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Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1984
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985
12 Channel Mixer/12 Track Recorder
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...
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.
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.
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.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1982
8 Track Recorder/Reproducer
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1984
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.
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
David Mellor looks at a 16-track machine which brings a new level of sophistication to the world of 'personal' multitrack.
Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1991
SSSH... From You Know Who
Following last month's review of the Tascam MSR24S, Dave Lockwood turns his attention to Fostex's new one-inch 24-track with Dolby S: The G24S.
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.
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...
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.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
A ‘portable’ 8 track recorder/mixer
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.
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
Tascam MSR16S Multitrack
Having made its debut on the new generation of affordable 1" 24-tracks, Dolby S has now given a new lease of life to Tascam's MSR16S. Dave Lockwood explains why.
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984
Eight Track Tape Recorder
Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
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.
Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1991
Is it the birth of a new standard? Dave Lockwood drools over Tascam's Dolby S-equipped one-inch 24-track.
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.
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.
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.