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Akai GX-4000D Reel-to-Reel

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1984

Akai MG1212

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985
12 Channel Mixer/12 Track Recorder

Akai MG1214

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1987

No, this is not the rack-mounting version - it's a robust 14-track (at a push) multitrack recorder/mixer and computer-controlled patchbay rolled into one. Find out whether or not studio engineer Gareth Stuart reckons it could be a viable alternative to traditional reel-to-reel 16-track systems...

Akai's Attack

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
Akai AX 80/1212 Mixer/Recorder

Akai leap bravely into the hard world of Pro music gear, with a poly, the AX 80, and a unique 12-channel mixer/recorder.

Black Magic

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986
Fostex Model 80 Tape Recorder

A second generation 8-track from Fostex that offers autolocate and timecode control to the budget studio. Paul Gilby opens the box to discover the secrets of the black magic.

Budget 24-Track

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Have you always wanted a 24-track studio but could never afford the gear? Well now, maybe you can. David Mellor looks at a package of equipment that offers 24 tape tracks at a budget price.

Fostex A-8

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1982
8 Track Recorder/Reproducer

Fostex B16 Tape Recorder

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1984

Fostex E16 Multitrack

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
16-track Tape Recorder

Ever since its launch, the Fostex B16 has dominated the budget 16-track studio market Now Paul White tests its successor, the E16, and finds out if the improvements are worthwhile.

Fostex E16 Multitrack Recorder

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1988

Many people own one and even more would like to, for the E16 is the 16-track tape machine to aspire to. Gareth Stuart finds out why.

Fostex R8

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1989
Eight-track reel-to-reel recorder

As 8-track tape recording takes its first steps onto cassette, Fostex introduce another revolutionary idea: the reel-to-reel tape deck with a detachable control panel. Vic Lennard does it from a distance.

Fostex R8 - The 8-Track Take-Away

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1989

In these space-conscious times, Fostex have developed a diminutive new 8-track tape recorder you can store out of sight and control fully from its detachable front panel remote control/autolocator. David Mellor takes it for a spin...

Head To Head

Review | Recording Musician, Aug 1992
Fostex R8 & Tascam TSR8 Recorders

Paul White checks out Tascam's TSR8 and Fostex's R8 open reel, 8-track machines side by side.

One Over The Eight?

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Tascam 388

A ‘portable’ 8 track recorder/mixer

Revox C278

Review | Recording Musician, Sep 1992
8-Track Tape Recorder

Since its dramatic drop in price, the C278 is an attractive proposition to the private user who puts quality before frills.

Revox C278

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
For A Few Dollars More...

What price a reputation? The Revox brand name is well established and very well respected, but the new model C278 8-track costs a lot more than the Fostex and Tascam equivalents. David Mellor asks whether it is worth the extra.

Tascam 48

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984
Eight Track Tape Recorder

Tascam MSR16

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
The Alternative

So far, affordable 16-track has been a one horse race and all the money has been on Fostex. But now the odds are getting more interesting as a lively young thoroughbred from the Tascam stable enters the starting stalls. David Mellor assesses the form.

Tascam Studio 8

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Continuing the tradition that began with their 144 Portastudio, Tascam have created a combined package of mixer and 8-track recorder - the 388 Studio 8 - whose compact dimensions belie its true versatility. Dave Lockwood assesses its performance.

Tascam TSR8 vs Fostex E8

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989
The 8-Track Challenge

The 8-track challenge: with the release of a new Tascam machine and the recent price cut on the Fostex E8, we thought it opportune to compare the two models. David Mellor adjudicates in the battle of the budget 8-tracks.

The Big One

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990
Tascam MSR24 24-track 1" Tape Recorder

Ever since the dark ages, prophets and soothsayers have been forecasting the Big One. Well here it is - Tascam's 24-track on one inch tape recorder. David Mellor investigates.

We found these other (non-review) articles that are linked to this gear:-

Fostex 8-track.

User Report | One Two Testing, Jan 1983

Fostex A8 Tape Recorder and 350 Mixer

User Report | Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983
User Report

Fostex A8 eight track and 350 mixer.

Fostex B16 Multitrack & RSD 16-16-2 Mixer

User Report | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1984

Tascam 38 Eight Track Tape Recorder

User Report | Home & Studio Recording, Apr 1984

User Report

 

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