apart from their distinctive design, what do these computers offer that other PCs don't? Martin Walker finds out...

    Reviews Jul 2001
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    Korg D12

    Digital Recording Studio

    If eight tracks feels a little cramped, but 16 is just too expensive, then maybe 12 is the answer. John Walden investigates the new Korg D12.

    Reviews Jul 2001
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    HIGHLY RATED?

    MOTU 1296 High-Sample-Rate Audio Interface

    MOTU's good-sounding, competitively priced audio hardware has won them a lot of friends in the project-studio and professional arenas. The latest addition to their range is a 12-channel interface that offers 96kHz, 24-bit recording. Robin Bigwood tests the 1296.

    Reviews Jun 2001
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    Tascam US428

    USB Digital Recording Interface

    Tascam's versatile US428 combines the duties of audio interface, preamp, MIDI interface and MIDI fader surface at an attractive price, and has generated a lot of interest from musicians. Derek Johnson & Debbie Poyser test it with the Mac, while John Walden reports on the PC situation.

    Reviews May 2001
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    Korg D1600

    Digital Recording Studio

    Korg have seriously upgraded their original D16, adding a 'double O' for good measure. John Walden is both shaken and stirred...

    Reviews May 2001

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